Paper versions of the Navy’s Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) will soon be a relic of the past as hard copy worksheets transition to an electronic automated process, becoming part of the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS).
Detailed in NAVADMIN 316/18, released Dec. 27, the EAW transition will leverage authoritative data with a display of advancement eligibility factors for all E-4 through E-7 candidates.
“This new Sailor 2025 Pay and Personnel System Modernization effort gives Sailors better control over their EAW and provides commands with a more efficient way to validate Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) requirements,” said Master Chief Personnel Specialist Anton Fitz, enlisted advancement planner for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N132). “Sailors will have the ability to view their EAW months before the exam, providing additional time for corrections, if needed.”
The EAW update will begin with a pilot program from January to March 2019, including Reserve advancement cycle 104 and Active Duty advancement cycle 243. The pilot will verify command worksheet validation processes using the new online capability and ensure that connectivity and manual processes support EAW requirements.
“During the EAW pilot phase, the electronic form in NSIPS can be printed and used for the manual worksheet process,” said Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Command Master Chief Gregory Prichard. “Initially, no data will be transferred from the EAW to NEAS and no discrepancies will be rectified — we are primarily seeking feedback and will gradually integrate changes and full EAW functionality for subsequent cycles.”
Commands with NSIPS Web access should set up their command EAW hierarchy by Jan.15 in preparation for full fleet utilization, scheduled for June 2019. Training modules for the new EAW are posted on the NSIPS main page, beneath the training section. Tutorials include topics associated with user roles and detailed procedures to perform various EAW tasks.
Sailors will be able to access their EAW and post-exam administrative comments through the MyNavy Portal (MNP) Advancement Dashboard in 2019, as MNP enhancements are released.
“Once EAW is fully operational, there will no longer be a requirement for Sailors to enter their Performance Mark Average (PMA) and awards points on their exam answer sheet during the exam,” said Prichard. “Their PMA and award points will now be system calculated and transferred from their EAW into NEAS along with other advancement cycle data.”
The individual Sailors’ user role is to review their worksheet data, enter comments, upload necessary supporting documents, sign, and maintain awareness of worksheet status through the advancement cycle up to the exam. Sailors can also route post-exam administrative comments to their command Education Services Officer (ESO).
ESOs have the execution role that creates, routes and validates eligible Sailors’ worksheets. This role has full functionality to manually enter and change data, upload documents, enter comments, route, resolve discrepancies, close and digitally sign worksheets.
Additional details on the pilot program, command and other user roles and responsibilities can be found in NAVADMIN 316/18 and at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Advancement/Pages/EAW.aspx.
Sailors can access NSIPS at https://nsipsprod-sdni.nmci.navy.mil/.
For process and policy questions, contact MyNavy Career Center at 833-330-MNCC or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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