Here is a link to a Navy Times article from the Chief of Naval Personnel. In it, he discusses some changes coming our way. In my opinion, the ones most likely to affect physicians include:
- Updated and modern personnel systems – He says, “We are in the process of modernizing our IT infrastructure in preparation for transition to a modern, cloud-based integrated pay and personnel system. This will allow Sailors to conduct all manner of personnel issues, from pay and leave, to interactions with detailers, via modern, easily-accessible and simple to use programs that work on a personal mobile device.”
- A Detailing Marketplace – The CNP says, “In the coming years, we’re working to implement our “Detailing Marketplace” Fleet-wide, which will allow Sailors to negotiate job assignments directly with gaining commands.” We actually did a pilot Detailing Marketplace for all 2017 physician assignments in Emergency Medicine. Will this effort expand beyond our one-time trial/pilot in 2017? I think that is yet to be determined, but when the CNP is discussing a Detailing Marketplace, it is my opinion that some changes will be coming our way in how physicians are assigned in the Navy.
The CNP wants your feedback on these and other Sailor 2025 initiatives:
“As we go forward, we want Sailors’ input on additional ideas to pursue as part of Sailor 2025. Hearing from you is the best way we can make our policies and systems even better. You have a direct line to me in order to make sure your ideas are heard – send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.