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News - 2011
New Performance Evaluation Requirements Go Into Effect March 15 


Release Date: 03/16/2011

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn.  – Beginning March 15, Navy performance evaluations and fitness reports must conform to new policies announced in NAVADMIN 286/10.

The evaluation form “NAVPERS 1616/27 (Revision Aug. 2010) Evaluation and Counseling Record for E7 through E9,” also known as the “CHIEFEVAL,” is not affected by the new requirements and its use will continue as usual.

To more clearly define top-performing Sailors, NAVADMIN 286/10 changed the promotion recommendation rules for E-5 Sailors and aligns them with E-6 Sailors under the same recommendation requirements. For reports dated March 15 and beyond, “Early Promote” and “Must promote” recommendations combined cannot exceed 60% of the ranking group. In addition, “Must Promote” recommendations may increase by one for each “Early Promote” quota not used.

An update to NAVFIT98A—known as 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 Version 29 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”

“Validating reports with the new NAVFIT98A version will help ensure commands comply with the new promotion recommendation rule and help eliminate common errors in preparing reports,” said Jim Price, director of NPC’s Performance Evaluation Division.

Those with questions or concerns about performance evaluations or fitness reports can contact NPC customer service by calling toll-free (866) 827-5672, DSN 882-5672, or by emailing



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