Unit FedEx shipping changes announced
September 6, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army has changed the way it funds overnight shipping for individual units.
"FedEx shipments used to be centrally funded, not with funds from Fort Jackson," said Jerry Weidner, Fort Jackson garrison resource manager officer. "Effective immediately, if you FedEx anything, the unit is responsible for paying for it."
Individual units are now required to pay for the cost of overnight shipping, he said. There has been no change in funding for official mail.
The change was imposed before the end of the fiscal year, which determines how much money is available to units for this kind of spending. This added unexpected expenses for day-to-day operations, but Weidner said this won't be an issue when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
"In the meantime, we're working with them to provide payment for the rest of the fiscal year," he said.