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2016 Mileage Rate

The reimbursable mileage rate for business use of your personal vehicle in 2016 has changed to 53.5 cents per mile. Please use this new rate on Travel Expense Reports beginning 01/01/2016.

Welcome New Staff!

CAS is pleased to welcome David Kittelson, Doug Maeda, and Jose Martens to the CAS team!

David Kittelson is the new Contracts Officer in the Tucson office, replacing Deborah Gronet, who has moved into the Compliance Officer position. David comes to us with more than 30 years of contracts management experience, most recently serving as Subcontract Manager for Raytheon Company. He is in office Q-30 and can be reached either via telephone at (520) 318-8452 or via email at dkettelson@aura-astronomy.org.

Doug Maeda is the new Procurement Specialist for Hawai’i, responsible for Logistics and Property Management, and supporting the Purchasing Team. Doug has 25 years of experience in Purchasing and Warehouse Management, most recently for Big Island Candies in Hilo, Hawai’i. Doug is in room 213 and can be reached either via telephone at (808) 974-2606 or via email at dmaeda@aura-astronomy.org.

Jose Martens is the new Senior Financial Compliance Manager in the Tucson office. Jose comes to us with more than 10 years of audit and accounting experience, most recently at  CliftonLarsenAllen LLP, one of the top 10 US Accounting firms, where Jose has served as manager of the CLA audit team that has conducted AURA’s annual external audit.  Among other duties, Jose will be assisting in the review and oversight of financial internal control policies and procedures and will serve as the primary point of contact to outside agencies during financial reviews and audits.  Jose is located in CAS Tucson office Q-37 and can be reached at (520) 318-8520 or via email at jmartens@aura-astronomy.org