Media Advisory -- Sept. 4 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees


  Editor's Note:  Northrop Grumman and its employees greatly appreciate  
  your assistance in sharing these updates on your regular broadcasts. Of 
  particular importance is your help in conveying which parts of our 
  workforce in the various regions should report to work. These 
  announcements have slight changes each day, so we ask that you 
  carefully review the information before broadcasting it or printing it 
  to ensure your broadcasts or print materials coincide with what we are 
  sharing with you. Thank you for your tremendous support.

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation announces the following work-schedule and payroll updates, as well as benefit and relief information, for its employees in the Gulf Coast region.


-- Both facilities will be closed for normal production through Tuesday, Sept. 6.

-- For Gulfport, maintenance personnel only should report to work over the three-day weekend for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. shifts.

-- For Pascagoula, only the following employees should report to work over the three-day weekend, if possible, for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. shifts: all warehouse operators and storekeepers, facilities and ship cleaners, facilities engineering, maintenance, security, test and change-order electricians, test and trials, safety, production supervisors, crafts supervisors, manufacturing services, resource recovery, yard cleaning, production supervision, ship management, inside and outside machinists, carpenters, rigging, production control, and transportation shift employees.

-- In addition, all managers in finance, estimating and contracts should report to administration building No. 1 at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5.


-- Both facilities will be closed for normal production through Tuesday, Sept. 6.

-- Only maintenance and security shift personnel should report to work if possible. Reporting personnel should be prepared to stay overnight.

-- Access to the area may be restricted by regional and national authorities. Reporting personnel should ascertain prior to departure whether the facilities will be accessible.


-- Employees who have not checked in with their supervisors should do so immediately or contact the Northrop Grumman Information Line at (800) 995-4318 for further instructions.


-- Northrop Grumman IT sector Gulf Coast employees who have not checked in with their supervisors should do so immediately or contact the IT sector's HR customer care center at (800) 604-4890 or

-- Internal Information Services employees in the Gulf Coast region should expect to work remotely, or be available for possible transport. IIS employees should call (972) 946-9330 or


The company has taken steps to provide compensation to the Ship Systems work force for the pay period ending Aug. 28. For employees with direct deposit, the company has transferred funds to support direct deposit, however, some of the banks in the Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana region are not operational and have not acknowledged receipt of funds. If this situation is not resolved by Tuesday, the company will develop and implement an alternate approach to provide cash to these employees.

Northrop Grumman has made arrangements for Ship Systems employees, except those who use direct deposit, to receive cash payments at Western Union locations.

Ship Systems employees normally paid by check who did not receive checks and who do not use direct deposit are now able to receive their net-pay amount through Western Union's Quick Cash Service. Western Union has more than 50,000 locations in the United States, with just under 1,000 in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. To receive cash, employees can visit any Western Union location, complete a yellow "To Receive Money" form, and pick up their net-pay amount.

Ship Systems employees using Western Union will need to provide the company's name and headquarters location, which is Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman Corporation, and proper identification such as a valid driver's license, passport, military ID card with photo, or their employee badge with photo. Northrop Grumman has already provided Western Union funds for these cash payments. Employees can find the closest Western Union location by calling (800) 225-5227 and selecting option 4.

 Select Navigator Credit Union Branches Will
 Be Open for Limited Hours As of Tuesday

Northrop Grumman employees with Navigator Credit Union accounts can visit the branches in Gautier, Vancleave, Gulfport and Mobile, from 10 to 1, beginning Tuesday. This information is an update to the information posted on the credit union's home page at the time this message was distributed to the media.

 Operational Branches of Hancock Bank and Wal-Mart Stores
 Will Cash Payroll Checks as Follows:

 -- Hancock Bank is open today and Monday from 9 to 4.

 -- Wal-Mart stores will cash checks under these conditions:

    -- Must be a preprinted payroll check
    -- You must bring state-issued ID
    -- The limit is $1,000 per employee in a seven day period and 
       you will pay a $3 service fee

 Company Benefits Center & Savings Account Line
 to Remain Open Labor Day Weekend

-- The Northrop Grumman Benefits Center will be open today and Monday to provide assistance with health issues, including prescription refills or medical pre-certifications and pension-related inquiries, including check replacement. Representatives will be available from 9-5 Eastern time both days. Call (800) 894-4194.

-- Savings Account Line representatives can respond to questions regarding savings plan loans or hardship withdrawals. Representatives will be available from 9-5 Eastern time both days. Call (800) 676-7211.

Northrop Grumman Employee Disaster Relief Fund Available

Direct assistance to Northrop Grumman employees impacted by Hurricane Katrina will be provided through the new Northrop Grumman Employee Disaster Relief Fund, established by The Northrop Grumman Foundation. Affected employees may apply for funds by calling toll free (888) 642-5645.

Contact information

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