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r ACTION LINEEXT. 77000. Reiterate veteran's preference We see in things the paper that would i ieaa people to believe that all veterans have preference in a reduction in force. I think we need to reiterate that this is not true, that only veterans ho have a 30 disapercent or greater disability, that are combat-relatebilities, have any preference at all in a RIF. All other veterans are not treated with any preference over consistently d civilians. Thank you. 4 There are two groups of veterans preference for RIF. The highest preference group are those veterans who have a 30 percent or more d The other includes all veteran's preferdisability. group ence employees who are not in the 30 percent or more disabled group. In general, retired military who are drawing military retirement pay do not qualify for veteran's preference. These two groups have preference over in the same tenure group (for example, career or as long as they are qualified for the same position. If you have further questions, please call Mary Allred at Ext. 76605. service-connecte- non-vetera- career-conditiona-l) C ACTION LINT is your opportunity to make Hill AFB a better place to live, work and play. When you call Ext. 77000, your comments will be recorded and staffed through the responsible agency for action. Please give your supervisor and chain of command the opportunity to work with you in answering questions and solving problems before calling ACTION LINE. This will help me better serve your interests through the ACTION What is real "T! 1 Q ) ALC commander commend the men and women of the 6514th TS and the 2952nd CLSS who volunteered their services to help 2849th Security Police Squadron direct traffic during rush hours at the gates. According to the chief of security police, they were a tremendous help. Moreover, their professionalism and team spirit support the many comments I receive on the great job they are doing. I am pleased to see these units volunteer to lend a hand. They are a fine example of pulling together as a team to get the job done. Thank you. You are right. Delays in getting necessary parts to do the job are unacceptable. Adequate support will be provided for all overtime worked in the future. Technology and Industrial Support Directorate management will ensure all TID employees are adequately trained in all material functions within the MICs. The staff of the entitlements office extends an ogy for any perceived rudeness. They have also expressed regret that the insurance officer was out of the office the day you called and that you may have received erroneous information from both FHP and the person taking your call. Federal Law (Chapter 89, 5 USC) defines family members, in part, "as unmarried dependent children under the age of 22 years, ...including stepchildren and foster children who live with the employee in a regular parent-chil- d Fk apol- - relationship." What was sticky, gooey spill? all There was some sticky, gooey material spilled over the road by the railroad repair facility on Jan. 31 that smelled very bad. I know, because I had to wash my car several times to get it off. I noticed they were scraping it up and hauling it off, and I'm curious as to what it was. Q ii We have investigated the suspected Jan. 31 spill on the road by the railroad repair facility. From Jan. 31 through Feb. 5, dredging operations were conducted by the 2849th Civil Engineering Squadron at the Storm-wate- r r Pond 8. The material on the road was most likely sludge excavated from the pond, as it also was sticky and gooey. We have sampled the sludge and analysis results showed it There is no evidence of any other to be road is presently clear of all sludge. area. in The the spill The odor is still present and is typical of odors associated with the normal bacterial decay of pond sludges. The smell should dissipate within a few days. The dredging operation is complete. non-hazardou- s. Repair water damage at the base cleaners has had a QThe from water damage for about two months drive-throug- While insurance carriers may have internal provisions allowing or disallowing various circumstances the federal agency has the ultimate responsibility for determining eligibility. Federal law, in this case, supersedes a carrier provision. Since the child does not meet the eligibility criteria for federal coverage, and changing plans would not resolve the problem, you may need to consider a low option, short-terprivate policy to fill the gap in required coverage. If you require assistance, or have further questions, please contact Nancy Valenski, Ext. 76142. Treat gym patrons like adults identification cards 0 Three of us who hold military were at the gym the other night with two guests. One of the employees was extremely rude to us regarding the use of the Nautilus equipment. The two guests did not have the Nautilus certification card, and we were watched like children to make sure they didn't use the equipment. It was a very embarrassing and unpleasant experience for us. We are not children and we do know how to behave. Would you remind the employees that patrons should be treated like adults, not children? I apologize for any inconvenience or embarrassment this person may have caused you. Rest assured appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation folks strive to provide quality customer service and will ensure this problem does not happen again. If in the future there are any employee problems, please talk to the Hess Fitness Center director, Jim Ext. 79377, as soon as possible. fl As Di-cu- s, 1 Trip for safety shoes expensive don't have safety shoes to fit us. they QWhen usthey down to Mel Boley. It takes about an hour have a kudos for the men and women of the 6514th Test Squadron and the 2952nd Combat Logistics Support Squadron w ho helped out at the base gates while they were having 100 percent inspections. All the guards were so friendly and courteous during that difficult time, and it really makes a person proud to see everyone pulling together in the Air Force community. I'm proud to be a military dependent and civilian employee of Hill AFB. Thank you. Jryi QI the Jan. Bulletin there was a nonce for recruitment for positions at Kadena AB in My understanding that the "no later than sex en days from the dale of the Bulletin" would make it Jan 14. 1 was told by the personnel office that it was Jan 13. that they include Jan. 7 as one working day. 1 have not known this to be done before and was told by personnel that it depends on the individual who is handling the positions. Could you clarify this for us so that we won't miss the opportunity to apply fur pocan see the possibility for a misunderstanding on cut-of- f date for applying on a vacancy announcement. In the case at hand, calendar days were used, which made the closing time Jan. 14 at 9.30 a m The Affirmative Employment Team is preparing a procedure and wording to avoid confusion on future announcements. I'm sorry you missed consideration for this position. Kadena vacancies are advertised periodically so keep watching the Bulletin, and good luck in the future. I r. have received conflicting information about or not my insurance covers my stepson who resides in another state. I was told during open season that it did, and now they tell me he isn't covered. I called the personnel office and was rudely informed that it is against the law for any federal health insurance plan to cover a stepchild. Can you help me find an insurance company that will take care of my stepson's needs? date? cut-o- ff the Kudos sub-number- s. I'm getting different answers 11 7 Qln Japan. A LINE. W. Mcj. Gn. Thompson Jr. Lately we have had a problem getting parts we need for the aircraft we work on because they do not request an expediter to work overtime on the graveyard shift. When there is no one to help us, we have to go over the security fence, around station 99, to access the parts we need. Now they are putting a higher fence and roof on it so we can't do that. When there is someone there to help us, they don't seem to be knowledgeable regarding aircraft parts and They tell you they don't have the part, and it's there all along under the Sometimes can't access to the order the they computer parts. When all else fails, we have to remove the parts from other aircraft, which duplicates work. All this is causing a waste of time and money that really isn't necessary. Can something be done so we can get the parts we need? over-the-to- T.nes sitions? Getting needed parts a problem This will prevent delays in processing parts orders due to lack of understanding in the various systems utilized. Supervision in charge of each is provided with legal acp cess to station 99 which will eliminate any need for unauthorized entry. H.Ktcp Dot Ogdcn sub-numbe- .March 22, 1991 h now, and they can't seem to get any support to get it fixed. Can anything be done to expedite the clean-u- p and leak? repair the il The base exchange laundrydry cleaning through experienced a severe water leak and the 2849th Civil Engineering Squadron was immediately called and they began the necessary steps to correct the problems. Roof leaks in the winter can be very difficult to locate and correct as a result of thawing and freezing. The problem has now been corrected. drive-- r We can't get clean clothes machines in the laundry room for Bldgs. 361 QThe 357 are continually breaking down, and it makes it hard for us to get our laundry done. There really aren't enough machines even when they are all working. Can something be done to either get some additional machines for us or some that won't be breaking down all the time? I The furnishings management office in services has JFH a contract for broken washersdryers, where the contractor is required to respond within 24 hours. There is, however, no record of anyone in your dorm calling in identifying the problem. In the future, please notify your dorm manager as soon as possible so that he or she can notify the FMO. As for the number of washer and dryers, the space in the dormitory laundry rooms is limited. Renovations are scheduled for each dormitory in the next five years where laundry rooms will be expanded; however, until then, new ideas are certainly welcome. to drive there, another hour in the store, and an hour back. So it takes three hours. Even though the price is cheaper at Mel Boley. you are still paying for the person to go down there and get them. Wouldn't it be more cost effective to buy Red Wing boots in Layton or Ogden? A Jr the base doesn't have safety shoes to fit you, they send you to Mel Boley. Under normal circumstances, an individual is authorized two hours administrative leave to purchase safety shoes from a local source. Base procurement stated that most people return within the two hours. It seems your situation was other than normal and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. By public law, the government has an obligation to its taxpayers to compete for the lowest bid possible, which was awarded to Mel Boley. All other competitors were substantially higher. Procurement provided an average boot cost figure of $92.26 for Red Wing, compared to S55 at Mel Boley. a $37.26 difference. A WG-- earns about $11.39 per hour. Based on two hours for a Mel Boley purchase, the cost for a pair of boots would be $77.78; $55 for the boots plus $22.78 for the administrative leave time. The Red Wing cost based on one hour total purchase time would be $103.65; $92.26 for boots plus $11.39 for administrative leave. Therefore, the total cost of the Mel Boley boots is still cheaper by $25.87. Even if it took a WG-- 7 three hours to purchase boots at Mel Boley 's, there would still be a $19.48 savings. These procedures are set in place to alleviate the potential of fraud, waste and abuse. For more information, call SSgt. David McClure. TIDSTSE. 73110. You are correct. If 7 resources should be used of our sections is working a heavy surge item, QOne the , and they aren't letting peo- All APQ-120- ple outside that area work it. They seem to have forgotten what the surge is all about. Why aren't they using all resources to support our troops? A When looking into this inquiry I found that the surge referred to was targeted to a selected item, and people with necessary skills and certification were available and used from the APQ-12crew. Help from other areas was not needed. People in other areas will be used if their skill is required. I assure you. we will do everything necessary to support our troops. Thank you for your interest and support. r 0 Early start causing hardship to flight test being required to start can't see any reason why it's and it's necessary, causing a personal hardship for me. Can't we keep the 7 a.m. shift that has always worked for us in the past? QI object at 6 a.m. I A Thank you for your concern regarding the shift hours that will be worked in the flight test unit. In accordance with local supplement agreement between Ogden Air Logistics Center and Local 1592, Article 7, management can make changes in work schedules when dictated by mission requirements. At this time flight test unit management in the Aircraft Directorate has made the decision that both will work the ATEradar and prep for flight sub-unisame shift hours to meet the mission requirements. With both ATEradar and prep for flight working the same hours, there should be better communications and coverage on the aircraft that are scheduled for early morning f ts flights. In addition, with no graveyard shift assigned at the present time, it will be necessary to start work on the early shift to ensure that all aircraft have the proper and required coverage. In regards to the times that shifts will be worked, the majority of the employees assigned to the flight test unit have expressed their desire to come in and work the early shifts. Management in flight test unit will continue to work with employees who have a particular hardship with these work schedules, if at all possible, but at this time mission capability must come first.