ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY:
R 131525Z JUL 22 MID600052102644U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL//
SUBJ/ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1160.6C, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY PROGRAM.
REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1340.26 CHANGE 1, ASSIGNMENT AND SPECIAL DUTY
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual special duty
assignment pay (SDAP) recertification process for fiscal year (FY)
2022. In line with references (a) and (b), commanding officers (CO)
are required to annually review and certify the entitlement to SDAP
for each Sailor. This recertification is vital in verifying that
every Sailor assigned to an eligible billet remains qualified to
fill the eligible billet and is receiving the correct SDAP level.
2. Certification will commence upon the release of this NAVADMIN
and continue through 31 August 2022. Enlisted Incentive Program
Department (BUPERS-328) will stop SDAP for all SDAP recipients at
each command who fails to complete the recertification process on
time. Commands should prioritize timely completion of this process
to preclude any potential pay disruptions for eligible Sailors.
SDAP recertification reports received at BUPERS-328 will not be
forwarded to the servicing transaction support center (TSC). Any
action required to start, stop or change the level of SDAP of a
Sailor must be submitted to TSC via the command pay and personnel
administrator for action.
3. 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 by visiting the MyNavy HR website at:
Management/Enlisted-Career-Admin/SRB-SDAP-Enl-Bonus/, then scroll to
*SDAP Levels with Admin Updates.*
4. The SDAP recertification process has changed from FY-21. An
initial request for the SDAP recertification report from BUPERS-328
is no longer necessary. Use the following procedures as a guide:
a. Obtain and print a summary of the authorized SDAP billets
for the command using the My Navy Assignments database. This is the
filtered billet based distribution (BBD) report for the command that
only lists the Sailors who are currently receiving SDAP.
(1) This report may not be exhaustive. Certifying commands
must verify their entire complement of Sailors in order to validate
SDAP payments to Sailors who may not be electronically gained to the
command or those Sailors who are gained but are erroneously being
(2) Commands without an activity manning manager may request
access to command career management system-interactive detailing
using the procedure outlined in the following MyNavy HR web address:
Navy_Assignment_Access.pdf. Certifying commands must have
access to all subordinate unit identification codes (UIC).
(3) Commands may contact BUPERS-328 via
email@example.com or (901)874-3260/DSN 882 for
additional assistance in obtaining their SDAP BBD report.
b. Validate the entire command using the SDAP BBD report from
the MyNavy Assignments database as follows:
(1) Next to each Sailor listed on the report, simply
annotate the SDAP level and the associated Navy enlisted
classification for which SDAP is authorized in line with the most
current SDAP eligibility chart. Any erroneous SDAP payments must be
corrected through the TSC upon discovery.
(2) In the event of an unposted activity loss or strength
loss that resulted in a Sailor who has already transferred but is
still listed in the BBD report, simply line out or delete the line
(3) Sailors who are not listed in the report due to a
delayed or unposted activity gain should be added to the list and
(4) Once each Sailor at the command is validated, a signed
letter from the CO or acting (not by direction) will be addressed
and forwarded to Director, Military Community Management (BUPERS-3)
with the SDAP BBD report as an enclosure. The contents of the
validation letter will include a statement from the CO certifying
that a complete review of all authorized SDAP billets at the command
was conducted and all discrepancies are rectified or are in the
process of being resolved. The letter will also contain the e-mail
address and phone number of a suitable point of contact at the
command and may also contain a list of all pending discrepancy
(5) Send the command SDAP recertification letter and
enclosed SDAP report via encrypted e-mail to BUPERS-3 at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail subject line must
contain the UIC of the certifying command.
(6) If a command has trouble sending the encrypted e-mail,
ensure the encryption e-mail certificate is posted to the global
address list. If there are still encryption issues, contact BUPERS-
328 for additional options.
(7) E-mail is the preferred method, but if needed to send
the report via regular mail, please send to:
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Enlisted Incentive Program Department (BUPERS 328)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0130
5. Should a service record or payment update become necessary, each
command is responsible for completing this action via their
servicing TSC. All corrective transactions older than 240 days will
be processed by BUPERS-328 via an emailed request submitted to
6. Commands can check the status of their SDAP recertification at:
Management/Enlisted-Career-Admin/SRB-SDAP-Enl-Bonus/, then scroll to
the SDAP section and click on *SDAP Delinquent List.* Immediate
superior in commands (ISIC) are strongly encouraged to use this site
to ensure all subordinate commands have completed the
recertification. Please allow 5 to 10 days after submission for the
webpage to be updated.
7. Prior to stopping or suspending any SDAP payments, a list of all
delinquent commands will be forwarded to Director, Military
Personnel Plans and Policy (OPNAV N13), and the N1 staffs at U.S.
Fleet Forces and U.S. Pacific Fleet via the Military Pay and
Compensation Branch (OPNAV N130).
8. BUPERS-328 is the sole authority to resume SDAP payments for
commands whose SDAP payments were stopped as a result of failing to
complete the annual recertification on time. SDAP can be restored
for delinquent commands upon completion of the aforementioned
recertification process with the added requirement of an endorsement
signed by the ISIC or first flag officer or senior executive service
official in the chain of command, whichever is first. Once SDAP
disbursements are restored, all eligible Sailors at the command will
be retroactively compensated.
9. It is recognized that the recertification process is burdensome
for Sailors and commands. OPNAV N130 is working with Navy pay and
personnel programmers to embed recertification functions within the
next generation of pay systems to improve process efficiency. Until
these systems are fully deployed, the current process must be
adhered to according to Department of Defense guidance.
10. Point of contact. BUPERS-328,
email@example.com, (901) 874-3260/DSN 882.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect through October 2022 or
unless superseded by a sooner message.
12. Released by Rear Admiral J. P. Waters, Acting N1B.//