Personnel Service Center
Officer Personnel Management Division
Career Management Branch (PSC-OPM-4)
******Please note there are new guidelines as set forth by the CG Institute for updating Education in your record (both in DA and your EI-PDR). Please see their website for complete instructions: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/Degree_Completion/default.asp
OPM-4 Mission Statement
To provide dedicated career management counseling to officers of all grades; with special emphasis on individual competitiveness, future career decisions, and officer career management analysis while serving as a resource in responding to other staff actions concerning officer career management. Also, upon request, to counsel officers concerning competitiveness and failure of selection for Post-Graduate and promotion for grades CWO2 thru O-6.
Career Management Counseling Session
OPM-4 targets junior officers (O3 & below) since their careers are typically less defined than more senior officers. Consequently, they tend to have more questions about how different assignment scenarios could impact future career aspirations. We also target officers that are in-zone for promotion to help ensure that they have a complete record going before the promotion board. Nonetheless, any officer who desires to discuss aspects of their career will be given ample opportunity and have the ability to benefit from OPM-4 services.
Joint Record Review
Officers also have the opportunity to view their Electronically Imaged – Personnel Data Record (EI-PDR) online while speaking with a Career Counselor. Using MS Communicator, a Career Counselor can establish a Live Meeting. In this Live Meeting both you and your Career Counselor will be able to view your EI-PDR simultaneously.
To schedule an appointment send an email to ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPM-4. To help us for scheduling purposes, in the body of the email please give us an idea of what you are looking to discuss with OPM-4. Most often, we will look to schedule an appointment to guarantee dedicated time to help answer your questions (in particular for joint record reviews, which may take up to an hour). Time permitting, however, a basic career counseling question might best be answered via email or a quick phone call, so the more details you provide in your email, the better equipped we’ll be to meet your needs in a timely manner.
Though OPM-4 is more than happy to assist Reserve Officers as best we can, Reserve Officers are recommended to schedule an appointment with RPM by sending an email to ARL-PF-CGPSC-RPM.
Record of Professional Development (4082 Form)
This optional form is an important and often overlooked component of an officer's record. At a minimum it is recommended that all officers submit an updated CG-4082 prior to a selection panel or promotion board. Each form that you submit becomes a part of your record and is not replaced by previous submissions, so there is no need to repeat information on subsequent forms.
strongly recommended that officers document all significant education,
training and qualifications on a CG-4082, with an emphasis on items not captured on the
member's Employee Summary Sheet in CGBI. Guidance
on what is authorized on a 4082 can be found in Chapter 4.c of the
Performance, Training, and Education Manual (COMDTINST M1500.10c).
Guidance on what is authorized on a 4082 can be found in Chapter 4.c of the Performance, Training, and Education Manual (COMDTINST M1500.10c).
OPM-4 Portal Site
OPM-4 has updated our CGPortal site to provide career guidance information which can be accessed by clicking the following link: OPM-4 Portal Site.
Career Management Webinars
Due to limitations for in-person Road Shows, OPM-4 is more than happy to conduct Career Management Webinars. Anyone wishing to request a Webinar, or attend an already scheduled Webinar, please contact us at ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPMfirstname.lastname@example.org.
OPM-4 Feedback Surveys
If you have already had a counseling session with OPM-4, we'd appreciate hearing from you! If you could please take a minute to fill out a short survey regarding your session, it would help us better serve you and others in the future. Please complete the OPM-4 Feedback Survey to provide your feedback. Additionally, if you listened to one of our Webinars, please complete the OPM-4 Webinar Survey. We appreciate you letting us know how to better serve the fleet!
Officer Career Guides
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