Furloughs affect some operations
July 15, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Mandatory one-day-per-week furloughs for approximately 3,500 federal civilian employees on Fort Jackson began Monday, affecting some of the services on the installation. The furloughs will not have an impact on AAFES and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation services.
Overall Garrison operations Expect delays, as all offices have employees taking furlough days throughout the week. Offices that are open and operational Monday through Friday will still have staff shortages and will prioritize work accordingly. Furlough hours of operation are strictly adhered to -- there is no flexibility to extend employee hours.
Army Community Services
ACS Center and services will focus on cadre and Soldiers in training. Victim advocacy for all domestic violence cases and victim advocacy for sexual assault for garrison Soldiers continue around the clock (call 429-4870 to reach an oncall Family Advocacy Program social worker). There are no changes in the reporting procedures for spouse/child abuse. The main ACS Center in Strom Thurmond Building, Room 120, continues to take walk-ins and phone calls Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Non-emergency complex cases are given an appointment with a specialist, but expect delays. All inprocessing of Soldiers will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 at the Strom Thurmond Building, Room 223. All outprocessing of Soldiers will take place Monday through Thursday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the Strom Thurmond Building, Room 223. Soldiers who are not able to in- or outprocess during those times should call 751-1124/5256 to schedule a personal appointment. Other specialized services will be by appointment.
The following ACS offices will be closed Fridays: Army Volunteer Programs (AVCC, AFTB and AFAP); Employment Readiness Program; Exceptional Family Member Program; Family Advocacy Program (New Parent Support); Family Advocacy Program (Prevention Services); Financial Readiness Program/Army Emergency Relief; Information and Referral; Mobilization and Deployment/Outreach; Relocation Readiness Program; Survivor Outreach Services (SOS). For emergency financial assistance for valid and unforeseen needs on Fridays, call the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337.
Directorate of Human Resources
DHR will remain open Monday though Friday. Many activities have 50 percent of the workforce furloughed on Mondays and the other 50 percent on Fridays.
Directorate of Emergency Services
DES will be operational with reduced staffing throughout the week.
Directorate of Public Works
DPW furloughs employees on various days in order to always maintain coverage for emergency work. The trouble call line is operational five days a week.
Directorate of Logistics
DOL is marginally staffed in all functional areas. All customers are encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared for delays. Transportation Motor Pool sick call shuttles and religious accommodation shuttles are completely suspended. There are no TMP motor moves in support of program of instruction training on Saturday and Sundays. Based on mission priorities, TMP motor moves schedules and days of service may vary with little or no notice.
The Central Issue Facility will be closed Mondays for basic training Soldiers (retained issue support during reception process).
The following DOL offices will be closed Fridays: Log Plans and Operations Division, Ammunition Supply Point, QASAS support, Supply Support Activity, Central Receiving Point, CIF (for permanent party; support is available on other days by appointment), Maintenance Division, Transportation
-- HHG/PPSO/PPPO, Transportation -- Freight Office.
Network Enterprise Services
NEC will be operational with reduced staffing throughout the week.
Internal Review Office
The Internal Review Office will be closed Mondays.
Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security
The following DPTMS offices will be closed Mondays: Installation school support such as direct Soldier enrollments into ATRRS for Noncommissioned Officer Education System and Professional Military Education, review of DTS orders for NCOES and PME courses, coordination with Human
Resources Command, school managers, and sister services for additional training seats, Soldiers ATRRS status for schools.
The following DPTMS offices will be closed Fridays: Ammunition Management; DA Photo
The Commissary will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Public Affairs Office
PAO will be operational with reduced staffing on Mondays and Fridays.
Staff Judge Advocate
The Staff Judge Advocate office will be closed Fridays. Personnel with violations may pay tickets/moving violations on Monday through Thursday.
Plans, Analysis and Integration Office
PAIO will be closed Fridays.
Directorate of Public Works
The following DPW offices will be closed Fridays: Environmental, Housing, Business Operations, Master Planning, Engineering. Moncrief army Community Hospital MACH will furlough the majority of its civilian workforce Mondays and Fridays Therefore, all clinics will operate with reduced staff on those days. Longer waiting times should be expected.
To book appointments in the Integrated Health Clinic and Moncrief Medical Home, call 751-CARE (2273). Operating hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Urgent Care Clinic will continue operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, dial 911 or go to the closest emergency room.
The Moncrief Medical Home will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Troop Medical Clinic will be open from 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday It will be open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for acute patients only. Laboratory hours will be Monday though Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Furlough Pharmacy Hours -- Outpatient Pharmacy: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon -- Refill Pharmacy: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon for refill pick up -- TMC Pharmacy: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Soldiers will be sent to the Outpatient Pharmacy, if required.
Beginning July 19 through Sept. 30, dental clinics will operate as follows on Fridays Caldwell Dental Clinic: Open Fridays; will provide sick call to all permanent party, Basic Officer Leader Course, Initial Entry Training, and Advanced Individual Training Soldiers.
RMC: Open Fridays
Hospital Dental Clinic: Open Fridays
Hagen Dental Clinic: Closed Fridays
Oliver Dental Clinic: Closed Fridays
The following units will report to Caldwell Dental Clinic for sick call on Fridays only, starting July 19:
Hagen Units: 165th Infantry Brigade and subordinate units; 171st Infantry Brigade and subordinate units; 193rd Infantry Brigade and subordinate units; Veterinarians; MEPS; 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception); Columbia Recruiting Battalion; Garrison; TSSD
Oliver Units: MEDDAC; Warrior Transition Unit; Soldier Support Institute; NCO Academy; U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School; Drill Sergeant School; 157th Infantry Brigade; 2/345th CS/CSS; 17th Military Police Detachment; CID; Task Force Marshall; 81st Regional Support Command; 208th RSG; 218th HSB (M); 360th Civil Affairs Battalion; 175th Maintenance Company