frequently asked questions

Topics: The Guardian,, Fort Polk Pages: 7 (2324 words) Published: June 8, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How can a military spouse get a job?
Answer: Army Community Service offers the Employment Readiness Program (ERP). The ERP staff will assist you in developing a general resume for job applications and completing a federal resume through Resumix for government jobs. The ERP staff does referrals to local employers and contractors, actually faxing those resumes if positions are open and you meet the qualifications. We advise you to submit your resume to Career Solutions which is the Louisiana Department of Labor. We review and make recommendations to you if you bring your resume in to ensure your resume reflects your skills and abilities. We provide you websites for recruitment of federal, non-federal and contract positions and walk you through the process when you come in for one-on-one counseling by appointment. We also give you our nonappropriated funds applications packet and provide guidance on how to submit and apply for NAF positions. In addition, we offer quarterly Job Search Workshops that bring you in contact with employers who have job openings. We teach a quarterly Resume Writing Workshop that assists you in creating your resume and submitting your resume into the federal databases (CPOL, USAJOBS, and DFAS).

Question: Who do I call to get information about activities available on and off post? Answer: Army Community Service has an information line, 531-1941, that is answered Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The intake specialist has information about on-post and offpost activities and resource agencies. ACS has a website on the JRTC and Fort Polk Home Page,, which includes the ACS Monthly Calendar, program information, and the Community Action Council slides with on-post and off-post activities. The JRTC and Fort Polk Home Page has a link to community events: ACS has information on the Morale, Welfare and Recreation web site and an ACS link from the MWR site.

Question: Why are there so few items for sale in the (Golf Course) Pro Shop? Answer: With a customer’s ability to purchase items online and the smaller facility, management has decided to carry essential items at a very low cost. Pro Shop staff has the ability to order whatever a patron would like or needs and generally have it to them within 72 hours.

Question: Why have there only been country-western singers for the large post events? Answer: All performers are evaluated to ensure the performance venue is conducive to Family type entertainment and availability. Price is also a major factor.

Question: How do I register my children for Child, Youth and School Services? Answer: Parents wishing to register their children with Child, Youth and School Service can begin the process by going to the website. Once on the website, click on the Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services/Parent Central Services link. You will find all the forms that you will need to register your child, as well as additional information that will be needed when you come in to complete the registration. Call 337-531-1955 to make an appointment. If you were previously enrolled in an Army CYS Services program, you can have your information transferred to our office by calling the previous CYS Services or speaking with our administrative staff. They can assist you in having this information transferred. The Army Family Covenant pledge will cover all registration fee costs. There is no monetary cost to register your children. Your time and information is the only thing needed to get your child registered with CYS Services.

Question: My child is registered for CYS Services; what programs are available? Answer: By visiting the website you can get up-to-day information on programs offered, as well as enroll your child in the programs. By clicking on the WEBTRAC button you can register your child for programs offered and make any necessary...
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