SMARTWebMove Adds Personally Procured Moves


Story Number: NNS061103-15Release Date: 11/4/2006 12:01:00 PM
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From Naval Supply Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- Military members moving within the continental United States (CONUS) can now use SMARTWebMove (SWM) for Personally Procured Moves (PPM), previously known as Do-It-Yourself (DITY) moves. SWM is Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) online move counseling and application program.

The PPM program enables service members to arrange transportation of their own household goods (HHG) when they are authorized to ship HHG at government expense. Service members can always elect to conduct a PPM when moving, but they are strongly encouraged only to use PPM within CONUS.

On approved PPMs, the government pays the member 95 percent of what it would have cost the government to make the move, saving the government five percent of the would-be cost. For example, a move that would cost $5,000 would save the government $250, which adds up when multiplied by the number of military moves made each year. Military members then arrange their own moves online and have the opportunity to shop for the moving services that best suit their needs and offer the best value.

After the member submits a SWM-PPM application, a counselor will provide the member an estimate of the government's cost. Members should compare this amount with their own estimates for completing the move to determine if the PPM is a cost-effective choice.

"SWM customers often ask us for a PPM option," said Richard McIntire, NAVSUP's SWM program manager. "Now they have it. We expect this addition will increase the number of SWM customers."

SWM's PPM feature is available to all military customers serviced by a CONUS personal property office currently offering SWM as an option to traditional move counseling. That includes all Navy personal property offices, plus those at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; Carlisle Barracks, Penn.; Fort Belvoir, Va.; Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.; and Air Force's Rome, N.Y., Research Site.

Customers can make PPM applications in SWM on most permanent change of station (PCS), retirement, and separation orders. On a single set of orders, SWM customers can apply for a PPM plus other types of shipments, such as a regular government HHG move or non-temporary storage.

SWM customers may not use the SWM-PPM option for moving boats or mobile homes or for transporting household goods to a temporary duty (TDY) destination. Members desiring a PPM in these cases should contact their local personal property office for additional counseling.

Since it was launched in June 2001, more than 100,000 move applications have been processed using SWM.

SWM can be accessed at www.smartwebmove.navsup.navy.mil.

NAVSUP's primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a worldwide workforce of more than 24,000 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality-of-life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.

For related news, visit the Naval Supply Systems Command Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/navsup/.

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