Two-thirds of the employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) were furloughed when the federal government shut down Oct. 1 and "myriad organizations shuttered their doors by the end of the day," according to a statement APG released Friday.
"Most organizations have reduced staffing levels due to the government shutdown in accordance with Department of the Army and Department of Defense guidance," said Col. Gregory McClinton, Garrison Commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's government shutdown, between 14,000 and 15,333 employees have been furloughed at APG, the military installation's public affairs office reported.
"Soldiers, family members, employees, and customers who rely on the installation will continue to feel the ramification until the impasse is resolved," McClinton said.
Uniformed service members, exempt and excepted employees are being paid on time and in full in accordance with the Pay our Military Act, the statement said.As of Oct. 4, APG reported the following impacts:
- CLOSED: Commissary, library, TMP, Equal Opportunity Employment Office, off-post housing office are closed.
- Gates are operating on a furlough schedule.
- LIMITED: Civilian Personnel Advisory Center and Department of Public Works are available for critical issues only. Army Community Service is limited. Attorney consultation, notary and power of attorney services are available in emergency, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday to Thursday (subject to change).
- REDUCED STAFFING: The Army Substance Abuse Program, Mail Services and Education Center have reduced staffing.
- INCREASED WAIT TIMES: The Department of Logistics and Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic will have longer wait times due to reduced staffing.