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Alabama GM Supplement No120 AL63- Part 120-405.23

General Manual Alabama Supplement No. 120 AL63
Part 120.405.23

  February 19, 2009

Subject:  Part 120.405.23 - General Manual (GM) State Policy for Insurance of Government Owned Vehicles (GOVs) driven by Partner employees.

Purpose:   To provide guidance regarding insuring GOVs when driven by non-NRCS individuals such as employees of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) or Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Councils.

Effective Date:  March 1, 2009

This supplemental notice transmits Alabama Supplemental GM policy 120.405.23 (m). The supplemental policy will be located in eDirectives GM under General Manual State Supplements (at the bottom of the page).

This policy will go into effect March 1, 2009.

Non-NRCS Partner employees who operate GOVs for agreed-upon, non-NRCS Partner activities will obtain liability insurance as described in the attached supplemental policy and will provide documentation to the State Office prior to operating vehicles for such purposes.

A new Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) will be signed between NRCS and SWCDs and an Agreement will be signed between NRCS and RC&D Councils. MOUs and Agreements are required to be finalized before Partner employees are allowed to operate GOVs. Attached is a sample Agreement template to be used by RC&D Councils. A MOU template will be provided to SWCDs through the Soil and Water Conservation Committee office.

This supplement is official NRCS State policy and remains in effect until revised.


State Conservationist

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