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25 July 2014
Q: We ask that our volunteers who mow and use weed whackers to wear safety toe boots. Out of the Volunteer Program ER/EP
l. Personal safety equipment shall be provided by the government, in accordance with EM 385-1-1, or purchased by the volunteer and considered reimbursable incidental expenses of the volunteer, if authorized in advance by the volunteer coordinator. Injuries to volunteers shall be reported in the same manner as those involving Corps personnel.
We are having a heck of a time getting our volunteers reimbursed for their boots/shoes. We ask that they purchase them prior to getting here (have a $ limit) and save their receipt (we arent in an area where they can purchase the safety wear locally or have a boot mobile visit).
Anyone else have a procedure or system that is working?
A: 10/16/14 - We either go somewhere that we can purchase them, or ask them to select a pair that we can order online. We simply purchase their boots and staff boots through the visa card system.