Cablegate: Post Welcomes Robert E. Courtney, Iii
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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 150928Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO DOJ WASHDC
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MANILA 002001
DOJ FOR OIA WARLOW, OIA ROBINSON
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: POST WELCOMES ROBERT E. COURTNEY, III
REF: DOJ 241818Z MAY 07
1. Ambassador Kenney notes with pleasure and concurs with
the selection of Robert E. Courtney III as the Department of
Justice Attache and warmly welcomes him to the Philippines.
Country clearance is granted for Mr.Courtney and his wife
Mary Christine Courtney.
2. Paul Kennedy, our ARSO, has generously offered to be your
sponsor and will contact you soon to personally extend his
welcome to the Philippines and our team. Prior to your
arrival, you may have a number of questions about life and
work in Manila. Please feel free to contact us at:
TEL: (63)(2) 528-6300
FAX: (63)(2) 526-8802
Our two website addresses are:
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
Your primary Management Section contact until your arrival is
Deputy Human Resources Officer April S. Waters
Human Resources E-Mail: MNLPER@STATE.GOV
GSO HOUSING OFFICE
Please contact our GSO Housing Assistant, Ms. Gloria C.
Johnson, as soon as possible.
GSO PROPERTY AND SUPPLY
For GSO residential furniture and furnishings questions,
please contact Polly Emerick:
GSO TRAVEL OFFICE
For assistance related to your travel to post, please contact
our Travel Assistant, Ms. Rani Ibasco.
For Customs, Shipping, and Pet Importation questions, General
Services Officer Christopher M. Kane can best assist you.
COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICE
If you plan to enroll children in school here, please contact
CLO Coordinator Lori A. Roberts who will be pleased to assist
and advise you concerning pre-arrival enrollment and
3. EMBASSY ADDRESS & MAIL INFORMATION
Current mail operations are comparable to the USPS. All
services are available, including certified, insured, and
registered mail, Priority and Express mail, international
mail, money orders, and claims service. Average mailing
times to the U.S. are 8 days for Standard Mail, 3-5 days for
Priority Mail, and 2-3 days for Express Mail.
Your FPO mailing address will be:
PSC 500 BOX 24
FPO AP 96515
MANILA 00002001 002 OF 002
Note: Please do not include "U.S. Embassy Manila" or "The
Philippines" in the FPO mail address as this will cause
routing into the local post office and delay delivery.
Your international mail address will be:
U.S. Embassy Manila
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Official pouch (mail is irradiated) address is:
Department of State
8600 Manila Place
Washington, DC 20521-8600
Personal pouch (mail is irradiated) address is:
Department of State
8600 Manila Place
Dulles, VA 20189-8600
4. OFFICIAL COMPUTER ACCOUNTS
Your unclassified (state.gov) and classified (state.sgov.gov)
computer accounts must be moved from your current bureau/post
to Manila. This process involves your current bureau/post,
State, and Manila, and can take several days to complete.
You must take
certain steps before departing to allow the process to begin,
otherwise the process cannot begin until you arrive in
Manila, and you will spend your first several days here
without computer accounts.
Your accounts cannot be moved if your mailboxes have too many
emails. It is imperative that your emails be pared down as
much as possible before you depart your current bureau/post,
and your email addresses be removed from distribution lists.
Please contact your current IRM/IM sections for details and
advice. POCs in Manila are:
Manila ISC Support Desk (on OpenNet) for unclassified
Manila IPC Helpdesk (on ClassNet) for classified accounts.
5. ARRIVAL PLAN
Please advise post of the following information as soon as
possible: 1) expected arrival date and flight information; 2)
number of accompanying family members and/or members of
household; 3) the name, date of birth, sex, and grade of each
school age family member; and 4) number and kinds of
Again, congratulations on your assignment to Manila.
We look forward to meeting you.