VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — As part of the software backbone used to support the functionality of the Navy College Program website and Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS) is continually updated.
“Our recent NCMIS upgrades include the latest updates to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, including online acknowledgement of Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) requirements; Improvements to the MyEducation Application including individual notifications to Sailors; and Upgraded Advanced Education Voucher/Graduate Education Voucher (AEV/GEV) functionality,” said Steve Ramey, NCMIS program manager for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center.
Here are three things to know about the NCMIS enhancements:
- Updated Post-9/11 GI Bill Process. As announced in NAVADMIN 236/18, all Sailors are required to sign a Statement of Understanding (SOU) to begin the process of transferring unused GI Bill Education Benefits to family members. Once logged into MyEducation from the Navy College Program website, the service member reviews the SOU and agrees to the statement. Further instructions will guide the Sailor to the milConnect website (https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/) to transfer benefits. All Transfer of Education Benefit (TEB) requests must be approved by Navy Personnel Command or Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command. Sailors can see the status of their TEB by logging into milConnect.
- Sailors will now receive individualized messages within MyEducation. The MyEducation Application is used by Sailors to submit funding requests for tuition assistance (TA) and for Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) distance learning (DL) courses. Updates to the Navy College Program Notification Center functionality will keep all communication with a service member within MyEducation and the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS). This will allow any Navy College staff member to access the Sailor’s record of communication to ensure continuity of service resulting in an improved counseling experience.
- Updates to the Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) and Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program functionalities. For participants in the AEV or GEV program, changes have been made to prevent FY crossovers, allow school fees to be entered for reimbursement, and provide better visibility of remaining program funding on the service members’ record.
Navy College staff are always seeking feedback about the VOLED program. The link to the new NCP customer service opinion survey is: https://www.research.net/r/NCVEC_CSAT_SURV_V2
More information can be found by visiting the Navy College Program website: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/index.htm including how to start the education process, complete required training, submit a Help Request through the NCVEC, initiate a Live Chat session, or review knowledge management articles. The NCVEC can be reached toll free by calling 1-877-838-1659; DSN 492-4684, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST.
An additional program, the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) works closely with the Department of Labor to provide nationally-recognized apprenticeship programs that result in journeyman-level certificates of completion for members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
For more information about USMAP or to register for an apprenticeship, visit https://usmap.netc.navy.mil/usmapss/static/index.htm.
NCMIS updates are part of the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Transformation, a modernization effort that will overhaul the way human resources (HR) services are provided to all Sailors, their families, and future recruits. Over the next several years, the Transformation will change how services are offered throughout a Sailor's entire "Hire-to-Retire" life cycle, by streamlining processes and systems to improve the speed, accuracy, and quality of HR services.