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How is the Govt shutdown effecting you?

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  1. Rader2146

    Rader2146 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Waco, TX
    Saving the political views for the OUTSIDE section...How is the shutdown effecting your neck of the woods?

    I'm on Inspector-Instructor Duty at a Reserve Center and in one day all operations have come to a halt. Drill scheduled for this weekend has been canceled, Reserve Marines on TAD/TDY have been recalled and will immediately come out of drilling status upon arriving back home. All first quarter TAD/TDY requests must be approved by the first GENERAL OFFICER in the CoC. GSA/Govt vehicle use has been limited to Casualty Assistance and Funeral Honors only. No outgoing mail or freight shipments, no fiscal supply functions, no new maintenance parts requests....and the list goes on.


    Personally...it all gives me some time to catch up on ancillary things while the big ticket stuff is on hold...
     
  2. Aphex9

    Aphex9 Full Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    Guam
    Business as usual, but I don't mind, other than my special pays are suspended. Gives me a good time to go on leave and see the family in the mainland and not worry about getting recalled... :)
     
  3. GoodInk

    GoodInk Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2013
    Whiteman AFB, MO
    We lost AFN for a few days, but I'm deployed and we fall under war funds so no changes here. Just a heads up, DFAS still doesn't know if they can pay us even though the Pay Our Military Act that was signed.

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  4. armoworrior

    armoworrior Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Lets see I had four day where nothing was done I work in a command that is over half dod civilians there were 10 people here that's it 10. Yes it was super quiet but nothing got done at all. No training was done. Pt was the only thing that we did that didnt need civilians to complete
     
  5. EatBacon

    EatBacon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    the global war on terrorism has brought us to the point where we need civilian support more than we should (if you are one of them don't be pissed, the truth is the truth). The military is sliming down and putting Soldiers out, in my opinion we should get joes back into the positions that we have filled with GS and Contractors. It is the "Military" let's let the military members do their jobs. Ok, I don't want to get started so I'll say a loud and thunderous "AIRBORNE"
     
  6. StarsAndBars

    StarsAndBars Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Colorado
    I am in a civilian helicopter flight school. I just took my proficiency exam for an Instrument Rating(not check ride) but still can't take the FAA written exam because there is nobody to process the results. It sucks, because I really just want to get this crap behind me so I can get my life back to normal, but it could be much worse I guess.
     
  7. samurai7314

    samurai7314 Full Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I have to agree the civilian military environment is ridiculous. I've got 6 combat deployments under my belt and I have to say every year I saw more and more civilians doing things that the same amount of troops do for four to five times the pay. On top of that TCN's.... Well I just leave it at that. Now I'm stuck on an army base and no offense, but it seems like they can't function without civilians.

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  8. samurai7314

    samurai7314 Full Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    But to add to my last post it's crazy to watch as half the base is worried about jobs and if or not they're gonna be paid. Heck even MWR stuff like gyms are at risk right now.

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  9. GoodInk

    GoodInk Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2013
    Whiteman AFB, MO
    Update on pay, in a nut shell

    Military members: Final guidance on making military pay under the Pay Our Military Act was received from the DoD late yesterday. Normal pay and allowances have been processed and you will receive them in you mid-month pay. The amount reflected in your mid-month statement will be deposited.

    Civilian employees: DFAS has also processed civilian payroll. All employees will receive normal pay through September 30. The amount of pay for Oct 1-5 will be dependent on whether an employee is exempt, excepted from furlough or furloughed. Pay will be received on your normal pay dates beginning Oct 11.


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