Status Report

Kennedy Space Center Bulletin 3 Jan 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
January 6, 2003
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Published weekly under the provisions of KMI 1590.2. Submit items to KSC Bulletin on KSC Form 7-121.
All notices contained herein must comply with the nondiscriminatory principles of the Federal Equal Opportunity Program.

Advertised items must be available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.


Deadline for Official/Unofficial/Personal notices – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

No. 03-01 – January 3, 2003

JANUARY HEALTH EDUCATION & WELLNESS PROGRAM—OBESITY: Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.
In the last twenty years there have been dramatic increases in obesity not only in adults, but also in children and young people. Get the
latest information on obesity, its consequences and what you and your family can do to lose weight and live longer, healthier lives.
Packets will be available at all medical facilities, upon request to Carol Roth, 867-3414, email Roth-1, Carol and on the Occupational
Medicine web-site: http://sgs/sgs/sites/other/chs/occmed/index1.htm. (TA-C2)


  • Wednesday January 15 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. OHF (Occupational Health Facility)
  • Thursday January 16 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. CAC (Former Cape Medical Clinic) (TA-C2)


  • Tuesday January 14 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. OHF (Occupational Health Facility)
  • Tuesday January 28 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. OHF (Occupational Health Facility) (TA-C2)

INFLUENZA VACCINATION: Influenza vaccination at KSC has been given for the past two months, but due to the excellent response to
this year’s health promotion activities, the KSC Flu Vaccine shots are currently unavailable. If additional supplies become available at
KSC, another notice will be posted. (TA-C2)

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING: Small amounts of blood in your stool, which can be detected with hemoccult slides, can be an
indication of colorectal cancer. Hemoccult slides and instructions are available at all medical facilities during hours of operation.

SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS for breast cancer are available at KSC, southwest corner of the parking lot behind the Headquarters
Building. Call 1-800-367-1870 for an appointment. (TA-C2)

WORK-SITE LECTURES on any health subject, requests for health information or counseling are available upon request to Carol Roth,
867-3414, email Roth-1, Carol. (TA-C2)

THE KSC FITNESS CENTERS INVITES YOU TO JOIN US: The friendly atmosphere here in the fitness center is apparent when you
walk in the door. Our staff wants you to feel right at home. Whether you would like to lose weight, get stronger, just get away for an
hour a day or whatever your goals may be we will help you get there. The KSC Fitness Centers, located in the O&C and the OSB, both
have a myriad of programs. We have on-site massage therapists three times a week; free personal training, state-of-the-art equipment
(both cardio and strength training) and a complete aerobics series. With over 20 group fitness classes offered weekly at the KSC Fitness
Centers, we offer classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced exerciser. From heart pumping classes like Step Kick, Impulse and
Power Walking to serene and calming classes like Yoga and Pilates, our group fitness classes provide another way to improve your quality
of life. Personal training is one-on-one, personalized strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training. Whether your goals are to lose
weight, gain muscular size, strength, improve sport performance, injury prevention, or desire to have the weekly commitment, a personal
trainer can help you attain your goals. Sessions are FREE and range from 30 minutes in length to one hour and can be scheduled to
accommodate your busy schedule. Remember, no matter what shape you’re in, we are here to help you reach your goals! mailto:[email protected] (TA-C2)

WHAT’S NEW AT THE FITNESS CENTER: The new group exercise schedule is out, with a few changes and additions. Beginner
aerobics has been added on Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Beginner Yoga is scheduled on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. Now is the time
to try something new, so come check out these classes! (TA-C2)

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: SGS/CHS offers a Cancer Support Group for KSC/CCAFS personnel who wish to participate. The group
convenes every Thursday at 11 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes in the Occupational Health Facility, Building M6-495 Library. The
group is intended for those undergoing treatment, those in remission, survivors and caregivers. Bring your lunch and join in for this
informative support group. Please email Nancy Zuhlke at [email protected] or call her at 867-2025 for more
information. (TA-C2)

MASSAGE THERAPY AT KSC: Massage Therapy is offered weekly at the O&C Fitness Center Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Licensed massage therapists help reduce pain, reduce stress, increase circulation, improve the sense of
well-being and many more benefits. Now a $1.00/minute and LESS! Call to schedule an appointment for:
Thursdays: Stacie Gioia 453-4482
Wednesdays: Valerie Jaramillo 543-1047
Mondays: Jeff Chiapperino 749-6075
mailto:[email protected] (TA-C2)

SERVICE ELEVATOR OUTAGE: MAXIMO Outage Number 324802 has been submitted by USA Elevators. This outage will effect the
OPF Annex Elevator. The elevator will be out of service from January 6, 2003 until January 31, 2003 for lifting mechanism and controls
upgrade. Contact USA Elevators at 861-5959 for further information. (USK-412)

REPORTING EMERGENCIES: To report any emergency on KSC, whether it is fire, security, or medical related, (including possible
hazardous commodity exposure); dial 9-1-1 or 867-7911 from a cell phone. For walk-in type first-aid treatment, the Occupational Health
Facility is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Launch Area Clinic is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours other
than those, call 9-1-1 for emergencies and/or first aid type treatment. After normal working hours, the non-emergency medical
related assistance will be coordinated through the 9-1-1 operators. (TA-E2)

ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY AWARENESS WEEK CELEBRATION APRIL 2003: Mark your calendars for April 21-23, 2003, to attend
activities for the Environmental & Energy Awareness Week in celebration of Earth Day! Anyone interested in participating in next year’s
event as an exhibitor and/or presenter can register online at If
any problems occur with the registration on line, please contact Barbara Naylor at 867-8452 or email [email protected]
mailto:[email protected] Registration deadline is January 31. The EEAW Committee has begun planning meetings.
If you are interested in attending these meetings, contact Barbara Naylor. (TA-C3)

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: All employees are reminded that the Employee Assistance Program offers free, confidential
counseling to all Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station employees. Appointments are necessary to ensure
adequate time. This program is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling 867-
7398. (TA-C2)

PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEOGRAPHIC SUPPORT: Request for photographic and/or videographic support may be obtained by calling
the Aerospace Imaging customer service desk at 867-4308 located in KSC Headquarters Building, Room 2340. Support is also available
at the Cape, in Building 1605, at the pickup/drop-off service desk and can be obtained by calling 853-5765. For more information on
the wide range of services available visit website: (PZ-J-C)
KSC LIBRARY: The NASA-wide library catalog, NASA GALAXIE, is available to KSC civil service and contractor personnel via the World
Wide Web at (TA-E1)

KSC LIBRARY—INTERNET RESOURCES: Applied Science and Technology Index and Business Periodicals Index are now available on
the World Wide Web from KSC networks at For assistance call 867-3600. (TA-E1)

KSC LIBRARY—REQUEST FOR LIBRARY CIRCULATION MATERIAL: KSC employees are required to submit KSC Form 16-19 to
request library materials. A written, work-related justification and the signature of the organization’s Library Materials Coordinator
(LMC) are also required. The Library will not process and submit invoices for payment for materials personally ordered by employees
directly from publishers or vendors. (TA-E1)

KSC LIBRARY—INTERNET RESOURCES: The “Index of KSC Specifications and Standards,” KSC GP-364, is available on the World
Wide Web. Active ones are available in full text PDF versions at (TA-E1)

CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE FORM) FILING: Those individuals reporting to a position for which there is
a requirement for an initial and annual 450 filing are reminded the INITIAL filing must be completed no later than 30 days after reporting
to that position. Forms are available from the Office of Chief Counsel by calling 867-2552. (CC)

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE WORK-RELATED INJURY: Federal employees are reminded that they are responsible for notifying their supervisors
and seeking first-aid care from the KSC Occupational Health Facility for any injury which occurs on the job. For more information,
contact Jeanine Meister at 867-8229. (TA-C2)

PRIVACY ACT: Under the Privacy Act, civil service employees may: (1) Determine if NASA has a record concerning you; (2) See your
record; (3) Obtain a copy of your record; (4) Request that your record be amended or corrected; (5) File an appeal in the event the agency
does not correct or amend your record as requested. For information, call the KSC Privacy Officer, 867-4540. (TA-E1)

RETIREMENT OF OFFICIAL RECORDS: Offices processing records for retirement are requested to prepare a KSC Form 16-349, “KSC
Records Transmittal and Receipt,” and forward it to the Records Management Office. An accession number will be assigned after a
Records Management Review, which can be scheduled by calling 867-4540. (TA-E1)

ATTENTION ALL KSC MAIL SERVICES USERS: Submit all requests to establish new mailcodes, to make changes to, or delete existing
codes on KSC Form 28-170, “Request for Mail Services.” Supplies of this form may be ordered from the Forms Warehouse. (TA-E1)

MISUSE OF THE NASA INSIGNIA: Use of the computer templates, containing the NASA Insignia, for the production of NASA letterhead
in electronic form is not authorized and should be removed from all computer systems. The Associate Administrator for Public Affairs
has requested all NASA centers use only the printed NASA letterhead stationery. “The use of computer file NASA Insignias to custom
design stationery provides opportunities for image manipulation and standards degradation which will adversely reflect the professional
image of the Agency.” If not approved for specific applications, electronic images of the NASA Insignia (“meatball”) should be removed
from computer systems. (TA-E1)

KSC RIDESHARING PROGRAM: The KSC Ridesharing Program assists you in joining existing car/van pools or forming new ones.
Forms for the Ridesharing Program are available by calling 867-3420. The information provided on the forms will be fed into a computer
which matches people by residential areas and compatibility of work hours. Each person responding will be sent a list of potential car or
van poolers. The Brevard County Space Coast Area Transit provides the listings. (TA-E1)
EAP TODAY: A 12-minute Employee Assistance Program Orientation Video can be viewed on KSC/CCAFS Channel 60 every Tuesday at
11 a.m. If you have any questions after viewing the video, or if you do not have access to the video and would like the EAP to visit your
site, please call the Comprehensive Health Services, OHF, 867-7398. (TA-C2)

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PATIENT SERVICES PROGRAMS: All employees are reminded that nonoccupational-related information
obtained from medical treatments, physical examinations, Health Education Program screenings, and mental, emotional, and substance
abuse counseling through the Employee Assistance Program is PRIVATE, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, AND SUBJECT TO THE PRIVACY
ACT. (TA-C2)

LOST AND FOUND: SGS Security Services is the focal point for Lost and Found and is in possession of numerous items found on KSC.
These items can be claimed upon proper identification by contacting SGS Security Investigations Office at 861-5149. Items not claimed
after 90 days will be turned over to the KSC Property Disposal Officer. (TA-E2)

DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS: Whenever a KSC employee or applicant for employment believes they have been discriminated against
based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap, the employee must contact an EEO Counselor within 45 calendar
days of the incident giving rise to the complaint. An informative Equal Employment Opportunity Program poster with counselors’
identities and further complaint information is on all KSC Official Bulletin Boards. EEO Counselors are trained to inform you of your
rights, answer your questions, and can do limited fact finding into your allegations. Counseling is a confidential process, and only the
employee can authorize a counselor to discuss his or her issues with another party. For further information, contact the KSC EO Office
at 867-9165. (AJ)

NASA SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The NASA STI Program Home Page on the World Wide Web is accessible at URL The NASA STI Program provides ready access to over three million aerospace and related citations. This
service is run by the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI) for the lead NASA Center, Langley Research Center. (TA-E1)

EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES: Employees with special transportation needs may call 867-7685 for intra-Center transportation.
Transportation will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, on an as-called basis. For additional information,
call 867-6923, Debbie Houston. (AJ)

GRAPHICS/PUBLICATIONS: Before you begin any work for publication, consult the JBOSC Graphics Department. According to the
print shop, approximately three jobs per week have to be reworked because of problems with alignments, reductions, and postscript
formats. By consulting with JBOSC Graphics first, you will eliminate wasted time and effort to rework your project. Graphics will ensure
your artwork is produced efficiently and is suitable for reproduction. Graphics has electronic transfer capability, a proven method for
first quality prints directly from the original, compared to low density reproductions from copied artwork. For information, call 867-
3838. For your convenience, JBOSC Graphics has two additional offices located in the O&C Building, Room 1152, 867-7419; and, in
the OSB Building, Room 6204, 861-3814. (TA-E1)

CCAFS VEHICLE FUELING STATION: The CCAFS Vehicle Fueling Station will be closed from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday on the
third Saturday of every month to conduct environmental testing. Refer questions to Mr. Ed Carver, 45CES/CEV, 494-9272. (TA-E2)

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