The Offices of the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget and the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior (Department) propose to consult on the best methodology to accurately determine the number of Tribal wildland firefighter full-time equivalents.
At present, there is no documented and agreed upon methodology to accurately determine the number of tribal wildland firefighter full-time equivalents (FTEs). Such a methodology is needed for the Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) to inform annual allocations to fund tribal wildland firefighter salaries and inform out-year budget proposals. Tribal wildland firefighters are valued partners in interagency wildfire response efforts.
The Department invites you to consult based upon these four framing questions:
- Which methodology would Tribes propose to count tribal wildland firefighters FTEs?
- How do Tribes staff tribal wildland fire programs, including seasonal and/or full-time personnel?
- To what degree do Tribes include fire-related duties in position descriptions for personnel that contribute to tribal wildland fire programs?
- How do Tribes determine the rate of pay for tribal wildland fire program personnel?
Please join any of the consultation sessions provided below.
Please submit your written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 EDT on Friday, May 12, 2023.