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Navy SRB & Pay for Performance Pilot Update 3

Navy SRB Guidance, April 2020

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Published: April 16, 2020
Updated: April 16, 2020

According to the following NAVADMIN, the Pay for Performance Program pilot continues for these ratings (additional eligibility requirements are listed in NAVADMIN paragraph 3): Electrician’s Mate (EM), Engineman (EN), Gas Turbine Systems Technician – Mechanical (GSM), Machinist’s Mate-Surface (MM SW), Damage Controlman (DC), Hull Maintenance Technician (HT), Machinery Repairman (MR), Culinary Specialist-Submarine (CSS), or Naval Aircrewman-Helicopter (AWS).

Also, Sailors must now reenlist within 365-days of their end of active obligated service (EAOS) (as opposed to 270-days required in NAVADMIN 272/19), except in the case of Nuclear-trained Sailors who can reenlist at any point in the reenlistment zone, per guidance in OPNAVINST 1160.8B.


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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 272/19, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS AND PAY FOR PERFORMANCE PILOT UPDATE DECEMBER 2020. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1160.8B, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM. REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-604, ACTIVE OBLIGATED SERVICE (OBLISERV) FOR SERVICE SCHOOLS.//

RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces revised selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) policy for Active Component (AC) and Full-Time Support (FTS), superseding reference (a).

2. Sailors must now reenlist within 365-days of their end of active obligated service (EAOS) (as opposed to 270-days required in reference (a)), except in the case of Nuclear-trained Sailors who can reenlist at any point in the reenlistment zone, per guidance in reference (b).

3. The pay for performance program continues its pilot as part of Sailor 2025 and the overall talent management process for the Navy.

Eligibility and submission requirements are as follows:

a. To be eligible, Sailors must:
(1) Be in the EM, EN, GSM, MM(SW), DC, HT, MR, CSS or AWS rating.
(2) Have received two Early Promotes (EPs) in block 45 of their three most recent periodic evaluations. Block 8 may indicate REGULAR, FROCKED or SELECTED. Block 10 must be checked for periodic. No transfer, concurrent or special evaluations will apply. Evaluations are not limited to performance documented in the last three years. The intent is to evaluate the last three periodic evaluations, regardless of how far back in a career that may go, so as not to limit eligibility to only those who have served at a single duty station for at least three years.
(3) Have not received Non-Judicial Punishment within the last three years.
(4) Have not failed any part of the physical fitness assessment in the last three years.

b. Commands must submit a NAVPERS 1306/7, Enlisted Personnel Action Request, requesting the SRB kicker, signed copies of the evaluations of the Sailor and a printout of their physical readiness information management system data to BUPERS-328 once their pre- certification has been submitted. This requirement is only for those who fall under the provisions of this paragraph.

c. Award ceiling cap values under $100,000 will be raised by $5,000 for Sailors eligible for the performance kicker. Award ceiling caps will not be adjusted over $100,000 under these provisions.

4. SRB Submission Requirements

a. Commands are required to submit SRB reenlistment requests to the Enlisted Community Support Branch (BUPERS-328) via Officer Personnel Information System (OPINS) or Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) 35 to 120 days in advance of the requested reenlistment date of the Sailor. Requests submitted less than 35 days prior to the requested reenlistment date will be rejected. However, commands may contact BUPERS-328 for waiver eligibility evaluation and procedural assistance. Sailors must have an approved SRB request before reenlisting. The servicing personnel office is responsible for verifying the reenlistment, posting the contract, releasing the first payment and verifying the master military pay account. Commands shall immediately notify the Military Pay and Compensation Policy Branch (OPNAV N130) when a Sailor fails to maintain eligibility in the skill for which SRB was paid (e.g., loss of security clearance, medical disqualification, loss of eligible Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC), misconduct) or when a Sailor has an approved separation with a remaining SRB contract obligation.

b. Career Waypoints-Reenlistment (C-WAY-REEN). Commands are authorized to submit SRB reenlistment requests prior to a Sailor receiving a C-WAY-REEN quota. However, the member must have a final C-WAY-REEN approval prior to reenlistment.

c. Sailors with approved SRB requests who do not reenlist on the date or for the term specified in the SRB approval message must have their command contact BUPERS-328 to initiate a reenlistment cancellation to avoid placing Sailors in an overpaid status.

5. Acceptance of a NEC-specific SRB contract indicates an agreement between the Sailor and the Navy to use those NEC skills to meet Fleet readiness requirements. In subsequent tours, a Sailor must be willing to be detailed during the normal projected rotation date window to an available billet within the SRB contracted NEC, consistent with sea-shore flow requirements. Lateral conversions must follow reference (b), subparagraph 16d.

6. Reference (b), paragraph 16f, provides OBLISERV to Train (OTT) guidance. Submit OTT requests to the BUPERS-328 extension desk by submitting an Electronic Personnel Action Request (ePar) via My Navy Portal (MNP), or by submitting a 1306/7 via email to [email protected] Sailors should retain a copy of the authorization message until reenlistment. Use code 1CC for OTT SRB request in OPINS or NSIPS. Additionally, school OBLISERV requirements are provided in reference (c). OBLISERV will be determined based on course length as provided in paragraph 3b of reference (c). Paragraph 3c(1) no longer applies.

7. In keeping with Department of Defense (DoD) policy, Sailors who accepted an enlistment bonus for extended enlistment (EBEE), as reflected on their Enlisted Bonus Payment Checklist (NAVCRUIT 1133/52, Enlistment Guarantees, New Accession Training Program Enlistment Guarantee or Professional Apprenticeship Career Track Program Enlistment Guarantees), are not authorized to use this inoperative extension time in the SRB calculation. Sailors who have inoperative extension time through a 5- or 6-year obligation program may continue to have up to 24 months of inoperative extension time count towards the SRB calculation provided the reenlistment results in a new EAOS that is at least 24 months day-for-day past their current extended EAOS. This calculation is performed automatically by BUPERS-328. Local commands are not authorized to cancel or change extensions for the purpose of immediate SRB reenlistments. Commands must verify and annotate on the precertification request whether any inoperative extension time noted is part of an EBEE contract.

8. Repayment policy is governed by Section 373 of Title 37, U.S.Code, DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR) Chapter 2, Volume 7A and reference (b), which collectively determine when repayment of the unearned portion of a bonus is required or not required but left to Secretarial discretion or prohibited. Section 373 of Title 37, U.S. Code requires repayment with certain exceptions. As a general rule, repayment of any unearned portion of a bonus will be sought.

9. Sailors who have reenlisted and have not received their SRB payment or who have questions concerning the taxation of their SRB and annual installments should contact their servicing pay office or personnel support detachment. SRB tax information is also discussed in DoD FMR, Volume 7A, Chapter 44, table 44-1, rule 5. Questions regarding the SRB program or any information regarding on-line personnel accounts should be directed to your command career counselor (CCC). For questions regarding current award levels check the SRB website via MyNavy Portal, then click on the *SRB* tab. For technical questions or clarification, CCCs, not individual Sailors, are encouraged to contact BUPERS-328 at (901) 874-3215 or (901) 874-3915/DSN 882 or via e-mail at mill_incen_pays(at)navy.mil or contact the SRB Help Desk at (901) 874-2526/DSN 882.

10. We will continue to assess retention behavior and adjust SRB award levels accordingly.

11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever comes first.

12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//

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The Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) is calculated by multiplying your basic pay (times) number of SRB eligible months reenlisting for (divided by 12) then multiplied by the SRB award level for your zone. The award level according to this NAVADMIN can be found via the MyNavy Portal. Zone A is 2 to 6 years, Zone B is 6 to 10 years and Zone C is 10 to 14 years of active service. To give you a good estimate of what your SRB may be, use that formula with the appropriate pay amount taken from the basic pay chart for 2020.



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