News Release, United States Navy
By Cmdr. Erik Wells, Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) — It just got a lot easier for Sailors preparing for the Navy-wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) with the roll-out of the Advancement Dashboard on MyNavy Portal (MNP), March 8.
The Advancement Dashboard for E-4 to E-6 candidates is a dynamic, user-friendly, web-based dashboard on MNP to give Sailors a detailed personal view of their eligibility status for advancement, and instructions and documentation to prepare for the advancement process.
The Advancement Dashboard currently only applies to E-4 to E-6 candidates, but future updates will include enhancements for E-7 to E-9 candidates. More advancement-centric features will roll out on MNP as the Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) becomes available for all Sailors in the fall of 2019 and the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam is fully automated.
“We wanted to design a one-stop trusted source for Sailors to get the information they need and provide clear insight into the advancement process,” said Capt. Dave Whitehead, director of Military Community Management (BUPERS-3). “We also wanted to make sure Sailors could easily correct their record prior to the exam and had an avenue to provide feedback on the Advancement Dashboard through the Advancement and Promotion Career and Life Event page on MNP.”
Sailors may access the Advancement and Promotion Career and Life Event (CLE) page by following this link.
In the past, Sailors had limited visibility into the enlisted advancement process, which includes eligibility factors, exam preparation, and exam scoring. Without a transparent view, Sailors may miss key deadlines to validate their eligibility information and lose ample time on studying for the test.
“We want to empower our Sailors and that is what is taking place as we transform the way we deliver our human resources support to the fleet,” said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel. “The Advancement Dashboard provides a centralized location with the authoritative data so Sailors know their personal information is correct and the reference materials used to study for the exams are up-to-date and reliable.”
The Advancement Dashboard is the latest in the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Transformation efforts to change the way the Navy delivers human resources (HR) – personnel, pay and training – services to the fleet. As part of the Transformation, Sailors have a more transparent view into the advancement process and improved access to resources to study for the NWAE through a centralized dashboard.
“We want our Sailors to advance and succeed during their enlistment period in the Navy,” said Whitehead. “This is the first step in improving our process to help our junior Sailors reach their goals and advance their careers, where they can improve their skills and develop greater leadership responsibilities.”
If Sailors do find inaccurate information in their record or they want to provide feedback, they can send their feedback to the MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) Contact Center either by email at [email protected] or by calling 1-833-330-MNCC (6622).
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