united states coast guard

R 141410Z APR 21

ALCGENL 042/21
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8(series)
1. This message kicks off Assignment Year 2022 (AY22) for the enlisted
workforce. All members who are tour complete in AY22 should take
advantage of this time to think about their next assignment, consider
career aspirations and professional development opportunities, and
seek guidance from supervisors and mentors. Commands should begin
evaluating readiness impacts and preparing command concerns expected
in the next assignment season. Commands should also counsel tour
complete members to ensure they are ready and available for assignment
per 1.A.5 of Reference (A) in AY22.
2. AY22 timeline: Any changes to the dates below will be published on
the EPM Portal Site. This is the general timeline for all ratings.
Members must review their rating’s kickoff message for more specific
A. Standard assignment timeline:
01 May - 01 Aug: Members contact Assignment Officers (AOs) for career
counseling. Counseling will continue until all requests are fulfilled.
01 May - 01 Aug: Commands/AOs conduct Personnel Allowance List (PAL)
15 May - TBD: AOs and Central Assignment Coordinators (CACs) conduct
EPM roadshows.
01 Aug: Command concerns (COMCONs) due.
08 Sep - 24 Sep: Unofficial shopping lists published/commands validate
shopping lists.
28 Sep: Official shopping lists published.
03 Nov: PCS e-Resumes due for most ratings.
04 Nov 21 - 31 Mar 22: AOs slate members and issue orders.
B. EPM-2 will publish supplemental timelines for specific ratings,
command positions, and detached duty assignments as necessary. Refer
to rating-specific SITREPS and EPM-2 AO Portal pages for additional
guidance and deadlines.
C. Special assignments will be shopped earlier than general assignments.
Timeline information related to special assignments will be posted
3. Career counseling/mentoring: Members, especially those expecting
to rotate in AY22, those taking the May or Nov 2021 SWE or above an
existing cut for advancement, and those double-encumbered in positions
are expected and encouraged to contact their respective AO directly
to schedule an appointment for career counseling. All members may
request and receive career counseling from their AO, even if not tour
complete. Direct communication with the AO from 01 May to 01 August
will increase members' awareness of professional development
opportunities and provide the foundation for crafting a realistic PCS
e-Resume. Members seeking co-locations should understand policy
pertaining to co-location assignments contained in Ref (A). The best
way to assure co-location is early contact with the AOs for advice on
crafting a realistic PCS e-Resume. To schedule career counseling,
please send an email to your respective AO with the subject line
(Career Counseling-Name-EMPLID). Career counseling requests for AY22
may be submitted until 01 Aug 21 and counseling will continue until all
requests are fulfilled. Counseling for members who appear above a new
or revised cut is also available throughout the year. Members are
encouraged to contact their AOs within two weeks of the published
SWE cut or revision message.
4. PAL validation/command concerns:
A. Commands are reminded to validate their PAL using the Command
Information page in Direct Access on a routine basis to ensure position
numbers reflect where members are actually assigned. Commands may report
PAL discrepancies via COMCONs. For detailed guidance on the procedures to
validate your unit's PAL and submit COMCONs, refer to the job aid and
template posted on the EPM Portal Site in the "COMCON and PAL VAL" folder
located at:
Commands may submit COMCONs in the traditional CG Memo format; however,
the preferred and more effective format is prescribed in the job aid.
COMCONs must be submitted NLT 01 Aug 21. Timely submission is critical
in the development of an accurate shopping list. Additional guidance
on COMCOM and PAL VAL will be published SEPCOR.  EPM also welcomes
visits from command reps to address COMCONs and engage with
applicable AOs.
B. Career Intentions: To prevent unanticipated long-term gaps,
commands MUST notify EPM if a member articulates their intention
to RELAD after completing the required re-enlistment interview. EPM-2
will accept Career Intention Worksheets (CIW) beyond 6 months to
mitigate unanticipated gaps. Commands aware of a member who is
intending to separate prior to 01 Oct 22 may use the CIW to notify EPM-2.
Once the counseling is complete, submit the Career Intentions
Worksheet (CIW) to the appropriate AO as soon as possible. This allows
AOs to properly shop the position and avoid a vacancy. Members who
change their decision to RELAD and desire to remain in service after
the signature date of the CIW may be issued orders to a Service need
position, depending on timeline and AO notification.
5. Command visits and Roadshows: In addition to career counseling,
roadshow attendance and engagement are also critical aspects of
the assignment process. An ALCGENL to address the process for
requesting roadshows during the summer of 2021 will be released SEPCOR.
Members and commands may also view information on the PSC-EPM Portal page:
6. AY22 Intentions:
A. As described in Reference (A), EPM-2 will focus on filling afloat
positions earlier in the AY. All members tour complete in AY22, regardless
of assignment priority (AP), may compete for afloat assignments beginning
in November. For all ratings, AOs will work to slate cutters shortly after
the PCS e-Resume deadline.
B. EPM-1 will no longer convene a Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) screening
panel for transferring ME's. Tactical Law Enforcement Teams (TACLET), Special
Mission Training Center (SMTC), and Special Mission Training Detachment
Instructors (SMTD) positions will be assigned via e-Resume with required
command endorsement.
C. Special Needs is a mandatory program. Special Needs Program updates
for each family member enrolled in the program must be initiated at least
9 months prior to the member's projected rotation date. A categorization
system is in place for dependents in the program. Commands and members
should carefully review Ref (B) to learn how these changes could affect
their assignment options.
7. All members who desire to compete for or receive orders to an overseas
billet shall follow the procedures noted in Ref (C). This includes the use
of forms CG-1300, 1300A, and 1300B for member and dependents, and command
endorsement prior to e-Resume submission. Table 2 in PSCINST 1300 outlines
participant responsibilities to pre-screen before e-Resume submission
while Table 3 outlines responsibilities upon receipt of PCS or long-term
ADOS orders. Members and departing commands should not delay initiation
of this process, especially for e-Resume submissions.
8. Women afloat opportunities continue to expand each year with the new
platforms, positions, and conversion of cutters. Women are encourage to
apply for any afloat position, regardless of whether the cutter is mix
gendered or can support female assignments. In addition to AO counseling,
women and commands seeking information on afloat assignments are highly
encouraged to reach out to the Women Afloat Coordinator listed at the
bottom of this message to further discuss these career enhancing
9. As per Ref (D), commands and members are reminded that AP is only
reviewed on a triennial cycle. AP tables can be found on the EPM Portal,
link below. Current AP policy will remain in place for AY22.
10. EPM-2 wants members to have an active and informed role in the
assignment process. It is absolutely imperative that Commands and
transferring personnel meet established deadlines, review applicable
portions of Ref (A), and keep a sharp lookout for AY22assignment SITREPS.
11. CG Portal: The EPM-2 AO Portal pages are the central location for
news and information within each rating. The AO Portal pages are located at:
All enlisted members should frequently visit relevant pages for current
information. Additionally, members are highly encouraged to subscribe to
notifications from their rating assignment officers portal page.
12. As always, if commands have questions, please contact:
A. EPM-2 Branch Chief: CDR R. Deisher, 202-795-6596
B. CAC I (BM/ME/GM): LT C. Collins, 202-795-6578
C. CAC II (MK/DC/EM): LT R. Rand, 202-795-6616
D. CAC III (FS/SK/MU/PA/YN/HS/PATFORSWA): LT C. Collins, 202-795-6578
                                          LCDR M. Deal, 202-795-6576 arriving
                                          OOA 30 JUN
E. CAC IV (Aviation/OS/IS/DV/Spec Assign): LT R. Rand, 202-795-6616
                                           LT S. Grell, 202-795-6584 arriving
                                           OOA 28 JUL
F. CAC V (ET/IT/MST/Nonrates/A School): LT K. Jenish, 202-795-6593
G. Women Afloat Coordinator: OSC R. Mason, 202-795-6573
13. CAPT J. Carter, Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management,
CG Personnel Service Center, sends.
14. Internet release is authorized.