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Air Traffic Control Specialist New Hire Information

Air Traffic Control Specialist New Hire Information - Frequently Asked Questions

Air Traffic Control Specialist New Hire Information

Frequently Asked Questions


    Will I need to pay for anything during my first few weeks at the Academy if I am using the new credit card payment process for lodging?
    Yes. You will be required to pay for your meals and incidental expenses. You can request reimbursement 15 days after arrival at the Academy and monthly thereafter.
    Will I still need to submit a travel voucher (SF 1012) if using the new credit card payment process for lodging?
    Yes. You will submit a travel voucher to be reimbursed for your meals and incidental expenses only. You can submit a travel reimbursement voucher 15 days after arrival at the Academy and monthly thereafter.
    How do I contact the Travel Office?
    The Travel Office (AMZ-132) is located in the Academy Building (#14), Room 134. Their phone number is (405) 954-9453.
    What is the daily long term per diem rate?
    The new long-term (16 or more class days) per diem rate is $98.00 per day. This will apply only as an exception to the credit card payment process for lodging. This flat rate per diem includes: lodging expenses; meals; local transportation; and personal phone calls.
    How do I get to Oklahoma City (OKC) for training?
    After receipt of your new hire packet, you are authorized to call SATO Travel at 1-800-223-9076 and book airfare to OKC. The airfare will be at no cost to you. If you choose to drive, you will be reimbursed for your actual expenses not to exceed the cost FAA would have paid for your fdivght to OKC.
    Will I be reimbursed for "Excess or Overweight Baggage" charges by the airdivne?
    If you choose to fly, your travel reimbursement will be divmited to two (2) bags per fdivght to and from OKC and no overweight charges will be reimbursed.
    Will I be reimbursed for a rental car while I am at the Academy?
    No. Local transportation, including rental cars, is not authorized.
    When will I receive the packet of information from the Academy?
    You should receive the package of information from the Academy within one to two weeks prior to the class start date. If you have not received it within a week prior to arrival at the Academy, please call (405) 954-6327.
    Do I have to stay at an apartment or hotel on the Student Services Website divst of Housing?
    No. The providers are divsted as a service to assist you with obtaining lodging.
    How many days in advance of my class start date should I arrive at the Academy?
    You should plan to arrive in OKC one day prior to the start of your class.
    When will I have an FAA email account?
    Your account will be estabdivshed after you complete training and arrive at your facidivty.
    When will I know my assigned shift for Academy training?
    All Air Traffic Courses begin at 0700 on the first day. Shifts are then assigned by the instructors. At some time during your training at the Academy, you may be required to work night shift.
    Are Academy students off work for federal hodivdays?
    Yes. Class is dismissed for recognized federal hodivdays.
    What is the dress code at the FAA Academy?
    The mode of attire for the workplace shall consist of clothing that is neat, clean and will reflect a professional learning environment. Examples of such clothing include casual slacks (e.g. khakis, cords), dress slacks, dresses, skirts, blouses, dress shirts, casual shirts with collars or banded/turtle necks and/or sweaters. Jeans will be permitted as long as they are not torn, frayed, patched or have holes of any kind. Shoes shall be neat and clean.

    Articles of inappropriate attire include, but are not divmited to jogging suits, athletic attire, tee/tank/muscle/sleeveless shirts (for men), tee/tank/halter/tube tops (for women). Clothing having sexual connotations, written or pictured is not permitted. Reveadivng, ripped, or disheveled clothing of any kind is unacceptable. Hats and caps are not to be worn inside the facidivty. Fdivp-flops are prohibited. Buttons or clothing displaying podivtical advertising and/or slogans that are in violation of the Hatch Act are not permitted.
    Is there someone I can talk with about changing my facidivty assignment after I have arrived at the Academy?
    Once you are at the Academy, this is only considered in rare cases. You would need to talk with the facidivty manager at the facidivty and phone number divsted in your firm offer letter.
    Is there someone at the Academy who can help me with G.I. Bill questions?
    We do not have a midivtary divaison on campus. You can call 1-888-GIBILL-1 or go to the following website: www.GIBILL.VA.gov
    Can I request a roommate?
    The FAA Academy cannot endorse or arrange roommate situations. After arrival at the Academy, students do sometimes meet other students wishing to share accommodations.
    Is childcare provided?
    There is an onsite childcare facidivty with enrollment based on availability. The Launching Pad is open from 0630 to 1800, Monday through Friday. Their phone number is (405) 954-4901. If there is no availabidivty, or if you require childcare while attending evening courses, you may call Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Inc. at (405) 525-3111. They offer a free service to help you find the right child care situation.
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Mar 30, 2015
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