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Confidential Report - Redressing

asr1

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#2
sounds very odd to me. I thought you couldn't be given a CR within 6 months of your last one- first thing you need to do is document everything with a timeline of events to ensure you have everything in order.

did you bum his wife or something?
 
#4
ÐarkWolfShadow said:
Having read the comments @ http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=8281.html i still have a problem/ query.

I was recently selected for promotion. I marched into my OC's office (I don't have a CO) and he proudly told me that I'd "come off the (promotion) Board". In his second breath he told me that he was surprised that I was good enough to make the next rank, (but not quite so politely), and informed me, "I'm giving you from now to when you get posted in 3 to 6 months to improve your performance or i will recommend that you be struck from the Board".

One month later I marched into the OC's office again, at his request, for him to tell me that he was going to recommend I be deselected from the Board.

My Queries:
a) He gave me 3-6 months to improve, but changed his mind in a month.
b) Within that month, I was only in work for 10 (working) days. (What did he have to base his opinion on?)
c) I have had no Formal or Informal interview with him.
d) I have not been charged or AGAI'd for anything.
d) I had no Mid Term Appraisal between my first CR, his decission and the special CR recommending no promotion.
e) I didnt mess up at any point to give him reason for his decission.
f) The initial CR he wrote recommended me for promotion and it wasn't bad. The special CR made out 5 months later made me look a idiot.

Problem:
When he finds out about the redress i mights as well kiss my future promotions goodbye.

Apparantely he (OC) is very influential and regards my Desk Officer at MCM Div as his personal friend.

Yesterday (280807) he formally told me that he had notification in front of him confirming my removal from the Board.

Who do I redress this problem to?
What do I need to do?
Do I have a leg to stand on?

TIME IS TICKING!!

(Private messages regarding this problem are welcome)
Now, assuming this is the internet and you could be anyone - my view falls into 1 of 2 categories; either:

1. You are as you claim - in which case this is utterly outrageous and an abuse of power of the worst kind. You should contact your EOA, RCMO, CSM for advice - failing that being that you sound as if you are in a small formation - contact your OC's 1st RO (his boss) and explain the situation to him. If you have stated a fair and accurate reflection of the case as it appears to be you will have no problems in taking this to the very top, and your OC will not be able to penalise you for doing so.

Or.......

2. You are keeping some very important facts out of the scenario - you are a w*nker of the highest order, a liability to your OC and an embarassment to everyone around you, and it is quite right and proper that you should be drummed out of the forces. In which case you deserve everything that is coming your way.

If it is the former - then crack it today - speak to your admin Sgt/CSM and get the ball rolling.
 
#7
A very odd case. Any letter of redress should be sent to your OC's chain of command and you must be able to back it up with firm evidence. Fortunately this applies to your OC as much as it does to you, interviews of this kind should be recorded (ideally you should sign a copy of the interview record). He should be able to state exactly what reasons he has for recommending that you are not promoted and you should be able to refute all of them. Written reports from your colleagues would also be of some use.

The intitial letter of redress should set out your case, outline the main reasons for your deselection and outline your reasons for this being unreasonable, written testimony from your colleagues can also be enclosed at this point. The chain of command should decide whether the complaint is worth investigating (make sure your letter is watertight) and if they do so, they should interview all interested parties. Unless there are exceptional circumstances the complaint should be made within three months of the subject action. Make sure that your letter states exactly what outcome you believe you are entitled to if your complaint is upheld (e.g. promotion as expected and re-imbursement of any forfited wages due to non-promotion).

If you're swinging the lead, the redress process will ensure that you are found out and will hamper your career prospects for some time, so don't bother. If you have a legitimate complaint then the system will work to your advantage, I know I've been through it.

Edit in response to your last post:

If you feel that your OC's 1st RO is biased in this matter, then you are entitled to write to the next person up. In doing this, however you must state that you believe that the CO's assessment of your performance is flawed and back it up accordingly.
 
#8
Bat_Crab said:
Edit in response to your last post:

If you feel that your OC's 1st RO is biased in this matter, then you are entitled to write to the next person up. In doing this, however you must state that you believe that the CO's assessment of your performance is flawed and back it up accordingly.
Good advice.

You must be in a very odd Unit indeed, I take it that it must be an independant Unit - either that or a Signals/SF formation.

Either way it doesn't matter - the system exists to support you and not hamper you. That is of course if you are being upfront and totally honest with yourself. If you are then you will come out on top - no doubt about it. If you are not - then you will get hung...... severely.
 
#9
ÐarkWolfShadow said:
Having read the comments @ http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=8281.html i still have a problem/ query.

I was recently selected for promotion. I marched into my OC's office (I don't have a CO) and he proudly told me that I'd "come off the (promotion) Board". In his second breath he told me that he was surprised that I was good enough to make the next rank, (but not quite so politely), and informed me, "I'm giving you from now to when you get posted in 3 to 6 months to improve your performance or i will recommend that you be struck from the Board".
was this interview or the comment recorded in written form? if not, i would be reasonably confident about your chances (if you've been upfront).

are you working as a recruit instructor by any chance?
 

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