The government shutdown affects our entire JSC community, civil servants and contractors.  We are bringing organizations together to help answer questions about employee benefits, loan programs, employee assistance, and general services in the community.  The event is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilruth Center Alamo Ballroom.  The event is an open house format, so come by anytime during the event hours.  Center Director, Mark Geyer, will share some opening remarks at 11 a.m.

JSC Human Resources

Provide general guidance about filing for unemployment benefit, understanding benefits during furlough, and other questions for civil servants.

JSC Federal Credit Union

Discuss loan options and the process for signing up for JSC FCU membership.

Employee Assistance Program

Discuss JSC EAP services and available community resources, i.e. – information for local food banks and utility assistance.  An EAP Counselor is also available for short, private discussions.  Employees experiencing emotional crisis can call the EAP main number 281-483-6130 and will be routed to a counselor.

Laptop Station from IRD

Laptops are available to access Employee Express and access other needed information during the furlough.  IRD personnel will also be on hand to address questions related to IT – device usage, passwords, PIV badges, etc.


Discuss options for students and parents who are in the Clear Creek Independent School District.   Also, learn how to fast track to become a substitute teacher within the school district.

JSC Legal Office

Discuss legal questions and concerns from employees.  Provide information and forms for outside work approval.

JSC Starport

As a stress reliever during the furlough, Starport is providing free access to the Strength and Cardio Center and Group Exercise Classes for the remainder of the shutdown for the JSC team that is not currently membership holders.   January 11 is also Starport Fitness Friday where you can try a high-intensity cardio class, full-body strength training class and a session of yoga, tai chi and Pilates.  Please bring your badge and be prepared to fill out paperwork to apply for fitness facility use.