PA ID# 073-70600-00; City of Tallahassee
PW ID# Project Worksheets 2888/1225/2319/1107; On-Call and Rest Time Labor
Citation: FEMA-1545/1551/1561/1595-DR-FL, City of Tallahas-
Summary:During Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, Jeanne and Dennis in 2004, the Applicant placed its electric utility department employees on-call and rest time status in order to ensure adequate response times could be achieved. FEMA denied the eligibility for all labor costs associated with the on-call and rest time charges because the employees did not perform eligible work. The Applicants first appeal argued the expenses in question met the basic criteria of the Public Assistance program and were associated with eligible work. FEMA rejected the Applicants claim, stating eligibility is contingent on the performance of work. The second appeal reiterated the original claims, but provided no additional information to support the Applicants position.
Issues:Are employee costs related to on call and rest time status eligible for reimbursement?
Rationale: 44 CFR §206.201(b and g); 44 CFR §206.228(a)(4)