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brokendude said:I received a disclosure package in early June 2016. I chose to submit written representation with a request for period of retention of 2 years. I met the 15 business day timeline to submit my written representation/memo on 22/June 2016. I have constantly asked my assisiting officer, DSM, CSM & chief clerk where my package/representation is. I was told on 29/August 2016 that it seems to have been "lost" somewhere at some point and the unit would do what they could to track it down and carry on with the process. Fast forward to today, 12/Sep. 2016....my CSM came to speak to me and told me they still dont seem to know where it is or what is going on with it. Then told me I can just resubmit my written representation and they will make sure it goes forward this time. It has now been 82 days since I submitted my representation, & I have not been provided with the C.O.'s response or his minutes to either support or not support it. I know I am entitled and have a right to see what was said by the COC and C.O. before it is sent to the career manager and DMCA. I also do not believe I should "resubmit" my written representation as they told me. I have had administrative issue after issue with my unit and medical professionals on this base numerous times....one after the other after the other. I feel as though someone is due to be held accountable at this point. If I do as they say and resubmit my written representation again, all is forgotten and the unit gets away with losing and/or forgetting about my admin that should have been taken care of months ago. I'm tired of chasing after it and I feel as though I am making waves. At least that is how the unit makes me feel. I suffer from PTSD, & all this added stress from my unit is causing me undue and unjust anxiety. If the unit does not find my written represention, & I refuse to resubmit it again to them, does this put the unit in a position to be investigated for making these issues occur and accept the liability? I have a copy both hard and electronic showing the exact date I submitted it through the COC. Someone needs to be held accountable for all this drama and BS.
Regretably, things such as this do happen from time to time. DMCA is usually very watchful for submissions and when relevant timelines are not met, they are all over the Unit for the required follow-up. Your initial response to the Disclosure Package is when you notify your CO that you would like to "be considered" for a period of retention and it is their responsibility to submit the accompanying letter to DMCA.
If you did your part, then you have nothing to worry about. The longer it takes your Unit to do their part, the longer you get to serve. If you are seeking a period of retention, then it's merely a matter of your CO submitting a letter supporting this indicating that you can still be "gainfully" employed by the Unit within your current occupation and within the restrictions listed.
Don't lose sleep over lost paperwork but stay on top of things with regular reminders and keep copies of everything you submit. The clock doesn't start "ticking", until all the checks are in the boxes and a decision has been rendered. Good luck!