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Cablegate: Fas Fy 2004 Ga/Mpcc Midyear Review

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UNCLAS MADRID 001159

SIPDIS

TOFAS

FROM AGCOUNSELOR FOR FAS/W ISS
STAFF/HEDYARMSTRONG/MARVINDRUMWRIGHT
FAA FOR SBLEGGI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR
SUBJECT: FAS FY 2004 GA/MPCC MIDYEAR REVIEW

REF: A)USDA FAS 662319

A. GENERAL AUTHORIZATION NO.1-270.

- CURRENT OBLIG. REQUIR. TOTAL SURPLUS
- AUTH. (OCT-MAR) (APR-SEP) DEFICIT
--------------------------------------------- ---------
AM. SAL. 0 0 0 0 0
FN SAL. 338,900 171,454 185,896 357,350 (18,450)
FN BENEF. 82,100 44,638 40,852 85,490 (3,390)
AM.ALLOW 5,000 5,000 25,300 30,300 (25,300)
TRAVEL 30,000 14,322 21,678 36,000 (6,000)
RENTS 151,050 89,257 64,993 154,250 (3,200)
REPRESENT 250 0 250 250 0
EQUIPMENT 0 0 0 0 0
TRAINING 3,000 0 3,000 3,000 0
MISCELLAN. 56,280 26,784 29,496 56,280 0
TOTAL GA $666,580 $351,455 $371,465 $722,920 $(56,340)
0
B. EXCHANGE RATE USED IN APR-SEP PROJECTION 1 U.S.
DOLLAR EQUAL 0.80 EURO

C. CATEGORIES FN SAL,FN BENEF, AND RENTS: THE DEFICIT
IS DUE TO THE DOLLAR DEVALUATION. THE R.O.E. USED FOR
THE BUDGET WAS 1USDA EQUAL 0.845 EURO.

D. AM ALLOWANCES: THE DOLLAR DEVALUATION HAS INCREASED THE
PERCENTAGE FOR THE POST ALLOWANCE IN MADRID FROM ZERO DURING FY
03 TO 30%, SO WE HAVE AN ESTIMATED DEFICIT OF $6,600. MR.
HAMMOND, THE NEW COUNSELOR, WILL ARRIVE MADRID IN JUNE AND HE IS
ENTITLED TO EDUCATION ALLOWANCE FOR HIS 6-YEAR OLD SON ($18,700),
WHICH MUST BE PAID THIS FY.

E. TRAVEL: WE WERE GIVEN ONLY $30,000 FROM THE $45,000 WE
REQUESTED. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE REDUCED TRAVEL TO A MINIMUM, WE DON'T
HAVE ENOUGH TO PARTICIPATE IN SOME OF THE EU CONFERENCES
PROGRAMMED FOR THE REST OF THE FISCAL YEAR (OILSEEDS, LIVESTOCK,
ETC.)

F. MPCC.

- CURRENT OBLIG. REQUIR. TOTAL SURPLUS
- AUTH. (OCT-MAR) (APR-SEP) DEFICIT
--------------------------------------------- ---------
AMP 0 1,774 0 1,774 (1,774)
SERVICES 0 0 0 0 0
EQUIPMENT 0 0 0 0 0
TRAINING 1,000 253 747 1,000 0
REPRESENT. 1,250 215 1,035 1,250 0
MISCELLA 9,500 5,197 4,303 9,500 0
TOTAL MPC $11,750 $7,439 $6,085 $13,524 $(1,774)

F. THE AMOUNT OF $(1,774) DOLLARS IN THE AMP CATEGORY
IS TO BE SHIFTED FROM AMP FUNDS (ACTIVITY CODE 033200 -
US SEAFOOD PROMO)TO THE FAS/W CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT. AMP
MIDYEAR REVIEW BUDGET REFLECTS THIS SHIFT.

MANZANARES

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