From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Navy Personnel Command (NPC) has extended the deadline for closeout of the Enlisted Field Service Record (EFSR) to Dec. 30 for shore commands and Sept. 30, 2011, for aircraft carriers.
The original EFSR closeout was announced in NAVADMIN 040/10 with a deadline of Sept. 30, 2010.
“While we are close, approximately 74 percent, and good progress have been made, a delay in fielding the EFSR closeout application and Fleet resource challenges required to complete this effort have necessitated an extension of the deadline,” said Jim Tanner, NPC assistant commander for Personnel Information Management.
The message directs commands to begin generating and maintaining service record information through a secure Internet connection with the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) Electronic Service Record (ESR) by the listed deadlines.
"Record holders need to close out the EFSRs as soon as possible, as finishing this project will eliminate confusion caused by some Sailors still having paper records and enable us to move towards accomplishing our human resource functions electronically," said Tanner.
According to the NAVADMIN, ESR allows for global transactions for medals and awards, training and education, personnel qualification standards, routine administrative remarks, and creates electronic forms that can be printed and signed when a hard copy is required.
Once transitioned to the ESR, commands will still be required to maintain a smaller hard-copy file to support their associated programs. The documents maintained locally should include the Record of Emergency Data, Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance, Security Clearance Eligibility Certification and Family Care plans.