Npc force weekly 04 jun 08 jun 2012


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Focus this week is on Security clearances and advancement, Family Care Planning, ESR and ESR confusion, Financial Red Flags, and notice for the upcoming NCA Professional Development and Training Symposium.

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Npc force weekly 04 jun 08 jun 2012

  1. 1. NPC FORCM WEEKLY 04 June – 08 June 2012Career progression, community management, personnel matters, and general information from the desk of the Navy Personnel Command, Force Master Chief, FORCM Jon Port SECURITY CLEARANCES AND THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT MANUAL Security clearances are required by the Navy Advancement Manual (BUPERSINST 1430.16F). All ratings and all pay grades, listed in Para 204 of the advancement manual are required to submit to the Director, Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DONCAF) for a clearance determination to be made and should be properly identified in Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) in accordance with SECNAVINST 5510.30B. A Commanding Officers granting of an interim clearance does not constitute a waiver of this requirement. Bottom line, a DONCAF determination of eligibility for clearance is required. There is no waiver for this requirement. FAMILY CARE PLAN PLANNING AND REVIEW As PCS season hits its peak, remind Sailors of the importance of maintaining a current Family Care Plan. A Family Care Plan benefits Sailors by allowing them to have instructions in place to take care of family members who are unable to care for themselves. It also ensures Navy personnel can fulfill their military duties, including deployments, normal and extended work hours, temporary assigned duty, weekend duty and more. A Family Care Plan is a group of documents, including a Family Care Certificate (NAVPERS 1740/6), Family Care Plan Arrangements (NAVPERS 1740/7), and legal documents such as custody or separation agreements, custody and support orders, divorce decrees or related written agreements. OPTEMPO is high. Review these plans early and often and also ensure your Sailors update DEERS with any life changes! FINANCIAL RED FLAGS AND LEADERSHIP Command Financial Specialist (CFS) provides financial education and training, counseling, and information referral at the command level at no cost to Sailors and their families. When the financial red flag goes up in a Sailors head, get them to Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) worldwide for financial education and counseling. As leaders, we must caution our people on taking on new debt and when unavoidable, carefully research whether military service qualifies the member for lower interest rates on existing loans and credit. In some cases Sailors may qualify for interest-free loans from military relief societies. Sailors experiencing financial challenges should notify their chain of command and work with their CFS to development a budget and explore additional options such as military relief societies, eligibility for interest rate reductions and other relief. Additionally, being upfront and trying to address the issue openly can work to a Sailors advantage if financial difficulties threaten a members security clearance. Front line, deckplate leaders make the difference. Your junior Sailors listen to you. Talk to them. 24TH ANNUAL NAVY COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION (NCA) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING SYMPOSIUM Registration is underway for the 24th Annual Navy Counselors Association (NCA) Professional Development and Training Symposium scheduled 24-27 September in Memphis, Tennessee. The NCAs annual symposium provides a forum where Navy leadership can communicate directly to the largest gathering of the Navy counselor (NC) and career counselor community. This years theme is “Ready Today through Relevant and Capable Training.” Participants will receive training on the latest changes in enlisted detailing policies and Career Management System-Interactive Detailing, Perform-To-Serve, Fleet RIDE and conducting and documenting Career Development Boards (CDBs) for Sailors. Breakout sessions include: Enlisted Community Health, Command Master Chief and Command Career Counselor Relationships, Career Information Program Review, Career Counselor Tools, Commanding Officer Monthly Reports, and Educational Opportunities. Additionally, Navy will conduct a focus group to help policy makers gather Fleet input on upcoming changes to personnel programs. Counselors will assist with specific topic discussions and their input will be used to develop and enhance Navy policy. The objective of this focus group is to ensure the career counselors are provided an opportunity to candidly discuss changes and the impact on the Fleet. According to NAVADMIN 178/12, commanding officers are authorized to support attendance and may issue temporary additional duty orders at government expense after determining there is a legitimate federal government purpose and the objectives to be achieved justify the expense. More details and registration information are available in NAVADMIN 178/12 posted in the message section at This Week in Navy History June 4TH 1942 - Battle of Midway (4-6 June) begins; 4 Japanese carriers which attacked Pearl Harbor are sunk; turning point in Pacific war. June 5TH 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France on board USS JUPITER. June 6TH 1944 - In Operation Overlord, Allied largest amphibious invasion of over 2,700 ships and craft land troops on Normandy beaches. June 7TH 1942 - Battle of Midway ends with loss of USS YORKTOWN. June 8TH1880 - Congress authorizes the Office of Judge Advocate General. Quote of the Week “The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager maintains; the leader develops. The manager relies on systems; the leader relies on people. The manager counts on controls; the leader counts on trust. The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.” -Author Unknown