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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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Feb. 27, 2023

Ceremonial Advancement

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

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Feb. 22, 2023

Rated Sea Time For Advancement in DC, EM, ET and MK Ratings

ALCOAST 072/23 announces rated sea time for advancement in DC, EM, ET and MK ratings.

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Feb. 18, 2023

Update to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences

ALCOAST 067/23 announces updates to the use of non-chargeable leave for Sexual Assault Recovery.

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Feb. 13, 2023

2022 Master Chief Advancement (MCAP) Cutoffs

ALCGENL 021/23 provides the revised advancement cutoffs for participants of the 2022 MCAP.

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Jan. 25, 2023

Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time In Grade Requirement Update

ALCGENL 012/23 This message announces updates to the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time in Grade update for CS, GM, IT and PA.

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Jan. 25, 2023

Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity

ALCGENL 011/23 This message announces Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity - Command Cadre Critical Solicitation - Officer In Charge

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Jan. 23, 2023

Advance-To-Position (A2P) BETA Test For Calendar Year 2023 (CY23)

This message establishes advancement and assignment procedures for administrating the A2P beta test in CY23.

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Jan. 21, 2023

May 2023 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition

ALCGENL 009/23. This message announces the May 2023 SWE competition.

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Jan. 21, 2023

Update to Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Beyond 30 Years

ALCOAST 014/23. This ALCOAST updates REF (A) by extending the retirement age for active duty enlisted members from 30 years to 34 years of military service.

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Jan. 21, 2023

2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement

ALCGENL 006/23. This message announces the 2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel.