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Direct-Access PCS, TDY, & Reserve Orders Outage.

1. DA Orders Accounting Data Conversion to FSMS Standard (ALCGPSC 06/22):  ​Direct Access orders are set to "read-only" for all users. Access to Reserve Orders (FSMS) will be available from 0900 to 1900 on Friday, January 21. Please note there will be a new DA menu item on the Reserve Administration pagelet to access these orders. The link title is: FSMS Reserve Orders. Access to other types of DA generated orders (PCS, Retirement, Separations, etc.) will not be restored until sometime during the week of January 23-29. This lockdown is necessary to support the deployment of FSMS. During this period of read-only availability, all FY22 orders will be converted to utilize FSMS accounting data. This applies to all Direct Access orders types: ETQC, PCS, separations, and reserve orders. Units may issue orders via memorandum to authorize travel in urgent and emergency situations.

E-Gov Travel System  (ETS) Status (updated 1000 hrs. Jan 07)

1. Maintenance Completed:  Data migration is complete and the system ready for use. 

2. Vouchering: The ability to enter travel vouchers in ETS is now available.

3. Vouchering prior FY travel: As part of the cutover to FSMS, the Coast Guard migrated open travel obligations. Authorizations will appear in ETS for the member to voucher. Members will select the open authorization within ETS and create a voucher. Members will not need to select accounting information for the Project, Organization, Expenditure and Task (POET) because prior year TONOs were migrated to reimburse against the prior year expenditures. The vouchers should only require approval from an ETS approving official.

4. Current FY Travel: Please be aware that Training, PCS, and Reserve Orders from Direct-Access (DA) will not be available in ETS pending completion of the accounting data conversion during the DA outage described above.

5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): A list of "Post Go-Live" questions and answers is now availablenew.

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Tag: Servicewide Exam

Jan. 18, 2022

Enlisted members: SWE FAQ

Here are the key things you need to know about preparing for the SWE, plus answers to frequent questions.

Jan. 18, 2022

ALCGENL 003/22: May 2022 Service-Wide Examination (SWE) Competition

This message announces the May 2022 SWE competition for all Ratings, except MU. IAW, Ref A, the Coast Guard has moved to a single, annual examination for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to pay grades E5 - E8. Commanding Officers (CO) must ensure dissemination of this ALCGENL to all active duty enlisted members in their AOR. Members planning to compete in the SWE shall be aware of the requirements and guidelines contained in this ALCGENL. Failure to do so is not justification for a waiver to compete in the SWE.

Jan. 13, 2022

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.

Jan. 5, 2022

November 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The November 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Dec. 8, 2021

Servicewide Exam Point Increase Instituted for Cutter Crews 

Enlisted personnel serving on cutters will receive the most significant boost in Service Wide Exam (SWE) credits in almost 30 years under a new incentive program designed to help compensate for the hardships involved in sea duty.  

Oct. 20, 2021

Policy Changes Supporting the Implementation of One Servicewide (1-SWE)

This ACN implements a single, annual Servicewide Exam (1-SWE) for active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 and E6 beginning in May 2022 and provides clarification on evaluation, eligibility, and administration.

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.

June 4, 2021

October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) Announcement​

ALCOAST 210/21​ provides guidance for units and Servicing Personnel Offices (SPOs) on common issues and questions identified during the Release from Active Duty (RELAD) process for reservists recalled to active duty under USC Sec. 12302 or USC Sec. 12301(d) (contingency Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)). For purposes of entitlements and benefits, COVID-19 response is considered a contingency operation. ​

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)

Feb. 2, 2021

Changes to Rated Sea Time for Advancement to DC, EM, ET, and MK Ratings

ALCOAST ACN 012/21 announces updates to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) regarding rated sea time for advancement in DC, EM, ET, and MK ratings. The new requirements are: a. E-6 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 12 months in designated rating in any paygrade. b. E-7 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 36 months in designated rating in any paygrade. The new sea duty requirements will go into effect for the May 2023 SWE.

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.

June 16, 2017

Additional SWE Point for Company Commanders and OIC Qualified BM1s

Extra Point on the Servicewide Exam (SWE) final multiple for Recruit Company Commanders and OIC qualified BM1s.