RESUMPTION OF NEW CONTRACT BONUS AUTHORITY

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R 072101Z FEB 08
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NAVADMIN 037/08
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SUBJ/RESUMPTION OF NEW CONTRACT BONUS AUTHORITY// 


REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/311808ZDEC07// AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 
366/07, FY-08 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT EXPIRATION OF 
AUTHORITY FOR PAYMENT OF CERTAIN BONUSES UNDER NEW CONTRACTS.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE RESUMPTION OF NORMAL APPROVAL OF 
ALL BONUSES AND SPECIAL PAY PROGRAMS LISTED IN REF A AND PROVIDES 
FURTHER GUIDANCE FOR ANY SAILOR IMPACTED DURING THE PERIOD OF LAPSED 
AUTHORITY TO PAY BONUSES UNDER NEW CONTRACTS.  FY-08 NATIONAL DEFENSE 
AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE PRESIDENT ON 28 
JANUARY 2008.
2.  THE FY-08 NDAA AUTHORIZES RETROACTIVE PAYMENT OF BONUSES TO 1 
JANUARY 2008 AND RETROACTIVE TAX FREE STATUS FOR THOSE IN COMBAT ZONE 
TAX EXCLUSION AREAS. 
3.  THE FOLLOWING IS GUIDANCE FOR THOSE SAILORS IMPACTED BY THE LAPSED 
AUTHORITIES:
    A.  IF YOU EXTENDED YOUR ENLISTMENT OR OTHERWISE DELAYED 
APPLICATION FOR ANY AFFECTED BONUS (OFFICER OR ENLISTED) YOU MAY NOW 
SUBMIT FOR YOUR BONUS AS NORMAL.  YOU HAVE 120 DAYS, ENDING 27 MAY 2008, 
TO APPLY FOR A RETROACTIVE BONUS.  EACH CASE WILL BE HANDLED ON AN 
INDIVIDUAL BASIS.  COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS SHOULD CONTACT THE 
SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) HELP DESK REGARDING RETROACTIVE SRB 
APPLICATIONS AND OFFICERS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS OR COMMUNITY 
MANAGERS.
    B.  IF YOU SIGNED A CONTINGENT BONUS ADDENDUM (PAGE 13 ANNEX TO AN 
ENLISTMENT CONTRACT) AS OUTLINED IN REF A, YOUR BONUS WILL BE PAID FROM 
THE DATE OF THE SIGNED ADDENDUM AND NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED.
    C.  IF YOU REENLISTED AND WERE UNABLE TO COMPLETE A CONTINGENT 
BONUS ADDENDUM OR OTHERWISE APPLY FOR A BONUS AS A RESULT OF THE LAPSED 
AUTHORITIES YOU HAVE 120 DAYS, ENDING 27 MAY 2008, TO APPLY FOR A 
RETROACTIVE BONUS.  EACH CASE WILL BE HANDLED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. 
COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS SHOULD CONTACT THE SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT 
BONUS (SRB) HELP DESK REGARDING RETROACTIVE SRB APPLICATIONS.
4.  ANY INDIVIDUAL WHOSE INITIAL ENLISTMENT BONUS OR ACCESSION BONUS 
WAS AFFECTED BY THE LAPSED AUTHORITIES SHOULD CONTACT THEIR RECRUITER.
5.  FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NAVADMIN CONTACT THE NPC 
CALL-CENTER AT 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (DSN: 882-5672) AND CONSULT THE NPC 
WEBSITE AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL, WHERE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S) 
WILL BE REGULARLY UPDATED.  ACTIVE-DUTY ENLISTED SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED 
TO CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGERS OR DETAILERS VIA THEIR COMMAND 
CAREER COUNSELORS.  ACTIVE AND RESERVE OFFICERS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR 
COMMUNITY MANAGERS OR DETAILERS VIA THEIR COMMANDING OR EXECUTIVE 
OFFICERS.  SELECTED RESERVE ENLISTED SHOULD CONTACT NCC STOKES AT (504) 
678-4057/DSN 678, FAX:  (504) 678-1204, OR EMAIL AT 
JOHN.STOKES(AT)NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1./

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