PUBLICATION OF BUPERSINST 1610.10F (EVALMAN):
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1610.10E, NAVY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
SYSTEM. REF B IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the cancellation of reference (a) and the
publication of BUPERSINST 1610.10F, Navy Performance Evaluation System
2. Summary of Changes: This revision incorporates policy guidance contained
in reference (b). The following new guidance applies with the updated
a. Rescind a requirement for administrative change requests to be
submitted within two years of the performance evaluation end date.
b. Incorporates multiple changes as part of the introduction of
eNavFit. The eNavFit interface consolidates the functionality of the current
NAVFIT98A application with the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-32) processing
capabilities into a uniform solution for the Navy. This interface is a
functionality bridge and is not meant to replace or modify the performance
evaluation process. The online and web-based solution allows users to
create, edit, delete, route, validate and digitally sign reports. It also
allows a reporting senior to group and process summary group reports. The
online application is capable of receiving performance evaluation data from
the offline version and will be deployed and operated within BUPERS Online
(BOL) as the front end for Fleet users. The offline version uses adobe
reader forms and provides many of the same capabilities as the online
(1) Online performance evaluations submitted to BOL shall be
digitally signed. The eNavFit user guide can be reviewed and downloaded at:
(2) Offline performance appraisals submitted via mail (FEDEX, USPS,
UPS, DHL, etc.) shall be wet signed using only black or blue-black ink.
(3) Summary letters are not required for electronic submissions via
(4) Personal data may be auto populated from the BOL server. It
should always be verified for correctness.
c. Incorporates changes in chapter 18 for mid-term counseling and
coaching integration. Conducting mid-term counseling is not optional.
(1) Introduces the term supervisor as coach to replace the previous
terminology of counselor due to the guidance, support and direction they
provide during the performance counseling session.
(2) Introduces the term Sailor as performer to replace the previous
terminology of member due to the member providing honest and candid feedback
regarding gaps and opportunities for them to enhance their performance.
(3) Authorizes the individual development plan (IDP) to be used as an
optional developmental tool and to serve as a performance counseling record
and growth plan.
(4) Introduces addressing specific areas of performance improvement
by demonstrating genuine curiosity and asking questions to guide the member
to create an actionable plan.
(5) Incorporates changes to the supervisors preparation requirements
to include reviewing the members self-appraisal, determine any opportunities
for development and to create a rough outline of meeting talking points and
goals to discuss.
(6) Incorporates changes to the members preparation requirements to
include preparing a self-appraisal and preparing to receive both positive and
(7) Introduces three core skills to be used during a meaningful
performance counseling session to include active listening, empathy and
asking powerful questions.
(8) Incorporates changes to the Guidelines for Supervisors to include
the addition of five new steps titled: The Introduction, Engage the Member,
Diving Deeper, Give Specific Feedback and Ending the Performance Counseling
(9) Incorporated changes to the follow-up/monitoring of the members
performance counseling session to include the supervisor and member will
agree to continue open and informal performance conversation after the mid-
term performance counseling session has concluded.
d. Incorporates changes to regular reporting senior for Navy Reserve
(1) All members of Navy Reserve Units (e.g., commissioned/operational
and readiness/augment) assigned to mobilization billets will be reported on
by the commanding officer (CO) or officer in charge (OIC) of the unit
mobilization unit identification code (UMUIC) effective 2 August
2022. Reports with a reporting senior signature from either the UMUIC or
training unit identification code (TRUIC) will be accepted to support a
transition period of 1 February 2022 1 August 2022.
(2) UMUIC and TRUIC leadership will coordinate during the transition
period to determine appropriate submissions/content, taking into
consideration professional growth, development, continuity and member
advocacy to minimize any/all disruptions related to officer fitness reports,
enlisted evaluations and Navy wide advancement exam cycles. Members who are
not assigned to a mobilization billet (e.g. who are in an in assignment
processing (IAP) status) do not have an associated UMUIC and therefore the
reporting senior will be the TRUIC CO/OIC.
(3) The reporting senior for IAP members in readiness support units
(RSU), formerly known as operational support units (OSU), and those in
voluntary training units (VTU), will be the designated TRUIC CO/OIC or the
Navy operational support center CO.
e. Incorporates changes to concurrent reporting senior for Navy Reserve
unit personnel. TRUIC reporting seniors shall follow procedures in chapter 4
to submit inactive duty concurrent reports on their shared cross-assigned
members to recognize those who significantly contribute to their TRUIC
billets via inactive duty for training. There will be a transition period of
1 February 2022 to 1 August 2022 and UMUIC/TRUIC leadership will coordinate
to determine the most appropriate reporting senior for concurrent
reports during the transition period.
f. Incorporates changes clarifying the use and what can be included in
the comments section for the *N* code, Block 20, Physical Fitness Assessment
Code, for pregnant service members.
(1) If using the *N* code because of pregnancy, no directed comment
should be used in the performance comment section.
(2) Do not quote from medical reports or summaries and do not include
comments pertaining to medical issues (physical and/or psychological, e.g.
pregnancy, post-partum, etc.) that do not affect the members performance of
duties and/or his or her effectiveness as a leader.
g. Incorporates reference (b) announcing reporting seniors shall
incorporate their post summary group reporting seniors cumulative average
(RSCA) score for E-5 and E-6 evaluations into Block 43 (Comments on
Performance). This RSCA score will be on the last line of the comments.
3. For questions concerning these policy changes contact the MyNavy Career
Center at (833) 833-6622 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//