Expense Reimbursement Changes Now in Effect
Effective January 1, 2021, we have moved to a per diem rate for expenses incurred during over night and one-day travel. State Accounting Policies are being revised to reflect the change to per diem reimbursements. The instructional video above explains the new changes.
A quick summary, our rules haven’t really changed other than changing to the per diem rate for meals. We are also increasing the threshold for immaterial items from purchases under $5 to under $10. A receipt is not required for expenses under $10; however, you will need to substantiate the purchase on the ERD under the miscellaneous column. Please be sure to put in a detailed description/use and amount of the purchase. You may refer to the attached memo under “Receipts” for additional information on immaterial items.
IMPORTANT – Please submit any January expenses and expenses going forward, on the new expense reimbursement document provided. Any prior year expenses must use the old document.
Lunch and Learn Series
A Lunch & Learn Series is a new monthly virtual professional development opportunity for all Nebraska Game & Parks Commission staff statewide, and will consist of 45-minute Zoom seminars held the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. (Central Time). Each seminar will be covering science and educational topics designed to provide relatable and transferable knowledge and skills for any and all NGPC employees serving in a variety of roles and divisions. This series was developed with the intention of helping to improve internal communications, and to help support and instill a culture of continued learning and development within our agency, as outlined in the Focus on the Future Strategic Plan.
Education, Interpretation, Outreach & Marketing
How do we define education, interpretation, outreach and marketing, and what role to they each play in promoting conservation and stewardship of Nebraska’s natural resources? Join our first session in this Lunch & Learn series to learn more about our agency’s common definitions of each approach, and how they work together to further our mission. First session is 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021. Register.
New Conservation License Plates
Beginning January 1, Game and Parks will benefit from the sale of four new specialty license plates available at the DMV. The new plates will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Fund, whereas the mountain lion conservation plates benefit the conservation education fund. A new trail-themed plate championed by Bike/Walk Nebraska will benefit state parks’ trails maintenance. Each plate will be $5 or $40 for a specialty plate
NGPC in the News
- Gray wolf confirmed in Nebraskaon April 21, 2021 at 12:43 am
Genetic testing results recently confirmed that a large canine killed Jan. 28 near Uehling, Neb., was a gray wolf. The female wolf had been legally shot by coyote hunters, who contacted the Nebraska ...
- Nebraska Game and Parks approves recommendations for deer, antelope and elk seasonson April 20, 2021 at 4:27 pm
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting Tuesday in Kearney.
- Nebraska Big Game Society to auction elk tagon April 20, 2021 at 6:55 am
A bull elk tag, which will give the highest bidder the right to hunt the animal in any state elk management unit during the 2021 hunting season, will be auctioned ...
- 'The ol' Sandhills are going to miss him' — Lincoln photographer, writer peeled back curtain on Nebraska wildlifeon April 20, 2021 at 5:30 am
Jon Farrar, whose natural history photographs and articles helped inspire a greater appreciation of Nebraska's flora and fauna, died March 30. He was 73.
- New monthly series by NGPC to explore science of natureon April 17, 2021 at 10:39 pm
LINCOLN — A new monthly series by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will explore the science and secrets of Nebraska nature. Nebraska Nature Nerd Night, a free webinar series for adults ...