united states coast guard

08 JUN 2022

ALCGRSV 018/22
A. Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide
B. Enlisted Accessions, Evaluations, and Advancement Manual, COMDTINST
M1000.2 (series)
C. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
D. Performance, Training and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10 (series)
E. Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual COMTINST M1001.2 (series)
F. ERATS Winter Update ACN 142-21
1. Summary. This message announces the OCT 2022 RSWE competition for pay
grades E-5 through E-8. A member’s failure to receive, review and follow
the guidelines of this message will not justify a waiver of these requirements.
Commanding Officers shall ensure dissemination of this message to all Reserve
enlisted members in their AOR. Units, SWE Officers, Education Services Officers
and affected members shall familiarize themselves with the contents of this
message and REFs A through F. A rating specific list of required courses and
competencies is available on CG Portal:
and PPC(ADV) internet website:
2. Schedule. The RSWE will be administered on Saturday morning, 22 October 2022.
Active duty members (if otherwise eligible) who RELAD and affiliate with the
Ready or Standby Reserve (active status) NLT 1 September 2022 may participate
in this RSWE cycle upon request. Members affiliating after the SWE Eligibility
Date (SED) of 1 July 2022 but prior to 1 September 2022 must submit a PDE
correction request via a PPC trouble ticket in order to participate.
3. Waivers. The following waivers are authorized for the 2022 RSWE:
   A. RSWE Waivers. The October 2022 RSWE is waived for: BM1, BM2, CS2,
      IS2, IV2, ME2, MST2, PA1, PA2, SK2, and YN2. These rates will continue to be
      administered as a supplemental advancement list. For planning purposes, the
      BM1 RSWE may be implemented in 2023.
   B. Requests for waivers of advancement requirements or completion deadlines
      must be sent prior to the 1 September 2022 Personnel Data Extract (PDE)
      correction deadline. Failure by a candidate, supervisor or supporting command
      to fulfill their responsibilities is not justification for a waiver of the PDE
      correction deadline. Using the template in REF A, send requests for waivers by
      e-mail to and include members CO/XO in Cc line.
4. Candidate Responsibilities.
   A. The online PDE must show a status of “ELIGIBLE” in order to receive an
      exam. Candidates who participated in the previous year SWE shall not assume
      eligibility on the upcoming SWE. The PDE for the upcoming SWE must be verified.
      The candidate is solely responsible for accuracy of all PDE data. Report any
      incorrect PDE data to the unit admin or Servicing Personnel Office (SPO). After
      reporting incorrect data, the candidate MUST follow up to ensure PDE corrections
      were made by again verifying the updated online PDE prior to the 1 September 2022
      PDE correction deadline. If the online PDE has not been corrected, the candidate
      shall submit a help ticket prior to 1 September 2022 to
      Failure to report and verify online PDE corrections may result in a “NOT ELIGIBLE”
      PDE status for RSWE or loss of points in the final multiple. PDE’s will be posted
      online in Direct Access (DA) under the self-service section in July 2022.
   B. Entering Competencies in Direct Access (DA): EPQ/RPQ pay grade completion shall
      be entered directly into DA. Use the ERATS – Direct Access Competency Entry Process
      Guide to accurately record completion through the candidate's Personnel &
      Administration (P&A) entity. Even if there are no RPQ standards for a specific pay
      grade, the competency code still needs to be entered in DA for service wide exam.
      Units are authorized to enter competencies directly into DA after verifying core
      competencies are certified complete. The Commanding Officer or RPQ Reviewer shall
      verify a candidate has completed the RPQs and authorize entry into DA by the unit’s
      Personnel and Administration (P&A) entity. The rating competency code must appear in
      the member’s DA competency record to receive an “Eligible” PDE. Commands may enter
      backdated competency codes into DA during the PDE correction period up until the
      01 September 2022 PDE correction deadline date. It is highly recommended the
      competency code be entered prior to the 01 July 2022 SED so the initial PDE shows a
      status of “Eligible” rather than entering backdated competency codes and requesting
      PDE updates after PDEs are released. Commands shall notify PPC (ADV) via email at if members receive an “Eligible” PDE, but have not
      completed eligibility requirements by the SED to prevent an exam from being shipped.
   C. EPME EPQs. EPME EPQ guidance can be found at the ERATS CG Portal page at the
      following URL:
      and PPC(ADV) internet URL:
5. Command Responsibilities.
   A. Commanding officer responsibilities are detailed in Chapter 3.A.4.b and fully
      amplified throughout Chapter 3 of REF B.
         (1) The most common reason for member ineligibility is a missing Enlisted
             Employee Review (EER). Per Chapter 3.A.7 of REF B, each candidate must have a current
             EER with CO’s recommendation.
            (a) The EER must be dated after 1 July 2021 and NLT 1 July 2022. If an EER
                was not completed due to reasons listed in Chapter 4.C.1.b(4) of REF B, commands shall
                complete a “SWE-EER” with an effective date after 1 July 2021 and NLT 1 July 2022.
                SWE-EERs must be submitted NLT the 1 September 2022 PDE correction deadline date.
                SWE-EERs cannot be submitted to change a CO recommendation.
            (b) If the CO wishes to change an advancement recommendation, the command
                must submit a CO’s recommendation change (CORC EER) and it shall be submitted IAW
                Chapter 4.D.3.i of REF B. Changes of CO’s recommendation must be dated after 1 July 2021
                and NLT 1 July 2022 and must be received NLT the 1 September 2022 PDE correction                        deadline.
            (c) Per paragraph 4.b above, verify the most current RPQs and EPQs have been
                signed off NLT 1 July 2022. Following completion of RPQs and EPQs, they MUST be entered
                and certified in DA with a certification date of 1 July 2022 or earlier to qualify the
                member for the RSWE. Commanding Officers are responsible for ensuring EPQs have been
                completed on or before the 1 July 2022 SED.
            (d) Last day to change CO recommendation on EER from “Not Recommended, or
                “Not Ready” to "Recommended”: 1 September 2022. Note, “CORC EER” must be dated NLT
                1 July 2022.
            (e) Last day units away from homeport on continuous deployment from early
                September to the RSWE date may request early mailing of RSWEs: 31 August 2022.
            (f) Last day to request exam board OPFAC change: 1 September 2022.
            (g) Last day to request waivers of advancement requirements or completion
                deadlines: 1 September 2022.
            (h) Last day to request substitute SWEs: 4 November 2022.
6. SPO Responsibilities.
   A. Last day to complete PDE corrections in DA: 1 September 2022.
7. PPC Responsibilities.
     (1) Post PDEs in DA: July 2022
     (2) Early mailing of SWEs to deployed units: August 2022.
     (3) Mail RSWEs to exam boards: September 2022.
     (4) Compute final multiple: December 2022.
     (5) Post profile letters in DA: December 2022.
8. CG PSC Responsibilities.
   A. CG PSC-RPM publish RSWE advancement eligibility list: December 2022.
9. Miscellaneous.
   A. All candidates may use non-programmable calculators in accordance with the “SWE
      Officer Handbook”. Additional information regarding items that may be used by BM/OS
      candidates are also included within the SWE Officer Handbook which can be located at
   B. EERs in current pay grade will be used to compute the marks multiple within the
      date ranges listed in 3.A.7.b of REF B.
   C. The Point Start Date (PSD) shown on the PDE will be computed IAW Chapter 3.A.17.c
      of Ref B and used to determine award points. Candidates who advanced on/after
      1 January 2010 will have a PSD equal to the day following the SED for that advancement.
      Candidates who have not advanced since 1 January 2010 will show a PSD equal to their
      Pay Base Date (PEBD). Candidates with broken service and with an adjusted PEBD may contact
      PPC by e-mail at to request a PSD adjustment to capture
      prior service awards.
10. PPC(ADV) is the single POC for all RSWE inquiries. They can be reached by e-mail at Waiver requests must be sent by email prior to scheduled
deadlines to: (include CO or XO on cc line). For additional
RSWE information go to the PPC (ADV) home page at:
11. POCs for this message are CWO Juan C. Deliz, email:
12. CAPT M. W. Batchelder, Chief Reserve Personnel Management, CG Personnel Service Center, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.