Yeah...I feel kinda bad, but the reserves took a big toll on me and my family, so I’m gonna fight for my GD flag so that when I die all three of my boys get a flag, and I’ll give one of them the one I got when I retired.So is this a SELRES/IRR thing? I never got a flag, but I did get writers cramp from all of the IDTs I signed.
You are aware of what is going on with the PSD's (i.e., the PSD closures and consolidations)? I am all about carrying the ball down the field, however, there are larger issues going on at the moment.You can start researching and find the offices and personnel responsible for lack issues, it may take some leg work but it can be done. Then internal or external sources can be used to create leverage. I can think of a dozen ways off the top of my head. You can’t? It is also amazing what you can accomplish in person walking into some of these organizations and walking into the office of the person that runs the place.
Yes, and you are aware that that game has been going on for the last 20 plus years? And it is not just the PSDs, it's kind of a Big Navy trend ... consolidate, close, reduce duplicate infrastructure, etc...You are aware of what is going on with the PSD's (i.e., the PSD closures and consolidations)? I am all about carrying the ball down the field, however, there are larger issues going on at the moment.
I think my comment was taken out of context or I did a poor job explaining myself. When I said there are larger issues, I was referring to your suggestion that people can start researching offices and people responsible and then use internal or external sources to create leverage, as well as walking into the office of the person that runs the place."There are larger issues"
NOSC support and quality varies significantly based on many factors. Having been around awhile across several NOSCs, some within different time frames with different staff, I can tell you the two things that I have seen as influencers: the quality of the NOSC staff, and the ratio of NOSC staff to assigned SELRES. The other issue is that many active duty people going to a NOSC know sh*t all about how the Reserve works.All these threads leave me with the impression that most of the reserve retirement submissions receive little to no support nor the backing of commands that are looking out for them. A couple of my buddies just finished their NOSC command tours, guess I will ask them what their take is.
I am an 1825, former 1835, and prior E.Side note, out of curiosity, what exactly do you do since your profile info has very little information in it?
When I went from SELRES to VTU I nearly lost my SGLI and it took me about that same timeframe to handle. The issue? At DFAS there was a single person -- ONE PERSON -- who was handling Reserve SGLI payment processing, etc. This person, a 30+ year employee, did not document anything -- NOTHING -- and subsequently passed away. Someone -- another 30+ year employee -- took over from the deceased employee and took months to figure out what the hell was going on, to include finding out how the deceased employee was processing payments for people. The person who took over finally figured out payments were getting paid via pay.gov. Person had to request special access to that web site and then finally figured out what the hell was going on and how the money was getting from pay.gov to DFAS to pay premiums.Eight. Fucking. Months.
You speak as though there might already be a Remedy out there....If only there was an IT ticketing platform that might remedy these issues and provide better service now, so that we don’t continue to jeer at the problem. It’s not like what I’m suggesting is an atlassian task, lifting up the whole world or something. Instead of that 30-year employee’s disheveled desk of lost paperwork it ought to be more of a zen desk.
SN!If only there was an IT ticketing platform that might remedy these issues and provide better service now, so that we don’t continue to jeer at the problem. It’s not like what I’m suggesting is an atlassian task, lifting up the whole world or something. Instead of that 30-year employee’s disheveled desk of lost paperwork it ought to be more of a zen desk.
Congrats buddy!!I made it. I hit 20 good years in 20 years as an O-4 with an anniversary date of May 14, 2019. I had returned a letter PERS sent me regarding either requesting continuation or retirement back in December or January. I picked a retirement date of June 1. I called a few times and put in trouble tickets through the IRR help desk, and finally got a response that my NOE would be mailed in a few weeks. Within a couple days of that, I received my NOE -- early July. Within a week after that, I received a retirement certificate, retirement orders (I'm IRR), but no flag.
All in all, completion of the process within 2 months after my selected retirement date isn't all that bad. The communication from PERS could certainly be better. But now, I'm done...I did nine years active duty, and eleven in the IRR...I always thought I'd affiliate with SELRES, but my civilian jobs were too demanding. I had serious doubts over the years whether the correspondence course train would get me to the finish line. But it did. This website was immensely helpful over the years and thanks to all of you who have contributed. Best of luck to all of you who are trying to finish up your twenty.