By Cmdr. Julie McGill, MyNavy HR Reserve Transformation
“Why do we have to log onto so many systems just to keep my passwords from expiring?”
“Will any of this stuff EVER get fixed?”
Have you ever had one of these thoughts when dealing with the dozens of Navy Reserve applications and programs needed to complete basic administrative tasks? Have you ever wondered why the Navy Reserve conducts business differently than the active duty Navy? ... We hear you loud and clear!
Transformation is changing how personnel, pay and training services support a Sailor’s career and life events. The Navy recognized the need to streamline and transform the way we do business and how we do business. What started out as an idea has now become a reality. Today there are over 1,000 members throughout active and Reserve commands who are working hand-in-hand to develop and transform systems to better meet our needs as a force.
Navy Personnel and Pay System (NP2)
In 2019, the Navy Pay and Personnel System (NP2) project broke ground. By taking the big picture of personnel and pay and breaking it into 57 incremental projects, called Sprints, the project is well on it’s way to meet Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in January 2022. Working with developers, product owners, subject matter experts and business design owners, NP2 will combine over 55 different pay and personnel systems into one “system-of-systems,” thus eliminating having to log into multiple systems to use information to manage your career, your pay and your benefits.
Another great feature about one system is it makes us all one Navy. No more Reserve systems that only address Reservists, such as NROWS, NRRM, ASOSH/ARPR and many others. Want to see your retirement points? Log into NP2. Want to see your AT orders? Log into NP2. Want to see drill management? Log into NP2.
An example of separate accounts is evident in MyPay. If you have ever been on ADSW or Mobilization orders you will see two accounts when you log onto MyPay. You will have an Active Duty Pay account and a Reserve Pay account. But with NP2, it will only be one account, no matter where that pay occurred. AT pay, Drill pay, Mobilization, ADSW — all at a click of a tile in NP2.
NP2 Products available now or in the near future
Even though we are scheduled to reach IOC for NP2 in January 2022, there are several projects that are completed and available to you now.Transfer & Travel — Currently, as a drilling Reservist, you have seven different types of orders: ADOS, ADSW, Recall, Mobilization, AT, ADT and IDT. NP2 will eliminate the need to go into the different order writing systems. In the near future you will log into NP2 to complete your order checklist, execute orders and submit a travel voucher. This feature will be available Oct. 15th for ADSW, ADOS, Mobilization and Officer Recall orders and by Jan. 2021, AT/ADT orders will be online.
Travel Voucher Processing — An expanded automation of travel voucher processing will soon be available. Sailor travel vouchers approved in NP2 by Command Pay and Personnel Administrators (CPPAs) will be electronically available in NP2 for TPD clerks to open and begin processing for pay. Automation of this process eliminates the need for CPPAs to manually print, scan and transmit vouchers via the Transaction Online Processing System (TOPS).
MySailor Data — This new tool establishes an improved electronic display of the human resources (HR) data NP2 needs to support pay and personnel transactions for active and Reserve Sailors. Eventually, NP2 MySailor Data will replace the NSIPS Electronic Service Record (ESR).
Other Transformation Products available now
MyNavy Assignment (MNA) — A new detailing marketplace replaced CMS-ID in September. MyNavy Assignment (MNA) provides more options, greater career flexibility and increased transparency when changing military assignments. You will be able to apply for jobs, interact with command career counselors and track orders. MNA can be accessed via the MyNavy Portal at https://my.navy.mil/ or directly at https://mynavyassignment.navy.mil. To learn more about MNA, review the ‘What’s New for You’ released August 2020 located on the Applocker page at: https://applocker.navy.mil.
eMuster — In February, the first iteration of electronic muster (eMuster) came online. eMuster is a new automated mustering process for Reserve Sailor Annual Training (AT) and Active Duty Training (ADT). The eMuster capability replaces the manual workflow and paper signing with mustering and workflow performed in NSIPS. Reserve Sailors are no longer required to print hard copies of orders from NROWS and deliver them to their supported command for check-in signatures and processing. This eliminates the need for the hard copy of endorsed orders to the NRA upon checkout and scanning and submitting when completing your travel voucher.Keep up to date with Transformation! The Reserve Change Agent Network, Reserve Component Commands and Navy Operational Support Centers are delivering communications about all new products and providing training associated with the products. Follow Navy Reserve social media accounts, visit www.navyreserve.navy.mil and keep an eye out for “What’s New For You” newsletters released when new products are available.Want to be part of the process? The Transformation team can use your insight and expertise. Get involved by talking with your local NOSC Change Agent.