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  • Individual Promotion Points Spreadsheet Q&A

 #12458  by David Fretz
 Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:12 am
There's a place for posting Announcements re: this topic, but not a place for Q&A, so I created one. ;-)

After the capability to track promotion points is added in Medusa (next month? January? February?), will the use of the Individual Promotion Points Excel spreadsheets continue?

If so, is there a plan to add the capability to track the points "spent" when a individual uses them to buy an early promotion? I'm thinking this could easily be shown as an entry with "negative 3 points" every time a person makes that election.

You'd need a section on the spreadsheet with at least six rows, where each row was an entry with something like "Accepted Early Promotion to [Select with Drop Down >>]" where the person chooses the pay grade, then the spreadsheet would show -3 in the points column. If a person accepted two early promotions, this section would add up to -6, and so on. This would allow those points to be permanently subtracted from all promotion point calculations.

Thank you.
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 #12459  by David Weiner
 Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:44 am
The spreadsheet is only an interim solution until the updates to MEDUSA go live. Once we've imported the spreadsheets into MEDUSA, you won't need to use them any more.
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 #13216  by Amanda Barrow
 Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:29 am
Morning

version 4.03 doesn't appear to be picking up on the LU-KC-05 course....
 #13265  by Cary Conder
 Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:55 pm
I noticed yesterday that I had to do a "copy/paste" on cells because the "S" column was refusing to accept any more course information. After copying information into the cells I was able to input the latest information. Hope the Medusa gets sorted out soon.
 #13267  by Joe Hinson
 Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 pm
Current schedule is for a January 1 rollout of the new features.
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 #13281  by David Fretz
 Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am
Joe Hinson wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 pm
Current schedule is for a January 1 rollout of the new features.
Sir, are you referring to 1 January as the target date for new features on the spreadsheet, or for new features in Medusa *replacing* the spreadsheet?

[If it's the spreadsheet, please add the capability to deduct points used for early promotions, as I suggested in my earlier post. If I understand correctly, that capability is needed so some COs can equitably track points to begin promoting folks under AO 1707-01.]

Thanks!
 #13282  by Joe Hinson
 Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:42 am
In Medusa, the spreadsheet is both a stopgap measure to track points in the interim between the issuance of the AO and the feature roll-out in Medusa, and a means to collect all the data to be entered into Medusa in one quick upload instead of having a period to manually enter points.

After the spreadsheets are submitted to BuComm for upload to Medusa you will no longer use them.
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 #13303  by Amanda Barrow
 Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 pm
I am not overly confident my spreadsheet is actually correct... the Grayson ribbons are missing [and these ones aren't on Medusa just yet] - [issue with the LU-KC being investigated] and I don't think the points awarded are correct...

Would it be best if I completed it as best I can - then discuss with my Chapter nominated person- or will it be an easy process to make corrections when live on Medusa?
 #13322  by Andrew Sivula
 Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 am
When i put my courses in the spreadsheet the kc-5 was reading correctly, and when i stress tested it with Mr Bruns it also came out correct
Amanda Barrow wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 pm
I am not overly confident my spreadsheet is actually correct... the Grayson ribbons are missing [and these ones aren't on Medusa just yet] - [issue with the LU-KC being investigated] and I don't think the points awarded are correct...

Would it be best if I completed it as best I can - then discuss with my Chapter nominated person- or will it be an easy process to make corrections when live on Medusa?

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