Policy & Procedures
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- EP 1130-2-429
Volunteer Coordinator's Handbook
- EP 1130-2-500, dated 27 December 1996 revised 1 June 2006
Project Operations - Partners and Support (Work Management Guidance and Procedures)
- ER 1130-2-500, dated 27 December 1996 revised 1 June 2006
Project Operations - Partners and Support (Work Management Guidance and Policies)
This regulation establishes the policy for the management of operation and maintenance
activities of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel performing civil works functions
related to flood control, navigation, dredging, hydroelectric power generation, environmental
stewardship, and recreation services at water resource, waterway, and other USACE projects.
- 04-01, dated 27 October 2004
Volunteer Value of Service Hourly Rate
This memorandum initiated the Corps using the Independent Sector's hourly rate to
determine the value of volunteer service.
Since 2005, the value of volunteer service is calculated automatically in OMBIL by entering
the number of volunteer hours.
For reference, the volunteer value of service hourly rates
- FY 2017 - $24.14
- FY 2016 - $23.56
- FY 2015 - $23.07
- FY 2014 - $22.55
- FY 2013 - $22.14
- FY 2012 - $21.79
- FY 2011 - $21.36
- FY 2010 - $20.85
- FY 2009 - $20.25
- FY 2008 - $19.51
- FY 2007 - $18.77
- FY 2006 - $18.04
- FY 2005 - $17.55
- FY 2004 - $17.19
- Implementation Guidance, dated 12 August 2016, dated 11/2/11
This memorandum provides implementation guidance for Section 1047(d) of WRRDA 2014.
Section 1047(d), "Services of Volunteers," amended Chapter IV of title I of Public Law 98-63 (33
U.S.C § 569c) to expand the definition of "incidental expenses" to include expenses relating to
uniforms, transportation, lodging, and the subsistence of volunteers. In addition to the WRRDA
amendments, other changes in policy were made to update the ER/EP. This memorandum
supersedes and replaces the ER and EP 1130-2-500 Chapter 10. No other chapters of ER & EP
1130-2-500 are affected by this policy memorandum and all other chapters remain in effect.
These policy changes to the Volunteer Program are effective immediately and will be
incorporated in the referenced ER and EP when they are revised.
- Volunteer Bonding Policy Letter, dated 07 September 2016
Public Laws (P.L.)
- 33 USC 569c, Public Law 98-63, Chapter IV of Title, Services of Volunteers
33 USC 569c, further amended by WRRDA 2014 authorized: The United States Army Chief of
Engineers may accept the services of volunteers and provide for their incidental expenses,
including expenses relating to uniforms, transportation, lodging, and the subsistence of those
volunteers, to carry out any activity of the Army Corps of Engineers except policy-making or
law or regulatory enforcement. Such volunteers shall not be employees of the United States
Government except for the purposes of (1) chapter 171 of title 28, relating to tort claims, and
(2) chapter 81 of title 5, relating to compensation for work injuries.
- 42 USC 139, Public Law 105-19, Volunteer Protection Act of 1997
The purpose of this act is to promote the interests of social service program beneficiaries and
taxpayers and to sustain the availability of programs, nonprofit organizations, and
governmental entities that depend on volunteer contributions by reforming the laws to
provide certain protections from liability abuses related to volunteers serving nonprofit
organizations and governmental entities.
- 03/05/18 Awardees for the 2017 Excellence in Partnership Award and the National Volunteer Award
The attached memos announce the selection of the awardees for the 2017 Excellence in
Partnership Award and the National Volunteer Award. The National Excellence in Partnerships
and National Volunteer awards are co-sponsored by the Corps Foundation. They will be
presented to each of the recipients in late spring or early summer of 2018.
Excellence in Partnerships Award: The
Friends of Recreation and Environmental Stewardship (FOREST) Council, Mark Twain Lake
(MVS), has been selected as the USACE recipient of the 2017 National Excellence in
Partnerships Award for their efforts in supporting the environmental stewardship and
recreation missions at Mark Twain Lake. The FOREST Council has developed facilities that are
a desired educational resource for regional schools, youth groups and wildlife management
organizations further enhancing the partnerships at Mark Twain Lake. The Council has assisted
in the development of the Northeast Missouri Environmental Stewardship Demonstration
Area, the Joanna Trail restrooms, the Frank Russell Pond Pavilion, the Frank Russell Equestrian
and Outdoor Adventure Campground, the Frank Russell Pond Barrier Free Access and Fishing
Facilities, and the Mark Twain Archery Park.
National Volunteer Award: Will and Judy Carter (MVR) have been selected
as USACE recipients of the 2017 National Volunteer Award for 12 years of dedication to the
natural resource program at Saylorville Lake. Together, they have donated over 9,250 hours of
volunteer service. Mr. and Mrs. Carter's efforts in prairie and pollinator habitat enhancement,
tree planting, and public education have been instrumental to the enhancement of habitats,
improving the visitor experience, and strengthening public outreach at Saylorville Lake.
Thanks for the incredible things our partners and volunteers continue to do for this Nation
each and every day!
Scott Strotman Acting Chief,
Natural Resources Management Branch
Policy & Procedures
News / Current Issues
Good Enough to Share
Volunteer Clothing, Posters, and Brochures
Volunteer Plans and Handbooks
Job/Activity Hazard Analyses
National Public Lands Day
Background Checks/Volunteer Computer Access
Division & District POCs
Corps Photo Album for Volunteers
Volunteer Pass Program
Volunteer Program Annual Reports