21 FSS will be updating their closures and limited services at the following link:https://www.21fss.com/news/closures-on-base-due-to-covid-19
An important reminder to those who are still working or living on base: ABSOLUTELY no food delivery service is allowed on base. If you do order out, please have it delivered to the West Gate Visitor Control Center, and ensure you meet the delivery person there.
Gate Guard Duty: Gate guard augmentee duty is suspended until further notice.
Civilian Personnel: If employees are approved by supervisors to telework as part of management actions in response to COVID-19, the code they should be using in ATAAPS is TS for situational telework. They will use RG on the timecard and then select TS as the sub code. In addition, employees and supervisors must take action to complete corresponding training at the earliest convenience. To further clarify, employees and supervisors may complete the training immediately, via VPN, or as soon as practicable as network access allows. They have waived the restriction for teleworking while your children are at home. If your leadership has questions in regard to the paperwork that is required please have them contact civilian personnel. I have also attached a useful table I received from CPO for assisting with determining different scenarios and how the employees should be working or teleworking or using leave.
If the employee is regularly scheduled to Telework they will use TW if the telework is unscheduled in response to a situation (e.g. COVID19) they will use TS.
Certification Window for the below Pay Period End Dates (PPE) will be open effective 18 MAR 20, to help with being able to certify as early as possible. We are not having accelerated payroll, but we want to minimize the possibility of time not being certified on time. PPE 28 MAR 20 PPE 11 APR 20 PPE 25 APR 20
ATAAPS can be accessed on a personal computer with a CAC/Smart Card Reader on commercial internet. It does not have to be on a government computer or be on the Virtual Private Network (VPN). If any of your certifiers have a government cell phone, they may also be able to access ATAAPS and certify as well.
Ordinarily a timecard is required to be Concurred on by the employee before certification; however, if the employee is not able to do so, it does not prevent the Certifier from certifying the timecard. A Timekeeper can enter time on the timecard on behalf of the employee. When the employee is able to concur, they will need to do so, as well as make any necessary changes so that it will update as a retro transaction.
Finance Office: The 21st Comptroller Squadron will be operating virtually effectively immediately. All financial inquiries can be emailed to 21CPTS.FMFC@us.af.mil and technicians are standing by to respond to each email in a timely manner. Please ensure your contact information is included in correspondence in the event a technician needs to reach you. PCS in-processing briefings that are typically held each Tuesday and separation and retirement briefings that are held each Friday are now virtual. Email 21CPTS.FMFC@us.af.mil and a technician will electronically provide documentation to ensure military and travel entitlements are updated accordingly or will advise what actions are necessary to fulfill this requirement.
Due to heightened exposure risk of COVID-19, financial institutions on Peterson AFB have made the following changes:
- Ent Credit Union: Open during normal hours for drive through services only. The customer service lobby will be closed until further notice.
- 5-Star Bank: Open during normal hours for drive through services and for customers who call ahead for access to safe deposit boxes. Otherwise, the customer service lobby is closed until further notice.
Photo Studio Operations: The 21 SW Public Affairs photo studio will cease operations until further notice. If you had an appointment it will be cancelled.
PT Testing: Fitness assessments have been cancelled until Jun 2020. Please see the myPers Article (link below). https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/46625
Effective 17 March 2020, all Official Fitness Assessment Testing is cancelled until June 2020.
FACs must ensure that AFMMS II is updated to reflect a Commander Composite Exemption on each member who is due for their Official Fitness Assessment in March, April and May. FACs must also ensure the expiration dates reflect the same due dates indicated above to prevent members going into a non-current status. Fitness Testing will resume on 1 June 2020 unless further guidance is published.
The 21st SW Safety office is going virtual. There is a safety representative on standby for any Occupational or Weapons Management related events and the Safety Office on-call (719) 330-5387 is manned 24-7. Scheduled facility inspections and training events are postponed. All personnel should report mishaps as normal.
The Retiree Activities Office is closed for the next couple of weeks as we as a community and nation do our best to minimize the spread of this virus. We will send you an email when the Retiree Office is re-opened for normal business.
The Peterson Air and Space Museum will be closed until further notice.
SAPR Office Response Plan: The SAPR office will be working remotely with VPN and duty cell phones. All office phone lines have been transferred to duty cell phones. We will maintain our 24/7 response capability with the crisis line manned by full time staff (in lieu of rotating volunteers). We have a sign posting all information in our general office area in the event that any one comes by. 24/7 CRISIS LINE: 719.556.7272 (SARC)
Sponsor Engagement: If you are sponsoring an inbound member affected by the stop-movement order, please ensure you are in contact with them and funneling up concerns or issues through your chain-of-command. Also, please ensure you are providing those inbound members with official guidance. Proactive communication is vital given the unprecedented nature of the rapidly changing events.
DSD: Effectively immediately, all 2020 Spring DSD actions are suspended until further notice. That said, please encourage supervisors and commanders to continue to discuss career broadening options with their Airmen and ben even more prepared to vector them when a new opportunity window is set.
Stop Movement Directive:
Base Exchange: Hand sanitizers, face masks, disposable gloves, rubbing alcohol, thermometers, paper towels, toilet paper, bleach, disinfecting wipes and cleaners, are limited to three per customer.
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is currently providing very limited legal services and has suspended all walk-in legal assistance services and Will appointments until further notice. If you are an Active Duty service member who is deploying and/or has an emergent legal issue please call 556-4871 for assistance.
21st Force Support Squadron: Here is an educational resource link for parents who now have their kids at home with them. https://www.21fss.com/news/learning-while-schools-are-closed/ Here is additional text on your School Liasion https://www.21fss.com/about/airman-family-readiness/school-liaison-officer/