By Wm. Cullen James, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn (NNS) -- Selection boards have been delayed due to the May 1 flash flooding at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) but none will be canceled, according to Navy Personnel Command officials.
"The active E-8 board which was in progress has been suspended. We have also delayed the active O-4 staff board which was to convene next week -both until further notice," said Capt. Leo Falardeau, NPC assistant commander for Career Progression.
"The floods damaged a substantial amount of equipment," said Falardeau. However, critical Sailor personnel data was pulled and saved. Farlardeau also indicated personnel data held in NPC's computer systems are essential to the board proceedings and reclamation of that equipment is in progress.
"Once the computer systems come up, we will take a day to test them. If everything's in order, we will immediately formulate a plan to reconvene those boards," Falardeau said. "We will conduct all boards; it will just be at a later time."
Sailors wondering about the status of their board packages also need not worry.
"Nothing was lost; your documents are safe," said Greg Moody, deputy director of NPC's customer relations management. The Customer Service Center, which Moody oversees, processes all board packages for NPC.
"The storm that happened over the weekend didn't affect board correspondence," Moody said.
The mail facility at NPC did not flood. Additionally, all board correspondence was retrieved Friday afternoon and transported for processing.
Moody's staff was able to go back into the building after the water subsided to retrieve the board packages.
"We processed 372 packages and have moved some of our people to a location where they can more easily process packages," said Moody.
Packages are now flowing as normal into NPC via mail. However, Moody said emailing and faxing packages into NPC is not recommended until further notice.
"Documents sent to the boards before the storm are safe," said Moody. The Selection Board Portal is active and available for service members to check the status of the packages processed through April 30 at https://customerservice.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/Portal/page/portal/CSC/NPCHOME on a CAC-enabled computer.
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