Transition Benefits: Navy Contract Will Provide Outplacement Services for ERB Sailors

Story Number: NNS111221-19Release Date: 12/21/2011 4:27:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will provide personalized career coaching and job search assistance to support Sailors selected for separation by the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) beginning Jan. 3, 2012 as previously announced in NAVADMIN 332/11.

The ERB outplacement services provided by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (CGC) will start on Jan. 3, 2012. ERB separating Sailors will be contacted via an introductory email starting Dec. 23, 2011, regarding the many services available to them.

"In order to ensure these talented Sailors succeed in the civilian job market, we are providing transition services to help build on their skills, success, and training acquired during their Navy careers," said Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert.

ERB separating Sailors will be eligible for outplacement services which will provide coaching, resume writing and job interview preparation as an enhancement and building upon existing transition assistance programs offered by Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Veterans' Affairs and Commander, Navy Installations Command.

Transition coaching will include an initial interview with member, skills inventory analysis, development of a personal business/marketing plan, a dedicated career coach tailored to desired work city, peer networking support, and support in starting a business.

Job search assistance is also available including daily refreshed job leads, tailored market research tools, access to industry unique job boards, connections to temporary staffing, technical and professional services companies, and access to career information, webinars, and e-learning courses. Job placement assistance includes online profile management, resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, salary negotiation counseling, role-playing with a coach, and "on-call" consulting with one-on-one live counseling.

The Navy is providing additional transition services no cost for Sailors identified for separation by the ERB to continue to build on their job skills, experience and training acquired during their Navy careers and succeed in the civilian job market.

Sailors separated by the ERB can contact CGC starting Jan. 3, 2012 via toll free number (800-971-4288) or email (

For more information about the ERB transition support, check out the NPC ERB transition support page at, contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672), or email

1/1/2012 12:53:00 PM
Third paragraph - "In order to ensure these talented Sailors succeed in the civilian job market, So...if they're "talented" Sailors then why are we getting rid of them? I think the Navy should fire those who were responsible to making sure that our manning were balanced, so now our Sailors are getting the boot because someone drop the ball on those numbers. It doesn't sound fair to me...smh.

12/28/2011 6:14:00 PM
What about PTS!

12/28/2011 12:23:00 PM
Quick- My understanding is that these services are just for ERB sailors. The Navy DOES TAP and TAMP classes through FFSC. The benefits outlined here are in addition to the many already outlined for ERB-separated Sailors. These services are not available to officers- only ERB sailors- who are E-4 to E-8. I believe that these additional services are offered as compensation because Sailors are being separated prior to their contract expiration. Your Junior vs. senior conspiracy holds no water.

12/22/2011 7:28:00 AM
Are these services just for ERB sailors or will the extend to PTS and HYT sailors as well? And I thought the Navy had plans and classes in place already for this, TAPS class provided through FFSC. I'm trying to understand why the Government is spending more money on this, is it because the personnel getting ERB'd out are senior enlisted and officers and the same classes provided to junior enlisted are not good enough for E-7 and above?

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