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SUBJ/SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM UPDATE APRIL 2020//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 272/19, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS AND PAY FOR
PERFORMANCE PILOT UPDATE DECEMBER 2020. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1160.8B,
SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM. REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-604,
ACTIVE OBLIGATED SERVICE (OBLISERV) FOR SERVICE SCHOOLS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces revised selective reenlistment bonus (SRB)
policy for Active Component (AC) and Full-Time Support (FTS), superseding
2. Sailors must now reenlist within 365-days of their end of active
obligated service (EAOS) (as opposed to 270-days required in reference (a)),
except in the case of Nuclear-trained Sailors who can reenlist at any point
in the reenlistment zone, per guidance in reference (b).
3. The pay for performance program continues its pilot as part of Sailor
2025 and the overall talent management process for the Navy.
Eligibility and submission requirements are as follows:
a. To be eligible, Sailors must:
(1) Be in the EM, EN, GSM, MM(SW), DC, HT, MR, CSS or AWS rating.
(2) Have received two Early Promotes (EPs) in block 45 of their three
most recent periodic evaluations. Block 8 may indicate REGULAR, FROCKED or
SELECTED. Block 10 must be checked for periodic. No transfer, concurrent or
special evaluations will apply. Evaluations are not limited to performance
documented in the last three years. The intent is to evaluate the last three
periodic evaluations, regardless of how far back in a career that may go, so
as not to limit eligibility to only those who have served at a single duty
station for at least three years.
(3) Have not received Non-Judicial Punishment within the last three
(4) Have not failed any part of the physical fitness assessment in
the last three years.
b. Commands must submit a NAVPERS 1306/7, Enlisted Personnel Action
Request, requesting the SRB kicker, signed copies of the evaluations of the
Sailor and a printout of their physical readiness information management
system data to BUPERS-328 once their pre- certification has been submitted.
This requirement is only for those who fall under the provisions of this
c. Award ceiling cap values under $100,000 will be raised by
$5,000 for Sailors eligible for the performance kicker. Award ceiling caps
will not be adjusted over $100,000 under these provisions.
4. SRB Submission Requirements
a. Commands are required to submit SRB reenlistment requests to the
Enlisted Community Support Branch (BUPERS-328) via Officer Personnel
Information System (OPINS) or Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System
(NSIPS) 35 to 120 days in advance of the requested reenlistment date of the
Sailor. Requests submitted less than 35 days prior to the requested
reenlistment date will be rejected. However, commands may contact BUPERS-328
for waiver eligibility evaluation and procedural assistance. Sailors must
have an approved SRB request before reenlisting. The servicing personnel
office is responsible for verifying the reenlistment, posting the contract,
releasing the first payment and verifying the master military pay account.
Commands shall immediately notify the Military Pay and Compensation Policy
Branch (OPNAV N130) when a Sailor fails to maintain eligibility in the skill
for which SRB was paid (e.g., loss of security clearance, medical
disqualification, loss of eligible Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC),
misconduct) or when a Sailor has an approved separation with a remaining SRB
b. Career Waypoints-Reenlistment (C-WAY-REEN). Commands are authorized
to submit SRB reenlistment requests prior to a Sailor receiving a C-WAY-REEN
quota. However, the member must have a final C-WAY-REEN approval prior to
c. Sailors with approved SRB requests who do not reenlist on the date or
for the term specified in the SRB approval message must have their command
contact BUPERS-328 to initiate a reenlistment cancellation to avoid placing
Sailors in an overpaid status.
5. Acceptance of a NEC-specific SRB contract indicates an agreement between
the Sailor and the Navy to use those NEC skills to meet Fleet readiness
requirements. In subsequent tours, a Sailor must be willing to be detailed
during the normal projected rotation date window to an available billet
within the SRB contracted NEC, consistent with sea-shore flow requirements.
Lateral conversions must follow reference (b), subparagraph 16d.
6. Reference (b), paragraph 16f, provides OBLISERV to Train (OTT) guidance.
Submit OTT requests to the BUPERS-328 extension desk by submitting an
Electronic Personnel Action Request (ePar) via My Navy Portal (MNP), or by
submitting a 1306/7 via email to email@example.com. Sailors should retain a
copy of the authorization message until reenlistment. Use code 1CC for OTT
SRB request in OPINS or NSIPS. Additionally, school OBLISERV requirements
are provided in reference (c). OBLISERV will be determined based on course
length as provided in paragraph 3b of reference (c).
Paragraph 3c(1) no longer applies.
7. In keeping with Department of Defense (DoD) policy, Sailors who accepted
an enlistment bonus for extended enlistment (EBEE), as reflected on their
Enlisted Bonus Payment Checklist (NAVCRUIT 1133/52, Enlistment Guarantees,
New Accession Training Program Enlistment Guarantee or Professional
Apprenticeship Career Track Program Enlistment Guarantees), are not
authorized to use this inoperative extension time in the SRB calculation.
Sailors who have inoperative extension time through a 5- or 6-year obligation
program may continue to have up to 24 months of inoperative extension time
count towards the SRB calculation provided the reenlistment results in a new
EAOS that is at least 24 months day-for-day past their current extended EAOS.
This calculation is performed automatically by BUPERS-328. Local commands
are not authorized to cancel or change extensions for the purpose of
immediate SRB reenlistments. Commands must verify and annotate on the
precertification request whether any inoperative extension time noted is part
of an EBEE contract.
8. Repayment policy is governed by Section 373 of Title 37, U.S.
Code, DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR) Chapter 2, Volume 7A and
reference (b), which collectively determine when repayment of the unearned
portion of a bonus is required or not required but left to Secretarial
discretion or prohibited. Section 373 of Title 37, U.S. Code requires
repayment with certain exceptions. As a general rule, repayment of any
unearned portion of a bonus will be sought.
9. Sailors who have reenlisted and have not received their SRB payment or
who have questions concerning the taxation of their SRB and annual
installments should contact their servicing pay office or personnel support
detachment. SRB tax information is also discussed in DoD FMR, Volume 7A,
Chapter 44, table 44-1, rule 5. Questions regarding the SRB program or any
information regarding on-line personnel accounts should be directed to your
command career counselor (CCC). For questions regarding current award levels
check the SRB website via MyNavy Portal at ttps://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-
and-benefits, then click on the *SRB* tab. For technical questions or
clarification, CCCs, not individual Sailors, are encouraged to contact
BUPERS-328 at (901) 874-3215 or (901) 874-3915/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the SRB Help Desk at (901) 874-
10. We will continue to assess retention behavior and adjust SRB award
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever comes first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//