Welcome to the Energy Facility Contractors Group’s Knowledge Portal
The purpose of this Knowledge Portal is to provide a vehicle to allow members to keep abreast of the latest news, issues, and events across the DOE complex; for the sharing of innovative ideas and practices; and to collaborate virtually on the development and implementation of new processes and practices.
EFCOG promotes excellence in all aspects of the operation, management, and integration of DOE facilities in a safe, environmentally sound, efficient and cost-effective manner through the ongoing exchange of information on lessons learned.
EFCOG has worked with the DOE-HQ Conference Management Program on a process to self-determine if our Working Group (WG) meetings qualify for an exemption from DOE’s conference policy. Such self-determinations are allowed under DOE’s policy and we have coordinated our self-determination process with the Conference Management Program office. We are implementing this process effective immediately.
Our determinations will be based on DOE’s conference policy and our two-year history working with DOE-HQ to determine which of our meetings are exempt from the conference policy. In that time, nearly every Working Group meeting has been classified by DOE as exempt.
Working Group meetings should still be coordinated with each of the Working Group liaisons at DOE. The WG liaisons have been made aware of this new process. We will also work with DOE’s conference management personnel to post our exempt meetings in the conference tool. This process will greatly facilitate planning for our Working Group meetings and will also enable participants to take best advantage of lower airfares and other travel discounts.
Below you will find power point slides describing this new process, a guidance document to assist in filling out the exemption request form, and the exemption form.