united states coast guard

08 SEP 2022

ALCGRSV 049/22
A. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the AY23 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,
is available in the AY23 Reserve Personnel Assignment
guide, located on the PSC-RPM website: https://www.dcms.
Request widest dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM-2 is developing and validating
AY23 shopping lists, which will identify anticipated
billet vacancies. Updates will be published on the PSC-
RPM website.
   a. Validation: 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 28 Oct 22.
   b. Availability: Shopping lists will be released
OOA 18 Nov 22.
3. AY23 Assignment Candidate Pool:
a. The primary candidate pool consists of members
reported in DA as tour complete in 2023, 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 2023 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 AY23 Off-season
cycle or AY24 assignment cycle.
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 should make every effort to
meet the timeline in paragraph 10. Those who miss the deadlines
in paragraph 10 will fall into the AY23 Off-Season assignment
process or expect to remain in the IRR until the AY24
assignment cycle.
4. E-resume/FlexPAL:
a. General e-resume submission guidance: Please 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.
b. Junior Officer FlexPAL guidance: Junior Officers (O1-O3) can
now be assigned under the FLEXPAL system. The list of available
assignments where training capacity exists is located on the PSC-RPM
website denoted in paragraph 1, under the AY23 FlexPAL section. Under
the FlexPAL system there are billets marked “F” for flexible and
“NF” for non-flexible. The NF designation means that this billet is
important to unit success and should not be moved under the FlexPAL
system. RPM is expected to try and fill these positions before
flexible positions. As such, candidates should apply to NF positions
on their e-resume foremost, but if they are looking for a general
position that is flexible in a specific geo-location, then they must
apply to the following position number: 00042876. Members will
provide their Assignment Officers (AOs) with their geographic
location and desired drill location in the "Member Comments" section
of the e-resume in order to provide their AOs with accurate
information for slating. For FlexPal e-resume guidance refer to the
PSC-RPM-2 website at:
5. 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.
6. 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.”
7. IAW REF A, Article 5.E.1., members may be assigned to
a Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) unit without their
consent if they live within RCD of these units and not
enough qualified volunteers are identified. DSF units
include the Port Security Units (PSUs), Strike Teams and
Naval Expeditionary Combat Commands. Members who have not
been assigned to a DSF unit during their career are strongly
encouraged to apply. Members who have been assigned to a DSF
unit for more than 5 years may apply for reassignment through
the normal assignment process.
8. 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 AY23 assignment will be
transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY24
assignment. Members who do not submit an e-resume IAW
paragraph 10 will be transferred to the IRR and may
compete for an AY24 assignment.
9. For assignment guidance refer to the PSC-RPM website
denoted in paragraph 1.
10. AY23 SELRES Lieutenant Commander through Ensign Timeline:
   a. 01 Sep 22: Potential shopping lists posted in
DA for unit validation.
   b. 28 Oct 22: Command Concerns and shopping list
corrections due to PSC-RPM-2.
   c. 18 Nov 22: Shopping lists released and available
in DA.
   d. 18 Nov 22 - 16 Jan 23: E-resume submission period.
   e. 18 Nov 22 - 16 Jan 23: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
   f. 16 Jan 23: Deadline for members to submit e-resumes.
   g. 20 Apr 23: Assignment slates approved and finalized.
   h. 10-31 May 23: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
   i. 29 Jun 23: Requests to retire or separate in lieu
of orders due to PSC-RPM.
   j. 01 Oct 23: Effective date for AY23 assignments.
11. Assignment officers:
   a. LT Claricia Gautier: CGD ONE, FIVE, and SEVEN junior
officer assignments,(202) 795-6498,
   b. LT Kalyn Doss: CGD EIGHT and NINE junior officer
assignments, (202) 795-6521,
   c. LT Dennis O'Neill: CGD ELEVEN, THIRTEEN, FOURTEEN, and
SEVENTEEN junior officer assignments, (202) 795-6528,
12. CAPT Michael W. Batchelder, Chief CG PSC-RPM, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.