Posted by: fullandbye | June 23, 2006

the delights of government contracting…

Today I learned that there is no simple way for the Bureau of Land Management to reimburse contractors for the use of their own horses (or burros) while doing fieldwork, and that it is not allowed for the government to reimburse them using the same financial protocol they use for reimbursing federal employees for using their own horses (or burros).

Who knew?!

(I know this all seems very silly, and it is. But it also took a good chunk of my morning trying to resolve this issue, and I only succeeded following multiple phone calls and emails to various BLM contracting staff, the intern, the project advisor, our operations and risk-management person, and our liability insurance providers).



  1. I love the word burro so much.

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