By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy announced plans March 22, to begin phasing-out traditional paper leave chits, replacing them with a new electronic leave request system.
The new system, called Self-Service Electronic Leave (E-Leave) is a web-based program that Sailors can access through their Electronic Service Record.
Leave processing accounts for 21.6 percent of all pay transactions submitted each year, according to NAVADMIN 103/10. E-leave is projected to provide significant savings in man-hours and processing time and serves as a more convenient option for Sailors.
The new method allows Sailors to electronically route leave chits through the chain of command for approval. It automates the command’s leave control log and ensures pay and entitlements are properly credited.
“It will make it a lot easier to route the chit and I won’t have to worry about my personal information sitting in an inbox on somebody’s desk where it may get lost or misplaced,” said Senior Chief Yeoman (AW) Theresa Bell, assigned to Navy Personnel Command.
Shore-based implementation of E-Leave is scheduled to begin in August. An afloat version will be phased in over the next 24 months as shipboard Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) servers are upgraded.
Sailors who have not yet established a Self-Service ESR can create an account at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil or on the NSIPS server on board ship.
NAVADMIN 043/09 announced the requirement for all active-duty and Reserve personnel to establish and maintain a Self-Service ESR as the Navy phases out paper service records.