By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) LaTunya Howard
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy announced the implementation of its new Electronic Leave (E-Leave) system in a message July 27.
According to NAVADMIN 252/10 all shore commands will use E-Leave to request, track and manage leave once their Command Leave Administrator (CLA) completes initial setup within the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) application. The Navy requires all PSDs, CSDs and shore commands to be fully using E-Leave by Oct. 31. Sailors, reviewers and approvers can access E-Leave through NSIPS at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil.
“All shore commands will be able to begin at once on Aug. 1, and everything should be running smoothly by the Oct. 31 deadline,” said Art Tate, NSIPS/ESR Implementation manager and Fleet liaison.
“We beta tested the E-Leave system from March 1 – April 13 and 99.3 percent of all transactions were accepted and processed,” said Milene Wagner, NSIPS E-Leave project manager. “Because the beta went so well we also extended the use of E-Leave to some sites in Gulfport, Miss., Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., Stennis Space Center, Miss., and in New Orleans. To date, all transactions were accepted and processed with a 99.7 percent pass rate for these sites.”
The Navy originally announced plans to phase-out the traditional paper chit leave in NAVADMIN 103/10, replacing it with the new E-Leave system. E-Leave allows Sailors to electronically route leave chits through the chain of command for approval.
“It allows commands to manage their own electronic leave control log. Commands will have full visibility in the system to identify the status of any Sailor’s request and easily track and account for all Sailors on leave at any given time by using the electronic reports capability that each CLA will have access to produce,” said John Courtney, Navy Electronic Leave program manager. “Once E-Leave is implemented, command’s leave processing will be automated, ensuring pay and entitlements are properly accounted for with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.”
Afloat implementation for ships with NSIPS servers onboard is planned to start in October and run approximately 24 months as ships’ NSIPS servers receive appropriate software updates. A separate message will provide further instruction for afloat commands.
“We will implement the system on ships as quickly as we can,” said Tate.
CLAs will have the capability to manage E-Leave transactions to include correction and cancellation. E-Leave will automatically check-out Sailors on leave 24 hours after initial start date and will automatically check-in Sailors 72 hours after the return date. CLA or ESR self-service users will also have the ability to request an extension.
CLAs at each command will be accountable for all leave transactions processed via E-Leave. For CLA access contact the local NSIPS access manager.
Sailors who have not yet established their web ESR Self-Service access can do so at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil. Afloat Sailors with NSIPS Server onboard will also need to establish an Afloat ESR account each time they report to a new afloat command.
It is now mandatory for all active-duty and Reserve personnel to establish and maintain an ESR Self-Service account as the Navy phases out paper service records.
An E-Leave User Guide, training presentations and additional resources can be accessed via the Navy Knowledge Online website. Refer to NAVADMIN 188/10 which gives specific direction on how to get to these materials.
For more information, access NAVADMIN 252/10 via the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy.mil and click on Messages.