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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!
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 August 12, 2022
June 3, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 075/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
May 28, 2021
1-SWE coming soon
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 .
May 27, 2021
One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE), Flag Voice 548
Please see RADM Nunan's attached Flag Voice regarding One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE)
March 16, 2021
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter Ten
This Email ALSPO message promulgates an update to the Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual (PPPM), PPCINST M1000.2 (series). This message promulgates chapter ten of the PPPM.
Aug. 28, 2020
Sea Duty for Advancement - Not the Same as Sea Time for Points
The sea/surf duty time for advancement and points are both calculated based on Direct-Access data entry (e.g., PCS report / depart dates, Surfman competencies, and Career Sea Pay start / stop dates). However, different rules apply as to when the "clock stops" with regard to periods of TDY away from the CSP eligible vessel.
July 7, 2020
Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update
This message promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.
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 3, 2020
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.
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
Nov. 27, 2019
Coast Guard Implements Master Chief Advancement Panel for Advancement to E-9
ALCGENL 220/19 announces the implementation of the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) for advancement to E-9. The MCAP will convene annually, beginning in 2020, to select eligible active duty Senior Chief Petty Officers for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer.