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OPM, EAP, CPAC offer furlough resources

By Calun Reece | USAG | July 02, 2013

An administrative furlough will soon be going into effect for civilians at Fort Riley.

"Beginning on or after July 14 and lasting until the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), civilian employees will be furloughed for 11 nonconsecutive days," said Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. William Clark.

An administrative furlough is a planned event by an agency, which is designed to absorb reductions needed by downsizing, reduced funding, lack of work or any budget situation other than a lapse in appropriations, according to the Office of Personnel Management website.

If civilian employees are furloughed, employees may experience a financial hardship. The Employee Assistance Program may be a helpful resource for civilian employees.

EAP can provide assistance in areas, including marital issues, financial planning and stress management.

Frequently asked questions from civilian employees are being addressed through the OPM website.

Information from OPM can be found at www.opm.gov/furlough.

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Fort Riley's website also includes furlough information. Employees can access the website at www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=CPAC.

Other informational websites about the administrative furlough can be found by visiting www.abc.army.mil/; www.cpms.osd.mil/Subpage/FurloughGuidance/; or www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/oc13-7.pdf.

For more information about EAP, call 785-239-1347.

For more information about employee benefits, visit abc.army.mil.

For additional questions, call CPAC at 785-239-6004.

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