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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs

Posted May 31, 2013 by Kevin L. Robinson

When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores are routinely closed….

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Hierarchy tool critical in aligning supervisors, employees

Posted October 25, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Civilian employees who are not accurately aligned under their supervisors in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System might have delays in processing important personnel actions, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The position hierarchy maintenance tool, accessible via DCPDS, allows supervisors to accurately align themselves with their employees in DCPDS. If the position hierarchy is…

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Maintain SA during the holidays

Posted December 7, 2012 by Robert Hoover

During the holidays it is important to maintain one’s situational awareness. This is the time of year when the malls are jammed packed with holiday shoppers trying to scoop up on the best deals they can find. As you go shopping, or as you travel, it is important to remember that active shooter situations can…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said July 30. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days are…

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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted November 8, 2013 by DeCA Public Affairs Division

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted December 14, 2012 by Senior Master Sgt. David Byron

The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3.

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Hagel announces reduction in civilian furlough days

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today. Here is the complete text of the secretary’s…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted November 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 - when the AF354 will be rescinded  – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a card-stock…

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DOD to begin review of family, military community programs

Posted February 1, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

A new task force will start work next month on a 120-day review of all family and military community programs across the Defense Department to determine their effectiveness and identify gaps and potential efficiencies, a senior defense official said. Charles E. Milam, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, will…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted August 16, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON ñ Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of…

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