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News - 2011
CMS/ID Upgrade Improves Ease of Use 

By Naval Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Sailors visiting the Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) system will notice something different — several improvements due to an upgrade that rolled out Sept. 30.

The upgrade resulted partly from suggestions from the fleet on how to improve CMS/ID. Based on this feedback, several functional changes were made along with enhanced page appearance and navigation. The overall goal was to improve ease of use for Sailors.

“We hear from Sailors often on how to improve Navy Career Tools, for instance through the Navy Counselors Association Symposium,” said Senior Chief Mass Communications Specialist Maria R. Escamilla, assigned to the Sea Warrior Program (PEO-EIS PMW 240) which is responsible for building and maintaining Navy Career Tools such as CMS/ID. “One of the more frequent suggestions we hear is that the tools should be more user friendly. We’re in agreement there.”

With the latest upgrade Sailors will notice differences even before logging into CMS/ID. New system status indicators on the login page conveniently reflect the periods members can view jobs and submit job applications.  In addition, the system calendar display was simplified by posting two links—one for the active component/Full Time Support (FTS) and one for the Reserve.

Once logged in, users will notice new user-friendly drop-down menus. Additionally, an information bar is now posted beneath the menu bar that displays the user’s role, the system phase and the page currently accessed.

To save time and reduce frustration, the upgrade now prevents active duty Sailors from applying for FTS jobs and vice versa.

Drilling Reservists nine-to-four months from their Projected Rotation Date (PRD) will now see a reminder posted on their home page. Reservists can now request a PRD Extension through the home page for their current job. By the third month of the extension, if a new job application isn’t submitted, the old job will be advertised as an open position.

To learn more about CMS/ID and other Navy Career Tools, visit the Sailor Career Toolbox page on the Navy Personnel Command website at


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