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By Kat Bailey, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
/ Published October 12, 2016
Promotion recommendation breakouts by Air Force Specialty Codes for the 16E5, 16E6, 16E7 promotion cycles are now available on myPers. The released data encompasses the first round of promotions since the enlisted evaluation system overhaul took place starting in 2014. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons)
Air Force officials have released the16E5, 16E6 and 16E7 promotion statistics broken down by Air Force Specialty Code and promotion recommendation.
In an effort to provide transparency to Airmen, the data has been posted to the myPers website by five letter-AFSC. AFSCs in which all eligible Airmen received the same promotion recommendation, and were selected for promotion, were not included so that the personal identity and promotion recommendation about selectees cannot be gleaned from the report. Additionally, to protect the privacy interests of Airmen, data for AFSCs with subpopulations have been rolled up and incorporated into the five-letter AFSCs.
Beginning in 2014, the enlisted evaluation system underwent significant changes with the focus on making duty performance the driving factor in performance evaluations. In the new system, commanders allocate promotion recommendations (do not promote, not ready now, promote, must promote and promote now) to promotion-eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants.
The released data encompasses the first round of promotions since the EES overhaul took place. With only one year’s worth of data, the Air Force has a limited ability to analyze any trends thus far in the new program. As the Air Force progresses through the second and third forced distribution cycles, analysis will identify any trends and determine if any changes are required.
The AFSC lists can be found on myPers from any component’s enlisted promotions landing page. Under Promotion cycle Information, click Promotion Selects and Statistics and select the CY16 links.
For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.