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.
Rating Skill Interviews
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.