Aberdeen Proving Ground recalled some employees back to work today after a weeklong furlough resulting from the government shutdown. Here’s the press release detailing which services are operational:
Some APG activities resume normal operations during partial shutdown
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – As of Monday, Oct. 7, a number of APG tenant
organizations have recalled employees to work after a weeklong furlough
resulting from the Oct. 1 government shutdown. Employees, customers and
civilians who rely on the installation for services are advised to contact
specific organizations to determine if they are among the recalled employees
Most garrison employees have returned to work pending further guidance from
Installation Management Command. The situation is extremely fluid. APG
customers and employees are encouraged to find the latest information
regarding the shutdown on the APG homepage
(www.apg.army.mil/breakingnews.cfm) and on APG’s Facebook
(www.facebook.com/APGMd) and Twitter sites (www.twitter.com/USAGAPG), or by
“This partial government shutdown placed additional hardships on our
workforce given the recent fiscal constraints caused by administrative
furlough earlier this year,” said Colonel Gregory McClinton, Garrison
Commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground. “We are pleased to see some of our
workforce return to work and look forward to a complete resolution and the
return of our remaining personnel.”
There are between 21,000 and 23,000 employees on Aberdeen Proving Ground
including Department of the Army Civilians, contractors and uniformed
military personnel. Approximately two-thirds of the installation workforce
was indefinitely furloughed last week.
Several APG organizations have mission funding that allowed them to continue
to work during the furlough. Specific missions and positions related to
life, health and safety were also “excepted.”
As of Oct. 7, organizations have reported the following information
regarding their status.
AAFES, including Post Exchange and Shoppettes: No change in hours.
Staff Judge Advocate: Will return to normal operations and resume normal
hour beginning October 8.
Commissary: Will resume normal hours beginning Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center: The CPAC has resumed normal operations.
Dental Clinic: No change in hours.
Department of Emergency Services: Gate hours still adjusted as posted. All
other DES services remain the same.
Department of Human Resources: DHR has resumed normal operations.
Department of Military Processing Operations: No change in hours.
Department of Logistics: Operational with increased service delays. TMP is
Department of Public Works: DPW has resumed normal operations.
Equal Opportunity Employment Office: EEO has resumed normal operations.
Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic: The clinic has resumed normal operations.
Religious Services: No changes in hours.
Veterinarian Clinic: No change in hours.
MWR: All programs have resumed normal operations.
APG North (Aberdeen) Gate Hours: The following schedule remains in effect –
The 715 Gate is open daily, 24 hours a day. The 22 Gate is open from 6 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays, Sundays and federal
holidays. The Aberdeen Gate is closed. The Aberdeen Visitor Center is open
from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week. The Aberdeen Badge Office is
open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays, Sundays
and federal holidays.
APG South (Edgewood) Gate Hours: The following schedule remains in effect –
The Route 24 Gate is open daily, 24 hours a day. The Wise Road Gate is open
from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays, Sundays and
federal holidays. The Magnolia Gate is closed. The Edgewood Visitor Center
is open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays,
Sundays and federal holidays. The Edgewood Badge Office is open from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and closed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and