Fort McCoy Garrison

Severe Weather Announcements/Procedures

During any severe weather situation, a liberal leave policy will automatically be in effect for military and civilian personnel assigned to/employed by the Fort McCoy Garrison. 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, then 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 to the following local media outlets (television/radio stations):

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

Military and civilian personnel assigned to/employed by tenant commands or activities located at Fort McCoy should follow policies identified by their organization or contact their chain of command.