FEDLINK Information Alert 2001-4
To: FEDLINK Members
From: Susan M. Tarr, Executive Director, FLICC
Subject: New Training Accounts Available in Fiscal Year 2001
FEDLINK has established separate training contracts for Fiscal Year 2001 with the following OCLC networks:
OCLC Western (formerly OCLC Pacific)
For specific information on courses, schedules, and fees, please contact these training vendors directly.
When you establish your FEDLINK interagency agreement (IAG) and wish to attend training, you must set up a separate transfer pay account for each training vendor to cover the cost of anticipated classes. If you have already signed your IAG for FY2001 and have deposited all your training monies into the FEDLINK *FT* account, you will need to move a sufficient amount or add new funds to the appropriate vendor account before enrolling in training classes.
After you sign your IAG or transfer monies, the FEDLINK contracts unit (LC/C&L) will issue a delivery order with a not-to-exceed amount that reflects your service funding for a training vendor. This delivery order, under the vendor's Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), becomes your contract for training with that vendor. Once the delivery order is issued, you may register directly with the training vendor up to the threshold amount on your delivery order(s).
The training vendor will submit invoices to FEDLINK and your training account will be handled in the same manner as any other FEDLINK vendor account: FEDLINK will process and pay invoices from the funds in your training account(s). FEDLINK no longer bills your general FT account for training invoices from outside vendors.
If your IAG has not been signed, your delivery order has not been issued, or your account has insufficient funds, FEDLINK will reject and return the invoice to the training vendor. FEDLINK sends you copies of any rejected invoices with an explanation for the rejection so that you know to increase the funding in your account. Training vendors will have to resubmit rejected invoices after your account problem has been corrected.
Remember: Vendors should NOT register you or your staff for training through FEDLINK unless you have a current IAG for that training vendor with sufficient funds to cover the training requested.
*OCLC Western Exception
OCLC Western bills you through your regular OCLC account. For these workshops, OCLC Western will ask you to verify with FEDLINK FNO that you have funds. For information on funds verification, call 202-707-4848.
FEDLINK FT Accounts and IAGs
Members should also establish IAGs to continue to fund their FEDLINK FT accounts in FY2001 for regular FEDLINK training classes, FLICC events, registration fees for Computers in Libraries (CILs), or on-site training by FEDLINK staff. For more information on training IAGs or FT accounts, call the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline at (202) 707-4900.
For more information on FEDLINK training, call (202) 707-4848; for FLICC educational programs, call (202) 707-4822.