By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Annual Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) recertification is 50 percent complete across the fleet as the August deadline nears, Navy officials said Aug. 12.
“As of today we are halfway complete with 678 commands remaining,” said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon Port. “With the Aug. 31 deadline approaching we want commands to submit their recertification to ensure success and continued benefit to their eligible Sailors.”
Recertification is typically completed by a command’s admin department or personnel officer.
SDAP is an incentive pay ranging from $75 to $450 a month used to entice qualified personnel to accept designated assignments and to sustain adequate manning levels.
In order to qualify for SDAP, Sailors must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the command Manpower Authorization Listing. This billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel as a Special Duty Assignment billet.
Special Duty Assignment Pay Recertification is conducted annually to ensure commands are maintaining an accurate account of member’s eligibility for SDAP. Recertification began in June with release of NAVADMIN198/11and recertification must be received by NPC by Aug. 31. Recertification procedures are outlined in the message.
More than 25,000 Sailors currently receive SDAP. Sailors can read OPNAVINST 1160.6 and talk with their command career counselor to learn more about SDAP.