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Tag: Flag Voice

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)

April 20, 2021

U. S. Coast Guard Mentoring Program (Flag Voice 544)

I am pleased to announce open enrollment for the Coast Guard Mentoring Program. As discussed in Flag Voice 542, our new Mentoring Program is available to the entire Coast Guard workforce, including active duty, reserve component, and civilian employees – anyone who has a “.mil” email address.

April 15, 2021

FY21 Workforce Planning Team Closeout and FY22 Season Kick-off

Please see RADM Nunan's attached Flag Voice regarding FY21 Workforce Planning Team Closeout and FY22 Season Kick-off

March 12, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Mentoring Program (Flag Voice 542)

I am very pleased to announce the commencement of the beta test for the new Coast Guard Mentoring Program software.

March 3, 2021

Ceremonial Advancements - Flag Voice 540

I am pleased to announce the institution of a Ceremonial Advancement policy to allow Coast Guard enlisted members the best opportunity to plan, prepare, and execute meaningful advancement ceremonies that properly recognize the career milestone of advancing to the next pay grade, while also considering unit operations and Service needs.

March 2, 2021

Body Composition Program Update (Flag Voice 539)

To provide a data point of readiness and health well-being, all Coast Guard members will undergo the April 2021 BCS. However, understanding the continued impact of COVID-19, no members will be placed on probation or processed for separation from the Service; no strikes will be issued. Any member not in compliance will be required to undergo a medical screening and counseling for healthy nutrition and safe weight loss.

Dec. 17, 2020

Establishing the Coast Guard Officer Recruiting Corps (Flag Voice #532)

I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Coast Guard Officer Recruiting Corps, an initiative in the Recruiting Command focused on attracting skilled youth to Officer Candidate School, Direct Commission Officer programs, and the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative. A cadre of our officers is a major step in supporting the USCG Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan.

Sept. 15, 2020

Direct-Access and Reserve Pay (Flag Voice 528)

A significant change was made to the Coast Guard Human Capital Management System (Direct-Access) in order to address concerns with the delay in payment to the Reserve Workforce when transitioning to Active Duty orders This change also reduces the need for PPC interventions and increases the efficiency of Reserve Pay.

Aug. 6, 2020

Child Care Needs Assessment Survey

In the next few weeks, we will initiate the Child Care Needs Assessment Survey. At no time in recent history have the challenges of balancing child care responsibilities with Coast Guard duties and the workplace been greater. The 2020 Child Care Needs Assessment was contracted before we felt the impacts of COVID-19, but couldn’t have been more timely in helping us capture the impacts of child care on morale, retention and performance. This assessment and survey will help establish the foundation of current concerns and provide recommendations for review and action by the Child Development Services Program (CG-1112).

June 24, 2020

Coast Guard URM Study: Career Perspectives

Thank you for your support thus far for the Coast Guard Holistic Study & Analysis for Recruiting & Retention of Underrepresented Minorities (URM Study, first introduced in ALCOAST 337/19). The focus group phase of research was completed in February 2020, after 109 focus group sessions at units in New York, Alameda, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Portsmouth, and Washington, DC. Based upon initial qualitative data, RAND researchers have created a service-wide online survey, which will serve as the next step in this important project.

March 13, 2019

Revised Military Transgender Service Policy

Today the Department of Defense released the updated policy on military service by transgender persons and persons with gender dysphoria. This policy will take effect on 12 APR 2019.