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One Service-Wide Examination (1-SWE) May 2022

The active duty enlisted workforce will soon see a change in how often junior petty officers compete for advancement. Beginning with the May 2022 servicewide exam (SWE), the Coast Guard will move to an annual examination, eliminating the November SWE, for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 through E8, an effort known as the 1-SWE.

​Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter

Welcome to the PPC ADV Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter will cover the top 10 issues our Data Correction team has seen over the last 3 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 quarterly 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 Retirement Points 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 5/5/2021 12:1347:37 PM

Advancements News

Oct. 5, 2021

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

Sept. 30, 2021

PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter (3rd Quarter, CY2021)

Issue 05/21 (July, August and September, 2021) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.

Sept. 30, 2021

Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Assist Support Team

This ALCOAST provides details about the launch and use of the FSMS ASSIST SUPPORT TEAM (FAST). FAST will utilize a tiered support system to efficiently answer questions regarding Cutover Financial System (CFS) and troubleshoot problems. Throughout the cutover period (01 October-17 November), obligations will be executed offline and entered in the CFS

Sept. 24, 2021

Direct Access Limited Availability Periods Scheduled for October 2021

Access to Direct Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with security update and data center move on the following dates: a. 0600 EDT, Saturday, 02 Oct 2021, through 0600 EDT, Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021. b. 0600 EDT, Friday, 29 Oct 2021, through 1600 EDT, Saturday, 30 Oct 2021.

Sept. 17, 2021

Known Issue: Direct Access Excel Spreadsheet Viewing- work around

​If your computer has migrated to Office 365/ The Cloud, you may experience issues viewing certain excel spreadsheets from direct access (web pages or excel 2003 version).

Sept. 15, 2021

WEBNOW-Electronically Imaged Record Viewing Slated for Upgrade 16/17 September.

Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Imaged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.

Sept. 2, 2021

​Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter

Welcome to the PPC ADV Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter will cover the top 10 issues our Data Correction team has seen over the last 3 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 quarterly newsletter is to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed!

Sept. 1, 2021

2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs

2020 MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP) REVISED CUTOFFS

Sept. 1, 2021

November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced

ALCGENL message 140/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam

Aug. 30, 2021

Reminder of Upcoming Body Composition Screening and Health Promotion Resources

ALCOAST 307/21 is a reminder of the resumption of Body Composition Screenings (BCS), beginning 01 OCT 2021, as announced in ACN 068/21. While the requirement to meet body composition standards remained unchanged during the pandemic, the administrative consequences were placed on hold. For the October 2021 BCS and beyond, all administrative consequences are in place per ACN 068/21.