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 91 
 on: May 19, 2018, 08:46:24 PM 
Started by SAREXinNY - Last post by Spam
I feel your pain.


There are hundreds of volunteer members who have backgrounds in IT and UX (User Experience) fields, and who have asked how they could help improve our interface designs. I know at least a couple of us here on CAPTalk are practicing Human Factors Engineers, who have experience conducting task analyses, workflow and information interface design, wireframes and mockups, user interface layout testing via formative and summary design evaluations, etc. yet NHQ apparently prefers to continue to go it alone with an overworked and small paid IT staff, rather than leveraging the expertise of our vast volunteer base. Same story as with so many other areas of CAP... vast wells of expertise, but no coherent plan to bring their expertise to bear.


I mean, holy cow - we can't even get the taxonomy of menu items to be coherent (half have "CAP" as a prefix, half don't, and many have acronyms adding to the confusion for new members). They are poorly functionally grouped, and are not alphabetically in order. You actually want individual modules to be USABLE? Good luck.

V/r
Spam




 92 
 on: May 19, 2018, 07:51:03 PM 
Started by SAREXinNY - Last post by SAREXinNY
So, so far I'm not a huge fan of the change to the cadet PT test. We were on the beta testing for the new requirements, and now that it's been implemented into E-services, it's even worse. Why, oh why, do you have to input individual test scores for each cadet...AND also go into each individual cadet's record and update their individual record for the PT test scores to show up as completed?  After you do the multi-entry for HFZ the individual cadet records aren't updated with the PT test score until you go in and click "submit" (for each individual cadet). This is such a waste of time. Once I do the multi-entry of PT scores, it should just automatically update the cadet's record as showing completed or failed. I have dozens of cadets. Logging into each of their individual records to just click "submit" is a complete waste of time. Is there reason things are set up this way?  Is there a way around having to do this?

 93 
 on: May 19, 2018, 07:01:36 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by etodd


Spoiler alert: there is no reg saying you have to wear a uniform in a CAP ground vehicle.

The exception being if you are working with Cadets. So the question is what are you doing in the van? Driving with Cadets as passengers? A passenger escorting Cadets?  Or are you solo driver in the van or just with other Senior members?
What reg is that in?
CAPR 39-1 1.2.4.2. Members are normally required to wear a CAP uniform (either USAF- or
Corporate-style) when working with cadets
, when flying in a CAP aircraft (Corporate or member owned
aircraft used in a CAP flight activity), or when conducting business under a CAP mission number (A, B,
or C). Region commanders, wing commanders, and activity directors may stipulate appropriate civilian
clothes while traveling to and from events by ground, or during events not involving flight where it is
appropriate to wear civilian clothes.

Please read the last line of your quote from CAPM 39-1 as well.

Yes, there seems to be many subject areas of CAP where things can differ Region to Region, Wing to Wing, and then Squadron by Squadron.

And no central depository of all those local regs/rules/guidelines.   Makes it very hard to always know about these things. Especially when you get down to new Squadron Commanders that might would come in and want to change things verbally at meetings and hope the word gets out. LOL

 94 
 on: May 19, 2018, 07:00:57 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by J2H
I have ridden in a CAP vehicle a few times in civies, incuding off-duty clothes and PTs

 95 
 on: May 19, 2018, 06:27:21 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by kwe1009


Spoiler alert: there is no reg saying you have to wear a uniform in a CAP ground vehicle.

The exception being if you are working with Cadets. So the question is what are you doing in the van? Driving with Cadets as passengers? A passenger escorting Cadets?  Or are you solo driver in the van or just with other Senior members?
What reg is that in?
CAPR 39-1 1.2.4.2. Members are normally required to wear a CAP uniform (either USAF- or
Corporate-style) when working with cadets
, when flying in a CAP aircraft (Corporate or member owned
aircraft used in a CAP flight activity), or when conducting business under a CAP mission number (A, B,
or C). Region commanders, wing commanders, and activity directors may stipulate appropriate civilian
clothes while traveling to and from events by ground, or during events not involving flight where it is
appropriate to wear civilian clothes.

Please read the last line of your quote from CAPM 39-1 as well.

 96 
 on: May 19, 2018, 05:50:16 PM 
Started by Major Carrales - Last post by Stonewall
Sparky!!! Is that you?

 97 
 on: May 19, 2018, 05:06:20 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by NIN
I had to reposition some equipment before and after an activity a few weeks ago.  I used our F-350 the morning of the activity to get the gear (in uniform), and then the next day I took the gear back. In civvies.

It was weird, then I remembered back to many, many years ago taking a CAP van full of cadets on a cross-country road trip. None of us was in uniform for the 10+ hrs we spent in the van.  Even the drivers.

So maybe not so weird.

 98 
 on: May 19, 2018, 04:24:42 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by EMT-83
Another myth is that you won't be covered by insurance if you're not in uniform. No regulation on that one either.

 99 
 on: May 19, 2018, 02:20:25 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by ol'fido
There are situations such as missions, airshows, and the like where wearing the uniform is appropriate. There are others where it is not or it is not practical. If I am transporting cadets to and from the flight line at an encampment, I am probably going to be in uniform. If I am transporting those same cadets to a local park to have an end of encampment cookout where the UOD is civvies, I'm not going to be wearing a uniform. If I am taking the van to the JiffyLube for an oil change, I am not going to wear a uniform. There is no reg specifically covering uniform wear while operating a corporate vehicle. Common sense and local policies will dictate.

 100 
 on: May 19, 2018, 12:43:20 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by Eclipse
39-1 is an "M" not an "R".

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