Fort Rucker's Department of the Army Civilians, approximately 2,200 personnel, began
receiving notifications of a proposed unpaid furlough Tuesday that will take effect beginning on
or around early to mid July 2013.
furlough will impact the Fort Rucker civilian workforce across a 3-month period
from July through September, one day per week without pay for a total of 11
days. The furlough will impact all DA civilians across the installation no
matter their pay grade, position or organization with few exemptions.
the only approved exemptions are the civilian employees at the Child
Development Centers, Non-Appropriated Fund Employees and the sexual assault/sexual
the Army has given local leadership the further latitude to exempt the areas where
life/safety/health could be affected or areas that could affect Fort Rucker's mission. Those are still being determined.
Fort Rucker leaders say a slowdown in some service areas may be visible but the intent is to keep essential services open. They're asking that anyone utilizing Fort Rucker services to please be patient.
we will strive to maintain our current level of support, items like getting an
ID card or the possible need to reduce availability of the Faulkner and Newton
gates may become necessary during the furlough time period."
Commissary will be closed on Monday and Tuesday during the furlough period;
however, the Army Air Force Exchange is currently set to keep its regular
an effort to assist Fort Rucker's civilian employee population, Army Community
Service has developed some financial counseling specifically for a furlough
deepest concern is for the well being of those civil servants, who for that
past 11 years have stood beside their active duty counterparts during the
prosecution of two wars. Their efforts are a critical component to the high
quality of the Aviation Soldiers that learn here and we could not do what we do
without them, "Maj. Gen. Kevin Mangum, Commander, USAACE and Fort Rucker.
budget uncertainty due to sequestration began earlier this year, we looked hard
to find efficiencies by working with our higher headquarters. This has allowed
us to be able to train our current fiscal year student training load. As we have said from the beginning of this
current budget situation, everything is very fluid and changes are to be
We continue to train the most professional and proficient Army Aviators in the world. And will continue to work closely with Army leadership to ensure we are in lock step with their directives."
INFORMATION SOURCE: Fort Rucker
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