If you forgot your login ID or your password, all you need is your email address (that you used when you first registered). The system will email them to you. I suggest you login and print everything that is on file for you if you haven't already done so. Also, check to see if the results in the system match what you have.
Email from Steve Raymer 3/19/12:
First, while it may be confusing, the Service use of the “in-service” on the 955 only differentiates the exam from the entrance exam. As far as the testing department of the Service is concerned, all career employees are “in-service”. The CBA requires results be in-craft first.
As to your specific question; can you use the result obtained through exam 955 for a different position for the one you are now applying for:
“If an employee has a valid 955 score for the occ group in question, but was not interviewed, or in the case of an update may have failed the interview, they may elect to use their 955 score on only need the structured interview for the occ group in question.”
Email to members from Red Bank Local Maintenance Craft Director Ray Glasser
March 22, 2012
Red Bank Local Maintenance Members,
2012 Maintenance Open Season will end on Saturday March 31st. If you do not have copies of your Incraft maintenance exam results, you should submit a buckslip or other written request to Acting Maintenance Manager Tom Watters requesting "Copies of all maintenance exam results on file." You should sign and date this written request and get a supervisor or manager to sign and date your request. Make a copy of your written request before and after you get it signed by a supervisor or manager. This will be your only evidence if a problem should arise.
If you have any questions about whether the scores you have are sufficient to qualify you for a position, feel free to contact me to discuss your scores but I need to see your documentation. Please bring copies of your scores when you come to see me.
Types of “Notice of Result” forms you will see on the Panpowered site (if you checked off ALL boxes on the current open season form):
955 Maintenance Assessment System Exam
970 Electronic Technician Interview (ET 10 & ET 11)
971 Maint Mech MPE-9 (MPE9)
972 Maintenance Mechanic Interview (MM7)
973 Building Maintenance Interview (AMS8, AMT9, BEM9)
974 Building / Trades Maintenance Interview (BMC5, LBM8)
Email from Steve Raymer 2/27/12:
ETs who were promoted in-craft to ET already have a valid ET rating and should not apply for Open Season. Same is true for anyone presently in an occ group which they were promoted to in-craft off a PER. Actually, any application for Open Season by such an employee should be rejected by the MSS coordinator but we don’t want someone slipping through who may have a rating from so long ago that the record may actually be missing. As you know, anyone with an eligible in-craft MSS rating should NOT use RMSS at all (update or Open Season) or they will lose their place on the PER because the RMSS results are ranked below the MSS results.
Only employees who cannot generate an in-craft result should apply for Open Season for the specific PER they never applied for in-craft. If an employee previously applied, they must use the update process, not the Open Season. An employee rated ineligible (in-craft) under MSS would update using RMSS. An employee rated in eligible (in-craft) under RMSS would update using RMSS. If the employee has not applied before and no rating, eligible or ineligible, then they should apply during Open Season for the purpose of generating an eligible result. They will not be listed on the lower level PERs, but their rating is still valid. They will be listed on same level and higher level PERs.
The most frequent application of what we are trying to address is when an employee is hired off the street into the occupational group they are still in. This could be ET, MPE, MM-7, etc. Many ETs, for example, have discovered they do not have an in-craft rating for promotion due to being hired off the street. So, they are only qualified for custodial duty assignments if excessed and not for any available MPE, etc. withheld vacancy. By taking the Open Season, it is hoped they will generate an eligible rating so they can be considered minimally qualified and select one of the higher level withheld vacancies if they wish. Same goes for those in other non-custodial vacancies for which they were hired off the street. I also want to point out that excessing from one occ group to the same occ group (eg. – from MPE to an MPE duty assignment in another office) does not require a separate in-craft rating as that MPE is considered qualified for MPE duty assignments in accordance with the explanation in the JCIM pecking order for filling vacancies. But our members should not count on that situation occurring. They should protect all their options.
Again, only apply during Open Season for a particular PER if you do not have an in-craft rating, MSS or RMSS (eligible or ineligible) for that particular PER in your office. This could include the occupational group you are currently in if you were not promoted to it from an in-craft PER. If you have an ineligible rating, use the update procedure.
New Exam Info - Informal Q&A’s culled from the internet:
Q: I just got sent to me the email letting me know that I can now take the 955 un-proctored assessment online now. How long do you have to take the assessment once you begin it? Can you log back off and later back on to finish it or do you have to begin and complete it in one session?
A: I just finished the test, both proctored and un-proctored. You do not have to finish the un-proctored portion in one sitting but there is a time constraint on it. I wish I had paid attention to it but is was a matter of a day or two that you had in order to complete the test. It has specific language for when you sign up and create your password (remember the password, you need it along with the username to take the proctored test) that tells you that once you start you have 'X' amount of time to complete. At that point you can back out and not start the first portion of the test.