2PSC-EPM Organization EPM-2 EPM CAPT Paul Flynn EPM-1 CAPT William Lane CAC VSpecial AssignmentsNR / ET / ITCAC IVAviation GM / MST OS / ISCAC IIIFS / HS MU / PA SK / YNCAC IIMK / DC / EM Women AfloatCAC IBM / MEEPM-1CDR Luis ParralesSEPARATIONSRETIREMENTSCAREER RETENTIONSMANPOWER & STATS(EPM-1) Advancements & Separations Branch: handles all enlisted personnel advancements, separations, and retirements. Also responsible for other personnel functions including EADs, Integrations, and Extensions.(EPM-2) Assignments Branch: places enlisted personnel in various positions for all Coast Guard units.5 CACs27 AOs8 Non-rate/“A” School/Women’s Afloat AO’s
3What We Do Manage Enlisted Assignments Career Counseling Policy GuidanceReview Personnel Requests (e.g. Retirements, CIRs, & Integrations)Enlisted Workforce: 33,000+Transfers Per year: Approx. 8,500
4Enlisted Assignment Year Process Career Counseling & RoadshowsPAL Validation & COMCONSTransfers, RILOs & Off-SeasonsUpdate/Develop Shopping listCritical ties to Reprogramming, Budget, Advancement, Screening, Education, Transfer season and other processes…Members submit a realistic e-ResumeIssue OrdersEnlisted Assignment Process:Identify tour complete candidatesReceive & review COMCONs provided by commandsCommands ValidationsIdentify potential fleet-upsShopping list promulgatedMembers submit e-resumesIdentify pool of candidatesAssign members based on assignment factorsIf no applicants, identify possible candidatesIssue ordersAfter initial slating process, positions not yet filled are complied as are members who didn’t get anything on their e-resume-In most cases these member will get ed a list to rank order-Members should not expect to receive a phone call-Important to have a robust/realistic e-resumeDevelop Slates
5AY14 TimelineALCGENL 071/1301May – 30Aug: Members contact AOs for career counseling and mentoring01May – 16Aug: Commands/AOs conduct PAL validation13May – 16Aug: Command visits16Aug: Command Concerns due16Sep – 30Sep: Unofficial Shopping Lists published/commands validate Shopping Lists01Oct: Official Shopping Lists published08Nov: E-resumes due11Nov – 31Mar: AOs slate members and issue ordersCommand ConcernsMust be submitted 2 weeks in advance of scheduled Command Visit.Command concerns may be submitted via message or to CG PSC-epm-2 POC by 16 Aug 13Shopping List ValidationShopping Lists are not accurate until Commands validate on 30SEP2013Certain Ratings will publish alternate timelines for specific assignments. Refer to rate specific SITREPS for additional guidance and deadlines.No “first come-first serve” benefits of submitting e-resumes early.
6How Assignments Are Made UNITMEMBEROptimal balance b/w Service, Unit and Member needs.Service Need:Prioritize mission critical positionsEnsure return on transfer & training investmentMaintain effective assignment & advancement processAttract/develop/retain/deploy diverse, qualified workforceMission executionUnit Needs:Member Needs:SERVICE
7How Assignments Are Made Unit . . .Command ConcernsPAL DiscrepanciesRELADsRetirementsCRSP/IR SelectionsMedical/Discipline IssuesFleet-UpsSpecific qual/skill needsCommand EndorsementsBOTTOM LINE:MISSION IS TOP PRIORTIYIN NO PARTICULAR ORDERNeeds of the service takes precedenceFactors vary by rating7
8How Assignments Are Made Member . . .Desires/e-Resume: collocation, Special Needs, geographic area, short/long-term goals, extensionsAssignment History & QualificationsAdvancement RequirementsPerformance/EvaluationsAssignment PriorityYou do NOT need to submit an e-resume when reporting to a new unit.Your input to the process is primarily the e-resume.Keys to a successful e-resume:Do not recite your selections.Just because you don’t list it doesn’t mean you won’t be consideredAlign the e-resume with your long term goals
9How Assignments Are Made Service Need . . .Prioritize Mission Critical PositionsReturn on Investment (Transfer & Training)Maintain Effective Assignment & Advancement ProcessDevelop & Retain a Diverse & Qualified WorkforceMission ExecutionBOTTOM LINE:MISSION IS TOP PRIORTIYNeeds of the service takes precedenceFactors vary by rating9
10Assignment Factors Service Need Member desires Assignment policies Assignment priorityCommand concernsTime in geographic areaTime at current unitCO’s recommendationSea to shore ratioAdvancement statusPerformanceWillingness to obligateCompetenciesPhysical conditionSecurity clearanceService NeedIN NO PARTICULAR ORDERNeeds of the service takes precedenceFactors vary by ratingWe promote to vacanciesALCGPSC 164/12, released on 11DEC2012, includes travel cost as a component of Service Need. This means that Assignment Officers “may consider limiting an assignment within the same geographic region, where it makes good business sense, in an effort to keep PCS travel costs below the established ceiling.”This is not a guarantee that you will stay in the same area.
11Assignment Priority Table Billets CG wideAssignments per YearUnits1190Overseas Restricted Units; AVDET GTMO, MSD American Samoa, PATFORSWA: AFLOAT, METT, RAID, & WPB Relief Crew21,070650OCONUS Afloat; Polar Icebreakers, PATFORSWA ashore37,7003,900INCONUS Afloat; LEDET/TACLET, HITRON, MSRT, MSST, PSU, Special Cmd Aides, Recruit CCs, Int'l Training Div, CG Recruiters, qualified Surfmen, Dive Lockers, Nat'l Strike Force, STAs Grand Isle/ Venice/ Neah Bay/ Quillayute River, ANT Venice, AIRSUPFAC Cordova, RFMCs41,800600OCONUS Ashore; FTGs & ATGs, Area TraTeams, UTB/MLB STAN Teams, Food Service Asst & TraTeams, Int'l Ice Patrol, Comdt/Vice Comdt drivers, STAs Eastport/ Jonesport, CITAT, Nat’l Strike Force517,0005,000INCONUS AshoreDSF Units: Non-deployable personnel are P5
12Assignment Policy on Advancement Article 1. C Assignment Policy on Advancement Article 1.C.3 – Military Assignments & Authorized Absences, M1000.8The Coast Guard advances to vacanciesService Need may require transfer prior to tour completionMembers shall submit an e-Resume within 30 days of his or her name appearing above the cutoff on the advancement eligibility listAssignment Policy on Advancement“Every effort will be made to minimize the number of transfersupon advancement, but personnel should not compete for advancement unless theyare prepared to be transferred to fill any authorized vacant position in the nexthigher pay grade.”Assignment Officer Priorities for AssignmentsAOs will fill vacant positions with a member in the identified pay grade, whenavailable within other Service needs. If there are no tour complete members in thepay grade available for transfer to fill a vacant position, the AO will use thefollowing ordered priority:1. Members on current advancement eligibility list above the cutoff.2. Members in the identified pay grade who are tour complete within the nextassignment season or year.3. Using SEAP or POAP:a. Members qualified for the next higher pay grade SWE.b. Members with a favorable commanding officer's written endorsement.
13Creating a Realistic e-Resume CONSIDERProfessional growth opportunitiesSea dutyCareer diversity (e.g. geographic region, unit/platform/job type)Qualifications needed for professional developmentYour assignment priorityYour EvaluationsYour Past AssignmentsThe sea/shore ratio for your ratingIf your AO notifies you that you are a sea duty candidate, pick your sea duty before it picks you.COMMENTS BLOCKPersonal/professional objectives and desires.Number of Choices: The more choices you request, the less likely you will received the “Needs of the Service”, but make sure to list jobs you really want to get orders to.Quality Of Life: Special Needs, Affordable Housing, Educational Opportunities, Spouse Employment OpportunitiesNo need to list career summary, awards, and competencies in the comments of your e-resumeFrom 01 May thru 30 Aug is a great time to call your AO for career counseling and to discuss your E-Resume
14Creating a Realistic e-Resume Comments SectionI have reviewed the Command Checklist for Overseas Screening, the Financial Assessment Checklist and the Dependent Overseas Screening in Article 1.H. of COMDTINST M1000.8, and have verified that I meet the criteria for overseas assignment. My number one desire is to be stationed in Alaska, so the first five billets are based on geographical preference. My second desire is to get an ATON assignment. So my next grouping of billets is by job type. I have ATON cutters listed first for career building and advancement requirements and would prefer going back afloat. I listed ATON ashore and other shore units last.Billet Picks1 - 5 Alaska BilletsBuoy TendersANTS24 – 30 Stations31 – 60 Sectors, Stations,Large CuttersMembers may desire geographic area, platform type, collocation, position type, etc, in whatever order. This example highlights geographic preference and platform type preference.Also note members might list collocation and special needs. They should verify that their special needs can be met in the areas of their choice.
15Additional Information CollocationDECOMs & Homeport ShiftsGeographic StabilityHome OwnershipNon-Rate AssignmentsOverseas AssignmentsObligated ServicePATFORSWARetirementSILO/RILOSpecial AssignmentsSpecial NeedsWomen AfloatThe following topics should be discussed at every roadshow presentation:PATFORSWAWomen AfloatSpecial AssignmentsOverseas AssignmentsCo-locationObligated Service
16Collocation Contact AOs early in assignment season Article 1.A.7., COMDTINST M1000.8Contact AOs early in assignment seasonTour lengths may be adjusted to effect transfers – Review the Manual!Married Couples:Won’t be assigned to same ship, restricted unit, or unit with < 60 membersWith Dependents will not normally be assigned to shipboard duty simultaneouslyNeeds of Service may preclude ability to collocate members.Clarify your collocation desires in Member’s CommentsGeographically align e-Resume selections with spouse** If you desire collocation with a member that is in another service, provide the contact information of your spouse’s Assignment Officer.You must consider the Assignment Priority of both members when crafting your e-resume. Both members do not transfer at the higher assignment priority.Communication is key. First between the spouses, ensuring that your e-resumes match.Then contact both of your Assignment Officers to inform them you are a COLO.Choosing units w/in larger metro areas will increase chances of successful COLOCouples who marry midtour, colo next assignment cycleDA isn’t always accurate about your marital status, so assume the AO doesn’t know.There isn’t anything in DA that tells the AO that you are a COLO.Ensure DA reflects that the spouse is in the service.
17DECOMs & Homeport Shifts FY13 Homeport Shifts/DecomsCGC SAILFISH– Highlands, NJ to Bayonne, NJ as a result of Hurricane SandyCGC BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Highlands, NJ to Bayonne, NJ as a result of of Hurricane SandyCGC JARVIS – Honolulu, HI; DecommissionedCGC MORGENTHAU -- Alameda, CA to Honolulu, HICGC DIAMONDBACK – Miami, FL to Atlantic Beach (Mayport), FLCGC MORRO BAY – New London, CT to Cleveland, OHCGC DRUMMOND – Miami, FL to San Juan, PR (pending)CGC CHINCOTEAGUE – San Juan, PR; Decommissioned (pending)FY14 Homeport Shifts (Pending)Nothing official at this point. Potential for 1 or 2 WPB110 relocations in AY14. CGC DEPENDABLE and CGC VIGOROUS possible homeport shift from Cape May, NJ to Little Creek, VA
18DECOMs & Homeport Shifts AY14 Proposed DECOMs (Pending approval)Nothing official at this point. Possibility for 1 or more HECs and multiple 110’ WPBsPotential for 300+ additional Priority 2 and/or 3 members to be tour complete in AY14 due to multiple DECOMs.Shopping list will display any AY14 vacancies in their current homeport until the shift is officially approved and the positions are reprogrammed.Members will not be given Priority upgrades due to decom/homeport shift. Contact AO for guidance.
19Geographic Stability Article 1.B.3. – COMDTINST M1000.8 Members need mentorship on realistic expectationsEPM considers you to have achieved geographic stability after 2 tours in one areaRoots grow deeper with each successive tour & more traumatic to move familyNo member should try or expect to remain in one geographic area for their entire careerAchieving Geographic StabilityGeographic stability can be achieved by the following:1. Completing full tours of duty.2. Granting extensions liberally.3. Providing local stability. Completing two tours of duty (not necessarily at sameunit) in a local area without effecting a household goods move.4. Providing regional stability. Completing two tours of duty within a geographicalregion minimizing family and Coast Guard PCS transfer costs and family andpersonal disruption.
20Home Ownership Home Ownership is not an assignment factor Large percentage of CG members own homes and may face financial hardship if relocatedPurchasing a home is an investment riskAll CG members must be available for unrestricted worldwide assignment
21Non-Rate Assignments Assignments Factors: Needs of the Service Non-Rate Assignment SupervisorYNCS Allen MonreauDistricts 1/5OS1 Jason StanleyDistricts 7/8/9YN1 Jennifer BellDistricts 11/13/14/17FS1 Christopher WalkerAirman ProgramASTC Sam Ariola“A” School AssignmentsDC/ET/GM/IS/IT/MK/MST/OS/SKET1 Jose SandovalBM/EM/FS/HS/ME/PA/YN/YN-DLYN3 Joseph RiollanoAssignments Factors:Needs of the ServiceDesires of the MemberQualificationsSpecial NeedsCritical A-SchoolCollocationDependentsSpecial AssignmentsPATFORSWATour Complete: Non-Rates are not normally transferred out of their current District until assigned to A School (for example, if a SN is tour complete on board a Miami PB, he/she may receive orders to STA Miami or STA Fort Lauderdale). Non-Rates that are tour complete will be directed by someone in their command to submit an E-Resume when necessary.Critical A Schools: currently FS, OS, GM and ET are listed as critical. The four months requirement to resubmit a request for the A School Waiting List is waiver for these rates.Special Assignments: Honor Guard, CGC EAGLEQualifications for a Non-Rate: citizenship for PB’s, weapons quals, linguist skills, etc.PATFORSWA: solicitation message released twice a year; if you successfully serve a full year tour, you can put your name on any A School list and go to the top (others may have done the same so you will be behind them at the top) or get your first pick of available assignments
22Overseas AssignmentsArticle 1.H. – COMDTINST M1000.8Members must ensure they will screen successfully before listing overseas positions on e-ResumesState in e-Resume comments that you have reviewed the Manual and meet Overseas screening requirementsCommand endorsements shall address member’s suitability for overseas assignmentCommands must complete overseas screening within 10 Days of issuance of ordersPer 1.H., COMDTINST M1000.8, members may request 1-year tour increase. Requests must be submitted to EPM-2 along with an notification to the appropriate AO:Prior to reporting to overseas unit, orWithin 12 months of reporting to overseas assignmentTour length increases are not “extensions”If you are going from one overseas assignment to another, you must screen again.If considering OCONUS, advise members to conduct pre-screening and review screening requirements for dependents.
23Article 1.B.6., COMDTINST M1000.8 & ALCGENL 051/10 Obligated ServiceArticle 1.B.6., COMDTINST M & ALCGENL 051/10Must obligate service (OBLISERV) within 5 business days after receipt of orders.Amount of required OBLISERV noted on PCS orders.< 6 years active duty INCONUS; OBLISERV full tour> 6 years active duty INCONUS; OBLISERV 1 yearOUTCONUS/Special Assignments; OBLISERV full tourCommands must advise CG PSC-epm-1 via message if members refuse to OBLISERV.Failure to OBLISERV may result in discharge within 30 daysSpecial Duty Assignments including any “Special Assignments” require obligated service for a full tour. This includes all Instructor duty positions, all training team, recruit company commander, honor guard, CMC, STAN team, National Strike ForceWhy does the COAST GUARD require members to OBLISERV?For return on training and transfer investment. No unit wants to expend, time, money and effort to fully train you only to have you leave 1 year later.Assignment Officers may waive obliserv requirement for Service Needs4 OBLISERV OptionsIf and when a member refuses to obligate service EPM 1 & 2 coordinates one of the 3 outcomes based on service need upon receipt of command CGMS notifying us of refusal to obligate service for PCS transfer:-1 No service need, member is processed for Convenience of the Government discharge 12.B.12.a.7 (important note here is if a member received any bonus it will be recouped as this is classified as a "voluntary" separation because the member voluntarily choose not to obligate service).-2 Service need, member's separation is established for 1 July 2014 to coincide with slated replacement and prevent gap at unit.-3 Service need, member is allowed to remain on active duty to End-of-Enlistment (EOE), separation orders issued for EOE, preventing extension or reenlistment without EPM-1 approval.-4 Service need, member must execute ordersOnce the CGMS is received it usually takes EPM 7 working days to complete the panel process for Refuse to Obligate (RTO). A units request to advocate for retention may be added but service need is the center point in the decision process.
24http://www.uscg.mil/psc/epm/PATFORSWA.asp - web https://cgportal2.uscg.mil/units/psc/psc-epm/SitePages/PATFORSWA-MSFS.aspx - portal116 Afloat – includes Cutter Support TeamFive BM/ME Middle East Training Team (METT): Deployed to certify Level II non-compliant Boarding Teams in CG & foreign military throughout region. Requires LE experience at TACLET, MSST DSF, or MSRT; plus Instructor endorsement.12 E-5 thru E-9 Redeployment Assistance & Inspection Detachment (RAID): Team MST/MK/DC/EM/ET/Special Assignment POCM deployed throughout Mid East.Priority 2 Positions:73 enlisted ashore positionsBENEFITS:Priority 1 (afloat) or 2 (ashore)15 days of R&RAdditional payTax exemptionsASSIGNMENT CRITERIA:Overseas ScreeningSecret ClearanceBTM Physical Fitness test w/in past 6 monthsMeets COMDT’s Weight StandardsCommand Endorsement for PATFORSWANEW ASSIGNMENT PRIORITIES THIS YEAR:METT, RAID, and 7th Crew personnel all Priority 1.ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA THIS YEAR:Now have specific Command Endorsement, Weight Standard and BTM/Boat Crew Physical Fitness Stds.Too many people were not meeting fitness and LE standards at 8 week Pre-deployment. Many offseason backfills requirements due to discipline/alcohol.Minimized weapons qual requirements to Basic Pistol and Rifle, with understanding that mbrs can obtain Practical at PDT.Middle East Training Team PositionsInstructor positions for providing specialized LE training to all the cutters in theater and certifying their Level II Non-Compliant Boarding Teams. Regularly augment other teams and assets in theater and perform boardings in the Gulf, train foreign military units throughout the region and conduct special demonstrations for visiting VIP's.Positions: MEC , BM1, BM2, BM2, ME3PDT includes highly demanding train the trainer program in addition to regular pre-deployment training. They learn how to teach Close Quarters Battle, Container Climbing and Breaching along with other specialized skills. Personnel assigned must be highly motivated, able to work on their own and extremely professional.We are looking for applicants who will be confident when training other Coasties and other international law enforcement and military units. Also, applicants with extensive LE experience, especially at an MSRT, TACLET or MSST DSF, are most desired. Great opportunity for those who are interested in the law enforcement community, or who are looking to boost their LE experience prior to applying for the ME rating. Designated as Instructor; require Instructor assignment criteria as per Chapter 4.E of the PERSMAN. RAID Mission Summary (unofficial): RAID members are Army unit movement officers that ensure proper shipping regulations are followed by Army, Marines, and coalition forces. They advise/assist on proper labeling, construction and seaworthiness of containers to ensure they meet Customs laws. These CG members also inspect bags and attire of personnel departing AOR to ensure they meet Customs requirements. They also enforce Department of Agriculture Laws to ensure no insects, dirt, vegetation etc. are on containers before they are transferred to sterile yard.RAID members are not ATFP or Boarding Officers. They base out of Kuwait and deploy to in the Middle East with the Army.Timeline for next RAID solicitation (approximate):Solicit in September, select in January, PDT commence in March.Assignment Criteria: Similar to PATFORSWA, but Container Inspection/HAZMAT experience preferred.Big question – How do members request PATFORSWA?Answer –There are NO MORE “general” solicitation messages being released. They weren’t generating enough candidates and AO phones were ringing off the hook w/ too many sporadic questions.With so many different variables for each rating, AOs prefer to fill the positions utilizing methods best suitable to their account (general interest s, web page advertisements, e-resumes, sitreps, “rate-specific” msg solicitation, etc). This creates some internal inconsistency by dissimilar assignment approaches among AOs, but we argue that assignment to PATFOR SWA is not consistent with any other CG assignment, and as such creates unique challenges that differ depending on the account.Members will have to contact their respective AO to find out what method the AO prefers/utilizes. Note: All AOs should have one section on their website or in their rating specific solicitation that addresses this. If this is indeed the case, you can refer everyone to the website to find out.COMPENSATIONS (also on website)Imminent Danger Pay, currently $225 per monthFamily Separation Allowance, currently $250 per monthCombat Zone Tax Relief - currently all Federal Pay is Tax-Exempt (Most states also Tax Exempt).Selective Rating Bonuses earned during tour will be tax free.Rest and Recuperation (R & R) Leave Period with travel at government expense per 12 month tour.Increased Thrift Savings Plan Opportunities.Savings Deposit Program eligibility - Special Savings Program allowing deposits up to $10K earning 10% interest.Level 3 Sea Pay for Afloat Positions, commensurate with paygrade and cumulative sea time.NOTE!!! No Compensatory Leave. Entitled to 15 days of mid-deployment Rest and Recuperation (R&R) (charged leave) plus 4 days of uncharged travel time with government paid travel expenses to virtually any location worldwide.
25http://www.uscg.mil/psc/epm/PATFORSWA.asp - web MSFS Saudi Arabia- webhttps://cgportal2.uscg.mil/units/psc/psc-epm/SitePages/PATFORSWA-MSFS.aspx - portal11 Enlisted Member Team providing training Saudi Arabian Maritime forces responsible to protect Maritime Critical Infrastructure.BM Positions– E-8 (3), E-6 (1)MK Positions – E-6 (2)ME Positions – E-8 (1), E-7 (2), E-6 (1)YN Positions – E-6 (1)All Priority 1 positionsBENEFITS:Assignment Priority 115 days of R&RAdditional payTax exemptionsASSIGNMENT CRITERIA:Overseas ScreeningSecret ClearanceMeets COMDT’s Weight StandardsCommand Endorsement for InstructorPre Deployment Training RequriedASSIGNMENT CRITERIA THIS YEAR: Dependant restricted 1 year tour.18 years of age or older at time of assignmentSuitable for Overseas Assignment – conduct self paced overseas screening checklist IAW CIM H.2. before applyingU.S. CitizenEligible for Secret Clearance or higherObliserve requirements are for 12 months from report dateMeet CG weight standardsState drivers license valid for the duration of the tourCommand endorsement in DA for Instructor position that confirms the member meets the assignment criteria and addresses backfill requirements if member is not tour complete in the current assignment year.US Army Pre Deployment Training is required prior to deployment – to be arranged by CG-DCO-IBig question – How do members request Maritime Facilities Security Force Saudi Arabia?Answer –A general solicitation message will be released providing information on application requirements.With so many different variables for e-resumes, sitreps, “rate-specific” msg solicitation, etc). We shifted to this approach in , and it’s here to stay unless directed otherwise. This creates some internal inconsistency by dissimilar assignment approaches among AOs, but we argue that assignment to PATFOR SWA is not consistent with any other CG assignment, and as such creates unique challenges that differ depending on the account.Members will have to contact their respective AO to find out what method the AO prefers/utilizes. Note: All AOs should have one section on their website that addresses this. If this is indeed the case, you can refer everyone to the website to find out.COMPENSATIONS (also on website)Imminent Danger Pay, currently $225 per monthFamily Separation Allowance, currently $250 per monthCombat Zone Tax Relief - currently all Federal Pay is Tax-Exempt (Most states also Tax Exempt).Selective Rating Bonuses earned during tour will be tax free.Rest and Recuperation (R & R) Leave Period with travel at government expense per 12 month tour.Increased Thrift Savings Plan Opportunities.Savings Deposit Program eligibility - Special Savings Program allowing deposits up to $10K earning 10% interest.Hardship Duty Pay for Location – Capped at $100/month due to IDP eligibility.NOTE!!! No Compensatory Leave. Entitled to 15 days of mid-deployment Rest and Recuperation (R&R) (charged leave) plus 4 days of uncharged travel time with government paid travel expenses to virtually any location worldwide.
26RetirementArticle 1.C., COMDTINST M1000.4Submit requests to CG PSC-epm-1; 6-24 months prior to requested retirement dateRetirements normally approved 01 MAY-01 SEP to minimize gaps during summer transfer seasonCommand endorsement shall contain acknowledgement and acceptance of temporary position gap if retirement will occur outside of normal retirement window (MAY-SEP). Also include any extenuating circumstances to retire outside the window.Retirements will be normally approved May thru Sep unless command willing accept assignment gap
27Separation In Lieu Of Orders Retirement In Lieu Of Orders SILO/RILOSeparation In Lieu Of OrdersArt 1.A.2.e., COMDTINST M1000.8Members on Indefinite Enlistment (>10 but <20 years) in receipt of ordersRequests must be submitted to PSC-epm via message within 5 calendar days of issuance of PCS ordersEffective date of SILO is normally within 30 days of orders issue dateRetirement In Lieu Of OrdersArt 1.A.2.e., COMDTINST M1000.8Retirement Eligible members in receipt of ordersRequests must be submitted to PSC-epm via message within 5 calendar days of issuance of PCS ordersEffective date of RILO is 01 September of current AY.RILO- mbrs are not entitled to leave (there is no such thing as terminal leave in the Manual) leave can be sold back to accommodate Service/Unit needs.Considered on case-by-case basis; approved/disapproved based on Service need.
28Special AssignmentsMembers desiring a tour outside of their rating should consider Special Assignments (SA)The SA process is completely separate from the regular assignment process. Minimum requirements to qualify are contained within 1.E. of COMDTINST MTimeline (much EARLIER than other assignments)AY2014/2015 tour complete personnel should be considering options nowMajority of AY14 e-Resumes & Applications due by 15 July 13.See SA website or program specific ALCGENLs for requirements and deadlinesCWO Mike Dignan
29Annual Special Assignments Timeline Programs are CGIS, CMCs/CSC’s, Recruiting, CCs, CPOA/LAMs Instructors, Divers, EOAs, & numerous others. On the PAL, positions listed as MCPO, SCPO, CPO & POs.January – March: Solicitations for Dive and CGIS April-May: Individual Program Solicitation ALCGENLs ReleasedMay – August : Sector CMC/CSC, CGIS, and Recruiting Packages Due, Shopping List Published, and Panels ConveneJuly: E-Resume and Packages deadlines for non-panel programs15 June - September: Develop All SlatesSeptember - October: Deadline for issuing orders.Will accept CC packages until 1 September if necessary. Willing to accept packages later in the year to fill vacancies if necessary.29
30Special Needs ProgramCOMDTINST (Series)Member support for dependents w/diagnosed & professionally documented long-term medical, physical, psychological, mental, and/or educational disabilities.Enrollment is mandatory. Needs must be validated every 3 years or when an enrolled family member’s condition changes, and also 9 months prior to projected rotation date.Failure to pre-screen e-Resume with HSWL staff in advance could result in cancelled orders if assignment can’t be cleared by AOEnroll prior to submitting e-Resume.Include in Member Comments that you are enrolled in special needs.Enrollment does not guarantee a specific unit, nor does it preclude members being assigned to afloat units.If you wait until your orders are issued to enroll in special needs, you run the risk of limiting your assignment options.Can use the comments block of e-resume to communicate to the AO that they are in special needs; but should not provide any details of a personal natureLarge metro areas tend to be the best options.Orders will not be issued for a member to be a geo-bachelor in a location where family special needs cannot be metThough difficult, being a single parent is not a special needs.
31Women Afloat Cutters with currently mixed gender crews 104 Gender Neutral not currently mixed gender (87 WPB) 39Cutters with currently all-male crews 110(Requires coordination during Assignment Year pending candidate pool and capabilities of berthing configurations.)It is recommended that you continue to place all desired cutters from your shopping list in rank order priority regardless of the cutter’s current gender make up. This will help aid the assignment of new mixed gender opportunities throughout the assignment year.If interested in positions afloat, following these guidelines:1. Determine your short-term & long-term goals for next assignment2. Review all open positions for your rank/rating on the shopping list3. Call the Women Afloat Coordinator at anytime and your detailer to discuss your advancement & career goals during summer before your transfer (counseling window).4. Submit an E-Resume including vacant positions for paygrade. List as many positions as possible!5. You should also include positions on your e-resume that are not known mix-gender cutters, & we will attempt to see if that cutter can accommodate females. Be advised, it may not be possible to accommodate requests but other options may be available.6. List short & long-term career desires in E-Resume comments. Explain the types of platforms & qualifications you are seeking especially important for those interested in future OIC/XPO or EPO or rating requires sea time to advancement.31
32Call or email anytime for career counseling and information. Women AfloatMKC Tina ClaflinCall or anytime for career counseling and information.https://cgportal2.uscg.mil/communities/uscg-woman-afloat CG PortalMost current and up to date informationAfloat Surveyhttps://surveys.uscg.mil/Community/se.ashx?s=6F20F7742BCE159AVery important***Members should regularly access the Women Afloat Portal page for all information and current announcementsRevised cutter list and assignment tools can be found as well as discussion postings and statistics
33How to Contact Us Main Phone: 703-872-6554 FAX: 703-872-6548 Visit CG PSC-epm-2 Web Site:https://cgportal2.uscg.mil/units/psc/psc-epm/SitePages/Home.aspx - portal
34Stay in TouchMembers, especially those tour complete, should continue to check the following for the most up-to-date AY14 guidance:ALCGENL messagesCG PortalPSC-epm websiteForce Notes, if applicable