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REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 3110.3Q/10DEC1982//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 3111.14V/27AUG1998//
REF/C/DOC/OPNAVINST 5450.169D/15OCT1982//
NARR/REF A IS INSTRUCTION GOVERNING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENT
CHANGES. REF B IS INSTRUCTION GOVERNING CHANGES TO FLEET
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ACTIVITIES. REF C IS INSTRUCTION GOVERNING CHANGES TO SHORE
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RMKS/1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW NAVY ORGANIZATION CHANGE PROCESS KNOWN AS
NORMS-NAVY ORGANIZATION REQUEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. NORMS IS AN
ELECTRONIC PROCESSING SYSTEM REPLACING THE EXISTING PAPER FACT AND
JUSTIFICATION (F&J) PROCESS. THESE CHANGES SUPERSEDE PROCESSING
PROCEDURES LISTED IN REFS (A) THROUGH (C).
2. NORMS IS DESIGNED TO EFFICIENTLY TRACK AND RECORD HUNDREDS OF
ORGANIZATION CHANGE REQUESTS RECEIVED BY OPNAV EACH YEAR. THIS
PROCESS IS VITAL TO THE NAVY, AS IT SERVES THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
A COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSAL FOR CNO OR SECNAV STAFF REVIEW; A MEANS FOR
APPROVAL/DISAPPROVAL TO EXECUTE THE PROPOSED ACTION; UPDATES THE
STANDARD NAVY DISTRIBUTION LIST (SNDL); DOCUMENTS HOMEPORT CHANGES
AND ASSIGNMENT OF/CHANGE TO A COMMAND MAILING ADDRESS; PROVIDES A
FORMAL RECORD OF THE NAVY S ECHELON STRUCTURE; ALLOWS FOR
CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION OF AN ACTION PRIOR TO PUBLIC
ANNOUNCEMENT; AND STARTS THE PCS ORDERS PROCESS WHEN PERSONNEL ARE
RELOCATED AS A RESULT OF AN ORGANIZATION CHANGE.
3. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL REQUESTS WILL NOW BE PROCESSED VIA
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THE ORGANIZATION CHANGE REQUEST (OCR) ELECTRONIC FORM THAT CAN BE
EMAILED TO AN ECHELON 2 COMMAND FOR UPLOADING INTO THE NORMS
DATABASE. THIS WORD FORM (OPNAV FORM 5400/1) CAN BE DOWNLOADED VIA
THE NAVY ELECTRONIC FORMS WEBSITE: HTTP://FORMS.DAPS.DLA.MIL.
4. THE CURRENT NORMS SITE HTTP://USN.HQ.NAVY.MIL/NORMS IS AVAILABLE
TO ECHELON 2 COMMANDS AND REQUIRES SPECIAL ACCESS. ECHELON 2 POCS
NOT ALREADY CONTACTED REGARDING A NORMS ACCOUNT MAY EMAIL MR. MIKE
VANSICKEL OR MS. LOLA WILLIAMS AT MICHAEL.VANSICKEL@NAVY.MIL OR
LOLA.WILLIAMS@NAVY.MIL TO ESTABLISH ACCESS.
5. ECHELON 2 COMMAND POCS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE NORMS STANDARD
OPERATING PROCEDURE, A NORMS USERS GUIDE AND AN OCR FORM
INSTRUCTION GUIDE TO ASSIST IN PROPER COMPLETION OF THE OCR
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS AN F&J).
6. FUTURE UPGRADES TO NORMS WILL INCLUDE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE
CONTINUALLY UPDATED STANDARD NAVY DISTRIBUTION LIST (SNDL) COMMAND
ADDRESSES; ELECTRONIC POSTING OF APPROVED CHANGES THAT WILL
EVENTUALLY REPLACE ORGANIZATION CHANGE OPNAV NOTICES AND MESSAGE
TRAFFIC; AND NAVY ECHELON ORGANIZATION CHARTS ACCESSIBLE WITH A
VALID DOD PKI CERTIFICATE.
7. DUE TO THE MANY STAKEHOLDERS WHO MUST EVALUATE AN OCR, COMMANDS
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ARE REMINDED TO SUBMIT THEIR REQUESTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE DESIRED
EFFECTIVE DATE, AS FEASIBLE.
8. RELEASED BY VADM A. T. CHURCH III, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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