By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy announced changes to the performance evaluation system and advancement policy, Mar. 9 to better reflect service as an Individual Augmentee (IA/GSA) and physical fitness assessment results.
The changes apply to all reports ending Aug. 1, 2010 or later and come as a result of Sailor feedback according to NAVADMIN 083/10.
Under the new policy, a new billet subcategory code will be added to performance evaluation and fitness reports to provide a mechanism for reporting seniors to identify Sailors performing an IA/GSA.
“The IA/GSA billet subcategory was added to ensure IA and GSA Sailors are recognized for their service away from their parent command and remain competitive with their counterparts,” said Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief of naval personnel. “Our Sailors are doing great work around the world whether assigned to traditional billets, joint commands or as an IA. We want to ensure all Sailors are properly recognized for superior performance.”
Additionally, both concurrent IA/GSA and regular evaluations will be used to determine performance mark averages and time-in-rate waivers to ensure outstanding performance during an IA/GSA is properly rewarded.
The new policy also requires reporting seniors to document all Physical Fitness Assessments (PFA) conducted during the regular reporting period using new PFA codes on performance evaluation and fitness reports. The change supports Navy's culture of fitness and is another tool available to leaders to identify and reward top performers, according to the message.
The new policy applies to performance reports ending Aug. 1 or later. Timing of the change minimizes impact to selection board deliberations and the advancement process.
For more information read NAVADMIN 083/10.