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​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

Aug. 6, 2021

LAMS waivers for Reservists eligible for the October 2021 RSWE

​ALCGRSV message 045/21​ announced LAMS waivers for Reservists eligible for the October 2021 RSWE. Please refer to the message for details on the waiver process. ​

July 22, 2021

November 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Announcement Message

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 118/21 announces the November 2021 SWE competition for all ratings, except MU, for advancement to pay grades E-5 through E-6. The November 2021 SWE is waived for BM2 only, and is continued as a supplemental advancement list. Commanding Officers (CO) must ensure dissemination of this message to all active duty enlisted members in their AOR. Members planning to participate in the SWE need to be aware of these requirements, as well as their responsibility to confirm they are met.

July 16, 2021

2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel Cutoffs

​All Coast Guard Enlisted Message (ALCGENL) 113/21​ establish the initial advancement cutoffs for participants of the 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel.

July 16, 2021

May 2021 Servicewide Exam Cutoffs Established

All Coast Guard Enlisted Message (ALCGENL) 114/21 establishes the initial cutoffs for participants of the May 2021 servicewide exam.

July 14, 2021

Resumption of the Body Composition Program

This message announces the resumption of Body Composition Screenings (BCS) beginning 01 OCT 2021 and updates Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8H with Abdominal Circumference (AC) as an additional body composition measure.

July 14, 2021

Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System (ERATS) Summer 2021 Update

This message announces an update to the advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) process.

July 2, 2021

Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement

ACN message 064/21 announces the implementation of the Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (R-MCAP) for advancement to E-9 in the Reserve Component. The R-MCAP will convene annually, beginning in October 2021, to select eligible Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) in the Reserve Component, including members of the Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer for all ratings.

June 24, 2021

2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results Update 1

Commander, CG Personnel Service Center (CG PSC) approved the final report for the 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) convened on 10 May 2021. See ALCGPSC 0575/21 for the updated list​.

June 21, 2021

May 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

The May 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page or via this link: https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/2021/May21SWEList.pdf

June 11, 2021

New Edition of the BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025

The BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025, has been revised. The issue with digital signatures and locking fields is resolved.