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
- Speaker Series, City Nature Challenge events seton April 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm
As part of the upcoming Lincoln City Nature Challenge, Lancaster County families are encouraged to participate in the virtual City Nature Challenge Speaker Series in April.
- Game and Parks: Gray wolf was in Dodge County Nebraska in Januaryon April 15, 2021 at 6:10 pm
Nebraska Game & Parks confirmed Wednesday a gray wolf was found near Ueling, Nebraska in Dodge County in late January. It’s the only the third time since the early 1900’s a wolf has been confirmed in ...
- Nebraska’s third gray wolf sighting in 20 years confirmedon April 15, 2021 at 2:24 pm
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission confirmed the third instance in 20 years of a gray wolf’s presence in the state of Nebraska Wednesday. The commission received a report of a large female canine ...
- Gray Wolves in Nebraska? A Genetic Test Reveals One Was Taken By a Coyote Hunteron April 15, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Genetic testing has confirmed that a female gray wolf was killed by a coyote hunter in late January. It was orginally from Minnesota.
- Popular Nebraska lake now requiring reservationson April 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Lake McConaughy is now requiring camping reservations during the peak summer months. KEITH COUNTY, Neb. — A popular recreation area in Nebraska is now requiring reservations for people wanting to camp ...