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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Heatles is correct, you receive long term per diem rate. And you will likely receive OKC locality because that is were you are assigned, 14.16%

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Just a question...

    Im pretty new to per diem.. Do we have to provide receipts for every transaction or is it paid in a flat sum?

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    You don't need receipts for per diem. Just filed my first 15 day voucher today that covered per diem and travel here to OKC. Took 2 minutes. I didn't even have a pen.

    You get paid half your travel costs up front and the other half at the end. Depending on whether you drove or flew will determine the amount you get for travel. If you flew, I believe you get nothing but reimbursement for baggage and taxi.

    You claim per diem on the 15th day after being here and then every 30 days after that.

    Takes 3-5 business days to have the money in your account.

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Simple answer... Keep your travel and housing receipts.

    You don't need food receipts, you will get the full M&I each day regardless of what you buy. Things like taxi and baggage fees you can get reimbursed for. You will need your housing receipts

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    For what it is worth, I spoke to HR this past week and was told we will be payed DC locality while attending basics and follow-on. Now for a question. I am interested in viewing a pay scale for trainees while at the academy. I have seen the dollar amounts, but I am looking for the source in a scale version. Thanks for any help and your time. My apologies for missing the info if posted elsewhere.

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    There is no pay scale so you won't find one. If you're a vet you make AG pay which is a set amount. If you aren't a vet you make the 7.50 an hour or whatever it is now. You don't make more at the Academy because your eventual facility is a higher level than your peers, you don't get promoted to stage 2 trainee, nor do they give raises for doing well on tests or problems.

    Edit. Just noticed you were prior FAA. No idea how that works for you.
    Last edited by Genot; 07-13-2014 at 04:32 AM.

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Genot View Post
    There is no pay scale so you won't find one. If you're a vet you make AG pay which is a set amount. If you aren't a vet you make the 7.50 an hour or whatever it is now. You don't make more at the Academy because your eventual facility is a higher level than your peers, you don't get promoted to stage 2 trainee, nor do they give raises for doing well on tests or problems.

    Edit. Just noticed you were prior FAA. No idea how that works for you.
    Does VET mean being prior military ATC Or any Vet?

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Genot View Post
    There is no pay scale so you won't find one. If you're a vet you make AG pay which is a set amount. If you aren't a vet you make the 7.50 an hour or whatever it is now. You don't make more at the Academy because your eventual facility is a higher level than your peers, you don't get promoted to stage 2 trainee, nor do they give raises for doing well on tests or problems.Edit. Just noticed you were prior FAA. No idea how that works for you.
    Tx Genot. I should have mentioned my reinstatement status in the body of my post, and also that my HR contact mentioned an "FT" level while at the academy if that helps any. I was hoping there might be a scale. Mostly just curious at this point.

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    So does the faa pay for your move from the academy to your facility. I've got a family of four that I'm moving. If they do pay are they covering everyone or just me. And also how much time do they give you to move a 4 bedroom house across the states.

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    No, they don't pay for your move. You have 64 hours of "house hunting/moving" leave, but it's up to your gaining facility on when they want you to report. They may want you there in a day or two, they might give you a week, just gotta ask and find out when the time comes.

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Right on thanks man

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Aferggy View Post
    Does VET mean being prior military ATC Or any Vet?
    I'm wondering the same, but I think I've read somewhere that it's prior ATCs. I don't have a source and I'd love to be wrong

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Vets with at least 52 weeks of ATC experience

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Quote Originally Posted by The Heatles View Post
    Vets with at least 52 weeks of ATC experience
    That's Ass!

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Folks, please stop the penny pinching! You are being offered the job of a lifetime. Don't take your family to OKC while you're in class. It'll distract you, and you might not make it. Huge disappointment. And more personal expenses moving "back home". If you can't afford the pay cut due to Academy pay, then don't take the chance and give up your slot to others that are willing to take the cut. Be patient folks, the money will come once you prove yourselves (and remember...its not all about the money.....its the love for the job). Congratulations to all of you for making the cut. You are entering/re-entering/continuing the greatest job in the world!

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    OKC is tough when you're there making 20K initially and all the RTF students are driving fully loaded luxury cars LOL

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Quote Originally Posted by The Heatles View Post
    OKC is tough when you're there making 20K initially and all the RTF students are driving fully loaded luxury cars LOL
    Troof...

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    Vets/VRA from the Feb bid will make the same at the academy as everyone else... Lame!

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    Re: Headed to OKC End of July Need Some Clarity

    I'm headed to the academy in OKC in a few weeks...any pointers, tips, or advice you can give me? Any notes as well? my personal email is mollie35_4@yahoo.com.

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