responsible for providing the initial information for the PRCP data bank. Subsequent updating of this initial information for each person is based on performance on the job (which you observe), completed training, and regular interviews. Newly reporting personnel, regardless of previous assign- ment, require interviewing within 30 days.
There are two types of PRCP interviews. The first and most important is the individual rating skill interview. The second type is simply called other interviews. Both types require the use of the PRCP Standards and Guides.
When conducting an individual rating skill interview, the interviewer uses a discussion technique to classify Seabees in the skill levels of the various individual rating skills. This technique requites a thorough understanding of the skills and tasks defined in the PRCP Standards and Guides. Few individuals possess the talent required to interview in all the skills of a rating. Interviewers must be mature enough to recognize their own limitations and be willing to seek assistance from qualified individuals. For example, the interviewers could use the crane crew supervisor to assist in interviewing personnel for crane skills.
Other interviews are used to classify people into the individual general and special skills, military skills, and crew experience. With few exceptions, these skills do not require an experienced interviewer. In many cases, skill levels can be assigned to individuals on the basis of their service or training record and by completed training evolutions, such as
Figure 1-1. - PRCP skill update record.Continue Reading