The emergency furlough of Department of Defense civilian employees because of the Oct. 1 government shutdown is affecting many on-post services, according to post officials.
The furlough does not directly affect non-appropriated fund civilian employees, uniformed service members or many contractors, so NAF or contract activities and those staffed by uniformed service members are not affected as greatly by the furlough.
On Fort Leavenworth, a few activities and services have closed but most remain open with reduced operations during the furlough.
The Fort Leavenworth Commissary closed Oct. 2, per Defense Commissary Agency instructions to its stateside stores.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Office, the Travel Office, the Combined Arms Research Library and the Frontier Army Museum are closed.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores and concessions, including the Main Exchange, Food Court, Express/Class Six, Pony Express and concessions in the Lewis and Clark Center are not affected by the furlough and maintain normal hours.
Because they are primarily staffed by NAF employees, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation businesses and activities are conducting business as usual.
All three child development centers will be open regular hours. The Flying Activity, Strike Zone Bowling Center, Trails West Golf Course, Stables, Brunner Skeet Range, Harney Sports Complex, Gruber Fitness Center, Harrold Youth Center, School-Age Services, Parent Central, Outdoor Equipment Rental, Auto Craft Shop, FMWR Headquarters, the School Liaison Office, the Child, Youth and School Services administrative office, Arts and Crafts, the Leisure Travel Office, the 12th Brick Grille and the Frontier Conference Center's Solarium Buffet all continue regular hours. Army Community Service maintains limited services for Army Emergency Relief, Survivor Outreach Services, Family Advocacy Program, and the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program.
Munson Army Health Center maintains normal hours and services, but patients can expect delays because of reduced staffing.
Smith Dental Clinic is providing full services with military staffing.
Veterinary Services is open, but services may be affected.
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate only has military staffing.
The post chapels and Religious Services Office only have military staffing.
The trolley will not be available on Oct. 5, 12 and 19.
Most other Garrison offices not specifically mentioned above are open, but have reduced staffing. These include, but are not limited to, the Army Education Center, the Army Career and Alumni Program, Army Substance Abuse Program, Adjutant General Office and Mail Room, Sherman Army Airfield operations, Kinder Range and the EST 2000, the Directorate of Public Works, the Directorate of Resource Management, and the Public Affairs and Safety offices.
A complete list of activities and closures caused by the furlough can be found on the Garrison website at http://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/Services.aspx.
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