Fort McCoy Garrison

Severe Weather Announcements/Procedures

During any severe weather situation, a liberal leave policy will automatically be in effect. This policy affords supervisors and employees flexibility in addressing an individual request for leave or a work schedule adjustment due to weather, accommodating a late arrival, and/or an employee's request for an early departure due to weather conditions. Annual leave may be requested and approved in 15-minute increments.

If the Garrison Commander should deem that due to an extreme weather situation all post operations would need to be suspended during the duty day, that announcement will be made via a command-approved, postwide e-mail communication, with employee notifications then disseminated through their supervisory channels. If such a decision were to be made outside of the normal duty day, then a Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office-authorized announcement will be released through Fort McCoy's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FtMcCoy. It also would be released to the following local media outlets (television/radio stations):

  • WKBT (TV) CH 8
  • WEAU (TV) CH 13
  • WXOW (TV) CH 19
  • WIZM 93.3 FM
  • WXXM 96.1 FM
  • WCOW 97.1 FM
  • WWIS 99.7 FM
  • WAXX 104.5 FM

In addition, information regarding liberal leave/post closure can be obtained after duty hours by calling (608) 388-7777 or dialing toll-free 800-982-3585, extension 7777.