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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/JUNIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL EVALUATION SYSTEM RETENTION SCORE//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMRP-33/25NOV2020//
AMPN/REF IS MCO 1616.1, JUNIOR ENLISTED PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM (JEPES)//
POC/JOSEPH RAINES/MAJ/MMRP-33/-/TEL: DSN 312-378-1947/EMAIL: JOSEPH.RAINES@USMC.MIL//
POC/CHRISTOPHER KLEY/MSGT/MMRP-33/-/TEL: DSN 312-378-1259/EMAIL: CHRISTOPHER.KLEY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message announces the implementation of a JEPES Retention Score no later than 31 May 2022, which will take effect for Fiscal Year (FY) 23 first term alignment program (FTAP) re-enlistments.
2. The new JEPES Retention Score will apply the same scoring elements which are currently used to calculate the JEPES Promotion Score to the grades of Corporal and Sergeant. The talented and high-performing Marines who are most competitive for advancement to the next grade will be increasingly competitive for future service. Junior Marines can make themselves more competitive for both promotion and retention by pursuing balanced excellence across the JEPES scoring pillars: Command Input, Warfighting, Mental Agility, and Physical Toughness.
3. The JEPES Retention Score is calculated in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS), and is exported to the Total Force Retention System (TFRS). A qualitative comparison within the retention cohort occurs within TFRS, and will not be available in the JEPES module as a “Heat Map” similar to the JEPES Promotion Score. The JEPES Retention Score will be available on the Marines’ individual dashboard in a follow-on software release.
4. Scoring Measures. The JEPES Retention Score will use the same scoring pillars, elements, and bonus points as the JEPES Promotion Score. However, it will change which Marines are compared against each other in order to support retention cohorts based on their end of current contract (ECC).
4.a. The JEPES Retention Score will use the average in-service command input marks, instead of in-grade command input marks which the JEPES Promotion Score uses.
4.b. Scoring elements that use rank-based scoring tables will use tables based on the effective FY for the Marine’s ECC. The E-4 scoring tables will apply to current and next FY retention cohorts; calculations two fiscal years out will use the E-3 scoring tables. For example: in July 2022, FY23 and FY24 FTAP cohorts will use the E-4 tables.
5. The JEPES Promotion Score calculator on the Marine’s individual dashboard can be used to estimate a JEPES Retention Score by utilizing the changes listed in paragraph 4. Average in-service command input marks can be found on the Marine’s Record of Service page in Marine OnLine.
6. The JEPES Retention Score will be utilized by TFRS to establish tiers during the retention process, and inform the required career planning interviews. For further information regarding quality comparison and retention tiers, contact the appropriate unit career planner.
7. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
8. Release authorized by Major General M. J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management.//