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SAFETY NOTES - Helpful steps for healthy workforce

March 10, 2014 — During the calendar year2013, the Fort Riley Department of the Army civilian work force reported 64recordable work-related accidents or occupational illnesses. The breakdown of these accidentsis as follows: 24 cases with 108 days away from work, 19 cases with 176 days ofjob restriction or transfer, and 21 cases where employees were injured, MORE

Grant for post school gets OK

March 10, 2014 — The Department of Defenseannounced Jan. 7 a $16,096,000 grant from OEA to Unified School District 475Geary County Schools, Junction City, to replace Fort Riley Elementary School atFort Riley. USD 475 will use the grant funds to build the new Fort RileyElementary School. The school will serve 500students in grades kindergarten to fifth grade, and MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Back pain could jeopardize job time

March 10, 2014 — After the common cold, doyou know what is the most common cause of lost work time and compensation in adultsunder the age of 45? Lower back problems. Back injuries account for $126billion in compensation and medical cost each year. You read that right, $126billion, which is 0.9 percent of the U.S. national debt. One of the bestinvestments an MORE

Riley’s Food Truck adds to menu

March 10, 2014 — Quick, convenient and healthy,that’s what customers can expect from Riley’s Food Truck on post. The food truck operates from11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday. Although locations deviate,the truck can typically be found on Tuesdays on Custer Hill, Wednesdays onCuster Avenue on Main Post and Thursdays at Marshall Army Airfield. Since Riley’s MORE

Civilian employee goes above, beyond for friend, co-worker

December 04, 2013 — The Garrison Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter was announced during a Nov. 15 ceremony at Patton Hall on Main Post. Justin Snyder, Directorate of Public Works, was awarded the Employee of the Quarter out of the three nominations. To be nominated for Employee of the Quarter, the nominees had to have already won Employee of the Month MORE
Justin Snyder, DPW, third from left, shakes hands with Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, second from left, as Cole presents the Fort Riley Garrison Employee of the Quarter award to Snyder during a Nov. 15 ceremony at Patton Hall on Main Post. Also pictured are Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner, left, and Deputy Garrison Commander Linda Hoeffner, right.  Photo by: Jessica Healey, POST.

‘More than a job’ for deputy GC

September 25, 2013 — When Deputy Garrison Commander Linda Hoeffner struck out on her career path fresh out of high school in the 1970s, she did not know where it would lead. She took a civil service test and was offered a position as a clerk typist at Fort Riley. Her father urged her to take the position because he believed it would offer Hoeffner the opportunity for MORE
Linda Hoeffner

CSM Gardner wants to make Fort Riley No. 1 garrison in Army

September 19, 2013 — "Some people look at me and they go, 'Man, I don't want to talk to 'sergeant major,' … (but) I am very approachable," said Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner. "I'm an open book, and I'm definitely a man of my word, and I will help as many people as I can if they ask." That drive to help, to affect positive change, is a passion that has fueled MORE
Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner speaks during a change of responsibility ceremony July 18 at Ware Parade Field. Gardner promised to give 110 percent of his effort toward making Fort Riley the best garrison in the Army.  Photo by: Julie Fiedler, POST.

Fort Riley welcomes news of furlough reduction

August 15, 2013 — STAFF REPORTSecretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6 that Department of Defense civilian employee administrative furlough days would be reduced from 11 to six. The decision will affect about 2,400 civilian employees at Fort Riley who began furloughs in July. "Fort Riley welcomed the news from the Secretary of Defense. The reduced number of MORE

Furlough days to be cut to 6

August 15, 2013 — Story by: Jim Garamone, AFPS WASHINGTON – Savings and the ability to reprogram funds made the Aug. 6 announcement possible by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that unpaid furlough days for about 650,000 civilian employees are being reduced. Hagel signed a memo cutting furlough days for about 650,000 Department of Defense civilian employees from 11 MORE

No. 1 choice: Cole returns to Fort Riley

July 31, 2013 — When Col. Andrew Cole Jr. was looking over a list of command opportunities for his next assignment, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley was at the top of his list. Cole, no stranger to the area, was stationed at Fort Riley in 2009, after the Base Realignment and Closure upgrades had been made. "Both my wife and I were very excited to see a lot of the MORE

Employees relax, compete at garrison org day

July 31, 2013 — Fun and fellowship were on the agenda as garrison employees gathered for an organization day July 12 at Moon Lake. Employees enjoyed a picnic lunch, while also competing in a variety of sporting events, like a three-legged race, horseshoes, volleyball, tug of war and egg toss. "It's a recreational thing," said Daryl Ash, information assurance MORE
Col. William Clark, outgoing garrison commander, Fort Riley, left, and outgoing Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin Bennett Sr., right, hold the trophy for first place aloft at the conclusion of a garrison Organization Day July 12 at Moon Lake.  Photo by: Dena O’Dell, POST.

Expect delays during furloughs

July 24, 2013 — STAFF REPORT Between now and the end of September, about 2,300 civilian employees at Fort Riley are undergoing administrative furloughs. The furlough days, which include 11 nonconsecutive days of operation, are typically scheduled on Fridays with one exception. That exception is Aug. 5, a Monday, which will be the furlough day for that week to MORE

OPM, EAP, CPAC offer furlough resources

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 MORE

DIRECTORS WHO GET IT - Safety office recognizes DOL director for attention to safety in workplace

July 02, 2013 — Story by: Dawn J. Douglas, GARRISON SAFETY OFFICETo have an effective safety and health program, leaders must be fully engaged and be actively involved to communicate their care and concern for the well-being of their employees. In the quarterly feature, "Directors Who 'Get It,'" the Garrison Safety Office highlights directorate managers who work MORE
Larry Githerman

Fire chief bids farewell to Fort Riley

June 18, 2013 — On a day set aside to honor Scott Delay, he took time out to thank and honor those around him. "It's never just about me," joked Delay, fire chief, Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services, Directorate of Emergency Services, before presenting Deputy Garrison Commander Linda Hoeffner with a bouquet of flowers. Delay then summoned a host of other MORE
Lt. Col. Kevin Comfort, commander, 97th MP Bn. and DES, right, presents Kendall Delay, 5, bottom, with a special bouquet of balloons as her parents Holly and Scott look on during Scott Delay’s farewell luncheon June 4 at Building 1020. The Delay Family is moving to Maryland where Scott Delay has accepted a position as fire chief at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.  Photo by: Julie Fiedler, POST.

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