Starting with the civilian pay period ending September 12, and with military mid-month pay, DFAS will defer withholding of the 6.2% Social Security tax for all employees making less than $104,000 annually.
As the pandemic recovery continues and traffic on Naval Support Activity Bethesda continues to gradually increase, lines at the gates may occasionally be longer. To assist the sentries with getting everyone through the gates in a timely manner, drivers can take several steps to expedite the ID check process.
Responding to COVID-19, the Child Development Centers at Naval Support Activity Bethesda consolidated their operations and moved to one building early in the response. The move was designed to make it easier for a limited number of staff to take care of the children of essential workers. Originally that building was CDC II. Due to temporary facility maintenance issues, however, they moved to CDC I and have remained there. Now the CDC II facility issues have been resolved and the building has been prepped for shifting services back to the larger building to allow for more physical distancing flexibility.
When it was time to lockdown as a result of Coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic response, many of the customer-oriented services on Naval Support Activity Bethesda had to be reduced or stopped. At first, the installation Military and Family Support Center's two dozen employees had to cut their services due to most of their client and customer meetings taking place face-to-face.
After three months of being involved with the COVID-19 response, the Naval Support Activity Bethesda staff who take care of the children of military families remain as ready as ever to accomplish their mission.