Hardship Duty Pay – TEMPO (HDP-T) is coming!!!
In late September 2014 we began Fleet testing an initiative to pay Sailors HDP-T pay. The basic requirement: Sailors are on deployment over 220 consecutive days. Right now we are expecting $16.50 per day over the 220 consecutive day threshold, with a max $495 payment per month. OSD and SECNAV approved the policy (17 SEP 2014) and the MILPERSMAN is being coordinated.
Every month, PERSTEMPO coordinators will use the PERSTEMPO system to run a pre-certification worksheet. This may be run for the current, or previous month, back as far as 17 September 2014. The worksheet will show the personnel eligible for the command and expired events that need to be cleared. Once the expired events are cleared, a certification report can be created, that the CO can sign, and send via TOPS to their servicing PSD.
We anticipate eligible Sailors could see HDP-T pay in their paycheck as early as mid-November. We have placed draft documents below that will help during the Fleet Beta test. Once the MILPERSMAN is signed, we will post it below with the HDP-T User Manual, HDP-T Business Rules, associated NAVADMIN, and Frequently Asked Questions.
In accordance with Legislation, DoD, and DoN Policy, deployment of all service members (Officers and Enlisted, Active and Reserve) are required to be tracked on an individual basis (Personnel Tempo-PERSTEMPO). The PERSTEMPO (formerly ITEMPO) system was developed for this purpose.
PERSTEMPO tracks and reports deployment days on individuals who are away from their homeport, permanent duty station or assigned unit. All commands and activities are required to continue reporting PERSTEMPO events for all assigned Sailors per OPNAVINST 3000.13D (linked below). No command or activity is exempt from this requirement.
Significance of Tracking PERSTEMPO Events
As you can see above, PERSTEMPO data will be used for HDP-T pay. Also, PERSTEMPO data can be used to assist in the assignment process for both Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Individual Augmented (IA) orders, answer queries (by Congress, Department of Defense and other agencies such as the Veterans Administration) and document deployment of IAs and Corpsmen attached to Fleet Marine Force units (ensuring they receive proper credit for their important contributions).
We need your help. PERSTEMPO data accuracy can be greatly enhanced by closing expired events. Numerous PERSTEMPO events are opened and never closed. Expired events are triggered by projected end date and are identified by reports made available to each command via the BUPERS On-Line (BOL) Control "D" mailboxes (I-EXPIRED EVENTS). The PERSTEMPO Help-Desk can help with questions WRT closing these expired events. Thank you for your continued efforts to capture this key data.
PERSTEMPO Update for Compliance (May 2013)
PERSTEMPO was updated in May 2013. We upgraded the software with the following options in an effort to enhance your reporting efforts:
1. We provide a “Real Time” online Scorecard for each BSO. This enables you to see your UIC compliance information in the context of the scorecard.
2. The upgrade also grants the ability to assign a secondary BSO/UIC set to a certifying individual. This allows the individual to view and report for a secondary BSO or UIC.
We have included below the instructions on how to use this update. As always our Help Desk is well trained and standing by ready to assist (901) 874-4717 (DSN-882) Option 1.
In order to work this part of the system you must have the ability to Build/Release transactions. You will be able to see any UIC within your BSO, or any chosen Subordinate Manpower Codes (SMC).
We have worked diligently to make PERSTEMPO as user friendly as possible. Let us know what you think and send suggestions for additional or updated functionality to Mr. Mark Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(See "PERSTEMPO Publications" below)
The PERSTEMPO program is not only a Legislative requirement, but is the right thing to do for our Sailors. It is impossible for OPNAV or BUPERS PERSTEMPO managers to know the deployment schedule of every unit or individual in the Navy; the responsibility and requirement to report PERSTEMPO for Sailors must appropriately rest with the Commanding Officer. It is vital that every CO be personally involved to ensure that PERSTEMPO information is submitted in an accurate and timely manner.
Points of Contact
For general PERSTEMPO questions or help with event processing call the PERSTEMPO Data Team Customer Service at Comm: 901-874-4717, Option 1; DSN: 882-4717 (option one) or Email: email@example.com