ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY POLICY UPDATES:
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NARR/REF A IS THE CNO (N13) MEMORANDUM, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY
REF B IS THE CNO (N13) MEMORANDUM, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY POLICY
REF C IS NAVADMIN 091/20, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY UPDATE.
REF D IS TITLE 37 U.S. CODE, PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
REF E IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION 1304.31, ENLISTED BONUS PROGRAM.
REF F IS NAVADMIN 116/21, FY-23 ACTIVE-DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF
WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD.
REF G IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FMR VOL 7A, MILITARY PAY POLICY - ACTIVE
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the updated nuclear Enlisted Supervisor
Retention Pay (ESRP) policy memorandum, reference (a).
This ESRP policy memorandum and NAVADMIN supersede reference (b) and
reference (c), respectively, effective 1 August 2022. The ESRP Program
provides a retention incentive to senior Navy nuclear- trained enlisted
Sailors with highly specialized skills. A detailed program description is
outlined in reference (a) and can be found at
Management/Enlisted/Nuclear/Enlisted-Programs/. The legal authority for ESRP
is contained in section 331 of reference (d) and reference (e). 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 (d). The implication of this limit is that to earn a 100,000-
dollar bonus the minimum AOS required is 40 months.
c. The maximum reenlistment lifetime bonus amount is 360,000 dollars.
d. All ESRP payments must be received prior to completion of 28 years of
service (YOS). The implication of this limit is that any ESRP installment
that would be due after 28 YOS will be paid in the final installment prior to
completion of 28 YOS.
2. Notable changes in reference (a) are as follows:
a. Zone 2 eligibility is now defined as greater than or equal to 14
years but less than completion of 17 years.
b. Zone 3 eligibility is now defined as greater than or equal to 17
years but less than completion of 23 years.
c. Provides guidance for ESRP requests to be submitted through the Navy
Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS).
d. Updates compensation for any term of reenlistment is limited to
30,000 per year of AOS (2,500/month of AOS).
e. Updates a service member cannot exceed combined SRB and ESRP payments
totaling 360,000 dollars in a career.
f. Updates that anniversary payments may not be made after completion of
g. Provides clarity that each reenlistment must obligate service into
the next zone.
3. ESRP Award Multiples. Award levels remain the same as previously
released in reference (c) and are listed below:
a. ESRP Zone 1 and Zone 2 award level (AOS computation stops at
completion of 16 YOS for Zone 1 and 18 YOS for Zone 2):
Rating PNEC Zone 1 Zone 2
ETNSS N13S 9.5 4.5
EMNSS N14S 8.0 4.5
MMNSS N15S 7.5 4.5
ELTSS N16S 7.5 4.5
ETNSW N23S 7.5 4.5
EMNSW N24S 8.0 4.5
MMNSW N25S 7.5 4.5
ELTSW N26S 6.0 4.5
b. ESRP Zone 3 award level (AOS computation stops at completion of 23
AOS AOS AOS
Rating PNEC 1-24mos 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
4. Eligibility. Only Sailors assigned with an active supervisor Navy
enlisted classification (NEC) listed in paragraph 3 are eligible to reenlist
for ESRP. In addition, Service Members must hold a current security
clearance or be in an open status for a new investigation. ESRP requests and
anniversary payments for personnel with special category NECs (N59X/N89X)
will be held in abeyance pending final resolution. Overall, ESRP eligibility
requirements are defined in reference (a). 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 (a), be
assigned an active nuclear supervisor NEC (see paragraph 3).
b. ESRP Zone 2. In addition to the requirements of reference (a), 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.
5. Application Process. To ensure the approval message is released in a
timely manner, ESRP reenlistment requests should be submitted
35 to 120 days in advance of the desired reenlistment date.
Exceptions to this policy can be approved by the ESRP program manager on an
a. ESRP eligible service members must be recommended for reenlistment by
their commanding officer. The command may use the checklist (enclosure (l)
of reference (a)) to assist in submitting the ESRP request within the NSIPS.
b. NSIPS is programmed to accept ESRP reenlistment requests and is the
only method of submission. If the command is unable to submit ESRP
reenlistment requests due to operational commitments, then the commands
immediate superior in command may submit the request via NSIPS. Due to the
transition from Officer Personnel Information System Force Management to
NSIPS, the ESRP Program Manager can no longer submit a request for a Sailor
Entering an ESRP request in NSIPS is similar to that of submitting a SRB
request. Other specifics for submitting ESRP requests in NSIPS are stated in
6. 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 (f) and future announcement messages. For all
other commissioning programs, the date on which Nuclear Community Manager
(OPNAV N133) approves the conditional release to apply for that program is
the date after which additional ESRP entitlements will be held.
7. Recoupment. Repayment policy is governed by section 373 of reference
(d), chapter 2 of reference (g) and reference (a), 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 (d), 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 reference (a).
8. Service Record Entry. An Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS
1070/613) entry acknowledging recoupment policy via NSIPS is required in the
record of the Service Member prior to execution of an ESRP reenlistment
(examples are provided in enclosure (2) of reference (a)).
9. 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
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.