General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s messages brings award announcements, a change to Discipline and Conduct and a mandatory Organizational Climate Survey. Congratulations to all the award recipients!

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All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). 

159/17_ALCOAST – 2017 National IMAGE Meritorious Service Award

This ALCOAST solicits submissions for the 2017 National IMAGE Meritorious Service Award. The award honors service members and civilian employees who have supported the U.S. Coast Guard’s mission, or whose attributes best epitomized the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. The IMAGE Meritorious Service Award is open to CG service members (active duty or reserve) and civilian employees. The performance period for award consideration is January 2016 to December 2016.

158/17_ALCOAST – 2016 Captain Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards

This ALCOAST announces the awards recipients of the 2016 Captain Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards. This year’s nominations were extremely strong, and although only a few can be selected for award, all ideas will benefit the Coast Guard. Additional information about these and other outstanding ideas may still be viewed at https://cg-ideasatwork.ideascale.com. Congratulations to all the recipients!

157/17_ALCOAST – 2016 Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) of the Year Award winner

Congratulations to the Port of New York and New Jersey and the Port of Albany AMSC as the recipient of the 2016 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year Award.

156/17_ALCOAST – 10th Annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) DC Military IT Awards

This ALCOAST announces the Coast Guard winners for the 10th annual AFCEA Military IT Leadership Awards. Congratulations to all the award recipients!

049/17_ACN – Promulgation of Change 1 to Discipline and Conduct, COMDTINST M1600.2

This ALCOAST announces the promulgation of Change 1 to REF (A). This change expands upon the current definition and description of hazing, introduce the definition of bullying which has not been previously discussed or codified, and identify key reporting requirements when an allegation of hazing or bullying is made or when hazing and/or bullying is suspected. Also including in this change is criteria for Pretrial Confinement and guidance for Interpersonal Relationships in the Coast Guard.

048/17_ACN – Administration of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) Organizational Climate Survey (DEOCS)

DEOCS is a Commandant mandated and a proven organizational climate survey. Effective immediately, field commanding officers/officers in charge and Headquarters/Area Directors/Commanders, regardless of the unit/office size, must administer a DEOCS for their workforce within 180 days of assuming command/responsibility and annually thereafter. Additionally, they must ensure all personnel attached to subordinate commands are offered an opportunity to participate in an annual survey.

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