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    EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    Fitness. AFI 36-2406, paragraph 3.7.5. allows commanders to request EPR closeout extensions of up to 59 days to ensure resolution of any administrative or other significant issues. Approved extensions should be documented by placing the following statement in feedback area in Section V, “Close out date was extended IAW AFI 36-2406, para. 3.7.5.” Other than for fitness testing, extensions are granted only to allow evaluators to document negative behavior, i.e. court-martial actions, investigations, etc. Extensions are not granted to document awards or achievements. Unit commanders may request an extension when Airmen are required to fitness test immediately preceding the EPR closeout date and fails to meet fitness standards. This option can be used to re-test the Airman at the 43d day after scoring “Poor” on the fitness assessment. NOTE: This is the earliest period an Airman can re-test after scoring “Poor” on the fitness assessment test. Use the procedures outlined AFI 36-2406, paragraph 3.7.5. to obtain approval. Extensions beyond this period are not allowed. Extension requests should contain, at a minimum, the ratee's fitness test history (scores/dates) from the portal and significant justification. Please provide justification as to why this case is unique (i.e. profiles, deployments, etc.). Specific medical information is not necessary, but profile limitations are required. If the member does not have a documented profile, IAW AFI 10-248, they are eligible to test. Extensions are not approved solely because one is requested; justification is required. If there were more than 42 days from the failure date to the close out date, include clarification as to why the member did not retest prior to the close out date.

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    "This option can be used to re-test the Airman at the 43d day after scoring “Poor” on the fitness assessment. NOTE: This is the earliest period an Airman can re-test after scoring “Poor” on the fitness assessment test."

    AFI 36-2905 2.11.1.2 states that "If a member requests, commanders may approve a retest within the 42-day window following an Unsatisfactory fitness score."

    So the 43rd day isn't the earliest period an Airman can re-test. Of course it also says that the categories are "Excellent, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory, or Exempt".

    Sometimes Airmen just have bad days and don't want to, nor should they have to wait.

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    Here is what is currently in, notice the difference between below and what I posted earlier
    AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 36-2406
    15 APRIL 2005
    Personnel
    OFFICER AND ENLISTED
    EVALUATION SYSTEMS
    3.7.5. Events that occur after the close-out date. If an incident or event occurs between the time an
    annual report closes and the time it becomes a matter of record that is of such serious significance that
    inclusion in that report is warranted, an extension of the close-out date must be requested. This
    includes completion of an investigation begun prior to the close-out date or confirmation of behavior
    that was only alleged as of the close-out date. The authority to extend a close-out date for lieutenant
    colonel and below is retained by HQ AFPC/DPPPEP (ANG/MPP for ANG personnel; HQ AFRC/DP
    for USAFR unit personnel; and HQ ARPC/DPP for IMAs and participating individual Reservists.
    The authority to extend close-out dates for AGR personnel is the HQs to which they are assigned).
    AFGOMO (for EAD general officers) and NGB-GO (for non-EAD ANGUS general officers) retains
    similar authority on AF Form 78. AFCMO retains authority on OPRs for colonels. Extensions will
    be granted to cover only the time necessary to complete actions, not to exceed 59 days; a commander-
    directed report may be prepared with 60 days supervision (Table 3.3., rule 3, and Table 3.7.,
    rule 5). Send requests for extension, through the servicing MPF, to the appropriate office above for
    approval (with info to the MAJCOM). This should be done in a timely manner. Include member’s
    information, reason for the report, original close-out date, requested close-out date, specific justification
    for the request, and all pertinent information (dates of investigations, etc.).

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    Quote Originally Posted by ponch68 View Post
    "This option can be used to re-test the Airman at the 43d day after scoring “Poor” on the fitness assessment. NOTE: This is the earliest period an Airman can re-test after scoring “Poor” on the fitness assessment test."

    AFI 36-2905 2.11.1.2 states that "If a member requests, commanders may approve a retest within the 42-day window following an Unsatisfactory fitness score."

    So the 43rd day isn't the earliest period an Airman can re-test. Of course it also says that the categories are "Excellent, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory, or Exempt".

    Sometimes Airmen just have bad days and don't want to, nor should they have to wait.
    They don't have to any more. IAW new fitness AFI they can retest the next day with CCs concurrence.

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    If I was a commander I wouldn't authorize an extension or a retest before 42 days. You knew what the standards were well before your EPR closeout, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure you meet those standards. If you do not and your EPR needs to be closed out then you obviously do not meet standards and your "performance report" will reflect poor performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRO_AD View Post
    If I was a commander I wouldn't authorize an extension or a retest before 42 days. You knew what the standards were well before your EPR closeout, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure you meet those standards. If you do not and your EPR needs to be closed out then you obviously do not meet standards and your "performance report" will reflect poor performance.
    +1!!! I hate when people expect commanders and the chain to bend over backwards and request extensions just because some people failed to meet standards through no one's fault but their own.

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    Quote Originally Posted by LRO_AD View Post
    If I was a commander I wouldn't authorize an extension or a retest before 42 days. You knew what the standards were well before your EPR closeout, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure you meet those standards. If you do not and your EPR needs to be closed out then you obviously do not meet standards and your "performance report" will reflect poor performance.
    100% correct; it reflects poor performance on what should be just one minor standard, but one that has ridiculously been blown out of all proportion to its actual importance to the mission.
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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    Quote Originally Posted by LRO_AD View Post
    If I was a commander I wouldn't authorize an extension or a retest before 42 days. You knew what the standards were well before your EPR closeout, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure you meet those standards. If you do not and your EPR needs to be closed out then you obviously do not meet standards and your "performance report" will reflect poor performance.
    You are right. One knows when their test is for 6 months. If you cannot get in shape enough to pass this test in 6 months, you got issues.*

    However, at the same time - if you are worried about a "bad/off day" you apparently can request to take your PT test early so you have enough time to pass before the closeout should you have an "off day."

    *Exception to those that work on the flight line for 16 hour days and those with legitimate medical issues.

    Note: I do disagree with the over-emphasis on the PT Program and it's singular effect on careers over other standards. But it doesn't change that you know you have 6 months to prepare and all you got to do to prepare is do a mock test 3 days a week. This will get the average person through - it got me through after a major surgery and being inactive for months due to such.

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    When airman have an EPR in coord, say a firewall 5, and they fail their PT test and their EPR
    is getting ready to close, the CC can send a request based on this...I have a guy in this exact
    spot right now...We are hoping it comes back approved...then he tests in 43 days, passes,
    the EPR closes with the firewall 5, he keeps his line number and life is good...

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    Re: EPR Extensions for PT and XXX

    Quote Originally Posted by takthekak View Post
    When airman have an EPR in coord, say a firewall 5, and they fail their PT test and their EPR
    is getting ready to close, the CC can send a request based on this...I have a guy in this exact
    spot right now...We are hoping it comes back approved...then he tests in 43 days, passes,
    the EPR closes with the firewall 5, he keeps his line number and life is good...
    I wish my CC had sent mine up for this reason. I had a firewall 5 in coord (no line number then). Failed with a 73.9 (after having passed the year prior). My firewall was rewritten to a weak referral 4 and no test for that year.

    I am glad this is option is being used more...but I if I said I wasn't bitter that I wasn't given this chance - I would be lying.

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