Transition Benefits: NPC Officials to Visit Fleet to Discuss Post-ERB Matters


Story Number: NNS120124-11Release Date: 1/24/2012 1:30:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Representatives from Navy Personnel Command's fleet engagement team will meet with Sailors, families and leadership in California to discuss personnel policies and force management measures impacting the fleet, officials said Jan. 24.

"We'll be discussing post-Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) matters, with an emphasis on transition benefits," said Capt. Steven Holmes, director, community management branch, Bureau of Naval Personnel. Holmes and his team recently completed a post ERB fleet engagement visit to Japan and Hawaii, where they discussed Involuntary Separation Pay, transition benefits and Reserve affiliation options for transitioning Sailors.

The fleet engagement team is composed of representatives from the enlisted distribution division, enlisted community management division, career development program and the Navy's ERB transition assistance coordinator. They will conduct all-hands briefs at the following southern-California locations:

* Naval Base Coronado, Jan. 30
* Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 31
* Naval Base Ventura County, Feb. 1
* Naval Air Station Lemoore, Feb. 2

The all-hands briefs are geared for Sailors not retained by the ERB. Spouses are encouraged to attend the all-hands sessions.

The fleet engagement team will also conduct a leadership roundtable for commanding officers and their command teams at each site for commands that have ERB-affected Sailors.

"It is imperative that every leader in the chain of command take an active role in the transition process to ensure each Sailor is optimally prepared," said Holmes.

Sailors should contact their command career counselor for local briefing times and locations.

The Navy will conduct additional fleet engagement visits to the Pacific Northwest, Norfolk, and Mayport/Jacksonville in the coming months. Dates will be released as they become available.

For more information about transition benefits visit the Transition Assistance Web Page available under the Hot Links section of the Navy Personnel Command at www.npc.navy.mil or contact the NPC customer service center at CSCmailbox@navy.mil or 1-866-U-ASK-NPC.

More information on ERB transition assistance can be found on the NPC Web page at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/ERB/Pages/TransitionInfo.aspx.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc/.

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