NASA civil servants are authorized to check work email and acknowledge receipt of a second furlough notice if you are able to do so virtually without extraordinary measures or needing to drive onto the Center.  If you are able to access the notice, please notify your supervisor virtually to acknowledge receipt. Supervisors are asked to make reasonable efforts virtually to track acknowledgements; however, are not expected to conduct extraordinary measures. JSC senior staff wishes you the best during this difficult time. Please remember that the EAP is available for consultation and resources by calling 281.483.6130. Please continue to check http://jscsos.com main page and the “Furlough Information” menu option for updates, FAQs, resources, and announcements of JSC Unites employee furlough support open houses such as the one occurring this Friday, January 25 from 11am-1pm in the Gilruth Ballroom.

Please also continue to check the agency external operating website at https://nasapeople.nasa.gov/shutdown/shutdown.htm.  For additional benefits FAQs, refer to the OPM Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs, Section H. Benefits at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/guidance-for-shutdown-furloughs.pdf.