RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Less than 10 percent of Air Force civilians are taking advantage of a way to get information about their benefits, and Air Force Personnel Center officials here are encouraging more people to participate.
By subscribing online to the Benefits and Entitlements Service Team newsletter, Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can learn about current benefits information, legislative changes and system updates.
Only 9,380 of more than 135,000 civilians serviced by BEST subscribe to the newsletter, said Janet Thomas, human resources specialist from the directorate of civilian personnel operations here. "We are asking each employee already receiving the newsletter to encourage their co-workers to subscribe."
Subscribing is done through the BEST home page at http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/dpc/best/menu.htm. Click on "Newsletter Subscription Service," and click "Subscribe." This will automatically launch an e-mail with the required subscription information already entered, then click "Send."
Subscribers will receive a confirmation notice by e-mail. Officials said the automated e-mail function may not work with some older browsers or e-mail programs, but the help page link has instructions on how to manually subscribe.
The next issue of the BEST newsletter will be published by June 20. (Courtesy of AFPC News Service)