By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – To ensure the Navy’s Individual Augmentees’ (IA) service is properly recognized, the Navy has modified its Performance Evaluations and Advancement Eligibility.
Beginning Aug. 1, regular reporting seniors must maintain regular performance evaluation continuity and use a new billet code subcategory (Block 21) code “INDIV AUG” to break out those Sailors who serve in an IA assignment, according to NAVADMIN 215/10.
“It’s important for us to recognize the performance and contributions of our Sailors who are serving IAs,” said Jim Price, NPC Performance Evaluation Division director. “This revised policy sets a Navy-wide standard to ensure all our Sailors receive the same opportunities to excel.”
The NAVADMIN explains a Sailor is considered IA when: in receipt of individual deployment orders from Navy Personnel Command (NPC) to include IA Manpower Management Assignments, Global War on Terrorism Support Assignments (GSA), Mobilized Reserve Personnel not mobilized as part of an established commissioned Reserve component unit, health services augmentation program support personnel, and Overseas Contingency Operation Support Assignment.
If a Sailor’s reporting period occurs while on an IA, reporting seniors use the new billet code as long as the Sailor was at the parent command 240 days or less, or if the performance period is less than 240 days. Additionally, if the Sailor finished an IA before the reporting period ends, reporting seniors still use the new billet subcategory if the Sailor has been at the parent command 180 days or less. Those Sailors who exceed the 240- or 180-day periods will be evaluated with their peers.
The message also contains specific guidance for revised advancement eligibility and performance mark average (PMA) computations. For Sailors serving on an IA with reports after Aug. 1 the following guidance is provided:
• Concurrent performance evaluation completed while on an IA assignment will count toward PMA calculations and for time in rate waivers if a “Promotable” or higher promotion recommendation is assigned.
• Compute PMA using all evaluations in the respective paygrade, including frocked, for the computation period announced.
• Commanding officers and officers in charge may waive up to one year of the required time in rate for Sailors in grades E-5 and E-6.
For more details regarding the changes, read the NAVADMIN at www.npc.navy.mil or review the Frequently Asked Questions.