PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) UPDATE AND ZONE C IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES

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NAVADMIN 161/09

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SUBJ/PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) UPDATE AND ZONE C IMPLEMENTATION 
PROCEDURES//



REF/A/MSGID/CNO WASHINGTON DC/262345ZFEB03//

REF/B/MSGID/CNO WASHINGTON DC/162323ZJAN09//

NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 050/03, IMPLEMENTATION OF PERFORM TO SERVE.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 017/09, PREVIOUS UPDATE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ZONE B 
PTS.//

RMKS/1.  BEGINNING 1 JUNE 2009, PTS WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE E6 AND 
BELOW SAILORS WITH LESS THAN 14 YEARS OF SERVICE.  THE PTS PROGRAM IS A 
VITAL PART OF OUR NAVY'S TOTAL FORCE STRATEGY, PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY 
TO KEEP OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST SAILORS IN ORDER TO MEET FUTURE FLEET 
AND MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS.  THIS NAVADMIN DESCRIBES PROCEDURES FOR 
IMPLEMENTING ZONE C PTS AND ENHANCEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE PTS 
PROGRAM OVERALL.

2.  PTS FOR ZONE C:
    A.  ZONE C PTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BEGINNING 1 JUNE 2009.
    B.  ZONE C SAILORS ARE THOSE WHO HAVE MORE THAN 10, BUT LESS THAN 
OR EQUAL TO 14 YEARS OF SERVICE.
    C.  ALL ZONE C SAILORS WITH AN END OF ACTIVE OBLIGATED SERVICE
(EAOS) ON OR AFTER 1 FEBRUARY 2010 ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A PTS 
APPLICATION, REGARDLESS OF THEIR REENLISTMENT INTENTIONS.
    D.  SAILORS MUST HAVE AN APPROVED ZONE C PTS RESERVATION PRIOR TO 
REENLISTING, EXTENDING, OR NEGOTIATING ORDERS IF THEIR EAOS MEETS THE 
REQUIREMENTS IN PARAGRAPH 2C.
    E.  ZONE C PTS WILL FOLLOW THE SAME BASIC PROCESSING GUIDELINES AND 
PROCEDURES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED IN ZONES A AND B PTS AS 
ESTABLISHED IN REF B.
    F.  PER REF B, THE PAGE 13 ENTRY ACCEPTING A RESERVATION QUOTA 
WITHIN 30 DAYS OF MESSAGE RECEIPT FOR AN IN-RATE REENLISTMENT OR RATING 
CONVERSION WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL 
SYSTEM (NSIPS).  IN SPECIAL CASES WHERE NSIPS IS NOT AVAILABLE, 
COMMANDS ARE DIRECTED TO SUBMIT A COPY OF THE PAGE 13 TO NAVY PERSONNEL 
COMMAND CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER VIA FAX AT (901)
874-2116 OR EMAIL AT CSCMAILBOX(AT)NAVY.MIL.  IN ALL CASES, THE COMMAND 
WILL MAINTAIN AN ELECTRONIC OR PAPER COPY ON FILE.  THE PTS WEBSITE AT 
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/PERFORMTOSERVE/.

3.  CURRENT ZONE C PTS EXEMPTIONS
    A.  EAOS OR PROJECTED ROTATION DATE (PRD) PRIOR TO 1 FEBRUARY 2010
    B.  CURRENTLY UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS
    C.  APPROVED CONVERSION PACKAGE
    D.  APPROVED SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) PRECERT OR ENLISTED 
SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY (ESRP) APPROVAL MESSAGE.
    E.  E6 PERSONNEL WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO CHIEF 
PETTY OFFICER

4.  SUBMISSION AND PROCESSING
    A.  DEADLINE FOR INITIAL APPLICATIONS FOR ZONE C SAILORS IS 26 JUN 
2009.  THEREAFTER, SUBMISSION DEADLINE WILL BE THE LAST FRIDAY OF EACH 
MONTH.  COMMANDS THAT UTILIZE THE PTS SPREADSHEET AND TRANSMIT THEIR 
APPLICATIONS VIA EMAIL ARE NOW REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THOSE APPLICATIONS 
PRIOR TO THE WEDNESDAY PRECEDING THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.  
REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL BE PROCESSED THE FOLLOWING 
MONTH.
    B.  THE PRIMARY METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE WEB BASED USING THE 
PTS HOMEPAGE LINK ON THE (NPC) WEBSITE, 
HTTPS://CUSTOMERSERVICE.AHF.NMCI.NAVY.MIL/PTS/PTSLOGIN.JSP.
ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR COMMAND SUBMISSION IF WEB ACCESS IS NOT 
AVAILABLE ARE:
       (1) PTS SPREADSHEET (DOWNLOADABLE FROM NPC WEBSITE) - USING 
ENCRYPTED/PASSWORD PROTECTED EMAIL TO
(PTS_HELP_DESK.FCT(AT)NAVY.MIL) INCLUDE IN THE SUBJ LINE:  PTS 
APPLICATIONS FOR UIC XXXXX.
       (2) NAVAL MESSAGE OR EMAIL - MESSAGES AND EMAILS MAY INCLUDE 
SINGLE OR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS AND SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: MESSAGES 
(COMNAVPERSCOM MILLINGTON TN/BUPERS 3/PERSCSC/) EMAIL 
(PTS_HELP_DESK.FCT(AT)NAVY.MIL).  WHEN SUBMITTING MORE THAN ONE 
APPLICANT PER MESSAGE, SEPARATE EACH APPLICANT BY A BLANK LINE.
FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN REF A WHEN PREPARING MESSAGE AND EMAIL 
APPLICATIONS.
       (3) FLEET-RIDE CONNECTIVITY TO PTS HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL 
FURTHER NOTICE.
       (4) SHIPS IN EMCOM THAT ONLY HAVE SIPRNET CAPABILITY SHOULD SEND 
CLASSIFIED EMAIL TO THEIR SQUADRON/ISIC FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION 
INTO THE PTS PROGRAM OR SUBMISSION BY SPREADSHEET TO NPC IAW PARA 
4.B.(1).
    C.  COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO UPDATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PTS REQUEST 
IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:  PAY GRADE, EVALUATION PERFORMANCE, 
THE SAILOR'S REENLISTMENT DESIRES, OR THE SAILOR'S CONVERSION CHOICES.  
COMMANDS MAY CANCEL OR UPDATE PTS REQUESTS BY UTILIZING ONE OF THE 
ABOVE MENTIONED PROCESSES.
    D.  MONTHLY CONVERSION QUOTAS WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE NPC WEBSITE 
AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/PERFORMTOSERVE; CLICK ON THE CAREER 
OPPORTUNITY MATRIX LINK.

5.  CAREER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CIMS) UPDATE
    A.  COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS CAN NOW ACCESS ZONES A THRU C PTS 
ELIGIBLES AND STATUS VIA: HTTPS://NSIPSWEB.NMCI.NAVY.MIL. LOG INTO 
CIMS.  FROM THE CIMS HOMEPAGE, SELECT "CAREER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT" 
FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU, THEN SELECT SUBCATEGORY "LISTS"
FOLLOWED BY SECOND SUBCATEGORY "UNIT TRACKING."  ON THE TRACKING 
CRITERIA PAGE, CHOOSE "PTS" THEN FILTER BY ZONE.
    B.  AFLOAT UNITS MUST ACCESS THE CIMS WEB VERSION TO OBTAIN THIS 
INFORMATION.

6.  FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS:
    A.  FOURTH QUARTER FY-09 - PTS WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE A 
SELECTED RESERVE OPTION.  THIS FUNCTION WILL ALLOW AN ACTIVE COMPONENT 
(AC) SAILOR TO SIMULTANEOUSLY APPLY FOR BOTH AC AND RC OPPORTUNITIES.

7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- PTS HELPDESK, (901) 874-2101 OR EMAIL AT 
PTS_HELP_DESK.FCT(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- NSIPS HELPDESK, (877) 589-5991 OR EMAIL AT NSIPSHELPDESK(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- QUESTIONS CONCERNING POLICY AND NEW PTS IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES:
NPC HELPDESK, (866)-U-ASK-NPC OR (866) 827-5672, OR EMAIL AT 
CSCMAILBOX(AT)NAVY.MIL.  THIS CALL CENTER IS MANNED MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY, 0700 TO 1900, CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.

8.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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