united states coast guard

R 071435Z OCT 21
ALCOAST 371/21
SSIC 7220
A. COMDT (CG-1) memo 1000 dtd 11 FEB 21
1. This ALCOAST announces the efforts and results of the
FY22 Military Workforce Planning Team (MWPT). Military and Civilian
Workforce Plannings Teams (WPTs) are chartered governing bodies
established to analyze recruiting, retention, and specialty
management personnel trends. Each WPT uses data driven
recommendations to create balanced intervention strategies in order
to obtain and retain a mission ready workforce. As WPT sponsor and
manager of military and civilian pay accounts, COMDT (CG-1) reviews
and approves WPT recommendations on a Fiscal Year (FY) basis; no
interventions are guaranteed beyond a given FY. Approved
interventions within an FY may be started or stopped at any point
in the year when need is no longer required to manage a particular
element of the workforce.
2. WPT members represent a wide array of stakeholders from
personnel, program, and specialty management divisions. The WPTs
conducted comprehensive reviews of forecasts and intervention
strategies to optimize desired outcomes using base resources.
Primary inputs are derived from data analytics and program-sponsored
business cases. With these references, the WPT identified critical
needs and prioritized interventions based on the highest returns
on investment.
3. The MWPT objectively identifies monetary and non-monetary
options, and recommends focused and aligned bonus offerings to
critical enlisted ratings and officer specialties to build talent
for planned growth, career retention, and predictable attrition.
4. Active Duty Enlisted interventions:
    a. The non-monetary interventions for FY22 include:
        (1) Service Wide Exam points for highly skilled and qualified
        (2) Direct and Guaranteed Class A-Schools for critical and
stressed rates.
        (3) Placing all rates on the Open Rate List (ORL), except DV
and MU.
        (4) Opening Extended Active Duty (EAD) contracts for reserve
members in the following rates: AST, BM, CS, GM, EM, and OS.
    b. The monetary interventions for FY22 include:
        (1) Enlistment Bonuses (EB) for Recruits.
        (2) EBs for OS, CS, EM, and ET.
        (3) Selective re-enlistment bonuses (SRB) for BM, EM, CS,
and OS.
        (4) Critical Skills Training Bonuses (CSTB) for CS, ET, EM,
and OS.
        (5) Miscellaneous bonuses for Food Service Officers, Cyber
personnel, and completion of the BM Apprenticeship program.
5. Active Duty Officer interventions (monetary):
    a. O-3/O-4 Operations Officers Afloat and Executive Officers/
Department Heads Afloat.
    b. Naval Engineering Officers (including Engineer Officers
    c. Cyber Officers.
6. Reserve Component interventions:
    a. The non-monetary interventions for FY22 include:
        (1) Establishing work groups to determine the Coast Guard's
ability to fund Inactive Duty for Training (IDT) travel for
reservists traveling outside their reasonable commuting
distance (RCD).
        (2) Establishing a work group to determine feasibility of
removing rate requirements for assignment to PSUs.
        (3) Inclusion of the reserve workforce in the Women's
Leadership and Advisory Council.
        (4) Establishing a work group to determine the impacts if an
officer resigns their commission and wants to revert to an enlisted
status in the Reserve Workforce.
    b. The monetary interventions for reserve members in FY22
        (1) EBs for Recruits.
        (2) EBs for PA.
        (3) Assignment bonuses for PSUs.
        (4) Bonuses for Physician Assistants.
7. Additional information and guidelines on all approved
non-monetary and monetary interventions for enlisted members,
officers, and reserve members will be outlined in subsequent
8. Our dedication to building and maintaining a mission ready work
force is apparent through these initiatives, and I am committed to
our organization's efforts to preserve our Service's talent now and
in the future. Any program manager who feels their workforce or
specialty is experiencing personnel challenges is encouraged to
submit their business case and recommendations to the WPTs in
accordance with REF (A).
9. Questions regarding MWPT policies outlined in this message or
other human resource management matters may be directed to Office
of Military Personnel Policy (CG-133) at: Additional messages will follow
addressing these and future workforce intervention policies.
10. RADM E. C. Jones, Assistant Commandant for Human Resources
(CG-1), sends.
11. Internet release is authorized.