September application phase opens early for sailors seeking orders
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) application phase started Sept. 11, and is scheduled to remain open through Sept. 19 for active duty and Full-Time Support Sailors in their orders-negotiation window, officials said Sept. 12.
Enlisted Sailors use CMS-ID to review and apply for permanent change-of-station (PCS) orders online.
Navy career management officials recently changed the September CMS-ID schedule to support full use of Fiscal Year 2013 (FY-13) funds. The original schedule did not have the detailer selection phase starting until Sept. 30, now selections begin Sept. 23.
"Consideration for Sailor application time, command comment time, and detailer workload were used when making the CMS-ID schedule change said Scott Barbier, head of the Enlisted Placement Management Branch at Navy Personnel Command (NPC)."
This is the first application phase for Sailors with a June 2014 PRD (projected rotation date), the second application phase for Sailors with a May 2014 PRD and the last application phase for Sailors with an April 2014 PRD.
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 won't 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.
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.