Internal Promotion StandardsTo ensure our promotion lists both are fair and consistent, the following internal promotion standards have been assembled. We require that Sector Commanders use these standards when assembling their preliminary promotion lists. The following areas are covered in this document:
- Sector Commanders collect promotion recommendations from departmental executive and senior staff in their sector via the best way they feel is possible. Eventually this process will be automated through the implementation of a site wide promotion system, however, for the time being it will have to be done manually.
- Sector Commanders assemble the preliminary list based on the recommendations received. The preliminary list will contain the names of all officers who a) have completed their required term, b) have received the required amount of recommendations, and c) have in the mind of the Sector Commander demonstrated the required action attributes. Please limit this list to simply the names of those who have passed these criteria. Number of recommendations received, or the people who submitted recommendations are not required.
- Once the Sector Commanders have assembled their lists, they need to forward them to the Quadrant Commander. The QC will review the list and if there are no concerns, forward it on to the Vice-Commander and Commander-in-Chief for final approval.
- Once approved, the Sector Commanders will post their respective promotion lists on the departmental updates board.
- Command codes will be upgraded and/or created and mailed to those promoted from Ensign / CL2 to Lieutenant JG / CL3.
Officers must complete standard rank terms before they can be considered for a promotion and placement on the preliminary list. Despite the number of recommendations they receive, the time period below is required:
|Ensign / CL2 to Lieutenant JG / CL3||1 month|
|Lieutenant JG / CL3 to Lieutenant / CL4||2 months|
|Lieutenant / CL4 to Lieutenant Commander / CL5||4 months|
|Lieutenant Commander / CL5 to Commander / CL6||4 months|
|Commander / CL6 to Captain / CL7||6 months|
|Captain / CL7 to Commodore / CL8||8 months|
The only exception to this rule is if the Commander-in-Chief recommends someone for a promotion; remember the Commander-in-Chief can promote officers at any time and for whatever reason.
Required Recommendation RequestsOfficers must receive the following number and types of recommendation requests before they can be placed on the preliminary list for a promotion to a given rank:
|Ensign / CL2 to Lieutenant JG / CL3||at least 2|
|Lieutenant JG / CL3 to Lieutenant / CL4||at least 2|
|Lieutenant / CL4 to Lieutenant Commander / CL5||1 from respective senior manager|
|Lieutenant Commander / CL5 to Commander / CL6||1 from respective senior manager|
|Commander / CL6 to Captain / CL7||1 from respective sector commander, 1 from respective senior manager|
|Captain / CL7 to Commodore / CL8||1 from Admiral|
Officers on the preliminary list must past the following criteria in the mind
of the Sector Commander:
Attributes for a Junior Promotion
In order to become promoted to a junior rank you must abide by the following criteria:
- You must exhibit respect and tolerance of all fellow officers.
- You must visit the chatrooms on a regular basis.
- You must be honest and help maintain the well being of the chat.
Attributes for a Senior PromotionTo be promoted to a senior rank you must be actively involved in the day to day operations of Outpost 10F. This constitutes as departmental work, impeccable conduct and a good relationship with command staff. Regular attendance and good behaviour are no longer the sole requirements for a promotion; you must show your leadership skills and the ability to work in a team environment. You must also show competence in the handling of all emergency situations - your performance will be evaluated during such situations.
Senior ranks are not easy to earn. We are quite particular when it comes to issuing such promotions as a great deal of responsibility is associated with the rank. Senior officers are the ones who lead departmental efforts and projects; they are expected to be community leaders and organizers. For this reason not everyone will earn a senior rank. Only those who have worked hard and have had results to show for their efforts will be considered. If you visit the chatrooms on a regular basis, are friendly and respect the rules but don't fulfill the above requirements, the highest rank you will be able to achieve is Lieutenant / CL4.
- One can only be promoted to senior rank in one site genre (either Star Trek, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings). When an officer reaches senior rank, he or she needs to choose a "home genre". Once chosen, the officer will progress through this genre's rank system and fall under the respective genre's Sector Commander.
- Departmental structure dictates that the department executive (Senior and Assistant Managers) hold or share the highest ranks in the department. Usually the highest rank an executive can reach is Captain / CL7, despite the time served as that rank. This structure causes a cascade effect through the department, making it difficult for any other department member to move past Commander / CL6 (as they would technically be leapfrogging the executive).