Civilian Furlough Effects on the Airman & Family Readiness Center

The civilian furloughs are upon us with the first furlough days taken beginning on the week of Monday, July 8, 2013.

Furlough_editWhile the Airman & Family Readiness Center is here to help the Ellsworth AFB Community, please keep in mind that we will be severely affected by the administrative furloughs. Our staff of 12 includes 9 civilians affected by the furlough. This will leave 2 military and 1 contractor (contract expires in August) in the office full time. Despite the furloughs, we will do everything we can to continue to perform our core mission.

Explanation of the Civilian Furloughs

At your Airman & Family Readiness Center, we have tried to schedule our furlough days to provide as much coverage in the office as possible. In order to do so, we have had to alter our office hours to be available for customers and clients. Starting the week of Monday, July 8 through Friday, September 20, 2013 our office hours will be the following:

Monday         8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday        8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday   9:00 AM – 4;00 PM (late opening to allow for staff meeting)
Thursday       8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday            8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

UnemploymentIf you are a furloughed civilian looking for resources, take a look at our Civilian Furlough Information and Resources Page. There you will find information about the furlough with links to government websites about the furlough and financial assistance information.

Please utilize our website ( for information and resources as much as possible. Our calendars page have every month published up through December 2013. Additionally, all our scheduled events thru December 2013 are listed on our Facebook Page ( under the events tab.

We appreciate your understanding during the period of civilian furloughs!