I still want more solid information on ASM-T, ASM-T fast track to ASM and ASM...but they're not putting it out there.
Most info is already out there except some pay details... Role, detailed job description, transition and training process, etc, are all there in the Field Transformation Website. People just aren't being encouraged to look at any of it, for the most part, and even my store manager wasn't aware of half of what's in there before I mentioned it.
As for the reason for the deadline, I'd assume it's a bunch of things contributing to it. Possibly a lack of applicants, misunderstandings and lack of info overall to some potential applicants, technical issues that prevented certain people from applying, lack of readiness among DM's and CL's for the Internal Reference Reviews and interview process... the list goes on. I'm hoping they have things on track soon though, because I'd really like to have this whole process over-with so I know where I stand and if I'll stay with the company.