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375th AMW commander to host townhalls to address potential civilian furlough

Posted 4/8/2011   Updated 4/8/2011 Email story   Print story


375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

4/8/2011 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Col. Michael Hornitschek, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, will host two townhall meetings today in Bldg. 470 (the new Command Post building on Hangar Road) in Room 245 (upstairs) at 2 and 3:30 p.m. He will discuss the following procedures and answer questions:

--The furlough, if it occurs, will be effective 12 AM, Eastern time April 9, which is 11 p.m. local time April 8 for Scott.

In the event of a government shutdown:

--All employees are to report to work on their first regularly scheduled duty day following furlough.
--There will be up to four hours allowed for the orderly shut-down and for employees to receive furlough notices.

When civilian employees are recalled:

--Once a continuing resolution or appropriation has been approved, employees will report to work or request leave IAW leave procedures.
--If notification is during duty hours, employees are expected to report immediately. If notification is during non-duty hours, employees will report at the start of your next regular duty day.
--The duration of the furlough will not be known. Therefore, it is each employee's responsibility to listen to public broadcasts and to keep abreast of the latest news regarding the budgetary status of the United States.

Additionally, Scott AFB will provide notifications through the following venues:

--Make sure your recall info is current to include complete mailing info, phone number for employees so supervisors can make notifications as an additional measure.
--Call Scott AFB "Straight Talk", 256-7232, for return to work status.
--Check for updates.
--During furlough employees can check info by logging into the new AFPC website to set up user name and password
             -- Create an account at
             -- First time access requires use of Common Access Card (CAC) User name and password access from home

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