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E-mails and Memos


    August 4, 2021
    FY21 NRM Uniform Program Ordering Deadlines
    We are in the process of closing-out the fourth year of the multi-agency uniform program contract and are issuing the following deadline dates for all FY21 uniform orders.

    6 August 2021: Last day that made-to-measure and non-standard- sized items can be ordered. (Non-standard items are those outside the sizing charts in the catalog or on the contractor's website).

    10 September 2021: Last day that any individual uniform allowance account information can be created or modified for FY21. The individual allowance account database will not be available after 6:00 p.m. EST on this date. This date has been designated to ensure enough time is allotted for account reconciliation for FY21. Please contact your Division Uniform Program Committee Representative prior to this date if any changes or additions are necessary (committee representatives are listed below).

    11 September2021 (or your district's credit cut-off purchase date whichever comes first): Last day special ordering items (i.e., volunteer items, hat rings, etc.) can be ordered.

    24 September 2021: Last day that standard-sized uniform items can be ordered. The contractor's website will not accept any orders after 6:00 p.m. EST on this date.

    1 October 2021: First day when administrative functions to allow individual uniform allowance account maintenance for FY22 will become available.

    Please note that the opening of VF Imagewear's FY22 uniform ordering site is dependent upon the National Park Service Contracting Officer receiving and accepting FY22 USACE funding and forwarding the USACE delivery order to the contractor. This can be a lengthy process; however, we anticipate opening the FY22 ordering site in a timelier manner than in FY21.

    Reminders:

    • To reduce lengthy backorders, please place all FY21 uniform orders ASAP.
    • Add the "COE" prefix to your login account number.
    • Use the link: www.vfsoultions.com/lma to place your order.
    • If you have questions concerning your account or if you are having difficulty logging into the ordering site, please notify your District Uniform Coordinator or Division Uniform Program Committee Representative.
    • If you are having difficulty with your order or uniform items, please contact VF Imagewear customer service at 1-800-545-6591.
    • Please note that additional new and/or replacement uniform items will continue to be introduced into the program in FY22.

    Delayed Orders. We have been in contact with the Contracting Officer and VF regarding lengthy delays in receiving uniform orders. This is an ongoing issue for all the agencies under the uniform contract. The supply chains and VF's own warehouses have been heavily impacted by COVID19 epidemic. If a VF employee tests positive, the entire warehouse must shut down for several days to perform a deep cleaning per their internal policy. VF's supply chains have also been heavily impacted with warehouses being periodically closed during the epidemic. This will likely be an ongoing scenario for a while, but we will continue to address the issues to try and reduce impacts.

    New Items/Park Ranger Survey. We would like to hear your input regarding the new items and encourage everyone to complete the 2021 Park Ranger Safety Survey currently open until 15 September. A question regarding the uniform program is at the end of the survey. Please give us your comments on the new items or anything else regarding the uniform program. The survey takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete and is available at: https://cfapps.m vr.usace.army.mil/rangerapp/default.cfm

    Through the help and direct assistance from the Division Uniform Program Committee Representatives, District Uniform Coordinators, and VF Imagewear, we're continuing to make improvements under the 4th year of the uniform contract. If there are any lingering individual account issues, please try and resolve these problems AND place your orders as soon as possible.

    Division Uniform Program Committee Representatives:

    • Amanda L. Palmer, SWD
    • Consuela (Connie) Gunter, SAD
    • Scott Graham, NAD
    • Holly L. Myers, LRD
    • Dawn M. Kovarik, MVD
    • Michele Fromdahl, NWD
    • Jill Davis, POD
    • Carrie Richardson, SPD
    • Sara Jernigan, Committee Chair

    Thanks for all you do each and every day.

    Heath Kruger, Natural Resources Manager
    Senior Policy Advisor for Park Ranger Activities

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