Dear Valued Starport Members,
Please note that Starport memberships for Civil Servants and Starport Partner companies will be altered due to recent budget changes. This year is a particularly challenging one from a budget perspective. Several tough decisions and tradeoffs were recently made regarding the JSC Center Management & Operations budget, which covers many infrastructure investments. One decision, in particular, impacts Starport (Exchange) services. As you are aware, for the past several years employee Wellness & Fitness memberships have been covered by JSC for civil servants and contractor memberships have been provided through Starport Partnerships (please click here to see if your company is a Starport Partner). Due to the current budget realities this type of support will end June 30, 2018.
What does all this mean for you as a Starport member?
- If you are a contractor employee and your company signs up to be a Starport Partner for 2018, your membership fee will be covered until June 30, 2018.
- If you are a civil servant, your membership fee will be covered until June 30, 2018.
- As of July 1, 2018 all JSC Team members (contractors and civil servants) will be asked to pay a fee to for Wellness & Fitness services at Starport. In late May, Starport will roll out a new business model offering a variety of Wellness & Fitness services at reasonable rates for JSC Team members.
- Finally, if you are a retiree or dependent, there are no changes regarding your Starport membership at this time.
During the first half of the year, the Starport Operations team will be busy updating the fitness equipment, GroupX offerings and facilities. The new showers in the men’s locker room are completed and the individual, unisex bathrooms (each with a private shower, sink and toilet) are scheduled to be complete by end of February. We are also planning some minor upgrades to the women’s locker room and bringing in additional janitorial services to ensure a high level of cleanliness in our fitness facilities.
Due to these changes we apologize but membership renewals will not be available to be completed online this year. For expedited service, please print and fill out a copy of our membership form before coming in to sign-up or renew your Starport membership.