The Defense Personal Property Management Office (DPMO) at US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the military services’ personal property functions have announced another change to the implementation timeline for the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC).
Local GHC shipments – those packed, collected, and delivered locally – are now set to begin later in 2023 instead of September, as originally planned.
A press release said the decision had been made after nine months of ‘intense planning, discussion, and execution, along with IT system development, testing and integration, and collaboration between DPMO, the services and HomeSafe Alliance’. Recent government testing of the integration of IT systems has found upgrades need to be made to systems before they are made available to customers.
When GHC shipments do begin they are expected to be in small volumes at specific locations. Volumes will build and roll out to other areas after the first successful moves have been made in this way.
Dale Collins of HomeSafe Alliance told FIDI Focus: ‘HomeSafe remains on track to begin international moves in September 2024, starting with Canada and Puerto Rico followed by Guam, Alaska, and Hawaii. January 2025 marks the scheduled phase-in for the remainder of the world.’