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[Announcement] - Volunteer Application Changes

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    Volunteer Application Changes


    Greetings UFP Community,

    Volunteering is the heart of the UFP and we want to make sure that it is as easy as possible for members to get involved. To make it easier to apply, or to let us know of your interest, we have unified the volunteer interest form and standard private message applications into a simple to use form. We are hoping that the introduction of this new system will boost community participation and allow for members to get involved where previously they wouldn’t have – due to lack of clarity and not knowing which roles they can apply for.

    Without volunteering and individuals giving their time to improving and the betterment of the community, the UFP wouldn’t be what it is today and we wanted to achieve a simple system which aided both applicants and the command team, to succeed in making volunteering within the UFP as straightforward as it can be.

    The system improves upon older procedures and is designed to centralise various pages, an example of this is the form itself – you can choose to apply for an open position or register interest in a position that is currently closed. There are also several other improvements which aim to make administration of applications easier for the command team.

    What has changed?

    Previously the only way you could apply for positions was through private messages, however now the form can be used which has many benefits, a notable improvement being that you can easily see which positions you can apply for.

    Where can I find the form?
    You can find the form by visiting the Volunteer Roles forum and clicking Volunteer Application Form. (CL1 – Services -> CL1 – Volunteer Roles -> Volunteer Application Form) Alternatively you can click HERE.

    Where do I find the status of my application?
    To view the status of your application, you can visit myUFP and click ‘Positions’ on the far right. Alternatively you can click here to view your applications.

    Where can I see all my applications?
    You can find all the positions you have applied for by going to myUFP and clicking Positions. All your applications made with this system will be sorted from oldest to newest, with date of the application and the outcome included.

    I lead a department or division, how will I know an application has been submitted to me?
    When an application has been sent to a department/division that you oversee, a notification will be sent in order to let you know.

    I have a suggestion for improvement, who do I contact?
    If you have a suggestion on how the system to be improved, please send Infinity or myself a message, we will be happy to discuss it with you.


    I would also like to praise Infinity for the implementation of this system and his exemplary work. Infinity has been working as a provisional UFP Technical Services Engineer for over the past month and came up with idea to consolidate the volunteer process. I look forward to further work from Infinity that continues to improve the UFP.

    Please feel free to check out the volunteer position form by clicking HERE.
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    Nice QoL life changes! Thanks Infinity and the technical services team for your hard work Big Grin
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    That's a great change, it'll make applying for positions much easier Smile does it have a way for feedback to be provided if an application is rejected?
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    #4
    Excellent work, it's a phenomenal change! Cool
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    #5
    Excellent work and this new system is much easier to handle applications with!

    Now I'm expecting applications for Personnel Officer/Gin'tak as we're recruiting 😎
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    That's a great change, it'll make applying for positions much easier Smile does it have a way for feedback to be provided if an application is rejected?
    Hi Chris,

    The system will give you a little notification on the top right of your screen when the status of your application changes - it will inform you to check out your Positions page within myUFP (https://ufplanets.com/fleetmanager/m...itions&do=view) as the status will be shown there.

    Here's a little screenshot of what it looks like:

    oPFNavB

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    I would suggest one teeny change. The NCO question... I am a CL4 Commodore, and I would answer NO to that because I am not an NCO.
    Maybe switch it to Rank Class with the dropdown having Citizen, NCO, Officer? Or CL1, CL3, CL4? Anyone applying for a position should know either of those.
    Of course it is entirely probable that I am not privy to the reason behind the question. In which case, tell me it's none of my business.

    Otherwise, I like it. Go geeks!
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    #8
    I would suggest one teeny change. The NCO question... I am a CL4 Commodore, and I would answer NO to that because I am not an NCO.
    Maybe switch it to Rank Class with the dropdown having Citizen, NCO, Officer? Or CL1, CL3, CL4? Anyone applying for a position should know either of those.
    Of course it is entirely probable that I am not privy to the reason behind the question. In which case, tell me it's none of my business.

    Otherwise, I like it. Go geeks!
    On the face of it it isn’t clear, but it just means whether you want the equivalent NCO rank instead of a commissioned rank, since we allow a volunteer to continue through the NCO rank structure as a CL4
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    On the face of it it isn’t clear, but it just means whether you want the equivalent NCO rank instead of a commissioned rank, since we allow a volunteer to continue through the NCO rank structure as a CL4
    Okay. So it's not "Are you an NCO?" It's, "If you are an NCO, would you like to remain an NCO?"
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    Okay. So it's not "Are you an NCO?" It's, "If you are an NCO, would you like to remain an NCO?"
    That's correct yes, although I do believe we're still waiting on our first CL4 NCO.

    The template has been amended to make it a little bit more clearer. Thanks for the help!

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    #11
    That's correct yes, although I do believe we're still waiting on our first CL4 NCO.

    The template has been amended to make it a little bit more clearer. Thanks for the help!
    What about Master Chief Petty Officer of the Fleet Infinity? Wink
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    Great changes as always! Thank you Jordan for the technical side of things Smile
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    Great work @Joran and @Infinity, et al!
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    #14
    This is great!

    Great job leadership and technical teams for putting this all together.
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    Brilliant - a worthwhile change for sure!
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