U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advancements, Service Validation and Personnel Data Corrections (ADV)
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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About ADV Branch
Enlisted Advancements (Links to Advancement Announcements, Advancement Lists & Advancement Requirements)
Fall 2020 SWE Frequently Asked Questions
Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Completion Deadline for Servicewide Exam Participation Waiver Process Guidance
Statements of Creditable Service
Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS)
Estimated Earnings During Military Service
The November 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required) or via this link:
https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/Nov2019SWElist.pdf (CAC enabled, logon required)
The November 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on internet or social media sites.
Revised Advancement Cutoffs
The October 2019 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal at:
The October 19 RSWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on internet or social media sites. Also, please communicate that RSWE cutoffs are no longer used. Thank you.
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 178/20 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 October 2020.
COs must notify PPC (ADV) via Admin OIX message, with a copy to PSC (EPM-1), to remove the member from the SWE advancement eligibility list prior to the advancement. Guidance is available in the Involuntary Withholding or Removal from SWE List Guide linked from the EPM-1 Advancement Portal Page:
All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 059/20 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 October 2020.
ADV Branch Functions: Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief, Customer Service Division, the Chief, Advancements Branch shall:
Note: PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER, ENLISTED PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (EPM-3) provides oversight and management of the Enlisted Evaluation System (EES).
Last Modified 2/25/2019 10:17:37 AM
May 21, 2020
Meritorious Advancement of Enlisted Personnel
The Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) is a talent management program designed to recognize superior performance and exceptional adherence to our core values that, in an Advancement Authority’s judgment, clearly warrant advancement. MAP provides the process to advance Petty Officers without participation in the servicewide examination (SWE) competition. Meritorious advancement is limited to pay grades E-4 and E-5 to the next higher paygrade
March 30, 2020
May 2020 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Competition and Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP)
The Coronavirus global pandemic requires our service to prioritize efforts focused on mission execution, force preservation, and personnel readiness. Consistent with that focus, and to reduce stress on our workforce during this challenging time, the May 2020 SWE cycle has been cancelled. The 2020 MCAP, originally scheduled for May 2020 will be postponed until August/September 2020. The November 2020 SWE will encompass testing for E5-E8.
March 3, 2020
PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter
Issue 02/20 (February) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Drilling for Points Only - Guidance and Clarification Released
All CG Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 011/20 provides guidance and clarification regarding drilling for reserve points only.
Also visit PSC's website a memo template and more information.
Feb. 28, 2020
Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide
The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.
Feb. 13, 2020
Flag Voice #514 - Master Chief Advancement Panel
I am pleased to announce a significant change to the way the Coast Guard selects Master Chief Petty
Dec. 18, 2019
Meritorious Advancement of Enlisted Personnel
The Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) authorizes senior leaders the opportunity to recognize and advance active duty and reserve enlisted members who show exceptional adherence to the core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.
Dec. 13, 2019
November 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list from the November 2019 servicewide exam is posted on CG Portal
Dec. 5, 2019
October 2 019 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List
October 2019 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is posted on the CG Portal
Dec. 2, 2019
PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter
The November issue of our newsletter is now online. The newsletter contains articles and messages posted to the PPC website during the month - an "In case you missed it" summary.