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Commentary | Oct. 20, 2022

Reservists—here’s how you can help grow the Coast Guard workforce

By Zach Shapiro, MyCG Writer

The Coast Guard has updated the Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual, COMDTINST M1001.2 (series). Under the revised policy, reservists may be compensated with a non-paid Readiness Management Period (RMP)  for assisting in Coast Guard recruiting efforts. To augment the efforts underway at recruiting offices to increase accessions, reservists will be building bonds with prospective Coast Guard applicants within their own communities through outreach visits, mentoring, unit visits, or officer interviews.  
Interested members of the Selected Reserve (SELRES) are required to request command approval and schedule RMPs in advance of reporting for duty. In Direct Access, members and commands should use the newly added duty purpose code of “Recruiting - REC” when performing RMP drills that have a nexus to recruiting. Non-paid RMPs must last at least two hours (excluding travel time). Members may not conduct more than 36 RMPs in a fiscal year and no more than one per day.  

The “Everyone is a Recruiter” program has also been modified to include a $500 cash bonus for referrals that result in an individual’s enlistment in the Coast Guard as an active duty or reserve member. 
As a reminder, Recruiting Liaisons should log RMP activity on the USCG Recruiting IMT Sharepoint page
If you have any questions, please email COMDT (CG-R55).For more information, please see the Readiness Management Periods (RMP) for Recruiting Efforts ALCOAST 357/22
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  • Readiness Management Periods (RMP) for Recruiting Efforts ALCOAST 357/22