JASS Makes Mandated Changes in Logon Procedures, Adds Enhanced Services

Story Number: NNS061010-15Release Date: 10/10/2006 4:11:00 PM
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By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Teresa J. Frith, Navy Personnel Command Communications

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Sailors using the Job Advertising and Selection System (JASS) Career Management System or JCMS will notice several changes which started in early October requiring Sailors to log on using their Common Access Card (CAC).

The Web site is also shortening its name to Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) and is adding a new "gates" and "flags" system that will give Sailors a fast, easy way to check to see if they are eligible for jobs listed in CMS.

"Protecting the integrity of our computer networks and the personal information of our Sailors is critical to our operations and our people," said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. "We made this change to ensure we have the strongest possible protection of our Sailors' privacy information."

Previously, Sailors could login to CMS/ID using only a user name and password, making it possible to view the system from any computer with an Internet access. DoD regulations state that all government systems such as CMS must be protected through login using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates, which are loaded on a Sailor's CAC ID card. Sailors will be able to access CMS only from computers that offer these protection certificates.

Sailors who don't have access to a CAC-enabled system will still be able to contact their career counselor or detailer by phone or email.

With the name change and new logon requirement comes four new career tools: Gates and Flags, Career Intentions, Physical Readiness Information Management (PRIMS) access, and an improved Personal Data page.

"Gates and Flags" is a system of checks and balances that immediately notifies a Sailor if they are ineligible for a job. These are shown on the screen by a series of pop-up screens explaining the reason for the Flag or Gate, as well as the MILPERSMAN reference for easy reference when the CCC attempts to make the application. These Gates and Flags indicate elements of a Sailor's record or profile that could prevent them from being selected for a job.
For example, it might show that a Perform-to-Serve application is needed, or some similar item. Flags won't prevent a Sailor from applying for a job, but may keep the detailer from approving the choice due to excessive cost of the transfer, whether or not the Sailor's skills match the position, or if it is located in the Sailor's listed geographic area of preference.

The Career Intentions tool will require Sailors to identify their career intention once a year. This will provide detailers, career counselors and commands with a more accurate rating-strength forecast.

The PRIMS access tool will give Sailors a way to see their physical readiness data on the Sailor History page of CMS. The last five years worth of PRT (physical readiness test) scores will be shown, which could be a factor in some Sailors being selected for certain jobs.

The improved Personal Data page will instantly show Sailors information on themselves, including clearances, Exceptional Family Member status, marital status, number of family members, Perform-to-Serve status, etc., just like the detailers now view on their screens in Millington.

Commands will also benefit from the new CMS system, as it will allow them to view job applications and service records of all Sailors applying for jobs in the command. Commands will be unable to view a Sailor's name, Social Security number or gender. This allows candidates to be picked based on their resume, instead of any other factors.

Commands will rate the applicants and let the detailers know their choices for positions. While the detailer will make the final decision on who gets the job, this gives commands a voice for input into that choice.

For more information, see NAVADMIN 278/06 or contact the command career counselor, respective detailer or visit the enlisted assignments page at www.npc.navy.mil/Enlisted/JCMS/.

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