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    From the FEMA portal.

    "The FEMA automated financial system is undergoing a system upgrade that will cause the financial system to be unavailable until February 22, 2010. Awards, amendments, and payment requests can still be submitted but the requests will not be fully processed until the upgrade is completed. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you."

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    You gotta be kidding me!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    You gotta be kidding me!?!?
    Wish I was.

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    Your right! I just checked. Well we can hope that this will be the only glitch for the rest of the process.

    Makes me wonder if one should wait until we KNOW the payment process is working before requesting funds. I would hate to end up on the pile like some of the faxed in 1199a updates were and are probably still in a pile. (rant)

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    At least it's only three rounds in. I can't imagine that many people have been able to get bids/quotes and get approval for purchase by their board in the three weeks it'll have been since round one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    Your right! I just checked. Well we can hope that this will be the only glitch for the rest of the process.

    Makes me wonder if one should wait until we KNOW the payment process is working before requesting funds. I would hate to end up on the pile like some of the faxed in 1199a updates were and are probably still in a pile. (rant)
    Since it will not be processed anyway until the upgrade is done .... I don't see much reason to go ahead and make a request.

    Like you I am afraid something will get screwed up if I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    At least it's only three rounds in. I can't imagine that many people have been able to get bids/quotes and get approval for purchase by their board in the three weeks it'll have been since round one.
    Placed the order for our HRT on Wednesday with a 4-6 week delivery. Hopefully no stumbling blocks to get that upgrade done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    Placed the order for our HRT on Wednesday with a 4-6 week delivery. Hopefully no stumbling blocks to get that upgrade done.
    And for some reason I'm not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmcneill View Post
    Since it will not be processed anyway until the upgrade is done .... I don't see much reason to go ahead and make a request.

    Like you I am afraid something will get screwed up if I do.
    Well, naturally I submitted a request for funds on my SAFER this morning...

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    That’s 10 days if I can still count. We could invade another country in 10 days. O well that’s the way it goes, first your money and then your clothes…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    And for some reason I'm not surprised.

    With our budget tight at the moment presented the chief with Options A & B. Option A would take advantage of the great pricing that eliminated making up for the reductions in the budget and only pay the required share or Option B (wait until next fiscal year) which would have increased the department's financial stake by 140%. The chief made a wise decision.

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    I submitted a payment request on Thursday...hope I got through before the cutoff.

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    10 bucks says the system isn't ready again on February 22nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    With our budget tight at the moment presented the chief with Options A & B. Option A would take advantage of the great pricing that eliminated making up for the reductions in the budget and only pay the required share or Option B (wait until next fiscal year) which would have increased the department's financial stake by 140%. The chief made a wise decision.
    That he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3twpfire View Post
    10 bucks says the system isn't ready again on February 22nd.
    What was the last completion date that they posted and didn't happen?

    Was it the closeout portal or something after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    What was the last completion date that they posted and didn't happen?

    Was it the closeout portal or something after that?
    Has anyone got Fed. money transferred to their bank account yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfd701 View Post
    That’s 10 days if I can still count. We could invade another country in 10 days.…..
    COULD. Dithering means now takes more than 10 WEEKs to decide wether to send requested reinforcements.

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    Just pointing out that today is the 23rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfd701 View Post
    first your money and then your clothes…..

    Wife send something to that tune 20 years ago but it wasn't my clothes

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    Just received confirmation that one of my payment requests was accepted by the financial system on 2/25/10. (Submitted on 2/10/10)

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    i received notice this morning also. my chief sent a complaint yesterday. i thought he was magic this morning. :}

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    FYI .... A payment request that I filed on 2/24 was approved today. Maybe they have things working now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmcneill View Post
    FYI .... A payment request that I filed on 2/24 was approved today. Maybe they have things working now.
    That will help balance the budget at the end of the month huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJVaughn View Post
    That will help balance the budget at the end of the month huh?
    Yea little things like that makes the Chief a happy camper.

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