New eligibility cutoff dates for promotion to TSgt, MSgt tied to continuing enlisted evaluation, promotion systems changes

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Implementation of a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced in July by Air Force senior leaders continues with new promotion eligibility cutoff dates for Airmen competing for promotion to technical and master sergeant.

Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes will be implemented in stages over the next 18 months for Regular Air Force - or RegAF - Airmen and over the next 30 months for Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard - or ARC - Airmen. The changes focus on ensuring job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.

Promotion eligibility cutoff date changes follow implementation of enlisted performance report static closeout dates and elimination of change of reporting official reports for technical sergeants were announced in August. Staff sergeants will be announced in September. The promotion eligibility cut-off date for technical sergeants competing for promotion to master sergeant will change to Nov. 30, and the cut-off date for staff sergeants competing for promotion to technical sergeant will change to Jan. 31.

Promotion testing windows will remain the same: Feb. 1-March 31.

For more information about the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at Select "search all components" from the drop down menu and in the search window enter "27948" for enlisted evaluation changes or "27949" for enlisted promotion changes.

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