ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY

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NAVADMIN 168/09
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SUBJ/ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY 
(SDAP) RECERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR FY09.  THIS PROCESS IS CRITICAL TO 
ENSURE THE NAVY ACCURATELY COMPENSATES SAILORS FOR SERVING IN UNIQUELY 
CHALLENGING ASSIGNMENTS.  
COMMANDING OFFICERS (CO'S) ARE REQUIRED TO ANNUALLY RECERTIFY SAILORS 
SDAP.  
THIS CERTIFICATION IS TO VERIFY EACH SAILOR ASSIGNED TO AN ELIGIBLE 
BILLET REMAINS QUALIFIED TO FILL THE BILLET AND IS RECEIVING THE 
CORRECT SDAP.  AS A REMINDER, CERTIFICATION MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO 
31 AUGUST 2009.  A COMPLETE LIST OF AUTHORIZED SKILLS AND PAY AMOUNTS 
CAN BE FOUND IN NAVADMIN 156/09.
2.  ELIGIBILITY.  SAILORS MUST:
    A.  BE QUALIFIED FOR AND SERVING IN AN AUTHORIZED BILLET DESIGNATED 
FOR SDAP AS PER DODI 1304.27 AND OPNAVINST 1160.6B.    
    B.  NOT BE ASSIGNED IN EXCESS EXCEPT NUCLEAR-TRAINED PERSONNEL 
MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF OPNAVINST 1160.6B.
3.  PROCEDURES:
    A.  ANY CHANGES TO SDAP RECIPIENTS MUST BE ANNOTATED ON SECTION 
SPECIAL PAY (SP) OF THE ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION VERIFICATION REPORT 
(EDVR).  ANNOTATE METHOD BY WHICH CHANGES ARE MADE, SUCH AS NAVY 
STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSIPS) ENTRY ADDING OR DELETING 
SAILOR AS AN SDAP RECIPIENT.  THE COMMAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING 
THE CHANGES ARE MADE TO THE SAILOR'S RECORD.
    B.  COMMANDING OFFICER'S ORIGINAL SIGNATURE MUST BE ON THE REPORT 
FORWARDED TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-811).  BY DIRECTION SIGNATURES ARE NOT 
AUTHORIZED AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  ENDORSEMENT MUST READ:  (QUOTE) I 
HAVE REVIEWED AND CERTIFY MEMBER'S ELIGIBILITY FOR SDAP.(END QUOTE)
    C.  FORWARD THE CO CERTIFIED SECTION SP OF THE EDVR, BY EITHER FAX 
(PREFERRED METHOD DUE TO EMAIL SIZE RESTRICTIONS), EMAIL, OR MAIL TO:
    COMMANDER NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND (COMNAVPERSCOM)
    PERS-811
    5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
    MILLINGTON TN 38055-8110
    FAX (901) 874-2623/2771/DSN 882
    EMAIL:  ACE.SUTTON(AT)NAVY.MIL OR SCOTT.MCCANN(AT)NAVY.MIL 4.  
LESSONS LEARNED.
    A.  LAST YEAR OVER 260 COMMANDS SUBMITTED THEIR SDAP 
RECERTIFICATIONS ON 31 AUGUST 2008 AND DID NOT ALLOW TIME FOR ERRORS TO 
BE CORRECTED PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.  IN ORDER TO AVOID OVERPAYMENTS AND 
INADVERTENT STOPPAGE OF SDAP, COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE SDAP 
RECERTIFICATION DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE RECERTIFICATION WINDOW 
(PRIOR TO 15 JULY).
    B.  PAYMENT OF SDAP IS NOT AUTHORIZED BASED SOLELY ON PERMANENT 
CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS OR DISTRIBUTION NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION 
CODES (NECS).  
SAILORS MUST HOLD THE REQUIRED NECS.
5.  COMMANDS MUST CHECK THE STATUS OF THEIR SDAP RECERTIFICATION AT 
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL /CAREERINFO/ENLISTEDCAREERPROGRESSION/INCENTIVES/.  
COMMANDS WITH TENANT COMMANDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE THIS SITE 
TO ENSURE THEIR SUBORDINATE COMMANDS HAVE COMPLETED THE RECERTIFICATION.
6.  POINTS OF CONTACT: 
- OS1 SUTTON, COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-811), AT (901) 874-3260, OR EMAIL 
ACE.SUTTON(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- ETC SCOTT MCCANN, COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-811), (901) 874-3215, OR EMAIL 
AT SCOTT.MCCANN(AT)NAVY.MIL 
7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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