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  **RETIREMENT/FLEET RESERVE FAQs**

 

1.  When can I submit a Retirement (RET) (30 year) request?

Per MILPERSMAN 1810-010, requests should be submitted 24 months prior to the requested retirement date.  A Message of Intent will not be released for Retirments and the Final/Statement of Service (SOS) message will be released 12 months prior to the request retirement date.

2.  When can I submit my transfer to Fleet Reserve (FLTRES) request?

Per MILPERSMAN 1830-040, pay grades E7 – E9 should submit requests 6 to 24 months prior to the requested Fleet Reserve transfer date.  Pay grades E6 and below should submit requests 6 to 18 months prior to the requested Fleet Reserve transfer date.

3.  How long before I receive an answer to my request?

Normal routing time for a request takes 30 – 60 days from the time it’s received and entered into the routing chain until a final decision has been made.

4.   When will I receive my Final Authorization/Statement of Service (SOS) message?

Per MILPERSMAN 1830-040, PERS 836 will issue the final authorization/statement of service message NLT 120 days prior to the Fleet Reserve transfer date.

5.  Can I receive my Final Authorization/Statement of Service (SOS) message earlier than 6 months?

Yes.  Member(s) can request a waiver to receive early Line of Accounting (LOA) authorization for the purpose of relocating dependents and moving house hold goods prior to their Fleet Reserve transfer date.  Sample waiver format is listed in MILPERSMAN 1800-020.  Waivers may be authorized on a case by case basis.

6.  How can I check the status of my pending request?

The status of pending requests are posted to the member’s and Command Career Counselor’s (CCC) Bupers on Line (BOL) account under the section APPLICATION – FORMAN – STATUS.  The current message pertaining to the status will be posted there.  Once the final authorization/statement of service message is released it will remain accessable for 1 year.  If the status states, “Actively Working Request”, it means the request has been received and is processing for a decision.

7.  I received a message stating the request I submitted was incomplete or in error, why and what needs to be done?

If you received an “incomplete” message status via the BOL tool and that status hasn't updated to reflect “Actively Working Request” within 48 hours, contact PERS 8354 for assistance.  An "incomplete" message status is common to those which have been  submitted through NSIPS/CIMS program vice OPINS.  

An "error” message status results on the occassion that a change request has been submitted for an existing request or because OPINS reflects that a previous action has been taken on the member.  In this scenario, contact PERS 836 for assistance.

8.  I submitted a FLTRES request for a member who has an ADSD of 1 March 19xx  for 31 March 20xx and it was rejected, why?

If a member's ADSD falls on the 1st of any month, the request should be submitted for the end of the previous month (example:  ADSD=1 Jan 1998; request should be submitted for 31 Dec 20xx).

9.  How do I request to cancel/change my request?

To request cancellation or change to an approved or pending request the member must submit a Personnel Action Request via the BOL tool, with justification for cancellation or change to PERS 836.  The same procedure applies for those members who have pending or approved requests due to High Year Tenure (HYT) and were subsequently selected for advancement.

10.  If I submit my Fleet Reserve transfer request due to upcoming HYT date, will I remain eligible for advancement?

E7/8:  Those who submit a request for transfer to the Feet Reserve render themselves ineligible for selection board consideration and advancement.   Personnel who already have an approved or pending Fleet Reserve application and desire consideration by the selection board must have the Fleet Reserve application cancelled not later than 1 February.The only exception is those who request transfer to the Fleet Reserve at or beyond High Year Tenure (HYT) date, and who will still be on active duty on 1 July of the board year. 

E6:  Personnel who exceed HYT on the first day of the advancement cycle (1 September of board year) are ineligible to take the examination and for selection board consideration unless they receive a waiver that extends their HYT beyond 1 September.

 11.  I contacted DFAS and they don’t have any information regarding my transfer to the Fleet Reserve.

After retirement and transfer to the Fleet Reserve dates, servicing support offices (PSD/Personnel) is responsible for processing all Personnel and Pay requirements.  Under normal circumstances after the retirement/fleet reserve date, 2-3 weeks is required for NSIPS to update DFAS and for the pay account to be converted to RET/FLTRES status.  Members will normally receive their RET/FLTRES payment on the first day of the following month after thier status change.  For example, if a Sailor retires and/or transfers to the FLTRES on 31 July or 1 August 2013, he/she should receive the first payment by 1 September 2013 (30 days after the FLTRES/RETIREMENT date).  If payment is not received, member should contact PERS-836 for advisement.

 12.  If a member is reduced in rank will he/she still receive high 36 months retainer pay computation?

No.  U.S. Code Title 10, chapter 71, section 1407 is the reference.  The High-3 (36 months) pay computation is not applicable to any member who is reduced in grade and not advanced prior to the RET/FLTRES date.  These Sailors shall receive final pay as identified in the above reference.

13. How do I submit a Time in Grade (TIG) waiver?

Per MPM 1830-040, TIG waivers shall be sumitted to Enlisted Community Manager (ECM) for adjudication.  

14. I submitted a Time in Grade waiver to my detailer, and my entire FLTRES request was dissapproved, why?

Time in grade waivers are submitted directly through the ECM, PERS 836 does not approve/disapprove, if the time in grade waiver is disapproved, the request must be resubmitted once the member has enough time in grade to be transferred and receive benefits of that paygrade. 

 15.  My ID card expires in two weeks, I have received the second message (Message of Intent), can this be used as an approval to extend me through to my FLTRES date?

Per MILPERSMAN 1830-040, the Message of Intent will authorize the execution of required obligated service (OBLISERV) in order to obtain sufficient service to transfer to the Fleet Reserve.

 16.  Can the Message of Intent serve as an approval for transmission of my terminal leave?

All leave requirements are handled at the command level.  PERS 836 does not have the authority to grant and/or approve terminal leave requests.

 17.  I submitted a FLTRES request for a member who has an ADSD of 1 March 19xx  for 31 March 20xx and it was rejected, why?

If a member's ADSD falls on the 1st of any month, the request should be submitted for the end of the previous month (example:  ADSD=1 Jan 1998; request should be submitted for 31 Dec 20xx).

 

 

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