I am looking for some insight on this issue. I.ve been looking to get into fulltime management for a while. Last year, i put my letter of intent and started the MAPP process. But that year my FT SUP neglected to do my assessment to start the process. In another words, that part of MAPP, i have NO control of, i cant get pass.He said he thought he did, and i should've been gone in for my test. But last year i didn't follow up with him and i know i never took any test. Now, I actually interested in going into full time management; operations or any other unit. I have seen 4 people promoted in the last 3 year. I see internal openings on upsers. With all that being said, I renewed my MAPP for 2012 and here we go again the assessment has yet to be completed. My FT said he will get to it but it has been 3 weeks already.im tired of reminding him. I don't know if he is sending me some sort of hidden message like "im not ready" or "im not cool enough" "brown nosing the manager" etc. They say im the most qualified on that shift with my degree and military experience, and that i do a lot better job when he is out.... So i don't know why its taking so long... i don't even care for taking over his job or just want to move somewhere beyond pt sup and im willing to move. I'm black and last black sups promoted was when a black DM was working in our building.So sometimes i think is because of race...but ultimately i just dont know. What are the politics? Has anyone experienced this?