united states coast guard

01 SEP 2020

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 049/20
A. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the AY21 Reserve assignment
season kickoff and provides important guidelines and
information for Reserve Lieutenant Commanders through
Ensigns competing for assignment, their command cadre or
supervisors, and the Reserve officer corps at large.
Supplemental information on the assignment process,
including The Reserve Lieutenant Commander through Ensign
Assignment Guide, is available on the PSC-RPM website:
Request widest dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM-2 is developing and validating
AY21 shopping lists, which will identify anticipated
billet vacancies. Updates will be published on the PSC-
RPM website.
    a. Validation: Commencing 1 Sep 20, unit commanders
should verify the accuracy and status of each Reserve
position on their PAL as reflected in Direct Access (DA),
along with anticipated vacancies. The Command Concerns
process guide is located on the PSC-RPM website denoted
in paragraph 1. Select the "Command Concerns" link after
expanding the "RPM-2" tab on the left.  Submit
discrepancies or comments to the appropriate PSC-RPM
Assignment Officer (AO) via Command  Concerns by 12 Oct 20.
    b. Availability: Shopping lists will be released
OOA 12 Nov 20.
3. AY21 Assignment Candidate Pool:
    a. The primary candidate pool consists of members
reported in DA as tour complete in 2021, members filling
positions in which a paygrade mismatch (plus or minus 2
pay grades) exists between member and billet, members in
reprogrammed positions, and members projected to be
released from active duty. This includes Reserve
Lieutenant Commanders through Ensigns serving on long-
term Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) and
Extended Active Duty (EAD) who desire a SELRES assignment
following their release from active duty. PSC-RPM-2 will
track additions and deletions to candidate pools caused
by promotions, screening panels, separations, position
reprogramming and other actions.
    b. Members serving on long-term ADOS orders that
terminate at any time during 2021 are highly encouraged
to apply for assignment. Members who do not apply for
assignment will be transferred to the Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR) and may participate in the AY22 assignment
    c. PSC-RPM will adhere to tour completion dates when
considering assignments. Members generally will not
rotate prior to completion of their tours. However, early
rotations are sometimes necessary to meet Service needs.
    d. Members who will be affiliating with the SELRES via the
Regular to Reserve (R2R) process shall follow the
timeline in paragraph 9. Those who miss the deadlines in
paragraph 9 should monitor AY21 Off-Season assignment
messages or expect to remain in the IRR until the AY22
assignment cycle.
4. Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD): REF A, Article
5.C. describes policy regarding RCD. As a member becomes
more senior, opportunities for assignment within RCD
become increasingly scarce. If a member wants to continue
to serve in a SELRES status, the member should consider
assignments beyond RCD.
5. Members who will voluntarily accept orders beyond RCD
shall include the following statement in their e-resume
member comments: “I, (rank and name) on (date), understand
the Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD) policy stipulated
in COMDTINST M1001.28 (series), and will voluntarily accept
orders beyond RCD.”
6. Members who decline orders are subject to a transfer
to the IRR, Standby Reserve, or may request retirement or
separation, IAW REF A, Article 5.A.10. Members who do not
successfully compete for an AY21 assignment will be
transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY22
assignment. Members who do not submit an e-resume IAW
paragraph 9 will be transferred to the IRR and may
compete for an AY22 assignment.
7. For e-resume guidance refer to the CG PPC DA II
website at:
To ensure that an e-resume endorsement is completed on
time, members should notify their command when an e-
resume requiring command endorsement has been submitted.
The current version of DA will not notify the endorser of
the request and does not allow late e-resume submission.
8. For assignment guidance refer to the PSC-RPM website
denoted in paragraph 1.
9. AY21 SELRES Lieutenant Commander through Ensign Plan
of Action and Timeline:
    a. 1 Sep 20: Potential shopping lists available in
DA for unit validation.
    b. 12 Oct 20: Command Concerns and shopping list
corrections due to PSC-RPM-2.
    c. 12 Nov 20: Shopping lists released and available
in DA.
    d. 12 Nov 20 - 11 Jan 21: E-resume submission period.
    e. 12 Nov 20 - 11 Jan 21: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
    f. 11 Jan 21: Deadline for members to submit e-resumes.
    g. 14 Apr 21: Assignment slates approved and finalized.
    h. 12-31 May 21: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
    i. 29 Jun 21: Requests to retire or separate in lieu
of orders due to PSC-RPM.
    j. 1 Oct 21: Effective date for AY21 assignments.
10. Assignment officers:
    a. LCDR assignments: LCDR Cecilia Williams,
(202) 795-6517,
    b. CGD ONE, FIVE, and SEVEN junior officer
assignments: LCDR Jacqueline Bethel, (202) 795-6534,
    c. CGD EIGHT and NINE junior officer assignments: LTJG
Dennis O'Neill, (202) 795-6505, Dennis.R.O'
junior officer assignments: LT Luke D'Lima, (202) 795-6534,
11. CAPT Michael Batchelder, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
12. Internet release authorized.