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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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