MARCH 5, 2015, MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Pay and Personnel Administrative Support System (PASS) program has created more than 30 standard operating procedures (SOP) to help Sailors perform their day-to-day personnel activities like travel claims and updating records Navy administrators said recently.
The SOPs are accessed through the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) intranet on any command access card-enabled computer. A fact sheet is available to show you how to access the SOPs as part of Navy Personnel Command’s Plain Talk series at www.npc.navy.mil/career/toolbox/Pages/PlainTalk(series).aspx.
“Accurate records really start and end with Sailors. We have had some travel claims taking longer to process than we like lately,” said Senior Chief Personnel Specialist (SW/AW) Paul A. Smith II, Performance Management Branch, Pay and Personnel Management Division, Navy Personnel Command. “We have created a checklist that Sailors can print out prior to their permanent-change-of-station travel, stick it in a plastic bag or envelope and take with them. If they take everything on the checklist, put it in the bag and give it to their command pass coordinator (CPC) at the other end, they should have no problems getting their travel claim settled quickly.”
Travel claims are just one of the many things covered by the SOPs, other subjects include special pays, basic housing allowance, fleet reserve and retirement requests, updating emergency data and transfers to mention a few.
“The CPC exists to support the Sailor, and Sailors can educate themselves and help their CPCs at the same time by knowing what they need to do in order to get processes done,” said Smith. “It is the Sailor’s career, so we want them to have the tools to make it run as smoothly as possible.”
For more information on other pay and personnel issues go to www.npc.navy.mil.