By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) LaTunya Howard
MILLINGTON, Tenn.—More than 35,000 first class petty officers participated in the Navy-wide Chief Petty Officer Advancement Exam, Jan. 21, hoping for a shot at chief. With the exam complete, Sailors can be proactive in preparing their record for the selection board by reviewing their Official Military Personal File (OMPF).
“A Sailor’s OMPF is the electronic repository for documents that have been received, reviewed, and accepted as an official documentation by Navy Personnel Command (NPC),” said B.J. Price, NPC Personnel Information Management Department, Records Support Division. The OMPF is used in selection board deliberations and as a historical legal record of a Sailor’s time in the Navy.”
There are two options for reviewing an OMPF. Sailors can log on to BUPERS Online (BOL) and order an OMPF CD-ROM or gain real-time access using the Web Enabled Record Review (WERR) link at www.npc.navy.mil . WERR is an online, common-access-card-enabled application that allows Sailors to view their OMPF.
“The WERR is a secure and efficient way for Sailor’s to access their OMPF 24/7,” said Price. “An OMPF CD-ROM captures one point in time and is soon outdated as additional information is accepted into the Sailor’s OMPF. It’s no longer the preferred method for review.”
Navy performance evaluation continuity, awards, training and qualifications are the significant areas for Sailors to focus on when checking their OMPF for accuracy. BUPERSINST 1070.27B outlines all items that should or should not be submitted by officer and enlisted personnel.
For corrections of any documents in the OMPF, review the frequently asked questions section on BOL at www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/RecordsManagement/AboutYourRecord/FAQ.htm. For additional assistance, contact NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC.
“The recurring issues with submissions, includes to be missing social security numbers or names on each document,” said Price. “Each OMPF document is identified by a full name and full social. It’s required to conclusively identify a particular document to a particular Sailor.”
Recently submitted correction documents may not yet appear in a record. If a document was sent to NPC within the past 60 days, they may still be in processing, so do not resend. After 60 days, if the document still has not appeared in the OMPF, contact NPC (PERS-313) by e-mail to the organizational mail box at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to resubmitting the documents.