From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- An update to the Navy Performance Evaluation System instruction BUPERSINST 1610.10C was released April 21 by Navy Personnel Command (NPC).
The update cancels BUPERSINST 1610.10B and incorporates several NAVADMINs affecting performance evaluations and fitness reports.
"The changes cover new E-5 promotion recommendation rules, Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) documentation requirements, a new billet sub-category for performance reports, details on Reserve component unit reporting responsibilities, elimination of references to the enlisted field service record and several other items," said James Price, director, Navy NPC Performance Evaluation Division.
One update incorporates new distribution rules for E-5 promotion recommendations announced in NAVADMIN 286/10, requiring the number of 'Early Promote' and 'Must Promote' recommendations not to exceed 60 percent of the E-5 group. In addition, the 'Must Promote' recommendation may be increased by one for each 'Early Promote' quota not used. The 'Early Promote' recommendation limit of 20 percent has not changed in the new instruction.
NAVFIT98A Version 29 was rolled out to the fleet incorporating the new rules. Workstations on the unclassified Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) automatically received this new version. For non-NMCI users, the upgrade is available for download from the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website.
Service members should verify they are using Version 29 by checking 'About NAVFIT98A' under the help tab in NAVFIT98A, which will display 'Version 188.8.131.52.'
Another update in BUPERSINST 1610.10C details new requirements announced in NAVADMIN 193/10 for documenting PFA results in performance evaluations. For performance reports with an end date of Aug. 1, 2010, or later, commands must now enter a one-letter PFA code in block 20 for each cycle completed during the reporting period.
Per NAVADMIN 215/10, a new billet subcategory was added. The code 'INDIV AUG' in block 21 of the performance report is now available for Individual Augmentee Manpower Management, Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment and Overseas Contingency Operation Support Assignment participants.
For Reserve Sailors, the fourth chapter of the new instruction enables authorized mobilization unit commanding officers to write concurrent reports for Cross Assigned In (CAI) personnel, while the training unit commanding officer (CAI regular drill unit) retains regular reporting responsibilities.
These are a few of the updates published in BUPERSINST 1610.10C. To see more, review the instruction posted on the Navy Personnel Command website at http://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/PerformanceEvaluation/.
NAVFIT98A version 29 and an updated user guide is available at http://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/PerformanceEvaluation/SoftwareForms/.
Those with questions should call the NPC Customer Service Center toll-free at (866) 827-5672 or e-mail them at CSCMailbox@navy.mil.
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