for Technical Sergeant (TSgt) and Master Sergeant (MSgt) are usually released
during the month of June, and selections to Staff Sergeant (SSgt), are
normally scheduled for release in August of each year. The following information
explains how the promotion program operates.
selected for promotion to TSgt or MSgt are promoted during the period
1 August through 1 July of the following year The promotion eligibility
cutoff date (PECD) for promotion to TSgt and MSgt is 31 December.
Individuals selected for promotion to SSgt are promoted during the period
1 September through 1 August of the following year The PECD for promotion
to SSgt is 31 March.Enlisted Performance Reports (EPRs), decorations,
and AFSC data must closeout/be effective on or before the PECD.The following
table is included for easy reference:
in Grade Required
Eligibility Cutoff Date (PECD)
- 31 Mar
- 31 Mar
- 31 May
NOTE: A ll
individuals departing TDY during any testing cycle will be tested before
they leave IAW AFI 36-2605, Air Force Military Personnel Testing System,
Para A9.10.Members returning from non-contingency TDYs before the end
of a testing cycle will be tested during the cycle. This is not an individual
choice, and expanding the normal cycle in order to test prior to TDY departure
does not require concurrence of the member.Members who decline testing
when given the opportunity to test become ineligible for promotion for
the remainder of the cycle.
the factor is
Maximum score is:
(100 question test about Air Force subjects)
points. PFE score is doubled if testing PFE only.
(100 question test about your Air Force job)
(Performance Report Ratings)
Credit one-half point for each month in current grade, based upon
Date of Rank (DOR), computed to the last month of the promotion cycle.
Credit two points for each year of Total Active Federal Military Service
(TAFMS), up to 20 years, computed as of the last month of the promotion
Cut off scores after the second decimal place. Do not use the third
decimal place to round up or down. computation of points for TIG and TIS:
Count 15 days or more as 1 month and drop periods of less than 15 days.
EPR (Performance Report) Points
the chart below, and the steps in this chart to compute EPR Points
for promotion purposes.
each EPR/APR (most recent on top) that closed out within 5 years of
the PECD, not to exceed 10 reports.
Multiply this by the time-weighted factor for that specific
report. (See Notes 1 & 2)
the product in the Subtotal column by the conversion factor (See
ONLY the TW factors used to obtain a TW factor total (See Note 4)
the total value of each report for the Sum of Reports
that sum by the TW factor total for the Performance Score
factor (TW factor) begins with 50 for the most recent report and decreases
in increments of 5 for each report being used (50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25,
20, 15, 10, & 5).
of performance not evaluated for some reason (break in service, report
removed through appeal process, etc.) are not counted in the computation.
For example, an EPR/APR string of 5B, 4B, 5B, XB, 9A, 9A is computed
the same as 5B, 4B, 5B, 9A, 9A.
factors: 27 for EPRs (the "new"
report system where ratings run from 1 to 5) and 15 for APRs (the "old"
report system where ratings ran from 1 to 9).
Repeat this for each report.
example, if 4 reports were used, then you would add 50, 45, 40, &
35 for a TW factor total.
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