APRIL 6, 2015, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a July 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date (SCOD) for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve senior master sergeants, effective April 3, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.
Also effective April 3, change of reporting official EPRs will be eliminated for all active duty senior master sergeants. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve – or ARC – senior master sergeants will follow the same guidance starting in 2016.
Active duty senior master sergeants whose EPRs closed out before April 3 will get another EPR closing out July 31 that will cover performance during the months between their most recent EPR and July 31.
For example, a senior master sergeant whose EPR closed out March 31 will get that EPR and another July 31 that will cover performance between April 1 and July 31.
Active duty senior master sergeants whose EPRs would have closed out between April 3 and July 31, including those who sew on after April 3, will not get an EPR until the July 31 SCOD. Active duty senior master sergeants whose EPRs would have closed out after July 31 will have their EPR closeout date moved to July 31. For Air Force Reserve senior master sergeants, this same process will take place in April 2016 (although the new evaluation form will be mandatory beginning July 31, 2015 for all required evaluations).
ANG senior master sergeant drill status guardsmen, to include technicians, will receive an initial evaluation for July 31, 2014 through July 31, 2016. Active Guard Reserve and statutory tour personnel migration will be in accordance with ANG specific guidance provided through the National Guard Bureau Director for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
Additional enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes will be announced as they are approved for implementation.