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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 085/19, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY UPDATE.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 272/19, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS AND PAY FOR
PERFORMANCE PILOT UPDATE DECEMBER 2019.
REF C IS TITLE 37 U.S. CODE, PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
REF D IS A CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) MEMORANDUM, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR
RETENTION PAY POLICY MEMORANDUM.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 142/19, FY-21 ACTIVE-DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces revised nuclear Enlisted Supervisor
Retention Pay (ESRP) award levels and supersedes reference (a).
Selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) award levels for nuclear-trained Sailors
are published separately in line with reference (b) with updates posted on
MyNavy Portal (MNP) under the *SRB* tab at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-and-benefits. The ESRP program provides a
retention incentive to senior Navy nuclear-trained enlisted Sailors with
highly specialized skills. The legal authority for ESRP is contained in
section 331 of reference (c).
Current ESRP requirements limit the program as follows:
a. The minimum reenlistment length is 3 years.
b. The maximum bonus amount for each year of additional obligated
service (AOS) is limited to 30,000 dollars as stated in section 331 of
reference (c). The implication of this limit is that to earn a 100,000-
dollar bonus the minimum AOS required is 40 months.
c. The maximum lifetime bonus amount is 360,000 dollars.
d. All ESRP payments must be received prior to completion of 26 years of
service (YOS). The implication of this limit is that any ESRP installment
that would be due after 26 YOS will be paid in the final installment prior to
completion of 26 YOS.
2. ESRP Award Multiples. Increased award levels are effective immediately
and decreased levels are effective 30 days after the release of this
NAVADMIN. Updated ESRP multiple values for Zone 1 (at least 10, but not more
than 14 YOS), Zone 2 (at least 14, but not more than 18 YOS) and Zone 3 (at
least 18, but not more than 23
YOS) in line with reference (d) are listed below:
a. ESRP Zone 1 and Zone 2 award level updates (AOS computation stops at
completion 16 YOS for Zone 1 and 18 YOS for Zone 2):
Rating PNEC Zone 1 Change Zone 2 Change
ETNSS N13S 9.5 4.5
EMNSS N14S 8.0 (+0.5) 4.5
MMNSS N15S 7.5 4.5
ELTSS N16S 7.5 4.5
ETNSW N23S 7.5 4.5
EMNSW N24S 8.0 (+0.5) 4.5
MMNSW N25S 7.5 (-0.5) 4.5
ELTSW N26S 6.0 (-0.5) 4.5
b. ESRP Zone 3 award level updates (AOS computation stops at completion
of 23 YOS):
AOS AOS AOS
Rating PNEC 0-24mos 25-36mos 37+mos
ETNSS N13S 0.5 1.5 2.5
EMNSS N14S 0.5 1.5 2.5
MMNSS N15S 0.5 1.5 2.5
ELTSS N16S 0.5 1.5 2.5
ETNSW N23S 0.5 1.5 2.5
EMNSW N24S 0.5 1.5 2.5
MMNSW N25S 0.5 1.5 2.5
ELTSW N26S 0.5 1.5 2.5
3. Eligibility. Only Sailors assigned as an active supervisor Navy enlisted
classification (NEC) listed in paragraph 2 are eligible to reenlist for ESRP.
In addition, Service Members must hold a current security clearance or in an
open status for a new investigation.
ESRP requests and anniversary payments for personnel with inactive NECs
(N59X/N89X) will be held in abeyance pending final resolution.
Overall ESRP eligibility requirements are defined in reference (d).
In addition, to encourage career progression and provide incentive for
continued superior at-sea service, the following supplementary eligibility
requirements remain in place for each ESRP zone:
a. ESRP Zone 1. In addition to the requirements of reference (d), be
assigned an active nuclear supervisor NEC (see paragraph 2).
b. ESRP Zone 2. In addition to the requirements of reference (d), be a
frocked E-7 or in the paygrade of E-7, E-8 or E-9 on the date of the ESRP
Zone 2 reenlistment.
c. ESRP Zone 3. In addition to the requirements of reference
(1) Be a frocked E-8 or in the paygrade of E-8 or E-9 on the date of
the ESRP Zone 3 reenlistment and
(2) Have successfully previously served as, be currently serving as
(on orders), or have been issued and accepted orders as a submarine
engineering department master chief, nuclear aircraft carrier (CVN) major
division leading chief petty officer, CVN reactor training division officer
or CVN reactor department master chief.
4. Application Process. To ensure the approval message is released in a
timely manner, ESRP reenlistment requests will be submitted 35 to 120 days in
advance of the desired reenlistment date. Exceptions to this policy will be
approved by the ESRP program manager on an individual basis.
a. Officer Personnel Information System (OPINS) and Force Management
System is programmed to process ESRP reenlistment requests and employs the
same process used to request and approve SRB reenlistment requests. Career
counselors and personnel support detachments are familiar with this program
and should use it as the primary method of ESRP request submission. The ESRP
request type is 3AA for Sailors on active-duty and 3BB for broken service
b. If OPINS is not available, the command can e-mail (scanned copy of
request) or mail the request directly to the ESRP program manager using the
format found in reference (d). If operational commitments limit the ability
to submit ESRP applications via this manner, commands should submit the ESRP
request via message to the immediate superior in charge, who can submit the
ESRP requests sent directly to the ESRP program manager by message or mail
may result in a processing delay.
c. E-6 and below Zone 1 Sailors not already obligated beyond 14 YOS will
require an approved career waypoints reenlistment (C-WAY-REEN) quota.
Sailors selected for advancement or frocked to chief petty officer do not
require an approved C-WAY-REEN quota. C-WAY submission and quota approval
can be pursued in parallel with the OPINS request for ESRP.
d. A Sailor must be pre-approved for an ESRP reenlistment.
ESRP approval will not currently notify the Defense Joint Military Pay System
(DJMS) of the intent of the Sailor to reenlist. Until DJMS can be programmed
to accept ESRP reenlistment payments, manual processing is required.
Payments should post to the account of the Sailor within 14 days following
the day the ESRP program manager receives notification of reenlistment.
Initial payment will be authorized as soon as the contract execution is
reflected in the enlisted master file (EMF). In order to ensure prompt
payment, new contracts must be posted to the EMF in a timely manner.
e. Personnel support detachments and commands should contact Officer and
Enlisted Nuclear Programs Branch (OPNAV N133), as opposed to Defense Finance
and Accounting System to resolve any payment issues.
f. A Sailor with an approved pre-certification who does not reenlist on
the date specified in the pre-certification message must resubmit a request
to revise the reenlistment date and ESRP award amount.
g. ESRP eligible Sailors and their command career counselors should
review reference (d), which provides further program details.
Reference (d) and other helpful information can be accessed via MNP at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-planning, select the *Enlisted
Community Managers* link, then select the *Nuclear* tab in the gray banner.
5. Officer Programs. ESRP entitlement for Sailors who reenlist after
applying for an officer program will be held pending selection results. For
limited duty officer, the application deadline is considered the suspense
date as published in reference (e) and future announcement messages. For all
other commissioning programs, the date on which OPNAV N133 approves the
conditional release to apply for that program is the date after which
additional ESRP entitlements will be held.
6. Recoupment. Repayment policy is governed by section 373 of reference
(c), DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR) Chapter 2, Volume 7A, and
reference (d), which collectively determines when repayment of the unearned
portion of a bonus is required or not required, but left to Secretarial
discretion or is prohibited.
Section 373 of reference (c), U.S. Code requires repayment with certain
exceptions. As a general rule, repayment of any unearned portion of a bonus
will be sought. Examples of situations requiring repayment are provided in
7. Service Record Entry. An Administrative Remarks, NAVPERS 1070/613, entry
acknowledging recoupment policy via Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System
is required in the record of the Service Member prior to execution of an ESRP
reenlistment (examples are provided in reference (d)).
8. The point of contact is the ESRP Program Manager located at OPNAV N133 at
(703) 604-5502/DSN 664 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//