FY-08 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR NURSE ANESTHETISTS

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
UNCLAS //N07220//
R 261443Z DEC 07
NAVADMIN 356/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//
SUBJ/FY-08 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR NURSE ANESTHETISTS// 


REF/A/DOC/ASD(HA)/15OCT2007//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/28DEC2005//
NARR/REF A IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (HEALTH AFFAIRS
POLICY) (ASD (HA)) NURSE SPECIAL PAY PLAN FOR FY-08.  REF B IS OPNAVINST 
7220.17, SPECIAL PAY FOR MEDICAL CORPS, DENTAL CORPS, MEDICAL SERVICE 
CORPS, AND NURSE CORPS OFFICERS// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-08 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY PLAN 
FOR NURSE ANESTHETISTS AND DELEGATES AUTHORITY TO CHIEF, BUREAU OF 
MEDICINE AND SURGERY (BUMED) OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE SERVICE 
AGREEMENTS, EFFECTIVE 15 OCT 07.  
2.  THIS INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY (ISP) IS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE NURSES 
WITH CRITICAL SKILLS AND VALUABLE EXPERIENCE TO STAY NAVY.  
ADDITIONALLY, ISP IS AN INCENTIVE THAT ALLOWS NURSE COMMUNITY 
MANAGERS TO STRATEGICALLY AWARD PERSONNEL AS RETENTION NEEDS 
DICTATE.
DOING SO GIVES NAVY THE ABILITY TO RETAIN THE RIGHT MIX OF SKILLED AND 
MOTIVATED SAILORS WHO ARE CRUCIAL TO OUR MISSION SUCCESS TODAY AND 
READINESS TOMORROW. 
3.  ALL SERVICE AGREEMENTS MUST BE APPROVED BY BUMED M1C1.  BUMED
M1C1 WILL DETERMINE ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATION (ADO) INCURRED FOR MEMBERS.  
MEMBERS WILL BE INFORMED OF ADO FOR MULTI-YEAR CONTRACTS VIA AN 
APPROVAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.  ACCEPTANCE OF FIRST PAYMENT BY MEMBER 
INDICATES AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS OF CONTRACT AND ADO.
4.  INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE 30 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN TO 
REQUEST RETROACTIVE PAYMENT TO 15 OCT 07 WITHOUT HAVING TO MEET THE 
REQUIREMENTS OF A RETROACTIVE APPROVAL PER REF B.
5.  ELIGIBILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ALONG WITH THE SERVICE 
AGREEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT HTTP://NAVYMEDICINE.MED.NAVY.MIL (CLICK ON 
BUMED THEN CLICK ON SPECIAL PAYS).
6.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  
- MR. WILLIAM MARIN, BUMED, AT (301) 295-2073/DSN 295 OR EMAIL AT 
WILLIAM.MARIN(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL;
- MS. KAREN GASTON, BUMED, AT (301) 295-9946/DSN 295 OR EMAIL AT 
KAREN.GASTON(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL;
- CDR L. BATEMAN, BUPERS 31H, AT (901) 874-2818/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
LAWRENCE.BATEMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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