5 Things You Need to Know about Billet Based Distribution (BBD)

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

When it comes to detailing, assigning the right Sailor with the right skillset – something we refer to as “Fit” – is our goal for every single assignment. Over the last few years we have been working towards a system to improve our enlisted manning efficiency, command management of their personnel, and provide an accurate demand signal to Navy Personnel Command.

Currently we fill jobs based on requisitions that do not fully reflect billet-level needs or accurately identify a Sailor’s current assigned position. This means we can’t accurately measure or ensure enlisted personnel readiness, leaving gaps in the “Fit” of skills-to-position requirements.

The new capability is called Billet Based Distribution (BBD), and it will allow resource managers, distribution and leadership to effectively manage “Fit” by aligning personnel to positions and make better-informed personnel distribution decisions.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2016) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Nolan McSwain (uncovered) mans the helm of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Mobile Bay, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2016) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Nolan McSwain (uncovered) mans the helm of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Mobile Bay, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

1. What is Billet Based Distribution?

BBD is an upgrade to the Career Management System – Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) that will maximize software programs used in the enlisted distribution and provide accurate and timely manning information to Fleet personnel managers via the web.

2. Why is it necessary?

The upgrade allows greater transparency between Navy Personnel Command, the commands we support and our Sailors.

Fleet personnel managers will have greater access to individual Sailors’ information, and in most cases, they will see the same information available to detailers and placement coordinators – right down to the billet-level needs of Navy commands. With the ability to see each Sailor’s individual attributes (experience and NECs) and the specific command’s needs and desires we expect that distribution will be better managed for “Fit”.

3. What will BBD do that CMS-ID doesn’t do now?

BBD will allow command personnel managers, detailers and placement coordinators to more reliably assess a vacant position’s impact on readiness. Ultimately, BBD will help drive improved personnel readiness across the Fleet by more precisely:

  • Aligning every enlisted Sailor who is available for assignment to a specific position (billet).
  • Providing an enlisted requisition that shows all requirements on the Activity Manpower Document that will maximize rating and Navy Enlistment Classification (NEC) “Fit”
  • Balances the use of available Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Temporary Duty under Instruction (TDI) funds, and
  • Provides detailed reports and advanced search capability for TYCOM and fleet-level personnel managers.

4. What can Sailors do to support the BBD?

Sailors should review their records often for accuracy – especially for the NECs they hold to ensure accurate information for the detailing process. See the “Sailors, What’s New for You?” on the NPC website under Enlisted/BBD for a guide to manage record accuracy.

5. What can commands do to support BBD?

Leaders and their personnel managers should begin educating themselves on the process to prepare for the transition.

Training materials are available on the NPC website under Enlisted/BBD.

The implementation of BBD requires all fleet users, with the exception of Sailors requiring access for their personal role, who will have their access roll over from the current CMS-ID to resubmit paperwork for access. Guidance on filling out and submitting paperwork can be found on the NPC BBD web page.

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