Fort Bragg Furloughs: 50 Percent of Civilian Employees Furloughed by Shutdown

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Half of the 14,500 Department of Defense civilian employees at Fort Bragg in North Carolina will be furloughed because of the government shutdown.

That includes substance abuse and suicide prevention services, reported Nicole Carr of ABC on Tuesday.

The employees that are excepted from the furloughs are mostly those performing life, health and safety functions, according to the fort.

No temporary duty will be authorized on, and after, Oct. 1, 2013, until after the government shutdown is rectified.

Family and support offices that will be closed because of the shutdown: ACS Satellite Offices, Survivor Outreach Services, and the Family Readiness Group Center.

Additionally, the Army Sports Program is suspended and the Throckmorton Library will have reduced hours.

Some programs remain open, such as Army Emergency Relief, Soldier and Family Assistance Center, and all child development centers, according to the fort.

Also, medical care services will continue.

The fort said that because of the shutdown, it will not be updating its Twitter feed and that it will have delays in responses and posts on its Facebook page.

“As we receive information, we will do our best to share it with you, but please understand that our capability is extremely limited right now. Thank you for your continued support,” it said. 

In addition, the commissaries are open today, Oct. 1, to sell perishable items but will be closed after today until further notice.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.