WASHINGTON (NNS) October 07, 2013 – All currently furloughed Navy Department employees should return to work today or as soon as practical with the exception of the employees in the categories listed below:
1 – Chief Information Officer (CIO) functions, not previously excepted from furlough based on the Contingency Plan Guidance for Continuation of Essential Operations in the Absence of Available Appropriations of September 2013.
2 – Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) functions not previously excepted. Should not be any below the Secretariat/Echelon I level.
3 – Legislative Affairs and Public Affairs functions not previously excepted or required in support of internal communications to members of the active service.
4 – Auditor and related functions, including Inspector General (IG), not previously excepted. Employees supporting Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) activities are excepted and can report to work.
5 – Work done in support of non-DoD activities and Agencies (except the U.S. Coast Guard) not previously excepted. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) employees are excepted and can report to work.
Employees in these categories will receive calls from their supervisors today explaining the situation. If you have questions, please contact your chain of command.
We greatly appreciate the work that all our civilian shipmates perform. We will continue to share information as we get it.