Navy personnel system takes a big step in modernization

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Navy personnel system takes a big step in modernization

by: Sea Warrior Program (PEO EIS PMW 240) Public Affairs | .
U.S. Navy | .
published: August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Sea Warrior Program (PEO EIS PMW 240) awarded a $96 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract June 11 to SRA International, Inc. for the support, sustainment, upgrades, and modernization of personnel systems under the Navy's Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS) strategy.

This Personnel Modernization (Pers Mod) contract award directly supports the Navy strategy to modernize, consolidate and retire legacy systems. The first major modernization will integrate and streamline the retirement and separation business processes for both officers and enlisted personnel.

"This contract is a landmark event that will allow the Navy to improve capabilities that support our military, improving their ability to manage their personnel data, ensuring the data is accurate, and reducing administrative distractions," said PMW 240 Program Manager Laura Knight.

In the current retirement and separation process, service members and personnel administrators perform a number of manual activities within multiple non-integrated systems. This results in data entry discrepancies, an inability to track requests, and an overall inefficient and challenging process. In addition, requests are often delayed due to the number of errors within the manual inputs currently required.

The contract will enable PMW 240 to start incrementally consolidating four legacy systems Reserve Headquarters Support (RHS), Navy Enlisted System (NES), Officer Personnel Information System (OPINS), Inactive Manpower and Personnel Management Information System (IMAPMIS), into Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) improving personnel data integrity. RHS will be the first consolidation.

This first modernization effort provides an automated personnel retirements and separations process for officers and enlisted service members serving in the active and Reserve components - starting with the submitting of an initial retirement or separation inquiry and ending with strength loss processing and submission of documentation to trigger final pay transactions. Pers Mod will save the Navy millions of dollars a year processing retirements and separations by decreasing average processing time, increasing service member accessibility, reducing data errors and manual data entry requirements, and improving request visibility, tracking, and reporting.

Knight concludes, "PMW 240 has a strategy in place to support Navy transformation to a modern and fully automated system capability enabling our Sailors a self-service environment. This contract award is a big step forward to achieve that strategy."

For more information on the Personnel Modernization contract award please contact PMW 240 at

About Pers Mod: The Personnel and Modernization (Pers Mod) effort is to enable sailor self-service and automation of high volume, routine transactions, to enable legacy system consolidation, and develop interoperable capabilities, which can be leveraged across the portfolio of Navy personnel systems.

About Sea Warrior Program PMW 240: The Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) manages a complex portfolio of information technology systems to support Navy human resource management, criminal justice, Fleet support, afloat business applications, Navy and DoD portfolio management, DoN administration, and joint aviation aircraft scheduling. The PMW 240 Program is part of the Navy Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), which develops, acquires, fields, and sustains enterprise network, business, and Fleet support IT systems for the warfighters of the Navy and Marine Corps.

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