I've been having the problem sporadically - I've yet to be unable to assign ANY officer, but there's always one station or another that won't fill. At the moment, I can't assign my first ever Purple officer, whom I just received.
I personally don't seem to be experiencing the 'All BOff Powers Available at the Same Time' bug.
Had the same thing happen to me. They seem to be tied together. My exact sequence of events:
Purchased the Regent Assault Cruiser Retrofit
Assigned Bridge Officers without a problem
Traveled to another location to have a fleet member train some different skills on one of my officers.
Removed the officer to be trained, stripped his equipment, traded him, received him back with his new abilities.
Upon opening the screen to reslot him, all my officer slots were empty even though I'd only removed this particular one, and only the slot I'd emptied would respond to a new assignment (the officer I'd traded).
Upon returning to space, I found that all the officers that were previously equipped were still equipped, despite the slots showing empty, and all of their abilities were available. The officer I traded for training seems to be working normally, only has his normal set of powers available.
Edit: Game crashed when I attempted to return to it after typing this, upon reloading, the "empty" slots are still functioning as above. Workaround - swap the "empty" slot with an officer that was not originally in that slot, slots return to normal and can be reassigned.
Last edited by jbmaverick; 11-13-2012 at 08:33 PM.
Same problem for me. I can't assign my new Borg Engineering Officer and it's seriously irritating. I also tried to open A GM Ticket for the problem and after I did it the ticket isn't in my list of tickets... awesome.