The installation commander is the approval authority for base operating procedures in the event of inclement weather.
Depending on the circumstances of the winter weather activity, the installation commander may authorize the following: early release, delayed reporting or mission-essential only reporting.
Unit commanders and supervisors are authorized to release non-mission essential personnel according to the guidelines of the early release notification. All non-mission essential personnel will need to pick up their children from the Child Development Centers and Youth Center. Units are encouraged to stagger their release to avoid congestion while exiting the base.
DELAYED REPORTING AUTHORIZED:
The purpose for delayed reporting during hazardous weather conditions is to allow base personnel additional time for safe travel to the base if needed (normally up to two hours). However, the base is open and prepared to receive personnel. Delayed reporting applies to military and civilian personnel; leave will not be charged for the authorized delay period. Personnel are expected to arrive as soon as safety permits, not necessarily wait the full delay time if it is not needed.
DELAYED REPORTING ... REPORT NO EARLIER THAN SPECIFIED TIME:
There will also be instances of delayed reporting for non-mission essential personnel, specifying not to report prior to a specific time.
This allows base recovery personnel time to plow snow from streets and parking lots ahead of your arrival. When a specific time is given to report, non-mission essential personnel should not report earlier than the specified time. The CDCs and Youth Center will only accept drop-offs for children of mission-essential personnel until the specified time. During these situations, only the Belleville and Shiloh Gates will be open unless otherwise announced, so please plan your arrival accordingly and work with your supervisor or work center for any other reporting requirements. Staggered reporting is encouraged to minimize congestion at the gates.
*Please note that during any delayed reporting situation, the Commissary, the Exchange and other customer service activities may also have a delay in opening. Those with medical appointments will be contacted by the medical clinic to reschedule appointments if necessary. For those with appointments downtown, please check with your physician for appointment status and expect delays.
MISSION-ESSENTIAL ONLY REPORTING:
Personnel identified by their commanders as mission-essential are to report for duty; all others should remain on telephone standby and await further instructions from their supervisor or commander until the base status changes.
Civilian personnel not required to report will be placed on administrative leave as granted by the installation commander. Only those children of designated mission-essential personnel are allowed to be dropped off at the CDCs and Youth Center.
During these times, the Commissary and the Exchange will be closed unless otherwise stated and all other base activities canceled as well.
HOW INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED
In addition to AtHoc messages being sent as required, information about inclement weather base operating procedures will be released through:
▪ The Scott AFB public website, www.scott.af.mil;
▪ The Straight Talk Line at 256-SAFB (7232);
▪ The Scott AFB Facebook page (which has a direct link off of www.scott.af.mil);
▪ Base-wide emails (for early release only); and
▪ The Team Scott community is highly encouraged to check these sources first.
Information will also be released to the following media outlets:
▪ KTVI Channel 2 (www.fox2now.com);
▪ KMOV Channel 4 (www.kmov.com); and
▪ KSDK Channel 5 (www.ksdk.com).
Service members and civilians unsure of base operating procedures or their reporting status should speak with their supervisor or unit commander.
Remember, Scott Elementary is in the Mascoutah School District. If Mascoutah schools are closed, Scott Elementary is also closed even if the base is open. If the base is closed but Mascoutah schools are open, then Scott Elementary is also open.