ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY:
R 091648Z MAY 17 ZFB1 PSN 378389P38
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY//
SUBJ/ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/251710ZMAY16//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1160.6B, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) PROGRAM.
REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1304.27, AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL DUTY
ASSIGNMENT PAY. REF C IS NAVADMIN 120/16, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual Special Duty Assignment Pay
(SDAP) recertification process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and clarifies
retroactive payments and procedures. In line with references (a) and (b),
commanding officers (CO) are required to annually review and certify each
Sailors entitlement to SDAP. This certification is to verify every Sailor
who is assigned to an eligible billet remains qualified to fill the billet
and is receiving the correct SDAP. Certification shall commence upon the
release of this NAVADMIN and continue through 31 August 2017. In line with
reference (a), commands that do not complete the required certification by 31
August 2017 will have their Sailors SDAP terminated retroactive to 1 June
2. To verify if a Sailor is eligible and receiving the correct level of
SDAP, a complete list of authorized skills and pay amounts can be found at:
3. Follow these procedures to certify your commands SDAP report:
a. Obtain and print the annual SDAP report of your command. The annual
SDAP report only pulls those Sailors that are currently drawing SDAP.
(1) The command annual SDAP report may be obtained by contacting the
legacy enlisted distribution verification report help desk at
(2) Annual SDAP report requesters are to include their primary unit
identification code (UIC) in the subject line and any required subordinate
UICs in the e-mail body. SDAP report data will be processed and returned via
the AMRDEC safe access file exchange process which sends an e-mail from "No-
firstname.lastname@example.org" with specific instructions on how to access the
(3) All command Career Management System-Interactive Detailing (CMS-
ID) users with the activity manning manager (AMM) role will automatically be
eligible to receive their annual SDAP report. Requester must also have CMS-
ID AMM access to all subordinate UICs requested. Commands with no AMM will
need to submit a CMS-ID AMM access request as outlined on the Navy Personnel
Command (NPC) web site http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
b. Verify your command as a whole and make changes as follows:
(1) Add all Sailors who are eligible for SDAP, but not listed in the
annual SDAP report. To add, simply handwrite or type the name, rate,
effective date, and level on the bottom of the Annual SDAP report. If there
is not enough space, attach a list on command letterhead.
(2) Draw a line through any Sailor who is no longer eligible and put
a brief description as to why they are no longer eligible
(transfer/separation/loss of Navy Enlisted Classifications).
(3) Verify levels in line with reference (c), and draw a line through
listed level and replace with new level as required.
(4) The COs original signature must be on each page of the annual
SDAP report accompanied by the following statement: "After review, I certify
that all required additions and changes have been annotated, actions required
to start, stop or increase has been processed via Personnel Support
Detachment prior to submission of recertification and all Sailors at this
command are receiving the correct SDAP entitlement." This statement can be
handwritten, typed, or put on with a label. A cover letter is not required,
and only recommended if the command needs more space for Sailors added.
(5) Provide a point of contact in the top right hand corner of the
first page of the annual SDAP report.
(6) Send the SDAP report via encrypted e-mail to PSC(SW/EXW/AW)
Stannie Gregoire at email@example.com. If you are having trouble
sending encrypted e-mail, send an e-mail to PSC(SW/EXW/AW) Gregoire so you
can be added to the contact list. E-mail subject line should read:
Encryption request for UIC, POC: name and phone number and/or e-mail address.
E-mail is the preferred method, but if you need to send via regular mail,
please send to:
Navy Personnel Command
ATTN: PSC Stannie C. Gregoire (PERS-81)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-0130.
(7) E-mail subject line must contain: UIC, POC: rate, name, and
(8) SDAP recertifications do not go to the Personnel Support
Detachment (PSD), only the required changes need to be submitted to PSD via
the transaction online processing system.
4. Each command is responsible for ensuring updates are made to the Sailors
record through the commands servicing PSD. No changes will be made by NPC as
part of the annual recertification process. If changes are required by the
Enlisted Career Administration Department (PERS-81), then send via separate
correspondence with Sailors name in subject line of the e-mail.
5. Commands can check the status of their SDAP recertification at
npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Pages/SRB.aspx. Commands are strongly
encouraged to use this site to ensure all subordinate commands have completed
the recertification. Please allow 5 to 10 days after submission to be
updated on the webpage.
6. Commands and Sailors will have the ability to receive back pay within the
current FY. PSDs may start a Sailors SDAP up to 8 months retroactive to the
date of the command certification letter, but only within the same FY. SDAP
certifications that are between 8 months and 1 year past the SDAP effective
start date, and within the current FY, can be processed by PERS-81 and will
require a letter signed by the Immediate Superior In Command, of the command,
explaining why the members SDAP was not processed in a timely manner. All
other SDAP retroactive pay issues should be submitted via a request through
the Board for Corrections of Naval Records. Payments may cross the FY for
Sailors who report to a command in August or September, but whose command
certification is not fully routed until October or November.
7. Point of contact is PSC(SW/EXW/AW) Stannnie C. Gregoire, PERS-813, at
(901)874-3260/DSN 882 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 1 October 2017,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//