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SUBJ/PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION MOVE IMPROVEMENTS//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides Sailors and their families with information
to assist in planning and executing their Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
moves and provides information regarding upcoming improvements to the PCS
process and introduction of new tools.
2. Sailors can reduce out-of-pocket expenses during a PCS move by taking
advantage of the travel entitlements available to them in advance of their
move. Travel advances are designed to assist Sailors with PCS travel
expenses. This includes funding assistance for mileage, meals and lodging.
If you are about to make a PCS move, talk to your Command Pay and Personnel
Administrator (CPPA) to help you decide if a travel advance is the right
thing for you and your family. Special consideration should be given to
those moving to an overseas duty station or to a location with a higher than
average cost of living.
3. Spouse Licensure Reimbursement allows spouses to have certain employment
licenses or certification costs reimbursed up to $500 when necessary as a
result of a PCS move. See NAVADMIN 134/19 for more information.
4. Additional PCS move improvements are coming in three phases:
a. Phase One (July 2019).
(1) MyPCS Mobile is a mobile-enabled website accessible on personal
and work mobile devices, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Available now, this tool provides additional flexibility and access to a
personalized checklist tailored for an individual Sailors PCS move as well as
the ability to opt-in and immediately get on the waitlist for government
housing and childcare services at their new duty station for those Sailors
under Active Duty PCS orders.
Sailors can generate their checklist online at any time and tasks are listed
chronologically to improve the overall experience for Sailors and their
dependents. If a Sailor does not have a set of Active Duty PCS orders
presently, they can still explore the functionality of the checklist through
an on-line demonstration of the capability on MyPCS Mobile.
(2) Sailors will be able to login to MyPCS Mobile at any time through
the Navy App Locker at https://www.applocker.navy.mil or MyNavy Portal (MNP)
website at https://my.navy.mil. MNP will have quick links available on the
homepage Sailors can use to login to MyPCS Mobile and save the website as a
favorite on the browser of their choice. By downloading the Navy App Locker
for either Android or Apple devices, Sailors can quickly access the MyPCS
Mobile and other Navy-sponsored content. Sailors can access the MyPCS Mobile
website without a Common Access Card (CAC), using commercial grade Multi-
Factor Authentication (MFA) credentials for security.
(3) To set up CAC-free access, log into MNP on a CAC-enabled machine.
Your name should appear at the top of the page. Click on your name, select
my account, then select the instructions for CAC- free setup. Follow the
steps for either Apple iOS or Google Android to authenticate your identity
under the instructions tab. NOTE:
This is a one-time event and allows the user to establish their secure MFA
account to log into the CAC-less applications or websites. The mobile device
of the user must have access to either WiFi or cellular data services to
complete the process.
(4) PCS Entitlements Calculator is a tool to assist Sailors budget
for travel-related PCS expenses and it will be available on MNP with a
release date outlined in an upcoming NAVADMIN.
b. Phase Two (August 2019)
(1) A new format for PCS orders called lean orders will be released
in early August and available in MyPCS Mobile and on MNP for Sailors on
Active Duty PCS orders. This is a streamlined, simplified and plain language
orders format, providing Sailors and their families everything they need to
know to execute a move on a few screens on a mobile device. The full text
orders will also be available.
(2) In early August, some Sailors who have a government travel charge
card (GTCC) will have the option to participate in a pilot program to use the
GTCC for all PCS related travel expenses (in lieu of obtaining a travel
advance). Specifics on this new option will be outlined in an upcoming
c. Phase Three (September 2019). Sailors will be able to complete a
fully electronic travel voucher using MyPCS Mobile on their mobile device.
Sailors will be able to upload receipts, complete a voucher that has been
prepopulated with basic information, electronically sign and provide it to
their CPPA for final processing.
5. These initiatives are just the beginning to Navy fielding a modernized
PCS move process that makes the overall customer experience better for
Sailors and their families.
6. Contact MyNavy Career Center at 833-330-MNCC/6622 or via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues or to provide feedback.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//