MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- According to NAVADMIN 252/10, all shore commands will need to begin using the Electronic Leave (E-Leave) option available through the Electronic Service Record (ESR) to process leave requests Nov. 1.
In preparation, Sailors should take the time now to ensure they have access to their ESR self-service accounts, so they'll be prepared to submit E-Leave requests ahead of the deadline.
"Most Sailors currently have ESR self-service access, but 10 percent still lack a self-service account," said Senior Chief Personnel Specialist Lance A. Partain, assigned to the Personnel Service Delivery Transformation Office at the Bureau of Naval Personnel. "Routing a paper leave chit is becoming obsolete. Eventually, all Sailors will be required to use E-Leave, but make sure your shore Sailors have ESR self-service access now rather than waiting to the last minute. The bottom line is no ESR access, no E-Leave, no leave."
ESR self-service accounts are accessed online through the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) with a Common Access Card at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil.
"It should take about five minutes to establish an ESR self-service account," said Art Tate, NSIPS/ESR implementation manager and fleet liaison. Tate advises Sailors with ESR or E-Leave issues to call the NSIPS help desk toll-free at (877) 589-5991 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about ESR and other Navy Career Tools, visit the Sailor Career Toolbox page on the Navy Personnel Command website at http://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/CareerToolbox/.
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