Due to a lapse in federal funding, some civilian employees of Naval Health Clinic Charleston (NHCC) have been furloughed. “Navy Medicine is extremely proud of and highly values the contributions of its civilian workforce and the furlough should in no way be considered as a statement to the contrary. Our facility is meeting, and will continue to meet, the medical needs of our beneficiaries despite the furlough,” said CAPT Mary Kim Kenney-Gutshall, NHCC Commanding Officer.
Military personnel at NHCC are not subject to furlough. Accordingly, military personnel on active duty will continue to report for duty and carry out assigned duties as normal.
The Department of Defense has determined it is in the employee's best interest to implement a “discontinuous furlough” beginning the week of July 8 through Sept. 30. Employees will have no more than 11 total workdays furloughed as directed by DoD.
There will not be a need to suspend the delivery of health care services at NHCC. The NHCC staff will be able to maintain current services and appointments.
NHCC is committed to providing consistent and quality patient and family-centered care throughout the furlough period. The NHCC staff is meeting, and will continue to meet, the immediate needs and demands of beneficiaries despite the government furlough.