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United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

March 3, 2009

1520 (MT9340.BT) P
Instruction Memorandum No. MT-2009-
Expires: 9/30/2010
To:             State Office Management Team
From:         State Director
Subject:     Designation of Custodial Property Officers
Program Area: Custodial Officer Appointment
Purpose: Several changes in staff positions make it necessary to update the Custodial Officer designations for the Montana State Office.
Policy/Action: A Custodial Officer is defined as the “…local operating official responsible for ensuring individuals within their area of responsibility acquire, maintain and properly use property needed to perform their duties and identify unneeded property for disposal.” Custodial Officers are normally supervisors, are appointed by the Accountable Officer, and are identified in the Financial Business Management System (FBMS) as “Custodial Officers.” (See BLM Handbook G-1520-1, General Operations Procedures, V. Accountability, Part I.)
Listed below are the current updates, all other custodial officers will remain the same.
Diane Friez
Phillip Perlewitz
Park L. Richard
Chuck Sandau
Mary Clark
Timeframe: These appointments are effective the date of this memorandum.
Budget Impact: No budget impact is anticipated.
Background: There have recently been several staff changes that necessitated an update of the appointments.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: No updates or corrections of the BLM 1520 Manual are required.

Coordination: All coordination was done internally.
Contact: If you have any questions regarding this IM, please contact Jack Conner, Supervisory Property Management Specialist, at (406) 896-5201, or Betty Thompson, Property Management Specialist, at (406) 896-5203.
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Gene R. Terland                                                          Aleta Zahorodny
State Director                                                              Staff Assistant (MT9300)
cc:      Diane Friez (MT9300)
           Park Richard (MT9320)
           Chuck Sandau (MT9330)
           Mary Clark (MT9340)
           Phillip Perlewitz (MT9210)