WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Phase I Enlisted Retention Board results will be posted for command access on Nov. 14 at which time notifications will begin, officials said Nov. 4th.
In accordance with NAVADMIN 129/11, Sailors selected for separation will be personally contacted by their commanding officer or officer-in-charge within seven calendar days of commander notification. A NAVADMIN will be released once notifications are complete and results are available in BOL. Sailors who were considered by Phase I of the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) will be able to check their individual status on BUPERS Online (BOL) beginning Nov. 21.
"We must keep our Sailors as informed as possible regarding the results of the board, as well as the benefits they may be entitled to so they will have the information needed to make the best decisions they can for themselves and their families," explained Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel.
Sailors considered by the board will be classified in one of three categories in BOL.
S - Selected for retention
N- Not selected for retention
C- Selected for rating conversion.
The Phase I ERB reviewed the records of ERB-eligible E-4 and E-5 Sailors from 31 overmanned ratings. The board was charged with reviewing each candidate's official military personnel file and any correspondence submitted by the member to identify the best qualified Sailors to receive the finite number of retention quotas available in a fair and transparent manner.
ERB Phase II, for E6-E8 Sailors, adjourned Oct 27. Phase II results will be reviewed by BUPERS for conversion opportunities prior to release. Commanders will notify ERB Phase II Sailors in the same manner as Phase I.
Sailors not selected for retention will have access to the Navy's transition assistance management program and other benefits for members who are involuntary separated. This assistance will be proactive, comprehensive, tailored and supported by every level of the chain of command.
As outlined in NAVADMIN 332/11, Sailors separating due to the ERB will be eligible for the following enhanced transition benefits:
-Targeted outreach assistance from various transition service providers.
- Navy COOL will approve waivers for Sailors with less than one year remaining on active duty to allow Sailors time to obtain civilian licenses and certifications aligned with their job or rating prior to their transition;
- Sailors assigned overseas will be afforded a minimum of 60 days in the continental United States prior to separation to ease their transition into the civilian sector;
- A contract for civilian hiring assistance beginning in January of 2012 will provide outplacement services, including pre-separation transition coaching, resume writing, job interview preparation and job search assistance for ERB separating Sailors.
To learn more about the ERB and transition assistance benefits for separating Sailors, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/ERB/Pages/default2.aspx.