DJJ State Office Closure Update for Thursday, February 13, 2014 DJJ Staff  at:  2/12/2014  

DJJ State Office Closure Update for Thursday, February 13, 2014



Good afternoon DJJ Staff,



Governor Deal has provided updated guidance for state employees in the areas covered by Georgia's declared state of emergency. All DJJ facilities and offices that were identified for closure in our earlier Winter Storm Closure messages will be closed for business on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. DJJ Policy mandates that security, healthcare, and food service staffing must be maintained at appropriate levels at DJJ Secure Facilities.

Rome RYDC
Marietta RYDC
Atlanta YDC
Metro RYDC
DeKalb RYDC
Dalton RYDC (Elbert Shaw RYDC)
Clayton (Martha Glaze) RYDC Dalton RYDC
Gainesville RYDC
Augusta RYDC and YDC
Macon RYDC and YDC
Gwinnett RYDC
Rockdale RYDC
Sandersville RYDC
Central Office

In addition to the facilities and Court Services Offices covered by previous messages, the following locations for DJJ CSO offices and facilities in 91 Georgia counties are also included in the closure order:

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Clayton, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Emanuel, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Screven, Spalding, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties..and Candler and Bulloch.

Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert and Lincoln)

The order applies to employees except those involved in the emergency response or when by policy, where DJJ Secure Facilities are approved for closure, security staffing must be maintained. DJJ Policy mandates that security, healthcare and food service staffing will be maintained at appropriate levels.

Please continue to refer to the information sources listed in the message below for further updates. If you have questions, contact your supervisor.

If you must travel, please execute caution and remember that safety is the first priority. Additional information will be provided through Communications as it becomes available.

Be safe in your travels. One Team, One Mission.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER NILES

WINTER STORM WATCH

State agencies are anticipating another extreme winter weather event across parts of north and central Georgia this week. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow accumulations are all possible in the projected Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service. Governor Nathan Deal activated the State Operations Center Monday and it will remain in operation under the Georgia Emergency Management Agency until the emergency response ends.

WINTER STORM WATCH ADVICE

Commissioner Avery D. Niles reminds DJJ employees to closely monitor storm coverage for any changes in the predictions and to use caution while traveling during inclement weather. Governor Deal encourages all Georgians in affected areas to make necessary preparations, including plans to be off the road so DOT crews can clear the roads.

STAY in TOUCH

The DJJ Communications Office will update DJJ Staff through the official "DJJ Users" email tree or the "JUVENILEJUSTICE-L" LISTSERV system. Remember to check the Department of Juvenile Justice Facebook and Twitter feeds for the most recent information. DJJ Facebook and Twitter links can be found at the DJJ Communications website at (www.djjnewsandviews.org) or on the front page of the DJJ website at (www.djj.state.ga.us ).

SHARE THESE ADVISORIES

This severe weather notification system update information should be shared by all managers and directors at the Department of Juvenile Justice during shift changes this week. When extreme weather strikes, please print-out copies of the Commissioner's announcements to share with other staff who may have limited online-access.

DJJ Policy also indicates that State of Georgia employees working in the Atlanta Metro Area should listen to WSB Radio 750AM and 95.5FM or watch WSB-TV Channel 2 for Official State of Georgia weather instructions from the Governor's Office.

Thank you for all you do in service for the Citizens of Georgia.

"One Team – One Mission".






Avery D. Niles, Commissioner
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice




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     DJJ Updated Closing List: Candler and Bulloch Counties Added to State of Emergency DJJ Staff  at:  2/11/2014  

DJJ UPDATED CLOSING LIST: CANDLER AND BULLOCH COUNTIES ADDED TO GOVERNOR DEAL'S STATE OF EMERGENCY


Per Governor Deal, Candler and Bulloch counties have been added to the list of existing counties under the Winter Weather State of Emergency. All DJJ offices in these counties will be CLOSED on Wednesday and all non-emergency personnel should not report to work.




Additional DJJ Winter Weather updates will be sent via email and posted to the DJJ Facebook and Twitter accounts as they become available.


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From: Gov. Deal's Communications Office
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 06:05 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: Gov. Deal's Communications Office
Subject: Deal closes most of state government Wednesday

For immediate release

Office of Communications


Feb. 11, 2014

Deal closes most of state government Wednesday

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to close state government Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the 91 counties under a state of emergency. The order applies to all employees except those involved in the emergency response. Deal has also added Candler and Bulloch counties to the state of emergency list, bringing the total to 91.


Brian Robinson
Sasha Dlugolenski



DJJ Inclement Weather Update: 3:00 pm February 11, 2014

Good afternoon DJJ Staff,

Governor Deal has provided updated guidance for state employees in the areas included in the state of emergency.  All DJJ facilities and offices that were identified for closure in the earlier message will be closed for business on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.
 
Please continue to refer to the information sources listed below for further updates.




DJJ BOTTOM LINE


DJJ offices and facilities north of Interstate 20 are officially CLOSED as of 10:00 a.m. All other facilities and Court Services Offices in the list below will close as of 12:00 p.m. (Noon) this afternoon:


Rome RYDC

Marietta RYDC

Atlanta YDC

Metro RYDC

DeKalb RYDC

Clayton RYDC (Martha Glaze RYDC)



Dalton RYDC (Elbert Shaw RYDC)

Gainesville RYDC

Augusta RYDC and YDC

Macon RYDC and YDC

Gwinnett RYDC

Rockdale RYDC

Sandersville RYDC

Central Office

In addition to the facilities and Court Services Offices covered by yesterday’s message, the following counties and facilities are now included:

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Clayton, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Emanuel, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Screven, Spalding, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties.

(The counties included yesterday are: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert and Lincoln)

When DJJ Secure Facilities are approved for closure, security staffing must be maintained. Policy mandates that security, healthcare and food service staffing be maintained at appropriate levels.

Please execute caution and remember that safety is the first priority. Additional information will be provided through Communications as it becomes available.

Be safe in your travels. One Team, One Mission.






INCLEMENT WEATHER STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER NILES

Good afternoon DJJ Staff,

WINTER STORM WATCH


State agencies are anticipating another extreme winter weather event across parts of north and central Georgia this week. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow accumulations are all possible in the projected Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service. Governor Nathan Deal activated the State Operations Center at 3PM today and it will remain in operation under the Georgia Emergency Management Agency until the emergency response ends.


WINTER STORM WATCH ADVICE

Commissioner Avery D. Niles reminds DJJ employees to closely monitor storm coverage for any changes in the predictions and to use caution while traveling during inclement weather. Governor Deal encourages all Georgians in affected areas to make necessary preparations tonight and tomorrow, including plans to be off the road by early evening so DOT crews can begin pretreating the roads.

STAY in TOUCH

The DJJ Communications Office will update DJJ Staff through the official “DJJ Users” email tree or the “JUVENILEJUSTICE-L” LISTSERV system. Remember to check the Department of Juvenile Justice Facebook and Twitter feeds for the most recent information. DJJ Facebook and Twitter links can be found at the DJJ Communications website at (www.djjnewsandviews.org) or on the front page of the DJJ website at (www.djj.state.ga.us).

SHARE THESE ADVISORIES

This severe weather notification system update information should be shared by all managers and directors at the Department of Juvenile Justice during shift changes this week. When extreme weather strikes, please print-out copies of the Commissioner’s announcements to share with other staff who may have limited online-access.

DJJ Policy also indicates that State of Georgia employees working in the Atlanta Metro Area should listen to WSB Radio 750AM and 95.5FM or watch WSB-TV Channel 2 for Official State of Georgia weather instructions from the Governor’s Office.




Thank you for all you do in service for the Citizens of Georgia. “One Team – One Mission”.










Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice





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     DJJ Inclement Weather Update: 3:00 p.m. February 11, 2014 DJJ Staff  at:  2/11/2014  

DJJ Inclement Weather Update: 3:00 pm February 11, 2014



Good afternoon DJJ Staff,

Governor Deal has provided updated guidance for state employees in the areas included in the state of emergency.  All DJJ facilities and offices that were identified for closure in the earlier message will be CLOSED for business on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.
 
Please continue to refer to the information sources listed below for further updates.





DJJ BOTTOM LINE


DJJ offices and facilities north of Interstate 20 are officially CLOSED as of 10:00 a.m. All other facilities and Court Services Offices in the list below will close as of 12:00 p.m. (Noon) this afternoon:

Rome RYDC

Marietta RYDC

Atlanta YDC

Metro RYDC

DeKalb RYDC

Clayton RYDC (Martha Glaze RYDC)



Dalton RYDC (Elbert Shaw RYDC)

Gainesville RYDC

Augusta RYDC and YDC

Macon RYDC and YDC

Gwinnett RYDC

Rockdale RYDC

Sandersville RYDC

Central Office

In addition to the facilities and Court Services Offices covered by yesterday’s message, the following counties and facilities are now included:

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Clayton, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Emanuel, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Screven, Spalding, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties.

(The counties included yesterday are: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert and Lincoln)

When DJJ Secure Facilities are approved for closure, security staffing must be maintained. Policy mandates that security, healthcare and food service staffing be maintained at appropriate levels.

Please execute caution and remember that safety is the first priority. Additional information will be provided through Communications as it becomes available.

Be safe in your travels. One Team, One Mission.







INCLEMENT WEATHER STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER NILES

Good afternoon DJJ Staff,

WINTER STORM WATCH

State agencies are anticipating another extreme winter weather event across parts of north and central Georgia this week. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow accumulations are all possible in the projected Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service. Governor Nathan Deal activated the State Operations Center at 3PM today and it will remain in operation under the Georgia Emergency Management Agency until the emergency response ends.

WINTER STORM WATCH ADVICE

Commissioner Avery D. Niles reminds DJJ employees to closely monitor storm coverage for any changes in the predictions and to use caution while traveling during inclement weather. Governor Deal encourages all Georgians in affected areas to make necessary preparations tonight and tomorrow, including plans to be off the road by early evening so DOT crews can begin pretreating the roads.

STAY in TOUCH

The DJJ Communications Office will update DJJ Staff through the official “DJJ Users” email tree or the “JUVENILEJUSTICE-L” LISTSERV system. Remember to check the Department of Juvenile Justice Facebook and Twitter feeds for the most recent information. DJJ Facebook and Twitter links can be found at the DJJ Communications website at (www.djjnewsandviews.org) or on the front page of the DJJ website at (www.djj.state.ga.us).

SHARE THESE ADVISORIES

This severe weather notification system update information should be shared by all managers and directors at the Department of Juvenile Justice during shift changes this week. When extreme weather strikes, please print-out copies of the Commissioner’s announcements to share with other staff who may have limited online-access.

DJJ Policy also indicates that State of Georgia employees working in the Atlanta Metro Area should listen to WSB Radio 750AM and 95.5FM or watch WSB-TV Channel 2 for Official State of Georgia weather instructions from the Governor’s Office. Thank you for all you do in service for the Citizens of Georgia. “One Team – One Mission”.





Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice





DJJ NEWS


DJJ HOME


  

     DJJ Inclement Weather Update: February 11, 2014 DJJ Staff  at:  2/11/2014  

DJJ Inclement Weather Update: February 11, 2014


DJJ BOTTOM LINE


DJJ offices and facilities north of Interstate 20 are officially CLOSED as of 10:00 a.m. All other facilities and Court Services Offices in the list below will close as of 12:00 p.m. (Noon) this afternoon:

Rome RYDC

Marietta RYDC

Atlanta YDC

Metro RYDC

DeKalb RYDC

Clayton (Elbert Shaw) RYDC

Gainesville RYDC

Augusta RYDC and YDC

Macon RYDC and YDC

Gwinnett RYDC

Rockdale RYDC

Sandersville RYDC

Central Office

In addition to the facilities and Court Services Offices covered by yesterday’s message, the following counties and facilities are now included:

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Clayton, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Emanuel, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Screven, Spalding, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties.

(The counties included yesterday are: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert and Lincoln)

When DJJ Secure Facilities are approved for closure, security staffing must be maintained. Policy mandates that security, healthcare and food service staffing be maintained at appropriate levels.

Please execute caution and remember that safety is the first priority. Additional information will be provided through Communications as it becomes available.

Be safe in your travels. One Team, One Mission.




INCLEMENT WEATHER STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER NILES

Good afternoon DJJ Staff,

WINTER STORM WATCH

State agencies are anticipating another extreme winter weather event across parts of north and central Georgia this week. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow accumulations are all possible in the projected Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service. Governor Nathan Deal activated the State Operations Center at 3PM today and it will remain in operation under the Georgia Emergency Management Agency until the emergency response ends.

WINTER STORM WATCH ADVICE

Commissioner Avery D. Niles reminds DJJ employees to closely monitor storm coverage for any changes in the predictions and to use caution while traveling during inclement weather. Governor Deal encourages all Georgians in affected areas to make necessary preparations tonight and tomorrow, including plans to be off the road by early evening so DOT crews can begin pretreating the roads.

STAY in TOUCH

The DJJ Communications Office will update DJJ Staff through the official “DJJ Users” email tree or the “JUVENILEJUSTICE-L” LISTSERV system. Remember to check the Department of Juvenile Justice Facebook and Twitter feeds for the most recent information. DJJ Facebook and Twitter links can be found at the DJJ Communications website at (www.djjnewsandviews.org) or on the front page of the DJJ website at (www.djj.state.ga.us).

SHARE THESE ADVISORIES

This severe weather notification system update information should be shared by all managers and directors at the Department of Juvenile Justice during shift changes this week. When extreme weather strikes, please print-out copies of the Commissioner’s announcements to share with other staff who may have limited online-access.

DJJ Policy also indicates that State of Georgia employees working in the Atlanta Metro Area should listen to WSB Radio 750AM and 95.5FM or watch WSB-TV Channel 2 for Official State of Georgia weather instructions from the Governor’s Office. Thank you for all you do in service for the Citizens of Georgia. “One Team – One Mission”.



Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice


 



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     Inclement Weather Statement from Commissioner Niles DJJ Staff  at:  2/10/2014  

INCLEMENT WEATHER STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER NILES



Good afternoon DJJ Staff,


WINTER STORM WATCH


State agencies are anticipating another extreme winter weather event across parts of north and central Georgia this week. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow accumulations are all possible in the projected Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service. Governor Nathan Deal activated the State Operations Center at 3PM today and it will remain in operation under the Georgia Emergency Management Agency until the emergency response ends.


STATE of EMERGENCY


As a result of the Winter Storm Watch Governor Deal has issued a ‘warning order’ for the National Guard of the possibility of a call-up to those personnel for a state mission. This morning the Governor also declared a State of Emergency for 45 Georgia counties. They are: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert and Lincoln counties. The Governor will expand his order to include additional counties as weather conditions warrant. At this time, the Department of Juvenile Justice is adding Clayton and Rockdale counties to this agency’s list for facility closure purposes.


AFFECTED DJJ FACILITIES & OFFICES


The following RYDC’s and YDC’s will be affected by the Liberal Leave Policy in affect for Tuesday: Dalton, Rome, Gainesville, Marietta, Gwinnett, Metro, DeKalb, Rockdale, Clayton RYDC’s and the Atlanta YDC.. and DJJ Court Service Offices in the counties covered by the Governor’s message and in Clayton and Rockdale Counties.


Based on current weather forecasts, it is possible that specific DJJ offices and facilities may close prior to normal business hours on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. It is expected that specific facilities and offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Expect further communications for details on those potential closures.


LIBERAL STATE LEAVE POLICY in EFFECT


In addition to these measures, the Governor has ordered State Agency Heads to monitor weather conditions in areas expecting inclement weather and has authorized them to make specific office closures if conditions warrant. Agency Heads are urged to utilize a Liberal Leave Policy to allow employees liberal leave beginning Tuesday, February 11, 2014. If DJJ Secure Facilities are approved for closure, security staffing must be maintained, but non-security, non-essential personnel (administrative staff, education staff, counseling staff, etc.) are authorized to use the liberal leave status. Policy mandates that security, healthcare and food service staffing be maintained at appropriate levels.


DJJ LEAVE GUIDANCE


This means the following guidance is in effect for the Department of Juvenile Justice: If employees have either FLSA or Georgia Compensatory Time available, that may be used to account for missed work hours. If some employees don’t have FLSA or GA Compensatory Time already accrued, those employees may make up that time during this pay period. Employees may also take annual leave to cover the missed hours. If a work location is officially closed, no compensatory time or leave will be charged to employees at that location from that designated time to the end of this severe weather event.


WINTER STORM WATCH ADVICE


Commissioner Avery D. Niles reminds DJJ employees to closely monitor storm coverage for any changes in the predictions and to use caution while traveling during inclement weather. Governor Deal encourages all Georgians in affected areas to make necessary preparations tonight and tomorrow, including plans to be off the road by early evening so DOT crews can begin pretreating the roads.


STAY in TOUCH


The DJJ Communications Office will update DJJ Staff through the official “DJJ Users” email tree or the “JUVENILEJUSTICE-L” LISTSERV system. Remember to check the Department of Juvenile Justice Facebook and Twitter feeds for the most recent information. DJJ Facebook and Twitter links can be found at the DJJ Communications website at (www.djjnewsandviews.org) or on the front page of the DJJ website at (www.djj.state.ga.us).


SHARE THESE ADVISORIES


This severe weather notification system update information should be shared by all managers and directors at the Department of Juvenile Justice during shift changes this week. When extreme weather strikes, please print-out copies of the Commissioner’s announcements to share with other staff who may have limited online-access.


DJJ Policy also indicates that State of Georgia employees working in the Atlanta Metro Area should listen to WSB Radio 750AM and 95.5FM or watch WSB-TV Channel 2 for Official State of Georgia weather instructions from the Governor’s Office. Thank you for all you do in service for the Citizens of Georgia.


“One Team – One Mission”.



Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice


 



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