MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Navy Personnel Command (NPC) announced Aug. 7, that BUPERS Online (BOL) will be offline for two weeks, starting Aug. 25, to receive a number of important upgrades.
Sailors may also experience intermittent BOL system outages from Sept. 9 - Oct. 2, in addition to the two-week shutdown. The Navy anticipates BOL will be fully operational Oct. 3.
Among the applications regularly used by Sailors that will be affected include: Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS), access to Officer Data Card, Officer Service Record, Performance Summary Record, Electronic Service Record (ODC, OSR, PSR, ESR) and the ability to request a CD of a Sailor's Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
While this maintenance period was carefully selected because there are no promotion selection boards during this timeframe, Sailors are encouraged to review their records now prior to the start of the fiscal year (FY) 19 board schedule. A full list of upcoming boards during FY-19, which begin Oct. 1, can be viewed at www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/selectionboardsupport/Pages/FY19-Board-Schedule.aspx.
Several workarounds have been established for personnel records updates during the outage. To find out how to conduct personnel actions during this short outage, refer to the FAQs at www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/Documents/2017%20Tech%20Refresh%20FAQs%20Final.docx.
The Navy's 2017 Physical Fitness Assessment cycle II began July 1 and runs until Dec. 31. Commands have the freedom to select any time to conduct testing during this period. If the Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire is not available through BOL, a hard copy can be downloaded at www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical/Pages/default2.aspx. If the hard copy is used, command fitness leaders must manually enter the data once BOL access is restored.
Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) Self Service capability will be available during the outage, but updates to the Official Military Personnel File will not be complete until connectivity is re-established.
For those Sailors on orders to or returning from overseas, remote or expeditionary assignments, there are several additional workarounds. Visit www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/SUPPORT/DISTRIBUTION/Pages/OverseasScreening.aspx for more information.
Contact the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672) for more information concerning specific application impact.
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