*** SRB INSTRUCTION UPDATE ***
OPNAVINST 1660.8B has been released. Please review it and add it to your resource toolbox.
***UPDATED 01APR19 WITH NEW INFORMATION REGARDING SRB SHUTDOWNS***
Effective 01 APR 2019, SRBs were shut down for additional skillsets. The affected skillsets can be viewed by accessing the SRB SHUTDOWN MASTER hyperlink below. Similar policies will be in effect for managing these shutdown as were implemented for previous reductions and shutdowns. To receive an SRB for one of the affected skillsets, the reenlistment must occur on, or before, 30APR19.
All SRB requests must be submitted 35-120 days in advance of the requested reenlistment date. If an SRB request was submitted early enough to still meet 35 days from the original date of request to the newly requested reenlistment date, then it may be possible to move the reenlistment and still receive an SRB. Contact the SRB Desk for concurrence and assistance in moving affected SRB requests that can be moved and still meet eligibility requirements. Receipt of a rejection message from BUPERS 328
for code 324, "Rating/NEC not eligible for SRB per current NAVADMIN," would indicate the previously requested SRB reenlistment no longer meets requirements due to the effective date of skillset shutdown.
Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program
OPNAVINST 1160.8B and the current SRB NAVADMIN govern the SRB Program. Please refer to the NPC Reference Library/Messages/NAVADMINS for the most recent SRB NAVADMIN. BUPERS 328 does not produce a cheat sheet or desk guide. If you are using one, then it is likely does not reflect current policy and processes. Work from the applicable source documents only. When in doubt, ask BUPERS 328.
Shutdowns and Reductions
SRBs are re-enlistment incentives used to maintain desired manning in specific ratings and NEC'S. SRB levels are subject to change in response to the needs of the Navy in managing community manning. SRB Shutdowns may be managed by NAVADMIN or promulgated by memo. You can view the status of all SRB shutdowns promulgated by memo by viewing the SRB Shutdown Addendum linked below.
SRB SHUTDOWN MASTER.pdf
SRB Award Limitations
SRB ceiling caps are governed by the current SRB NAVADMIN and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1304.31. In no case can an SRB exceed $100,000.00. Current federal policy further limits SRBs to a maximum of $30,000.00 per year of additional obligated service (AOS). This limit is not currently programmed into any corporate data system. A manual intervention is required by BUPERS 328 to manually cap the SRB. Any request exceeding this criteria will initially be rejected by BUPERS 328 until the SRB can be manually capped and approved. The below linked table is provided as a tool to help determine the maximum SRB payable under the $30k cap broken down by months of AOS.
SRB Submission Guidance
SRB requests must be submitted between 35-120 days prior to reenlistment date via FORMAN / OPINS or CIMS(NSIPS). An SRB request submitted greater than 120 days will not properly upload into OPINS and cannot be prescreened. Requests passing the prescreening process will normally be processed for approval approximately one week prior to re-enlistment. Once the request is approved, DFAS and the command will be notified via message traffic. Any request failing to prescreen will be rejected and a message will be sent to the command. Please refer to the POC section at the end of the current NAVADMIN for questions and concerns.
35 Day Waiver Guidance
SRB requests must be submitted at least 35 days prior to the reenlistment date. A waiver request should be viewed as a significant course of action, and should be used in the rare case of Career Development Team oversight. 35 Day Waiver Requests must include the following IAW the below linked Decision Memorandum:
· A CO endorsed request for a 35 Day Waiver on command letterhead
· A copy of any reenlistment request chits and any other supporting documentation to help explain why the request could not be submitted on time
· An ISIC endorsement to the CO’s request
NOTE: BY DIRECTION SIGNATURES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED ON WAIVER REQUESTS
Forward complete 35 Day Waiver request to ETNCM(SW/AW) James Gale at
INCENTIVE PAY <firstname.lastname@example.org> and ensure the subject line states
"35 Day Waiver Request ICO (MEMBER) FOR REENLISTMENT ON (DATE)".
Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR)Program
MILPERSMAN 1160-100 and Career School Listing (CSL)
The STAR program offers career designation to first term enlisted members who enlist or reenlist and thereby become eligible for the following career incentives:
- Guaranteed assignment to an appropriate Class “A” or “C” School (but not both).
- Possible advancement from petty officer third class (PO3) to petty officer second class (PO2) upon completion of a Class “C” School or a Class “C” School package, which is listed in the Career Schools Listing (CSL), MILPERSMAN 1510-020, and the latest NAVADMIN in effect on date of reenlistment, if otherwise eligible.
- Advancement to PO3 upon completion of Phase I of an Advanced Electronics Field (AEF) Class “A” School under automatic advancement procedures for the AEF program.
- Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB), if eligible (not guaranteed).
Must be on first enlistment, with more than 21 months active duty and less than 6 years active duty. Must also have above average performance.
Opens SRB window to one year prior to EAOS.
May result in automatic advancement to E-5 if school is listed on most current Career Schools Listing NAVADMIN on date of reenlistment.
SUBMITING STAR REQUEST: Submitted via OPINS, DO NOT USE the 1306 via BOL (it does not provide all the data required to have data transferred into OPINS). If CCC does not have access to OPINS, email the completed 1306/7 with the last three evaluation information filled in, last two PRTs annotated in the remarks, and Commanding Officer's signature to STAR Input POC.
CAREER SCHOOL LISTING (CSL)
The career schools listing, which establishes specific eligibility requirements for automatic advancement via the Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR) program. In keeping with the Navy's total force integration, these programs further the training of our high-quality Sailors and reward them for their valuable contributions. This update supersedes all previous career schools listings.
Click on the below Link to view the current CSL:
Effective: 18 October 2018 Career School Listing (CSL)
Point of Contact for CSL: HMCS Jason Marnne, email@example.com
STAR INPUT POC: INCENTIVE PAY at INCENTIVE PAY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP)
SDAP POC: PSC Kisha Granger at email@example.com
The SDAP processing functionalities recently encountered an error during the
period of December 2018 to January 2019 that cause several SDAP transactions
to reject. We are advising commands and servicing PSDs to audit all SDAP
transactions submitted during the period of Oct 2018 to Jan 2019 to ensure
all transactions posted correctly in MMPA. If you see that a transaction was
rejected, please contact BUPERS 328 so that we can take action to correct
members pay. Please provide start/stop/change memo and ISIC endorsement
letter if requested start date exceeds 8 months.
NAVADMIN 093/18 Released 12 April 2018
Current SDAP Levels:
**Updated** SDAP LEVELS W/ADMIN UPDATES EFF 1 JULY 2018
SDAP Pay Decision Logic Chart IAW NAVADMIN 139/18 Para. 6
SDAP CHANGE REQUEST
OPNAVINST 1160.6 (series) and current SDAP NAVADMIN governs the SDAP program.
The NAVADMIN is directive in nature and applies to SDAP levels for both USN and FTS personnel. Specific policy guidance associated with this plan, as well as assignments authorized to receive SDAP, are contained within. Commands and servicing PSDs are responsible for administering all applicable changes to SDAP in accordance with referenced policy and this NAVADMIN.
SDAP is a monthly incentive pay used to entice qualified personnel to accept designated assignments and to sustain adequate manning levels.
In order to qualify for SDAP, member must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the Enlisted Distribution Verification Report. The NEC/Billet must be authorized on the current NAVADMIN. Member must hold the NEC or be filling billet type in order to qualify for SDAP and be authorized by the Command Officer. The CO's signature verifies the command is not exceeding BA, member is working in a valid NEC/Billet type on the NAVADMIN, and holds the NEC (if paid based off of NEC vice Billet Type).
SDAP ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION
The Special Duty Assignment Pay Recertification is conducted annually to ensure commands are maintaining an accurate account of member’s eligibility for SDAP.
The recertification begins with release of NAVADMIN 139/18 and must be received by BUPERS 328 by 31 August.