R 071915Z OCT 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC MRA MR WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/OFFICIAL LODGING FACILITIES ROOM RATES INCREASE EFFECTIVE 1 OCT//
NARR/REF A IS PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECERETARY OF THE NAVY MEMO ON COMPLAINCE WITH DTM 18-007. REF B IS MCO P1700.27B, MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES (MCCS) POLICY MANUAL. REF B IS MCO 11000.22, MARINE CORPS BACHELOR AND FAMILY HOUSING MANAGEMENT. REF C IS MCO 1700.30, MCCS BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANUAL.//
POC/MR. RIC POMEROY/NF-5/HQMC M&RA MR/TEL: 703-784-3811/EMAIL: POMEROYK@USMC-MCCS.ORG//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to announce required room rate increases at Official Lodging facilities. In order to apply limited appropriated fund (APF) resources to higher warfighting priorities, official lodging programs have been directed to convert to a 100% non appropriated fund model. Therefore, on 1 Oct 21, room rates at most Marine Corps Official Lodging facilities will increase because of the removal of APF subsidies. Room rates must cover all direct and indirect operating expenses and recapitalization requirements in order to ensure self-sustaining operations. Room rates will be kept to the cost of execution and recapitalization through enterprise levers.
2. In TDY Billeting, also known as Transient Housing, room rates will increase by an average of $20 per night. In Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) operated PCS Lodging facilities, also known as Inns of the Corps, room rates will increase by an average of $5 per night. Despite these increases, Marine Corps Official Lodging programs will not exceed per diem allowances, and are projected to provide savings of approximately $30M to the Operating Forces in FY22. Overall Marine Corps official lodging programs will provide a 22% discount compared to per diem rates.
3. The increase in room rates is a result of DoD Directive Type Memorandum (DTM) 18-007, which mandated Official Lodging programs across all U.S. Armed Services convert to a 100% non-appropriated fund (NAF) business based operating model and that room rate charges shall cover all direct and indirect operating costs, utilities and base support costs, allocations of common support costs, as well as recapitalization escrows.
4. Units should budget for these increased room rates and should contact the official lodging program at installations where they frequently send personnel to obtain the most current room rates for FY22.
5. The Marine Corps will continue to provide Marines, Sailors and their families with high quality lodging accommodations at a significant savings as compared to government rates at commercial hotels. The required room rate increases will fund a five-year capital plan to improve the stay experience and provide a value for the price paid by patrons.
6. Released authorized by NF-6 Cindy Whitman Lacy, Director, MR Division, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//