By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) LaTunya Howard, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. — The Navy will release a new version of NAVFIT98A software on Aug. 1, changing the way Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) results and Individual Augmentee (IA) service are documented in a fitness report or evaluation.
“We released a new version of NAVFIT98A to accommodate the recent policy changes and at the same time fix several longstanding problems associated with the application,” explained Jim Price, director, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Performance Evaluation Division.
NAVFIT98A Version 28 supports new performance report policy changes and fixes known security and printing problems as well as other technical issues associated with older versions of the software. Because of these changes, all forms will have new version numbers. Electronic versions can be found on the NPC website's Performance Evaluation pages.
Commands that still have an older version installed but that need to submit performance reports with ending dates of Aug. 1 or later can submit performance reports generated by older software versions until Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) updates are complete.
The E7-E9 chief evaluation has been modified to include the new policy guidance. Evaluation form NAVPERS 1616/27 8-10 and can be found at the above link beginning Aug. 1. This website also answers frequently asked questions concerning Version 28 deployment and provides a reference guide on using the application.
"I'm really excited because improving the documentation gives PFA the level of attention it deserves. The upgrade will get leadership focused on their Sailors' fitness and the importance of the Physical Readiness Information Management Systems," said Chief Yeoman (AW) Alisha D. Marshall, Navy Operational Support Center Fort Worth, Texas, command fitness leader.
“It’s important for us to recognize the performance and contributions of our Sailors who are serving IAs,” said Price. “This revised policy sets a Navy-wide standard to ensure all our Sailors receive the same opportunities to excel.”
For more information on NAVFIT98A Version 28 read NAVADMIN 233/10. For technical assistance with NAVFIT98A software, call NPC Customer Service Center, at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672). For any NMCI software deployment issues, contact the NMCI HELPDESK, at (866) 843-6624.