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      What happens to MCLB Albany if the government shuts down?

      With the possibility of a government shutdown looming on the horizon, officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have released a statement on how the shutdown would affect them and their employees. / File

      First Update (10/1/13)
      Officials with MCLB Albany have announced that due to the government shutdown, civilian employees are set to begin furlough October 1. Active duty personnel along with fire and police services are not affected by the furloughs.

      MCLB Albany officials have released the following chart of how services would be affected on base:

      Service

      Impact

      Notes

      1

      Primary Care/Clinical Support/Pharmacy

      Will have reduced staff

      Military and contractor staff will continue to see patients; however, available appointments will be limited.

      2

      Health Benefits Advisors

      None, will operate normal hours

      3

      Library, Base Education and School Liaison Office

      Closed during shutdown

      Computers are available at Base Education and Marine & Family Programs for customers to check emails and to access the internet

      4

      Relocation Assistant Program Manager & Retiree Assistant, Transition Readiness Services, Personal Finance Manager, Personal & Professional Development Manager and Health & Promotion Coordinator, Family Member & Employment

      Program, and Informational and Referral, Children Youth and Teen Center

      Closed during shutdown

      5

      Pass & ID

      Will have reduced staff

      Acquire visitor pass from front gate sentry.

      6

      Fishing & Hunting license issuing

      Closed during shutdown

      7

      Game Warden

      None, will operate normal hours

      8

      Commissary

      Closed during shutdown

      9

      Industrial Hygiene

      None, will operate normal hours

      10

      DSSC

      Will have reduced staff

      11

      Garrison Supply Branch

      Will have reduced staff

      12

      Garrison Mobile Equipment

      Will have reduced staff

      13

      Distribution Management Office

      Closed during shutdown

      14

      CISD Help Desk

      Will have reduced staff

      Minimal Marine and contractor staffing for emergency IT/Telecomm services. Reimbursable staff on hand to support MDMC for telephone and radio support.

      15

      Public Works Trouble Calls

      None, will operate normal hours

      16

      Billeting & Barracks

      Will have reduced staff

      Check-ins to be performed by contract employees and military.

      17

      Payroll Liaison

      Will have reduced staff

      18

      Budget Support

      Will have reduced staff

      19

      Accounting Support

      Will have reduced staff

      20

      Check Deposits

      Will have reduced staff

      21

      Occupational Medicine and Health

      None, will operate normal hours

      22

      Public Affairs Office

      Will have reduced staff

      Minimal Marine staffing

      23

      Base access gates

      None, will operate normal hours

      24

      MCCS facilities

      None, will operate normal hours

      MCX, Town and Country and Grill, Fitness Center, CDC, SAPR, Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy and Substance Abuse

      25

      MCCS facilities

      Closed

      Auto Hobby Shop, Base theater, Bowling Center, Information Tickets Tours, Outdoor Adventures, O'Club, SNCO Club,

      Single Marine Facility, Golf Course Driving Range, Skeet and Pistol recreational shooting and all Intramural sports GYM, MCCS Admin office, Marketing, Human Resource & Training

      26

      All Risk Management Services: Confined Space Entry Permits, SOH inspections, ESAMS support, Near Miss and Mishap Investigations, Instructor-led SOH training, Respirator fit-testing, Contractor safety oversight, Technical support to Incident Commander, Command Group, and Emergency Response Personnel during CBRNE event, Destructive Weather, etc., Response to Traffic Safety Program Demands, Recreation and Off-Duty Safety Services including motorcycle safety training.

      Significantly reduced or not available

      Defer or postpone requirement.

      Elevate request to executive leadership to determine if urgency warrants emergency call-back of safety professionals.

      Consult safety professionals in tenant commands for assistance.

      Accept risk of degraded service.




      Initial Story
      With the possibility of a government shutdown looming on the horizon, officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have released the following statement on how the shutdown would affect them and their employees.

      Military personnel and excepted civilian personnel will continue to work through the potential period of shutdown.

      These personnel will not be paid during the shutdown, but will receive paychecks retroactively once appropriations are made available.

      All other civilian personnel will be furloughed for the extent of the shutdown, in accordance with guidelines established by the Office of Personnel and Management.

      Positions critical to national security, public health and safety, medical care, power and maintenance, emergency and disaster assistance, and vital areas will not be
      furloughed.

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