U.S.

October 10, 2013

Work schedules, benefits, back to normal for ACC civilians

Benjamin Newell
Air Combat Command Public Affairs

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va., – Civilians across Air Combat Command returned to work with pay and benefits Oct. 7, following implementation of the Pay our Military Act, or POMA.

ACC furloughed a total of approximately 7,500 civilians Oct. 1-4 as part of the federal government’s partial shutdown.

“POMA allows us to provide pay and allowances for civilians who provide support for members of the Armed Forces,” said Robert Hale, DOD comptroller and chief financial officer. “We can pay these people in a timely fashion and so our paydays for them will be on time and we can recall from furlough most DOD civilians.”

There are approximately 10,000 civilians employed at 14 installations and 22 wings by ACC, a quarter of whom were not furloughed.

Upon returning to work, civilians may only support excepted activities, defined by POMA as protecting life and property, contributing to the morale, welfare, capabilities and readiness of active-duty service members or otherwise supporting service members. Previously scheduled leave is still in effect.

Pay for the four furlough days will be delayed until a budget or continuing resolution funding government operations is passed and signed into law.

Health care benefits continue, regardless of furlough status, according to the Office of Personnel Management’s guidance on emergency furlough procedures. During furlough, unpaid health, vision and dental premiums are paid in full when normal pay resumes.

The Thrift Savings Plan and Federal Employees Retirement System, which are part of civilian employees retirement benefits, will continue investment activities during the government shutdown even if contributions from civilians cease, according to a release from the Thrift Savings Plan board.

While all ACC civilians have returned to work, some civilians at Headquarters Air Force remain furloughed.

“From day one, our primary focus has been to rapidly get as many people back to work as soon as possible; and we will continue those efforts. We are a team, a family — always have been,” said Eric K. Fanning, acting secretary of the Air Force. “We will not be a fully-functioning organization until the last member returns.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

SAPR: More than just an Air Force acronym

As an Airman and a senior leader in the Air Force Reserve, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impacts of sexual assault on an Air Force organization. Regardless of your unit or military status, Active or Reserve, no one is immune to these impacts nor absolved of their responsibility to combat the instances of sexual assault...
 
 

ACC, PACAF commanders confirmed

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle will be the next commander of Air Combat Command and ACC Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson will be the next commander of Pacific Air Forces, according to a Senate confirmation vote July 23. Headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, ACC leads America’s Combat Air...
 
 
Flooding_pict

Flooding still underway this year, avoid water runoff problems

While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers who may not be familiar with how quickly driving and other travel conditions can change. “There hav...
 

 

Cyber Airmen create virtual help desk

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is going virtual, and Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland will be the first to see it as it rolls out across the Air Force, starting the end of August. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has challenged...
 
 

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Three officers from the Dominican Republic, Peruvian and Brazilian militaries partnered with active-duty and guard Airmen at Davis-Monthan for a rare opportunity to work collectively on the space component of PANAMAX 2014, Aug. 8-15. For a third year, partner nation participants took part in the space element of PANAMAX, an annual U.S. Southern Command sponsored...
 
 

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — Officers interested in continuing to serve the Air Force as a judge advocate are able to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program, or FLEP, and the Excess Leave Program, ELP. Officers selected for FLEP have the opportunity to attend law school at the Air Force’s expense while...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin