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General Messages Weekly Round-up

December 27, 2017

This report originally published at allhands.coastguard.dodlive.mil.

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation).

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WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT – 2017 NAVAL ENGINEERING LUCAS PLAQUE (ASHORE) AWARD

Congrats to the Coast Guard Yard (CG Yard) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Naval Engineering program!

PROMULGATION OF BOAT CREW HANDBOOKS

During the most recent review of the Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, subject matter experts determined that the information would be better packaged for the field in the form of five Boat Crew Handbooks. The five handbooks will also include a formal crosswalk to help field users locate content.

PY18 RESERVE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) APPOINTMENT BOARD TIMELINES

This message announces the schedule and requirements for the PY18 Reserve CWO Appointment Board, which will convene on April 2, 2018. Please read carefully and pay particular attention to the references in the message, deadline requirements listed, and Direct Access (DA) guidance provided.

PY18 JANUARY RESERVE OFFICER EXTENSION PROCESS

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Reserve Officer Extension Boards will not be held in Promotion Year 2018 (PY18). Starting Jan. 29, 2018, PSC-OPM will consider all extension requests for Reserve Officers with Extended Active Duty (EAD) agreements expiring between May 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2018.

DEC 2017 UPDATE TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PAY (FLPP)

This message updates the linguist designated positions, interpreter allocations, and pay related to the Coast Guard’s Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP) account effective Jan. 1, 2018.

2017 PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARDS

This message solicits submissions for the 2017 Chief Journalist (JOC) Alex Haley and CDR Jim Simpson Public Affairs Awards. These awards are designed to encourage and formally recognize Coast Guard-wide participation in conducting our important public affairs mission. Participants will have until March 1, 2018, to make submissions.

SOLICITATION FOR THE 2017 WANDA ALLEN-YEAROUT OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is designed to recognize the active duty or Reserve unit ombudsman who has demonstrated the greatest contribution to the Coast Guard and their families. All units within the geographic boundaries of a district who desire to nominate their ombudsman shall submit nominations to their Regional Ombudsman Coordinator (ROC) by Jan. 31, 2018.

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