FY-10 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR NURSE ANESTHETISTS

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SUBJ/FY-10 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR NURSE ANESTHETISTS//



REF/A/DOC/ASD (HA)/09SEP2009//

REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/28DEC2005//

NARR/REF A IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR (HEALTH AFFAIRS)(ASD 
(HA)) NURSE SPECIAL PAY PLAN FOR FY-10.  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-10 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY PLAN FOR 
NURSE ANESTHETISTS AND DELEGATES AUTHORITY TO CHIEF, BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND 
SURGERY (CHBUMED) OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE SERVICE AGREEMENTS EFFECTIVE 1 
OCTOBER 2009.

2.  THIS INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY (ISP) IS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE ELIGIBLE NURSE 
ANESTHETISTS 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 NURSES WHO ARE 
CRUCIAL TO OUR MISSION?S SUCCESS TODAY AND READINESS TOMORROW.

3.  ALL SERVICE AGREEMENTS RECEIVED FROM ELIGIBLE NURSE ANESTHETISTS MUST BE 
APPROVED BY BUMED M1C1.  BUMED M1C1 WILL DETERMINE ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATION 
(ADO) INCURRED BY THE MEMBER.  MEMBER WILL BE INFORMED OF ADO FOR MULTI-YEAR 
CONTRACTS VIA AN APPROVED NOTIFICATION LETTER.  ACCEPTANCE OF THE FIRST 
PAYMENT BY THE MEMBER INDICATES AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS OF THE CONTRACT AND 
ADO.

4.  INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE 30 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN TO REQUEST 
RETROACTIVE PAYMENT TO 1 OCTOBER 2009 WITHOUT HAVING TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS 
OF A RETROACTIVE APPROVAL PER REF B.

5.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, REVISED REPAYMENT GUIDANCE, AND ADMINISTRATIVE 
PROCEDURES ALONG WITH THE SERVICE AGREEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT 
HTTP://WWW.MED.NAVY.MIL/BUMED/SPECIAL_PAY/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX.

6.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CHBUMED, LAST NAME BEGINNING A THROUGH G:  MS. LU CHARBONEAU AT (301) 295-
2050 OR EMAIL: LULA.CHARBONEAU(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL
- CHBUMED, LAST NAME BEGINNING H THROUGH O:  HM2 SHAWN HANEY AT (301) 295-
2051, OR EMAIL AT SHAWN.HANEY(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL
- CHBUMED, LAST NAME BEGINNING P THROUGH Z:  MS. KAREN GASTON (301) 295-9946, 
OR EMAIL AT KAREN.GASTON(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL
- CHBUMED SPECIAL PAY COORDINATOR:  MR. WILLIAM MARIN AT (301) 295-2073/DSN 
295, OR EMAIL AT WILLIAM.MARIN(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL
- BUPERS:  CDR LAWRENCE BATEMAN AT (901) 874-2818/DSN 882, OR EMAIL AT 
LAWRENCE.BATEMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL.

7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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