BACKGROUND. Currently, reserve duty or work performed is measured using 12 double
letter codes known as mode codes. The pay system is used to capture this data. Mode codes
are recorded on the "Purpose of Duty" line for reserve active duty orders. For Inactive Duty
Training (IDT drills), the codes are recorded on the Unit Attendance Record (UAR) Form CG
4457 or its equivalent. Data from these documents is entered into SDA for pay and points.
The category "Other Augmentation" accounts for 29.5% of reserve time and is unclear as to
what work has actually taken place.
As the mission of the Reserve Component has evolved, the current reporting scheme as
not kept pace. There is insufficient detail to let interested parties (e.g., Congress, program
managers, resource managers, district and unit commanders, reservists) know what reserve's
contributions are or have been. The obvious questions are: are these resources being used
wisely or to the best advantage and are they earning their pay? To make more efficient use of
resources, reservists throughout the country are being integrated into active commands "under
Term Coast Guard."
A critical measure of effectiveness (MOE) for implementing this concept will be:
more effective planning,
measurement of duty or work performed by reservists.
A two letter code based on Program designations has been developed and is shown in
enclosure (1). These codes are based on Congressionally recognized operating and support
programs as defined in the Planning and Programming Manual COMDTINST M16010.1A
updated somewhat to reflect today's practices.
PROCEDURES FOR USING THE PROGRAM CODES.
GENERAL. Program codes are subdivided into three categories: operational, support
and contingency. Program codes are used in the same manner as mode codes were used. A
reporting period can be a single drill, multiple drill, or a period of active duty. The choice of
a reporting period depends on the nature of the duty performed. Duty or work done will
usually correspond to assignment (billet). Operational programs include the training specific
to that program. Organizational level maintenance on assets/resources assigned for a specific
mission should be recorded as support to that mission (e.g., a boat assigned