January application phase opens for sailors seeking orders
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) application phase started Jan. 9, and is scheduled to remain open through 5 a.m. Central time, Jan. 21 for active duty and Full-Time Support Sailors in their orders-negotiation window, officials said.
Enlisted Sailors use CMS-ID to review and apply for permanent change-of-station (PCS) orders online. Sailors may access the website at https://www.cmsid.navy.mil or from the CMS/ID link at www.npc.navy.mil.
Eligible Sailors may review advertised billets in CMS-ID during the application phase and apply for up to five jobs, either directly using CMS-ID, through a command career counselor (CCC), or through direct interaction with the detailer, who can make an application on the Sailor's behalf.
CMS-ID features a "Sailor Preference" section under the "Sailor Info Tab" where Sailors may rank duty preferences by type, command, location, platform and community, as well as indicate which special programs and schools they would like and leave comments for the detailer.
Detailers will always attempt to fill billets using a Sailor's desired selections first; however, Fleet readiness requirements are the guiding factor in filling billets. Detailers must also follow sea-shore flow guidelines outlined in NAVADMIN 361/12, so unless a Sailor requests Sea Duty Incentive Pay or the Voluntary Sea Duty Program to take consecutive sea duty orders, a Sailor up for shore duty should not be involuntarily assigned another sea tour. It may mean a Sailor hoping for shore duty in Hawaii or Washington may receive shore duty someplace else, where the need is greater.
A single set of sea billets, prioritized by U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and a single set of shore billets, prioritized by U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the Bureau of Naval Personnel are advertised each application cycle in CMS-ID as the Navy seeks to fill gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-priority Fleet billets.
Some factors a detailer weighs when matching Sailors to jobs include the Sailor's desires, qualifications, training availability, career progression, command preference and cost to the Navy.
Detailers will not assign Sailors to advertised jobs until after the close of the CMS-ID application phase, during the detailer selection phase. Sailors may log into CMS-ID anytime after the detailer selection phase to see if they have been selected for orders.
Commands also have the ability to rank and add comments to applications for jobs at their command. This process can occur throughout the Sailor Application Phase, and there is a brief period after Sailor applications are shut off before Detailers commence selections when commands alone are allowed access to apply comments and ranking to each application for their command. Command input is another factor that Detailers use when making their selections.
Sailors can learn more about CMS-ID from their CCC or access CMS-ID by selecting the CMS-ID link on the NPC website at www.npc.navy.mil.