Q5:We seem to be putting a lot of
energy/emphasis on access control…thoughts?
A5:Yes we are.Basically the shooting at Canada’s parliament
bldg and other threats around the world, combined with our security
requirements, make it necessary for us to focus on securing the installation.
Q4:Is it possible to have a range open one day a
week for family/POW use?Similar to
Aiken Range on Fort Jackson.
A4:DFMWR has a POW (Private
Owned Weapons) range available on weekends and holidays from 0700-1500 for
folks to use.It is located behind the
Pass and Permit and Game Warden Offices on Highway 144 East.Patrons will need to register inside the Pass
and Permit Office before firing their weapons.
Q3:Why aren’t employees paid according to the
TDA?If an employee retires or quits,
the new employee will be hired at the higher grade.Why?
A3:This goes back to what
your grade is on the TDA.About 10% of the civilian workforce doesn’t
match what their grade is on the TDA.Annex G to the Civilian Hiring OPORD explains how to request an
increase.Your supervisor will need to
complete the request.
Q2:What is the status on keeping civilians at
DES?Will they be phased out?If so, will jobs be provided for them?
A2:Good question.The current TDA has approx 153 cuts across
the Garrison and several of those belong to DES.Yes we could put Soldiers in these positions
but there would not be any continuity since they rotate out often.We are currently working on requesting
over-hires.There is no attempt on our
part to phase out the DES Civilians.DPW
Master Planning is also in the same situation.
Question:Back in the summer we had a Real Property
Vision Plan Charrette, what is happening with the results from that?
Answer:It will be a part of the
future of the installation.Wherever we
build, we will look at that to see where we can improve the future look of the
installation; i.e.: landscaping, parking, multi-use facilities, etc.Hinesville just went through the same concept
recently as well.