In advance of the anticipated arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias in the Charleston area, Boeing South Carolina will suspend normal operations at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. Teammates should not report to work starting with second shift on Monday, Aug 3. Third-shift teammates will still report to work Sunday, Aug. 2, and first-shift teammates are also expected to report to work as normal on Monday, Aug. 3.
The timing of the temporary site shutdown is based on the latest weather projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which show tropical storm force winds are not expected until 5 p.m. on Monday, giving our teammates ample time to return home. We will keep assessing weather conditions and make adjustments if needed, and communicate to you as early as possible if there are any changes.
When will we resume normal operations?
We will make an assessment of when to resume operations after the storm passes, but based on current predictions, we anticipate being able to resume normal operations with first shift Tuesday, Aug. 4, but only after a complete site safety assessment. Check the Employee Emergency Information Hotline or the website (www.boeing.com/emergency) frequently and at least two hours or more prior to your scheduled report to work time.
How do I find out if I should come to work?
Teammates should check the Boeing Employee Emergency Information Hotline frequently for updates on returning to work and also stay in contact with their manager. Closure and return to work information will also be provided to local media for broadcast. For teammates without access to the internal web or phone lines, the Boeing external site (www.boeing.com) will have information posted under Emergency Information at the top of the homepage. Teammates without remote intranet access may want to put the Employee Emergency Information Hotline number in their personal cell phone.
How do I charge my time during suspended operations?
Direct BSC teammates should charge their time in ETS to the time category of “Suspended Operations” as outlined in the Boeing “Paid Time Away From Work Policy Handbook” Section 8, pages 40-43. If a teammate’s regular work shift ends after 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, direct-charging teammates should charge the remaining normal working hours to “Suspended Operations” in ETS. BSC teammates with approval from their manager to work virtually should charge time as they normally would in ETS. Contractors will not be paid for time not worked during suspended operations. Teammates should contact their manager with any questions related to pay practices during suspended operations.
Is anyone going to be on site during suspended operations? Can I come in to work if I want to?
Some critical functions may remain on site during the suspension of operations; those teammates will be notified by their management. If you have not been notified by management, you will not be allowed on site during the closure.
May I work virtually from home?
In coordination with their manager, teammates who are able to telecommute safely should continue to do and charge their time as normal in ETS.