Members are compensated at the rate of $200 per day for time spent at meetings and site visits.  This payment for service on Committees/Boards is made from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) system.  Once a member’s appointment is effective, a letter will be sent to their residential address from the DFAS containing a temporary PIN number that is valid for 120 days.  Members will be required to change the temporary PIN number to a customized PIN via the DFAS website or by calling the DFAS Helpdesk, at 1-888-332-7411.  A member will have sole access to his/her pay records and will have the option of printing a W-2 form for tax purposes at the end of the calendar year from this system.  Social Security (except for non-citizens) and Federal and Maryland State (unless a Maryland State Tax Exemption form, WM-507, is filed), income taxes will be deducted, and a W-2 Wage and Tax Statement will be provided no later than January 31 of each year.  In addition, it will be the member’s responsibility, should changes occur during an appointment, to update the residential address and direct deposit banking information.

A separate payment will be processed for reimbursement of travel expenses and per diem.  Reimbursement of travel expenses is processed through the NIH accounting database (which is separate from the DFAS system).  It is suggested that you retain a copy of the submitted record of travel expenses after each meeting.  The daily per diem rate is determined by General Services Administration guidelines and is based on the city and state location of the meeting.  If changes are made to your banking information or residential address during your appointment, it is imperative that you contact the Committee Management Officer.  This is critical to ensure the correct distribution of your expense reimbursements and for maintaining accurate Committee/Board member records.

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