Software Improvements Help Afloat Units Better Manage Training Information
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, March 1 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story:
The Fleet Training Management and Planning System (FLTMPS) Afloat software update began fleet installation in mid-January 2013.
Designed specifically for fleet Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPTE) managers, FLTMPS Afloat is a flexible system that allows afloat users to access the most frequently used reports currently available to FLTMPS Ashore users.
"FLTMPS Afloat provides many new tools for career counselors, training officers, division officers, and personnel managers," said Julie Whitley, Navy Training Management and Planning System project director. "The application gives them access to training-related reports that are based on data integrated from a number of sources. Information is available at the push of a button."
The fleet can use FLTMPS Afloat to view updated manpower and readiness data, track ship-specific training requirements and deficiencies, verify basic training course information including convening dates and quotas, and track command-projected gains and losses.
In addition, FLTMPS Afloat now enables Sailors to verify that their online courses completed at-sea (in the disconnected environment) are properly replicated ashore and documented in the shore-based Navy e-Learning (NeL).
Here's how it works: The FLTMPS Afloat reports and a Sailor's afloat Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ) both include a visual indicator that identifies all courses that have been completed in NeL Afloat and are awaiting replication to shore for official documentation in the user's record. Once the course completion data has been successfully replicated ship-to-shore and updated in FLTMPS Ashore, fleet MPTE managers will see a visual indicator in FLTMPS Afloat, as will Sailors in their ETJ, reflecting the change in status.
"This update will enable Sailors and training officers to monitor records as they transfer from afloat to ashore and back, ensuring credit is received for completing a course," said Whitley.
The FLTMPS Afloat improvements also include access to a subset of training, manpower, and Type Commander requirements. They are tailored to all personnel assigned to each afloat unit. FLTMPS Afloat has the same look and feel of FLTMPS Ashore and is updated on a weekly basis.
"This update is a time saver, and time is critical while at sea," said LCDR Patrick Callan, USS George Washington (CVN 73) Training Officer. "This speeds up my ability to execute my duties and take care of research when accessing training records, reports, qualifications and more for division heads and leadership."
Additionally, the updated FLTMPS Afloat system allows training officers on the ship to track a Sailor's progress in completing their ship-specific training requirements as assigned by the afloat unit.
"We are able to have quick access to training records and produce reports to ensure the boss has the right tools and statistics to monitor where the Sailors are in their training to ensure everyone is able to do their jobs," said Callan.
Ships receiving the FLTMPS Afloat upgrade must be running the Navy Information Application Program Suite (NIAPS) version 2.4 and WebATIS version 3.0. FLTMPS is a part of the Navy Training Management and Planning System (NTMPS) suite of applications.
For more information and users aids about FLTMPS Afloat go to: www.npc.navy.mil. Under "NPC Quick Links", click "Career Toolbox" or go to www.nko.navy.mil. Under the "Career Management" heading, click "Navy Career Tools"
You can also contact the NTMPS Support Office toll-free at (866) 438-2898, option 1, or by email at NTMPS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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