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Update Issue Paper

    AFAP Commander’s Steering Committee

    Maneuver Support Center

3rdQuarter, Fiscal Year 2007

    Table of Contents

AAFES Issues

    Issue No. 07-017: Family Movie Scheduling .................................................. 3

    Issue No. 07-035: Coin Operated Laundromat for Permanent Party and Family

     Members .......................................................................... 4

CPAC Issue

    Issue No. 07-052: Sick Leave Compensation for FERS Employees .............. 5

COFS Issue

    Issue No. 07-037: IET Soldiers Access to Post Facilities ............................... 6

DES Issue

    Issue No. 07-096: East Gate Hours of Operation........................................... 7

DMPO Issue

    Issue No. 07-061: Thrift Savings Plan Matching Contribution Standardization 8 DMWR Issues

    Issue No. 05-302: Space for Army Community Service (ACS) Programs ...... 9

    Issue No. 06-100: Child Development Center (CDC) Hourly Care

     Availability ........................................................................ 10

    Issue No. 06-101: Exercise Facilities at Pippin Youth Center for Teens

     (12-15 yrs) ........................................................................ 11

    Issue No. 07-135: Entertainment Facility Exclusively for High School Teens. 12

    Issue No. 07-002: Child Development Center Monitoring System ................. 13

    Issue No. 07-005: Hours of Availability at the Child Development Center ..... 14

    Issue No. 07-027: Auto Craft Shop Hours of Operation ................................. 15

    Issue No. 07-028: Pool Bathroom Changing Facilities ................................... 16

    Issue No. 07-030: MWR Website Updates .................................................... 17

    Issue No. 07-124: Youth Services Summer Program and Activities .............. 18

    Issue No. 07-136: Teen Website for Community Involvement…...…………… 19

    DPW Issues

    Issue No. 05-123: Joint Multi-Purpose Training Facility ................................. 20

    Issue No. 07-084: Litter Control Measures for Walking Trails and Roadways 21 MEDDAC Issues

     Issue No. 06-055: Pharmacy Wait Time for Retirees and Family Members .. 22

     Issue No. 07-108: After Hours Emergency Room Wait Time ........................ 24 MILPO Issues

     Issue No. 07-072: Noncommissioned Officer Degree Completion Program .. 25

     Issue No. 07-125: Computerized Army Tuition Assistance Program ............. 26

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Issue No. 07-017: Family Movie Scheduling

    Scope: Multiple use of the post theater eliminates appropriate family movie options during the week and does not provide for a family schedule on the weekend. AAFES is a tenant of the theater and only has occupancy rights after official Post functions. Between training, graduation practice, and graduations, AAFES does not have an opportunity to show a movie in the theater until after 1700 Monday through Friday. The significance of showing a family rated movie at the appropriate time will allow for more family fun time while improving morale.

Conference Recommendation:

1. Designate a theater as a movie only facility.

2. Provide more family friendly movies during the week.

    3. Establish a policy that states only G and PG rated movies during matinee times, showing PG-13 and R rated movies in the evenings only.

Progress:

    ; AAFES has designated an 1130 showing each Saturday for presenting a G or

    PG movie.

    ; AAFES will show additional G and PG movies in afternoon slots when current G

    and PG blockbusters are available.

Status Recommendation: Recommend closure

Lead Agency: AAFES

Support Agency: None

Approved By: Jeff Wigness, 596-1501

Action Officer/Phone: Jeff Wigness, 596-1501

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    Issue No. 07-035: Coin Operated Laundromat for Permanent Party and Family Members

    Scope: Currently, there are no coin operated laundry facilities for Fort Leonard Wood permanent party members. Commercial laundry services are available on post, but it’s costly to wash certain items (underwear and socks). The three day turn around is too long and inconvenient for day to day use. This forces Fort Leonard Wood permanent party and family members to utilize coin operated facilities off post.

Conference Recommendation: Provide coin operated laundry facilities for Fort

    Leonard Wood, sufficient to accommodate mass use.

Progress:

    ; AAFES has identified the old barber shop located in building 492 as the primary

    location to provide this service.

    ; A DA 4283 has been submitted to DPW with a scope of work.

    ; We have submitted the requirements for solicitation of this contract and currently

    have 4 local businesses interested in bidding.

    ; We have identified 2 General Contractors interested in bidding on this project

    once approved by DPW.

Status Recommendation: Active

Lead Agency: AAFES

Support Agency: None

Approved By: Jeff Wigness, 596-1501

Action Officer/Phone: Jeff Wigness, 596-1501

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Issue No. 07-052: Sick Leave Compensation for FERS Employees

    Scope: Remaining balance of unused sick leave is not creditable for annuity compensation purposes at retirement for Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). When FERS was created, the retirement credit for unused sick leave was not included. Crediting of unused sick leave would improve the retirement package for FERS employees.

    Conference Recommendation: Credit unused sick leave for annuity compensation for FERS employees.

Progress:

    ; Issue was forwarded to the 2007 TRADOC AFAP conference. Issue was not

    prioritized.

    ; Workgroup did not prioritize this issue as more information and justification was

    required. Group discussion determined FERS employees were looking at CSRS

    employees and ignoring other benefits of FERS.

Status Recommendation: Active

Lead Agency: CPAC

Support Agency: None

Approved By: Sandra Kruse, 596-0280

Action Officer/Phone: Beverly Williams, 596-0927

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Issue No. 07-037: IET Soldiers Access to Post Facilities

    Scope: Currently the AAFES complex and other post facilities are heavily populated by IET Soldiers. Permanent party personnel are being subjected to situations where they are off duty and have to make on the spot corrections and/or attempt to conduct social/personal business in the company of IET Soldiers. Perceptions and attitudes towards IET Soldiers are adversely affected due to their unsupervised and continuous presence in post facilities. Permanent party personnel and their families are choosing to patronize off post establishments in order to avoid these inconvenient and uncomfortable situations.

Conference Recommendation:

    1. Establish guidelines for limited and synchronized hours for IET Soldiers to utilize post facilities.

    2. Develop policies for supervision and leader presence during synchronized hours to ensure appropriate behavior and compliance with military regulations.

Progress: CofS discussed options with MCSM and Brigade Commanders. IET

    Soldiers cannot be eliminated from patronage.

Options:

    - Establish Courtesy Patrols

    - Leverage leadership using normal patrons

    - Leverage IET trainee leadership

    - Use post facility employees

    Recommend combination of briefing Soldiers on proper behavior, normal patron leadership, trainee leadership position responsibilities and post facility employees to ensure proper behavior.

Status Recommendation: Completed

Lead Agency: MANSCEN CofS

Support Agency: Brigade Commanders

Approved By: COL Grey, 563-6118

Action Officer/Phone: COL Grey, 563-6118

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Issue No. 07-096: East Gate Hours of Operation

    Scope: East gate has limited gate hours. Gate operating hours is 0500 - 2045. Funding is currently not available for additional guards to expand hours. Department of the Army requires 100 vehicles per hour or 2,400 vehicles per day for gates to remain open. East Gate users who desire to enter/exit FLW between 2100-0500 are adversely affected due to the requirement to drive additional mileage to access the nearest open gate increasing driving times and economic costs.

Conference Recommendation:

    1. Require that all available avenues for additional funding be pursued.

2. Extend operating hours of East Gate to 0400 2300.

    Progress: DES is currently pursuing a reclama process with IMCOM and OPMG (DA) to address total guard shortages based on traffic flow metrics and is responding to a new IMCOM data call on installations with rural gates. This study titled “Study Of Impact To Civilian

    Communities Caused By Gate Closures At Rural Army Installations”. Installations can

    submit data only they have gates that meet the meet the following criteria:

    ; Installations situated in, or immediately adjacent to, significantly rural areas with

    population densities at or below 250 persons per square mile (i.e., with a population

    base which would likely never meet the 100 vehicle/hour/lane OPMG standard).

    ; Installations for which it would take longer than 1 hour (on average) to drive from one

    side of the installation to the other, or to drive around the installation if a particular ACP

    was closed.

    ; Installations meeting the above criteria that have received a significant number of

    expressed local concerns about recent closures/reduction of hours of ACPs.

    Based on these criteria the East Gate will not qualify for consideration by IMCOM and the only justification for keeping the gate open or longer than current operating hours are the lMCOM/OPMG standards for traffic flow. Current traffic flow measurements (Apr 07) still do not support additional operating hours on the East Gate. DES has emergency procedures in place to allow medical and law enforcement emergencies onto the installation through a cooperative agreement with 911 centers, MEDDAC and the Provost Marshal’s Office.

Status Recommendation: Unattainable

Lead Agency: DES

Support Agency: None

Approved By: LTC Blackwell, 596-0575

Action Officer/Phone: Mr. Rick Vise, 596-7779 or MAJ Russell-Tutty, 596-0575

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    Issue No. 07-061: Thrift Savings Plan Matching Contribution Standardization

    Scope: Military personnel do not receive matching contributions in the Thrift Savings Plan. Current FERS civilian employees receive matching funds however, the Military does not. Military personnel receiving matching funds would improve their financial posture at retirement age or upon death of service member. Matching funds would provide an alternative/supplement option to the Survivor Benefit Plan.

    Conference Recommendation: Standardize matching contributions of Thrift Savings Plan for Military to equal the FERS program.

Progress:

; Issue was forwarded to the 2007 TRADOC AFAP conference.

    ; Issue was prioritized and recommended for forwarding to the DA Level AFAP

    conference.

Status Recommendation: Active

Lead Agency: DMPO

Support Agency: None

Approved By: Mary Turnbough-Fryson, 596-0710

Action Officer/Phone: Jerry Helms, 596-0729

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Issue No. 05-302: Space for Army Community Service (ACS) Programs

    Scope: ACS programs currently lack adequate space. The lack of adequate space in Building 470 has forced programs to move elsewhere on the installation. Programs and services are often delayed, rescheduled, relocated, or cancelled due to space availability. Due to the lack of available private office space, the privacy of the Soldier of family member is compromised. Due to the lack of storage space available with the facilities, employees and volunteers are using their own vehicles to transport items for programs such as the Lending Closet and Army Family Team Building (AFTB) to and from the warehouse. The inadequacy of space has a negative impact on Soldiers, family members, and the efficiency and effectiveness of services and programs provided by ACS.

Conference Recommendation:

    1. Consolidate all ACS programs and services into one location, large enough to accommodate all programs.

    2. Provide additional space large enough to effectively and efficiently provide programs and services.

    3. Move two or more programs from the Pershing Community Center to one large location.

    Progress: The installation continues to look for additional space for Army Community Service. Lean Six Sigma project regarding utilization of building 470 could possibly result in additional space being allocated to ACS in that building.

Status Recommendation: Active

Lead Agency: DMWR

Support Agency: DPW

Approved By: Tammy Call, 596-0118

Action Officer/Phone: Lynn Morgan, 596-0618

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Issue No. 06-100: Child Development Center (CDC) Hourly Care Availability

    Scope: The current population versus the space available of the facility for hourly child care is insufficient to meet the demand of the Fort Leonard Wood community. On a daily basis there are 21 hourly child care appointments for ages 4 weeks 36 months

    and 20 hourly child care appointments available for ages 3-5. This greatly impacts people in need of last minute child care as well as the members of the community who use the CDC.

Conference Recommendation:

    1. Change Army regulations to make full-time, part-time and hourly care equitable.

    2. Create or construct a separate Child Development Center location dedicated for hourly child care only.

    3. Create a satellite location at the General Leonard Wood Community Hospital and/or fitness centers for hourly care as needed for appointments.

Progress:

; Issue returned to installation because this is a local issue.

    ; Issue was written addressing the requirements of an individual installation.

    Comment: Family Child Care (FCC) Providers have the ability to care for children of patrons who have a need for unscheduled or drop-in hourly care.

Status Recommendation: Active

Lead Agency: DMWR

Support Agency: None

Approved By: Tammy Call, 596-0118

Action Officer/Phone: Nancy B. Starnes, 596-0200

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