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Travel

ESP Enrollees may travel outside their office location provided that such travel is specified in the Enrollee's Job Description and authorized in advance by the Monitor. If travel is required, but is not specified in the Enrollee's current Job Description, the Monitor should work with their ATR and NOWCC to modify the Position Description. 

NPS is directly responsible for authorizing travel. NOWCC is responsible for paying for travel. Travel requests should be submitted to NOWCC. Contact your NOWCC Field Office Add to Favorite for directions on authorization and reimbursement procedures.

Calculating work hours during travel status

NOWCC follows federal wage and hour law which requires that hourly-wage travelers be paid for TRAVEL time that falls within their core working hours ONLY. Therefore, ESP Enrollees, when traveling, should:

  • Count TRAVEL time during normal work hours (any day of the week) as paid time.
  • Not count TRAVEL time before or after normal work hours (any day of the week) as paid time.
  • Count all hours spent WORKING (any day of the week) as paid time.

Use of vehicles

Enrollees must have a valid driver's license if they are required to drive as a part of their ESP Program activities.

Enrollees may use a government owned vehicle (GOV) or privately owned vehicle (POV) to carry out duties related to the ESP, if specified in the Enrollee's Job Description. If business-related travel is required, but is not specified in the Enrollee's current Job Description, the Monitor should work with the ATR and NOWCC to modify the Job Description. 

Reimbursement for use of a POV is handled by NOWCC, not NPS.

For more details about business-related travel reimebursement, review the Travel section Add to Favorite of the Enrollee Handbook. Add to Favorite
 

Training

ESP Enrollees may attend training related to their assigned duties and approved by their Monitor or Alternate Monitor. Before approving such training, the Monitor should verify that money is budgeted for this training.

To receive reimbursement for training, Enrollees should submit the Training/Conference Authorization & Payment Request Form Add to Favorite to NOWCC.  Payment for training will be processed by NOWCC.

To check on funds status, contact the ESP Coordinator. 

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