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United States Department of the Interior 
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669
February 15, 2012
1530 (MT934.JC) P
Instruction Memorandum No. MT-2012-044
Expires: 9/30/2013
To:             Montana Dakotas Leadership
From:         Deputy State Director, Division of Support Services
Subject:      Annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Government Provided Housing (GPH)   DD: 3/5/12
Program Area: Government provided quarters or housing.
Purpose:  The purpose of this Instruction Memorandum (IM) is to coordinate the implementation of the CPI for all Montana/Dakotas GPH.
Policy/Action: All field offices with GPH need to follow the guidance for implementing a CPI rental adjustment as outlined in IM No. OC-2012-24All tenants are required to receive a Tenant Rental Notice for any changes to rental fees as well as a Quarters Rental Agreement and General Terms and Conditions.
Please send copies of signed Tenant Rental Notices to State Quarters Manager, Betty Thompson, MT934, by March 5, 2012. If your office does not have any employees occupying quarters, notify Betty Thompson by memorandum signed by the field manager.
Timeframe: New 2012 CPI rates go into effect March 11, 2012 as per IM No. OC-2012-024.
Budget Impact: No budget impact is expected.
Background: The Consumer Price Index reflects average increases in consumer goods and is used to change the quarters rental rates annually.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
Coordination: None.
Contact: For further questions please contact Betty Thompson, State Quarters Manager, at
(406) 896-5203.
Signed by:                                                                                            Authenticated by:
Diane M. Friez                                                                                     Jennifer C. McKinley
Deputy State Director                                                                          Staff Assistant (MT934)
Division of Support Services