Featuring the latest information and updates regarding your Navy Career Tools.
A new Blended Retirement System (BRS) goes into effect January 1, 2018. New accessions, on or after January 1, 2018, will be automatically enrolled in the new BRS. Everyone currently serving in the Uniformed Services as of December 31, 2017 will be grandfathered under their current retirement system. Active Component Service Members with less than 12 years of service and Reserve Component Service Members with less than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017 will have the choice to stay with the legacy retirement system or opt into the new BRS.
The Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) is being expanded to provide IT capability for Service Members to complete many of the required BRS lifecycle events. View user aids for more information:
CMS‐ID Account Re‐enablement Process
For security reasons, CMS‐ID accounts are disabled after 60 days without a login. When this occurs, users are currently required to call the CMS‐ID Help Desk to re‐enable their accounts. In MAY 2016, a new automated account reenablement process is effective for Enlisted users who are assigned one of the following CMS‐ID user roles (or combination of these roles) and have no other user roles in the system:
Reserve User—View Only
NOTE: Enlisted members with these user roles who also have additional higher roles, such as Career Counselor or Command will not have this new feature.
Career Tools for Afloat Sailors
1. The Career Tools Afloat (CTA) page simplifies Sailor access to personnel and training applications that reside on NIAPS, NSIPS or the Internet. Afloat Sailors should look for the CTA page in order to find Navy eLearning (NeL) Afloat, Electronic Service Record (ESR) Afloat, Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ) Afloat, and FLTMPS Afloat.
2. Maintenance Upgrade 1B-5, or MU1B-5, gave afloat Sailors and Training Officers a way to know for sure if Navy eLearning Afloat on NIAPS is working reliably or not. It also provided new functionality to the Electronic Training Jacket Afloat and FLTMPS Afloat.