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2012 PPC Annual YN Symposium

"Expanding Horizons: Where Tradition and Transformation Converge"


Date: Sept. 18-20, 2012
Place: Capitol Plaza Hotel
Address: 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS

Registration Closed -- Stand-By List Established

Registration for PPC's 2012 YN Symposium is closed. We sincerely appreciate your interest in this event but we have reached the maximum capacity allowable for the conference center. We are adding names to a stand-by list. If you would like your name added to the stand-by list, please complete the registration form and send it by e-mail to

All registered attendees have been contacted by email. If you did not receive the email confirmation, and you believe you are registered to attend the 2012 YN Symposium, please let us know right away, send an email to to see if you are confirmed to attend.

Issue with online hotel reservations: There's a problem with the hotel's online room reservation system. If you tried to reserve a room online and were told none were available, call the hotel directly to make your reservation. The number is (800) 579-7937 (be sure to mention you are part of USCG SPO 2012 or group code USCG).


Please contact us as soon as possible if you are registered and your plans change or an emergency arises and you are unable to attend. We have several people on the waiting list, waiting to get in.

Pre-Registration Required:

We only have space and materials available for registered participants. Please do not come to the conference center if you do not have confirmation of your registration.

PPC Topeka is pleased to announce the dates for the annual 2012 Pay & Personnel Center Yeoman Symposium. This year's event, our 7th annual gathering of Yeoman, will be held 18 through 20 September 2012 in Topeka, KS. The 2011 workshop exceeded our expectations, with Yeoman attending from Coast Guard units all over the country. This event has proven critical to the Yeoman rating and our continued responsibility for SPO Service Line Management, and this year's event is shaping up to be the best one yet.

The theme for the YN symposium this year is "Expanding Horizons: Where Tradition and Transformation Converge". The Coast Guard, known for a storied tradition and quick adaptability during times of transformation, is again entering into a new phase of operation with respect to human capital management. As the effects of modernization take hold and the responsibilities change across the service, it will be the Yeoman we look to for answers in personnel management. This year's theme addresses the reality of the Yeoman world of work and how achieving the goals of People, Purpose, and Passion are essential to successfully accomplish and sustain Coast Guard missions in the future.


This year's agenda is dedicated to relevant topics for SPOs and Admin Yeoman based upon your feedback from last year's sessions, the survey responses received earlier this year, and the many changes currently taking place within the Coast Guard. It is important to note that this Yeoman symposium is considered "mission critical" for field personnel working in the personnel services arena. We will have many guest speakers who are subject-matter experts in their respective fields as well as our own PPC experts. The tentative agenda is now available -- 2012 Agenda.

PPC's 30th Anniversary Celebration:

PPC will be celebrating our 30th anniversary on 19 September 2012. Attendees of the Yeoman Symposium are invited to the celebration and are asked to complete an acknowledgement on the registration form. We hope you can join us!

Anniversary Flyer

Registration is Open - Stand-By List Established:

We are now accepting registrations for the 2012 PPC Annual Yeoman Symposium and registration is simple! To register, complete the form and send it by e-mail to Registration will close 27 August 2012 or once is closed, all quotas have been filled.

In the event of complete booking a stand-by list will be created to allow every opportunity possible to attend. Our Symposium coordinator this year is Ms. Karen Emmot if you have additional questions. The Symposium check-in will be available 1700-2000 Monday, 17 September, and 0700-0800 Tuesday, 18 September, in the Pioneer room.

Room Reservations:

We have a block of rooms available at the per diem rate. Please note that conference registration and room reservations are handled separately.

Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (800) 579-7937 (please mention you are part of USCG SPO 2012 or group code USCG).

We strongly encourage SPO staff members and unit admin personnel to attend this important symposium if at all possible. Put in your request for travel funds with your command now and come out to learn the latest in your world of work so that you can take the information and improved skills back to your unit!

We look forward to seeing you this September!


Commanding Officer, PPC Topeka

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