Fort Meade contingency plan guidance in the event of a government shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown, all garrison offices and activities will remain open during normal business hours with the following exceptions. Curtailed operations denotes reduced manning levels. Therefore, customers may experience increased wait times.

  • DFMWR Administrative Offices: Closed
  • Arts and Crafts: Reduced operating hours on Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Auto Skills Center: Closed
  • Leisure Travel Services:  Closed
  • Library:  Closed
  • Camp Meade RV Park and Outdoor  Recreation Offices: Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Plans, Analysis and Integration Office: Closed
  • Internal Review and Compliance Office: Closed
  • Public Affairs Office: Closed with the exception of SoundOff! production
  • Resource Management Office: Closed
  • Directorate of Transformation: Closed
  • Building 77 (Temporary Warehouse Storage): Curtailed operations
  • POV Storage Lot: Closed
  • Directorate of Emergency Services: Administrative offices only are closed
  • Parent Central Services: Curtailed operations
  • Equal Opportunity Office: Curtailed operations
  • Installation Safety Office: Curtailed operations
  • Directorate of Public Works: Curtailed operations
  • Contracting: Curtailed operations
  • Staff Judge Advocate: Each of the garrison legal office's six divisions will remain open and operational during regularly posted business hours next week in the event of a government shutdown. Some of the services may be curtailed. The installation tax center will remain open and all scheduled appointments will be kept.
  • Garrison Chaplain: Religious services will be held as scheduled the weekend of April 9 to 10. However, scheduled religious services may be adjusted beginning April 11 in the event of a government shutdown.
  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service: AAFES plans to continue operations in the event of an April 8 federal government shutdown, according to a news release issued April 7. The exchange service is a non-appropriated fund activity. This means the majority of its budget does not rely on tax dollars, Army Col. Virgil Williams, the exchange service's chief of staff, said in the release. If "the federal government shuts down, business at the exchange remains largely unchanged," Williams said. However, he added, some exchange transactions may be delayed, such as the purchase of firearms which require background checks or other federal government actions.




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