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Silverback
08-14-2013, 07:59 PM
I was told about this a few weeks ago that the GS employees were going to lose their Civilian Fitness Wellness Program (CFWP). I supervise quite a few of civilians and of course they are not happy. The only link online that I could find is the one listed below. Does anyone else have any information on whether this is going to occur or not?

http://afgecouncil214.org/story/afmc-headquarters-proposes-elimination-civilian-fitnesswellness-program

imported_KnuckleDragger
08-15-2013, 02:36 AM
Would they rather have fitness time or a job? Some real "entitled" people around here.

The budget problems WILL AFFECT EVERYBODY!

Chief_KO
08-15-2013, 03:54 AM
Civilian fitness program is unit by unit. Ours was cut back during sequestration and may go away entirely if billets are cut.

Bunch
08-15-2013, 04:11 AM
I have never heard of this before. I sure know a lot of civs that are in need of some fitness.

SomeRandomGuy
08-15-2013, 03:28 PM
In my opinion the civilian fitness time should go away. At my unit civilians are authorized 2 hours per week for fitness. Guess how they use it? Once a week they leave 2 hours early to "go to the gym". Its just basically two hours of free leave. The ones who actually do work out end up doing it on their own time but still take teh free 2 hours because why not?

Pullinteeth
08-15-2013, 03:45 PM
I heard a rumor when sequestration first hit and they were talking about the furlough but have recieved no official notification.

Dickie
08-15-2013, 04:09 PM
For our unit we will start back up Civ "PT" time after the furloughs are over.

retiredAFcivvy
08-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Does anyone know the regulation/policy actually covering this? The article referenced by silverback referred to a labor union agreement which might be negotiated by each base.

Pullinteeth
08-15-2013, 05:45 PM
DODD 1308.1, says one should "encourage" civilians to exercise...how each service did so was pretty much up to them....

retiredAFcivvy
08-15-2013, 06:06 PM
DODD 1308.1, says one should "encourage" civilians to exercise...how each service did so was pretty much up to them....

Thanks. I probably should have known. I just never pursued it.

20+Years
08-16-2013, 02:34 PM
I thought civilian fitness was getting out of thier chair and walking to the snack bar and back? Is that what they are taking away?

imported_chipotleboy
08-16-2013, 11:17 PM
I have never heard of this before. I sure know a lot of civs that are in need of some fitness.

The good news is that fitness isn't part of how we're evaluated. I haven't done a pushup since my last PFT in 2008.

Senior AMMO
08-17-2013, 11:19 AM
I was told I could have fitness time but I would have to take the fitness test. Told my boss I did my share of fitness test, if I wanted to keep taking PT test I wouldn't have retired!

Gonzo432
08-17-2013, 01:43 PM
It's a beautiful Saturday morning, I'll be taking a walk (1.5 miles since that's 2 laps around the neighborhood), I don't get to do that M-F 0730-1600 but that's fine with me. Where I work has a deal with the YMCA, you get 10 or 20% off. To me that covers the "encourage" mentioned in an earlier post. My wife's work (not civil service) has a gym and it's free so that's a good thing.