MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy Personnel Command (NPC) fleet engagement team is scheduled to meet with Sailors, families and leadership in the Pacific Northwest Feb. 21-23 to discuss post-Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) matters and transition benefits, officials said Feb. 14.
"There are a lot of benefits available to transitioning Sailors, including some ERB specific topics. The more we increase understanding of the post-board processes and benefits available, the better prepared ERB affected Sailors will be for a successful transition," said Fleet Engagement team member, Capt. Steven Holmes, director of Military Community Management.
The fleet engagement team recently completed engagements to Japan, Hawaii, California and Florida where they discussed Involuntary Separation Pay, transition benefits, and Reserve affiliation options for transitioning Sailors. More than 240 ERB affected Sailors have received a Selected Reserve quota through Perform to Serve during the November and December cycles.
Holmes and his team will also discuss Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA), which was announced in NAVADMIN 025/12.
Sailors considered but not selected for retention by the ERB who will have completed at least 15 years of active service as of Sept. 1, 2012, are eligible for early retirement benefits under TERA.
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. In addition, representatives from Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc. will be available to discuss their outplacement services and enroll ERB affected Sailors not already enrolled.
All ERB-affected Sailors, families, career counselors and command leadership teams, including ombudsmen, are encouraged to attend.
Sailors should contact their command career counselor for local briefing times and locations.
The Navy will also conduct an additional fleet engagement visit to Norfolk March 5-9.
For more information about transition benefits visit the Transition Information Web Page available under the Hot Pages section of the NPC website at www.npc.navy.mil.
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