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This is an information page on how to obtain the latest information on Tinker's operating status. Explanations for what each status means are provided below. To obtain the latest base operating status information, follow us on Tinker's Twitter feed and Tinker's Facebook page , or tune in to local television and radio stations, or call the Tinker Straight Talk Line at (405) 734-1900.  Updates are only made if the status changes from "Open" The Base Operating status is determined by Tinker leadership between 3-4 a.m. for the day shift and assessed throughout the day for all other shifts.
 
Winter Weather

For a list of closings visit your local News Station web sites.  Please see the below links.

www.okcfox.com
www.news9.com
www.koco.com
www.kfor.com

Twitter

You do not need an account to view Tinker's Twitter page, but to receive automatic text alerts, you must subscribe. To subscribe to Tinker's Twitter feed you must have an active Twitter account and choose to "follow" @Team_Tinker. This will allow you to receive short texts from Tinker on the operating status or anytime something is posted. To subscribe go to: http://twitter.com/Team_Tinker and click on the "sign up" button on the top left of the page. To receive SMS/text messages, send message to Twitter with the following text "follow Team_Tinker." For help, visit this section of the Twitter help page.

Facebook

You do not need an active Facebook account to view Tinker's Facebook page, but if you wish to receive automatic updates in your "news feed" you need to choose to follow Tinker. To follow Tinker on Facebook, you must also have an active Facebook account. The Facebook address iswww.facebook.com/tinkerairforcebase. To fully engage click on the "sign up" button on the top left of the page. You may also click the "like" button and you'll begin receiving Tinker updates on your news feed as soon as something is posted.


During significant weather events, base officials monitor weather conditions and any changes to the operating status will be reported.

These outlets will be updated when operating status is anything other than OPEN.

Do not call base operations, the Tinker Command Post or security forces for weather or operating status information.

If in doubt concerning base operating status, please contact your supervisor .

See below for explanation of current operating status.
 
 
tabBase Operating Status OPEN  
What Announcement Means
Base functions will open on time, and employees are expected to report for work as scheduled. 

Additional Guidance
Organizations should be as flexible as possible in approving leave for employees who face emergency situations or other hardships (e.g., when schools/child care centers open late or are closed). 

Unless the base is closed, operating status updates are for civilian leave and pay purposes. Military members must communicate with their chain of command for leave and duty status.



tabCLOSED Status 
What Announcement Means
Employees not designated as "weather emergency essential personnel" are excused from duty without loss of pay or charge to leave.

"weather emergency essential personnel" are expected to report for work on time.

Additional Guidance
Workdays on which Tinker AFB is closed are non-workdays for leave purposes.

Employees who are on approved leave before the closure must be granted excused absence. This does not apply to employees on LWOP, military leave, suspension, or in a nonpay status.

Employees on alternative work schedules (AWS) are not entitled to another AWS day off "in lieu of" the workday on which the agency is closed.

For employees on shifts other than Day Shift, the calendar day on which a shift begins is considered the day of duty, even though it may extend into the next calendar day.
tabLIBERAL LEAVE Status 
What Announcement Means
Tinker AFB functions will open on time, but employees not designated as "weather emergency essential personnel" may take annual leave or leave without pay (LWOP) without prior approval of their supervisors.

"weather emergency essential personnel" are expected to report for work on time.

Additional Guidance
Employees must inform their supervisors if they plan to take annual leave or LWOP. If an employee fails to report for work and has not informed the supervisor of his or her plans to take leave, the organization may charge the employee absence without leave.

Unless the base is closed, operating status updates are for civilian leave and pay purposes. Military members must communicate with their chain of command for leave and duty status.
tabLATE REPORTING Status 
What Announcement Means
Tinker AFB functions will open on time, but employees not designated as "weather emergency essential personnel" should adjust their normal home departure time consistent with the announcement. Employees who arrive late for work within the specified time will be excused without loss of pay or charge to leave.

Additional Guidance
"weather emergency essential personnel" are expected to report for work on time.

This announcement may affect only one shift at a time with policy changes and announcements for each shift.

It may or may not be combined with "Liberal Leave"

Unless the base is closed, operating status updates are for civilian leave and pay purposes. Military members must communicate with their chain of command for leave and duty status.

tabEARLY DISMISSAL Status 
What Announcement Means
When an emergency situation occurs during normal work hours, 72nd ABW/CC may determine that Tinker AFB functions are operating under an "Early Dismissal" policy. When this announcement is made, employees should be dismissed relative to their normal departure times from work.

Additional Guidance
Example: If a 2-hour "Early Dismissal" is announced, workers who normally leave their duty stations at 3:30 p.m. would be authorized to leave at 1:30 p.m.

Unless the base is closed, operating status updates are for civilian leave and pay purposes. Military members must communicate with their chain of command for leave and duty status.



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