JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) —
The Air Drive Set up and Mission Assist Middle is launching a revamped software to assist visitors managers enterprise-wide clients save time and streamline reporting in the case of unused government-issued ticket reimbursements Oct. 1.
Every year, AFIMSC helps the Division of the Air Drive recuperate over $11.5 million in unused authorities journey tickets by means of the passenger motion SharePoint software, developed by the middle.
The software, launched shortly after AFIMSC stood up in 2015, was designed to collect the whole value of unused tickets throughout the 78 installations offering passenger journey assist.
Set up Journey Administration Firm brokers at these installations, who’re beneath contract with the DAF, are required to report unused authorities journey ticket knowledge to high quality assurance evaluators who, in-turn, replace the software every quarter. That knowledge is then compiled by AFIMSC right into a single report for submission to the Pentagon.
“Submitting the quarterly reporting to Washington, D.C., is commonly delayed as a result of visitors managers discover the software cumbersome and infrequently troublesome to observe,” mentioned Gina Hoover, Set up Assist Directorate passenger journey motion lead.
“It is a manpower drain for the visitors managers on the installations and our passenger motion groups every quarter with cellphone calls and emails backwards and forwards,” she mentioned.
Benefiting from the evolving capabilities of SharePoint, the brand new unused ticket reimbursement software will enable visitors managers to simply submit quarterly knowledge in an enterprise-wide, standardized format.
Tech. Sgt. Mariana Hernandez-Chavez, AFIMSC passenger motion specialist, lately redesigned and up to date the software with a aim of reducing the manpower drain and growing the timeliness of the quarterly reviews, because of suggestions from the sphere.
“From our perspective and that of the sphere, the software was all the time troublesome and uneasy to learn,” Hernandez-Chavez mentioned.
“Though the preliminary model of the software allowed us to collect wanted knowledge it wasn’t person pleasant and now not matches the wants of the sphere or AFIMSC,” Hoover mentioned.
“I used to be in a position to make the most of my place at AFIMSC to create a extra easy, user-friendly software to assist us get the metrics we’d like,” Hernandez-Chavez added.
By federal laws, vacationers should all the time report unused government-issued tickets and switch them in, even when it is simply an unused leg of a journey. They’ll do this as quickly as they return or through the journey voucher course of. Journey vouchers are required to be filed inside 5 responsibility days of journey completion.