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​Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) Data Integrity Newsletter

Welcome to the PPC ADV Data Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter will cover the top 10 issues our Data Correction team has seen over the last 12 months and provide you with direction on how to correct or prevent these issues at the field level. We appreciate all your hard work in the field and our goal with this newsletter is to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed!

About ADV

ADV Branch Functions: Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief, Customer Service Division, the Chief, Advancements Branch shall:

  1. Manage the CG Enlisted Advancement system, SWE testing process, Supplemental Advancement process,  and Striker program.
    1. See our Enlisted Advancements page for more information.
  2. Compile and provide advancement profile letters and Personnel Data Extracts (PDE) to CG enlisted personnel.
  3. Publish the PPC Advancement Newsletter.
  4. Prepare and mail all active duty and reserve Chief Petty Officer, Senior Chief Petty Officer and Master Chief Petty Officer certificates.
    1. See "About Advancement Certificates" on  our Enlisted Advancements page for more information.
  5. Correct member data errors in Direct Access.
  6. Perform Service and Sea Service validations.
    1. See our Statements of Creditable Service (SOCS) and Statement of Creditable Sea Service (SOCSS) page for more information.
  7. Verify, correct Reserve Point Statements.
    1. See our Reserve Points/Early RET-1 page for more information.
  8. Prepare Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS).
    1. See our Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS) page for more information.
  9. Estimate earnings statements for prior USCG members.
    1. See our Estimated Earnings During Military Service page for more information.

Note: PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER, ENLISTED PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (EPM-3) provides oversight and management of the Enlisted Evaluation System (EES).

Last Modified August 12, 2022

Advancements News
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March 31, 2023

Updated to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences

ALCOAST 126/23 Announces update to military assignments and authorized absences COMDTINST M1000.8A.

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March 22, 2023

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of April 2023.

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March 18, 2023

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 048/23 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 April 2023. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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March 13, 2023

May 2022 Servicewide Exam Cutoffs

ALCGENL 039/23 provides the revised cutoffs for participants of the May 2022 SWE.

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March 13, 2023

2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL 038/23 provides revised cutoffs for the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP).

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March 7, 2023

DHS Non-Chargeable Administrative Absence

ALCOAST 092/23 provides clarification on the DHS Non-Chargeable Administrative Absence.

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March 7, 2023

2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel Initial Eligibility List

ALCGENL 026/23 announces the initial Master Chief Advancement Panel Eligibility List.

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March 2, 2023

Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active-duty supplemental advancements has been updated.

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March 2, 2023

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated.

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Feb. 27, 2023

Ceremonial Advancement

ALCOAST 081/23 announces the continuation of the Ceremonial Advancement policy.