August 31, 2009
Updated 2:15 p.m.
JPL will resume normal operations at 0600 hours Tuesday, September 1.
For those JPL employees still affected by the fire and unable to report to work, please contact your supervisor, who will work with Human Resources to address your situation.
JPL employees who have been evacuated from their homes are asked to contact Rick Roessler at 818-354-0805, 310-422-9853, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JPL employees needing assistance are urged to call the Employee Assistance Program at 818-354-3680.
Fire conditions around JPL have continued to improve throughout the day, and the Lab is no longer threatened by the Station Fire. However, there has been heavy smoke in the area. To ensure acceptable air quality for the safety of employees, the Laboratory will be closed on Monday except for mission-critical personnel.
Mission-critical positions will be determined by JPL's Deputy Director. Those designated individuals will be contacted by their supervisors to report on Monday. JPL and the Woodbury complex will be closed on Monday to all other personnel. Public tours originally scheduled for Monday will be cancelled.
A decision regarding reporting to work on Tuesday will be made by Monday afternoon. For updates, call (800) 303-4575 or (818) 354-8601, or visit this site. Updates will also be communicated to JPL personnel by JPL e-mail; through the State of the Lab call-in numbers; and the Emergency Communication System.
JPL employees who have been evacuated from their homes are asked to check in with Rick Roessler at 818-354-0805, 310-422-9853 or email@example.com. JPL staffers needing assistance are urged to call the Employee Assistance Program at 818-354-3680.