Department of Defense Civilian Employees Return to Work Will Reduce the Impact on LM Employees This Week

Memorandum

DATE:             Oct. 7, 2013
TO:                  All U.S. Lockheed Martin Employees
FROM:            Marillyn Hewson, Chief Executive Officer and President

SUBJECT:      Department of Defense Civilian Employees Return to Work Will Reduce the Impact on LM Employees This Week

Over the weekend Secretary Hagel announced that most of the nearly 400,000 civilian Department of Defense (DOD) employees have been deemed essential to our national security and have returned to work. This is a positive development for our DOD customers, our country, our business and our employees. Today we will work closely with our customers to support the return of DCMA inspectors, and other DOD civilian customers, as they resume their important work on many of our programs.

While this new development will reduce the number of employees who will be placed on directed vacation today, as shared with you on Friday, it will not eliminate the impact of the government shutdown on our employees and our business. We still have approximately 2,400 employees unable to work because the civil government facility where they perform their work is closed, or we’ve received a stop-work order on their DOD or civil government program.   

Your supervisor or program manager will communicate with you directly if your program continues to be negatively impacted by the ongoing shutdown or if your program operations will resume with the return of the DOD civilian workforce. As always, we will continue to update you as we learn more.

Thank you for your continued focus on meeting our commitments and delivering for our customers during this very unsettling time.