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Navy seeking Sailors thoughts in PSD Quick Poll 

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- The Navy is currently polling more than 7,500 Sailors for the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Quick Poll to assess views on pay and personnel issues in the Navy. The poll remains open until Aug. 5.

Participants should have been notified by their command career counselor, according to Carol Newell, research psychologist at Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology (NPRST), the division responsible for conducting Quick Polls and other Navy surveys. Maximum participation in this scientific Quick Poll is desired to achieve the best results.

“We want to remind the Sailors notified to complete the poll. We’re seeking opinions from 3,500 members of the Personnel Specialist (PS) rating and an additional 4,000 officers and enlisted Sailors in the rest of the Navy for this online poll” said Newell.

“Sailors were randomly selected for inclusion in the poll,” said Newell. “A Navy message was then sent to each of the selected commands. Each message listed Sailors selected at the command and requested that the commanding officer designate the command career counselor as the point of contact to invite those listed to take the poll. Participation is completely voluntary,” she added. There is a login required for security.

Quick Polls are designed to target one or two topics with a limited number of questions, and provide Navy leaders with results within a few weeks. The results provide the Navy with valuable information. The purpose of the PSD Quick Poll is to assess career progression issues for those in the PS rating as well as customer satisfaction with PSD among those in the rest of the Navy.

The Quick Poll Web site will only allow the randomly selected Sailors notified via Navy message to log in and complete the poll.

“Participation in this poll is very important because the views of those who complete the poll represent the entire Fleet.  Please be assured that your responses will remain anonymous and confidential, and will not affect your career in any way. The poll should take just 10-12 minutes to complete,” said Newell.

Quick Polls provide reliable, credible, and representative data with +/-5 percent or less margins of error. Recent topics assessed on other Quick Polls include perceptions of the financial health of Sailors and the Physical Readiness Program.  Results of previous Quick Polls conducted by NPRST are also available on the Quick Poll Web site at

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