NPC FORCM WEEKLY
18 – 22 November 2013
Career progression, community management, personnel matters, and general information from the desk of the
Navy Personnel Command Force Master Chief, FORCM(SW/AW/EXW) Leland E. Moore
NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND’S NEW “HOW DO I” LINK
Navy Personnel Command has started a new “How Do I” page on the www.npc.navy.mil website. The page
lists the most frequently asked questions and addresses the processes that Sailors most need to manage
their careers. The page also includes hyperlinks to the specific sites Sailors need to access in order to engage
the processes. It is another step in making career management a more streamlined and simple process.
Please refer to http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/Pages/howdoi.aspx for access.
RESERVE TO ACTIVE COMPONENT
To fill Active Component (AC) community needs, enlisted Sailors may be directly accessed from the Reserve
Component (RC). This not only leverages existing skill sets residing in the RC population to improve and
maintain AC community health, but also provides qualified Sailors with an opportunity to resume or begin a
career in the Active Component. Applications for augmentation must be completed in Career Waypoint
(C-WAY). Certain ratings have additional job requirements. Documentation proving that the applicant meets
those requirements must be sent to RC_to_AC@Navy.mi via encrypted email for an application for
augmentation to be complete. Quotas for the program are updated monthly. Once the RC to AC results have
been released, Career Counselors must read the notes in C-WAY. All approval letters can be found in C-WAY.
Sailors with questions or concerns should contact their unit or NOSC career counselor; they may also contact
the NPC Customer Service Center, (866)-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672) or via email at
CSCmailbox@navy.mil, which is manned Monday-Friday, 0700-1900, CST. For technical issues, contact the
C-WAY helpdesk at 901-874-2102.
BUPERS ON-LINE HAS ADDED MORE LINKS
Sailors may now view their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) online at www.bol.navy.mil. Security
review/modifications have been completed for the following sites: Application (FORMAN) Status,
CCA/FITREP/EVAL reports, NAVPERS Legacy & ITEMPO, OMPF-My Record, PRIMS, and Request a Record on
CD. NPC is taking steps in protecting Sailors' information by requiring CAC only log-in for BUPERS Online
(BOL) access. All BOL applications with the exception of those listed above are undergoing cyber security
upgrades and are unavailable. Those adversely affected by this policy who still require access may contact
NPC Customer Service, 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672), for assistance. A list of work-arounds are
available on www.npc.navy.mil which is updated as information becomes available. To order a copy of your
ODC/OSR/PSR send an encrypted email request to: (P312NARA@NAVY.MIL). Please use ODC/OSR/PSR in
the subject line. Include your full name, SSN, and mailing address in the body of the email.
REVIEW RECORDS WITH NEW PERSONNEL
Although records management is ultimately the responsibility of the individual Sailor, many junior Sailors are
not familiar with how to do so. It is important for Career Counselors to be actively involved in ensuring Sailors
understand how to perform this important task. When a new check-in arrives onboard (whether enlisted or
officer), make sure an in-depth record review is one of the first things on the check-in sheet.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"...one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful
crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature
longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."
~ Albert Einstein