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Clicking on the subject from the list below will take you to that information on this page.  Clicking on "Back to Top" will bring you back here.

 

A link for information on uniform wear and ordering from the National Dept. of Personnel is here and a handy reference
chart in Adobe is here.   The chart is one page and could be printed and taped to the closet door.

The new Standard Operating Procedures for Auxiliary Operations in Sector Ohio Valley is now here in Adobe PDF format

Electronic 7023 form

Information on Uniform Wear

NEW MEMBER SIGN-UP INFORMATION

  ICS Links for FEMA online tests

FAQ document for ICS/Nims

Election Information

Change of Administration Guides for DCP and FC

Electronic Fund Transfer

Blue lights on Patrol

Website information

Material and Finance Reports

District Store

Security Updates

PE Schedule to Boat/US

 

Election Information to become an Elected Officer a member must meet the criteria for the offices listed below. 

Flotilla Commander (FC)
• Must, by the date of nomination, have a Favorable OS PSI determination
recorded in AUXDATA; and,
• Must be a member of the Auxiliary for one year prior to date of election (the
time that an individual is in AP status awaiting a PSI determination counts for
this purpose); and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, successfully complete the Administrative
Procedures Course (APC); and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, successfully complete IS 100 and IS 700
courses; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, be a member of the Flotilla to which they
seek elected office; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, meet one of the following requirements:
    o Have obtained an Auxiliary qualification (interim certification
    acceptable) and be current in one of the Auxiliary programs or mission
    areas as defined in Auxiliary Manual sections 8.B.2.-8.B.7.; or,
    o Have served as a staff officer or elected officer at any organizational
    level for two years; or,
    o Have twenty-five (25) hours of documented activity in Auxiliary
    programs or mission areas that are authorized in Auxiliary Manual
    section 2.B. and as reported on Activity Report forms, not including
    Member Activity forms (ANSC-7029), for the previous year.


Vice Flotilla Commander (VFC)
• Must, by the date of nomination, have a Favorable OS PSI determination
recorded in AUXDATA; and,
• Must be a member of the Auxiliary for one year prior to date of election (the
time that an individual is in AP status awaiting a PSI determination counts for
this purpose); and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, successfully complete the Administrative
Procedures Course (APC); and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, successfully complete IS 100 and IS 700
courses; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, be a member of the Flotilla to which they
seek elected office; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, meet one of the following requirements:
    o Have obtained an Auxiliary qualification (interim certification
    acceptable) and be current in one of the Auxiliary programs or mission
    areas as defined in Auxiliary Manual sections 8.B.2.-8.B.7.; or,
    o Have served as a staff officer or elected officer at any organizational
    level for two years; or,
    o Have twenty-five (25) hours of documented activity in Auxiliary
    programs or mission areas that are authorized in Auxiliary Manual
    section 2.B. and as reported on Activity Report forms, not including
    Member Activity forms (ANSC-7029), for the previous year.

Division Commander (DCDR)
• Must, by the date of nomination, have a Favorable OS PSI determination
recorded in AUXDATA; and,
• Must, by the date of assuming office, have completed a regular term of office
as FC; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, successfully complete IS 200 and IS 800
courses; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, be a member of a Flotilla within the Division
to which they seek elected office; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, meet one of the following requirements:
    o Have obtained an Auxiliary qualification (interim certification
    acceptable) and be current in one of the Auxiliary programs or mission
    areas as defined in Auxiliary Manual sections 8.B.2.-8.B.7.; or,
    o Have served as a staff officer or elected officer at any organizational
    level for the previous year; or,
    o Have twenty-five (25) hours of documented activity in Auxiliary
    programs or mission areas that are authorized in Auxiliary Manual
    section 2.B. and as reported on Activity Report forms, not including
    Member Activity forms (ANSC-7029), for the previous year.


Division Vice Commander (DVCDR)
• Must, by the date of nomination, have a Favorable OS PSI determination
recorded in AUXDATA; and,
• Must, by the date of assuming office, have completed a regular term of office
as FC; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, successfully complete IS 200 and IS 800
courses; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, be a member of a Flotilla within the Division
to which they seek elected office; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, meet one of the following requirements:
o Have obtained an Auxiliary qualification (interim certification
acceptable) and be current in one of the Auxiliary programs or mission
areas as defined in Auxiliary Manual sections 8.B.2.-8.B.7.; or,
o Have served as a staff officer or elected officer at any organizational
level for the previous year; or,
o Have twenty-five (25) hours of documented activity in Auxiliary
programs or mission areas that are authorized in Auxiliary Manual
section 2.B. and as reported on Activity Report forms, not including
Member Activity forms (ANSC-7029), for the previous year.

District Commodore (DCO)
• Must, by the date of assuming office, submit a complete DO PSI package to
the Director; and,
• Must, by the date of assuming office, have completed a regular term of office
as COS or DCAPT; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, be a member of a Flotilla within the District
to which they seek elected office; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, meet one of the following requirements:
    o Have obtained an Auxiliary qualification (interim certification
    acceptable) and be current in one of the Auxiliary programs or mission
    areas as defined in Auxiliary Manual sections 8.B.2.-8.B.7.; or,
    o Have served as a staff officer or elected officer at any organizational
    level for the previous year; or,
    o Have twenty-five (25) hours of documented activity in Auxiliary
    programs or mission areas that are authorized in Auxiliary Manual
    section 2.B. and as reported on Activity Report forms, not including
    Member Activity forms (ANSC-7029), for the previous year.


District Chief of Staff (DCOS)
• Must, by the date of assuming office, submit a complete DO PSI package to
the Director; and,
• Must, by the date of assuming office, have completed a regular term of office
as DCP; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, be a member of a Flotilla within the District
to which they seek elected office; and,
• Must, by the date of nomination, meet one of the following requirements:
    o Have obtained an Auxiliary qualification (interim certification
    acceptable) and be current in one of the Auxiliary programs or mission
    areas as defined in Auxiliary Manual sections 8.B.2.-8.B.7.; or,
    o Have served as a staff officer or elected officer at any organizational
    level for the previous year; or,
    o Have twenty-five (25) hours of documented activity in Auxiliary
    programs or mission areas that are authorized in Auxiliary Manual
    section 2.B. and as reported on Activity Report forms, not including
    Member Activity forms (ANSC-7029), for the previous year.

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Change of Administration Guides for Flotilla Commanders and Division Commanders have been placed on the District Web Page at the links below.  Members who have been elected to those positions for 2006 should review these guides and be sure to address each point so as to get things done on time.  Remember, the new awards program provides that flotillas or divisions that do not get the mandatory reports in on time are not eligible for consideration for Best Flotilla or Best Division competition."
 
Division Comander's Guide  http://a082.uscgaux.info/dcpguide.pdf
 
Flotilla Commanders Guide  http://a082.uscgaux.info/fcguide.pdf
 
Cover sheet/report for ANSC 7025 http://a082.uscgaux.info/unitrepo1.pdf
 
These forms also have  permanent links on the district website on the "I know it's there" page

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ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS FOR YOUR REIMBURSEMENTS - 013/05

1.  Your help is requested in reducing Coast Guard costs of reimbursing you
for orders.  The Department of Homeland Security is pushing a mandate to
require all payments made by the CG Finance Center to be accomplished
electronically.  The cost of an electronic funds transfer (EFT) is a
fraction (approx 1/100th) of what it costs the Coast Guard to mail you a
check.  I personally urge you to assist in this fiscally responsible
endeavor to make the best use of our limited Coast Guard funding.

2.  Currently, 69% of payments made through the Patrol Order Management
System (POMS) are done electronically and this system has proven to be
efficient and reliable.  Moreover, other Coast Guard personnel (Active,
Reserve, Civilian Employees) have been required to have their pay deposited
electronically for about the last 20 years.  Understandably, some of you are
reluctant to apply for EFT for various reasons.  I ask that you reconsider
your position based on today's technology, the Coast Guard's superior
computer system security measures, and the overwhelming success of EFTs in
general.  The fear of identity theft is often a leading reason for
apprehension, as well it should be!  We hear too often about high tech
thieves who prey on their unsuspecting victims.  I'm not asking you to be
foolish in your actions.  You are very wise to be leery of internet scams
and computer hackers.  But did you know that you can sign up for EFT without
joining the world of cyberspace or subscribing to an on-line service?  You
don't even need a computer!  If you have a bank account then you are
eligible to be included in payments via EFT.  They are fast, secure and much
less costly than issuing a check.

      3.  Our goal is 98% participation by October 1, 2005.  I think we can
exceed expectations by acting quickly and getting maximum participation
within the next 2 to 4 weeks!  Here is another opportunity for you to make a
significant contribution to the United States Coast Guard.  Please consider
taking this simple but effective step toward outstanding stewardship of
public funds.  EFT enrollment forms are available in Appendix G of the
Auxiliary Manual (page G-56) and in the Forms section of the Auxiliary web
site (http://forms.cgaux.org/archive/fms2231-cgaux-f.pdf, form FMS-2231).
Enrollment forms should be faxed to the Finance Center at (757) 523-6769.
You can also enroll on-line at the Finance Center website
www.fincen.uscg.mil/aux_info.htm).

4.  The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists as well as all other
interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
All information contained herein and linked is OFFICIAL policy and
information.

5.  Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized.

6.  Captain B. Smith, Chief Director of Auxiliary, sends.

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All,
 
The Spring 2005, Vol 32 No 1 issue of the Navigator published a picture on the inside back cover that shows an Auxiliary vessel displaying a blue light.     I don't know of any facilities in our AOR using a blue light but we do not want our members to see the picture and think the light is authorized.    Contact your DCPs and request that the following information be dissimulated to all members in 8ER as soon as possible.
 
Blue lights are not authorized to be mounted and/or maintained on any Auxiliary vessels A blue light indicates Law Enforcement authority.
 
Thanks for your assistance in this matter.  
 
Dottie
 
Dolores Z Kearton
District Commodore 8ER

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Hot Weather Shirt

 

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The website now has an added page for the things you know you have seen somewhere and can't recall what or where it was.  Those things you only need once a year or maybe not that often are on the "I Know it's There" page.  Stop by and see if we found it.  If you have something you would like added, let the webmaster know.

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Unit reports, Financial and Materials Inventory are reported on Form 7025.  The reports must be accompanied by a cover sheet.  The Cover sheet is here in Adobe format. The 7025 in Adobe is here .

The cover sheet has dates and deadlines for the progress of the reports thru the chain of leadership and management.

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Shopping online thru the Auxiliary makes money for us.  The merchants we send traffic and business pay a small amount for each transaction.  The linking to Shop Auxiliary.com needs to be thru their website to make this work, sending people to Amazon from your website will not activate the payment system.  At the bottom of our opening page is the link and the graphic is hot and will switch you to the website for online shopping.

 


 

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Security update

September 2008

 

Definitions of Operational Support  and Direct support and be found at http://nws.cgaux.org/security/   That website also has links to all current forms for security items

 

 

ICS 'Stuff"

The links below are to the FEMA website and will enable you to take the required ICS Training
online.  Once completed, e-mail your passing test results to the director's office so it may be
entered into AUXDATA.
 
 
http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/is100.asp
 
http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/is200.asp

 

The NIMS training that was added after the inception of ICS training is here

http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp

http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWEB/IS/is800.asp

 

FAQ on ICS/NIMS

The Frequently Asked Questions are answered in this Adobe Document. Quick version is Operational support do not need ICS.  Elected officers and Direct Operational members will require varying levels of ICS training.  The FAQ document covers this in detail.

 

A list of competencies and the corresponding level of security checks is found on the Chief Director's website and can be seen here. 

 

New member information:  (As of 18 January, 2007)

There is a New Member checklist  in Adobe provided by Gary Akin of Division 24 to make the process a little easier.  A new member package must include an “Operational Support Package” (which includes the following:)

2 fingerprint cards (available from ANSC)

ID Card Form is here.

The new 7001 form Enrollment Application is here.

ID card  photo is to be taken with a red background and of jpg or bmp format.  Aspect of photo should be at an aspect  ratio of  480 pixels wide by 540 pixels high to prevent distortion.  If you need photo assistance contact the DSO-CS 

 

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You can submit an electronic 7023 Form for Public Education classes here.    Submission of the electronic form will get the class listed on the district website and also get the class submitted to DIRAUX.  National website pages are linked to the district PE page at http://a082.uscgaux.info/pepage.htm

 

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The listing of any boating course with BOAT/US was covered at the fall conference. It is easy to add your local courses by simply logging on to the internet and going to http://www.boatus.com/courseline/crslin_submit.asp and filling out the form. This URL will be added to the webmaster's page as a permanent item.

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