SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION OF SELECTED RESERVE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN CRITICALLY SHORT WARTIME SPECIALTIES

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NAVADMIN 008/12 

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SUBJ/SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION OF SELECTED RESERVE HEALTH CARE 
PROFESSIONALS IN CRITICALLY SHORT WARTIME SPECIALTIES//



REF/A/DOC/ASD-DTM/12JUL2011//
REF/B/DOC/COMNAVRESFOR/27MAY2010//
NARR/REF A IS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMORANDUM DESIGNATING 
FY 2012-2013 RESERVE COMPONENT WARTIME HEALTH CARE SPECIALTIES WITH 
CRITICAL SHORTAGES.  REF B IS COMNAVRESFORINST 1001.5F, 
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR THE DRILLING RESERVE AND PARTICIPATING 
MEMBERS OF THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SPECIAL PAY 
FOR RETENTION OF SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES) HEALTH CARE OFFICERS IN 
SELECT DESIGNATED CRITICALLY SHORT WARTIME SPECIALTIES.  THIS 
NAVADMIN IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 
SUPERSEDED.

2.  TO ENSURE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS TODAY AND INTO THE FUTURE, 
THE NAVY MUST RETAIN OUR HIGHEST QUALITY AND BEST QUALIFIED 
OFFICERS.  A VIGOROUS RETENTION PLAN REQUIRES FLEXIBLE TOOLS TO 
ENSURE WE ARE RETAINING THE RIGHT NUMBER OF OFFICERS WITH THE RIGHT 
SKILLS TO OPTIMIZE OUR WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY.

3.  THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS PROVIDE PROGRAM GUIDANCE.  
    A.  OFFICER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
        (1) MUST BE WORLDWIDE DEPLOYABLE, AND CURRENTLY SERVING IN 
THE DRILLING NAVY RESERVE IN AN INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING (IDT) STATUS.  
MEMBERS CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR) OR A 
VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT (VTU) ARE INELIGIBLE.
        (2) MUST HAVE SERVED SATISFACTORILY IN THE NAVY RESERVE IN 
AN IDT STATUS FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS IMMEDIATELY 
PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION APPLICATION.
        (3) MUST NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY OTHER IDT SERVICE OBLIGATION 
FOR RECEIPT OF ANY OTHER INCENTIVE OR DUE TO MEETING SERVICE 
OBLIGATION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF AN EDUCATION PROGRAM.  THIS 
INCLUDES ANY OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIRED TO GAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 
MONTGOMERY GI BILL - SELECTED RESERVE, OR, TO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY 
CRITERIA FOR TRANSFERABILITY OF ENTITLEMENTS UNDER THE POST 9/11 GI 
BILL PROGRAM. 
        (4) SHALL AGREE TO SERVE IN THE DRILLING NAVY RESERVE IN AN 
IDT STATUS FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS. 
        (5) MUST BE FULLY QUALIFIED IN THE SPECIFIC ELIGIBLE 
DESIGNATOR, SUBSPECIALTY, AND PAYGRADE AS PRESCRIBED IN PARA 3.B 
BELOW AND BE SERVING IN A VALID BILLET.
        (6) MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN FOR THE DURATION OF THE 
OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIRED OF THIS SPECIAL PAY PERIOD, CURRENT VALID 
AND UNRESTRICTED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S) AND 
SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS AND PRIVILEGES AS REQUIRED TO PRACTICE 
IN THE CRITICAL SPECIALTY FOR WHICH THIS SPECIAL PAY IS AUTHORIZED.
        (7) IF ELIGIBLE, OFFICERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO READ AND SIGN 
A SERVICE RECORD PAGE 13 IN THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL 
SYSTEM (NSIPS) TO DOCUMENT THE REQUIRED THREE-YEAR IDT DRILLING 
RESERVE SERVICE OBLIGATION REQUIREMENT.  THE FOLLOWING VERBIAGE FOR 
SERVICE RECORD PAGE 13 SHALL BE USED:  "TO GAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR 
SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION, I HEREBY AGREE TO SERVE SATISFACTORILY IN 
AN INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING (IDT) DRILLING STATUS IN THE NAVY RESERVE 
IN A VALID BILLET AND MAINTAIN PROPER CREDENTIALING IN A CRITICAL 
SKILL, FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF MY SIGNATURE ON 
THIS SERVICE RECORD PAGE 13.  I UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO 
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THIS SERVICE OBLIGATION DUE TO ANY REASONS 
CAUSED OF MY OWN VOLITION SHALL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF 
MY ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS PROGRAM, CANCELLATION OF ANY UNPAID 
ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS, AND, SHALL LEAD TO RECOUPMENT OF ANY UNEARNED 
PORTION (IF APPLICABLE) OF THE CURRENT SPECIAL PAY PAYMENT (INITIAL 
OR ANNIVERSARY, AS APPLICABLE) THAT I RECEIVED.  I FURTHER 
UNDERSTAND THAT IF TERMINATION IS DEEMED DUE TO MY UNSATISFACTORY 
PARTICIPATION THAT I SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY FUTURE 
ENTITLEMENT UNDER THIS PROGRAM."
        (8) ALL ELIGIBLE MEMBERS SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 
AND SIGN AN SPECIAL PAY FOR SELECTED RESERVE HEALTHCARE 
PROFESSIONALS IN CRITICALLY SHORT WARTIME SPECIALTIES WRITTEN 
AGREEMENT WHICH OUTLINES THE PROGRAM GUIDANCE CONTAINED IN THIS 
MESSAGE.  THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE REQUESTED BY THE COMMAND, USING THE 
PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 4 BELOW.
    B.  ELIGIBLE DESIGNATORS, SUBSPECIALTY (SSP), PAYGRADE 
RESTRICTION AND SPECIAL PAY AMOUNTS:
DESIGNATOR  SSP      PAYGRADE(S)      SPECIAL PAY PER YEAR (3 YEARS)
2105        15BX     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
            15C0     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
            15D0     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
            15HX     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
            16P      CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
            16Q0/1   LCDR ONLY                      $25,000 PER YEAR
            16X0     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
2205        1725     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $10,000 PER YEAR
            1750     CDR AND LCDR ONLY              $25,000 PER YEAR
2305        1802     LCDR AND LT ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
            1805     LCDR AND LT ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
            1860     LCDR AND LT ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
2905        1930     LCDR AND LT ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
            1950     LT AND LTJG ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
            1960     LT AND LTJG ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
            1972     LCDR ONLY                      $10,000 PER YEAR
            1973     LCDR AND LT ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
            1981     LCDR AND LT ONLY               $10,000 PER YEAR
    C.  SPECIAL PAY PAYMENTS AND PARTICIPATION CRITERIA:
        (1) INITIAL PAYMENT:  WILL BE PAID VIA LUMP SUM (LESS TAX) 
UPON RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF APPLICATION BY COMMANDER, NAVY RESERVE 
FORCES COMMAND (CNRFC) BONUS SHOP (N11).
        (2) ANNIVERSARY PAYMENT:  SUBSEQUENT ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS 
WILL BE PAID VIA LUMP SUM (LESS TAX) ANNUALLY ON THE FIRST DAY OF 
THE MONTH FOLLOWING THE ANNIVERSARY MONTH IN WHICH THE ELIGIBILITY 
OBLIGATION WAS ESTABLISHED. (E.G., THE MEMBER GAINED ELIGIBILITY FOR 
SPECIAL PAY AND INCURRED THE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION ON 20 DEC 
2011 THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY PAYMENT SHALL BE APPROVED FOR PAYMENT ON 
1 JAN 2013). 
        (3) UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPATION:  FAILURE TO SERVE 
SATISFACTORILY IN THE SELECTED RESERVE, PER CURRENT DIRECTIVES, FOR 
THE ENTIRE YEAR FOR WHICH PAYMENT IS MADE SHALL RESULT IN 
TERMINATION OF MEMBER'S SPECIAL PAY ELIGIBILITY.  EFFECTIVE DATE OF 
TERMINATION SHALL BE THE DATE THE MEMBER IS DECLARED AN 
UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPANT.
        (4) VOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM THE SELECTED RESERVE:  MEMBERS 
WHO VOLUNTARILY TRANSFER TO THE IRR, VTU OR RECALL TO ACTIVE DUTY IN 
THE ACTIVE FORCES (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE MOBILIZATION, ADSW OR ADT) 
PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF ANY YEAR IN WHICH PAYMENT WAS MADE SHALL 
RESULT IN TERMINATION OF MEMBER SPECIAL PAY ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE ON 
THE DATE OF TRANSFER FROM THE SELECTED RESERVE.
        (5) INVOLUNTARY MOBILIZATION:  MEMBERS INVOLUNTARILY 
MOBILIZED SHALL MAINTAIN SPECIAL PAY ENTITLEMENT DURING THE PERIOD 
OF MOBILIZATION AND FOR RECEIPT OF ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS PAYABLE 
DURING THIS PERIOD.
        (6) INVOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM THE DRILLING RESERVE:  FOR 
MEMBERS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE DRILLING NAVY RESERVE DUE TO 
NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN (I.E., OFFICER SERB BOARD, BILLET TENURE, A 
DIRECTED REDUCTION IN FORCE, APPLY BOARD), SPECIAL PAY ENTITLEMENT 
WILL BE TERMINATED EFFECTIVE ON DATE OF TRANSFER AND MEMBER WILL NOT 
BE ENTITLED TO ANY UNPAID ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS.  IF TRANSFER IS 
EFFECTED PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF THE YEAR IN WHICH INITIAL OR 
ANNIVERSARY PAYMENT IS MADE, RECOUPMENT OF ANY UNEARNED PORTION 
SHALL BE WAIVED.    
        (7) RECOUPMENT:  MEMBERS WHOSE SPECIAL PAY ELIGIBILITY IS 
TERMINATED FOR CIRCUMSTANCES CONTAINED IN PARA 3.C(3) OR 3.C(4) 
ABOVE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A PRO-RATED RECOUPMENT OF THE UNEARNED 
PORTION OF THE MOST RECENT INITIAL/ANNUAL PAYMENT.  THE PRO-RATED 
AMOUNT RECOUPED WILL BE EQUAL TO THE PORTION OF THE YEAR FOR WHICH 
MEMBER WAS PAID BUT DID NOT SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THEIR SELRES 
OBLIGATION.
NOTE:  IF ELIGIBILITY IS TERMINATED DUE TO UNSATISFACTORY 
PARTICIPATION, MEMBER WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR FUTURE SPECIAL PAY 
ELIGIBILITY.

4.  ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION AND INCENTIVE APPLICATION PROCEDURES.  
NAVY RESERVE ACTIVITIES SHALL:
    A.  DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION OF ALL 
ASSIGNED HEALTHCARE OFFICER PERSONNEL PER THIS MESSAGE.
    B.  COMMAND POINT OF CONTACT SHALL COMPLETE APPLICATION FOR 
SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION PRECERT REQUEST FORM AND SUBMIT TO 
CNRFC_OFFICERBONUS_SHOP(AT)NAVY.MIL.  FORM IS LOCATED ON THE 
COMNAVRESFORCOM HOMEPORT UNDER N1, N11 OFFICER INCENTIVES.
    C.  ONCE ELIGIBILITY IS VERIFIED BY COMNAVRESFORCOM (N11), 
COMPLETED OFFICER SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION WRITTEN AGREEMENT WILL 
BE RETURNED VIA E-MAIL TO NRA POC FOR MEMBER AND DESIGNEE SIGNATURES.
    D.  ISSUANCE OF A PRECERT NUMBER ON A WRITTEN AGREEMENT DOES NOT 
GUARANTEE SPECIAL PAY ENTITLEMENT.  THE PRECERT GUARANTEES FUNDING 
AVAILABILITY SHOULD THE OFFICER MEET FINAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 
IN THE TIME REQUIRED. 
    E.  AFTER RECEIPT OF OFFICER SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION WRITTEN 
AGREEMENT, NRA WILL COMPLETE THE SERVICE RECORD PAGE 13 REFERENCED 
IN PARA 3.A(7) ABOVE FOR ELIGIBLE MEMBER.
    F.  TO EFFECT SPECIAL PAY ELIGIBILITY ESTABLISHMENT, NRA POC 
WILL SCAN AND FORWARD A COPY OF THE SIGNED SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION 
WRITTEN AGREEMENT AND SERVICE RECORD PAGE 13 TO COMNAVRESFORCOM 
(N11) VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ABOVE.  IF ABILITY TO SCAN IS NOT 
AVAILABLE, SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ABOVE.
    G.  COMMAND POC MAY CONTACT COMNAVRESFORCOM (N11) OFFICER 
INCENTIVE PROGRAM SPECIALIST FOR ASSISTANCE IN DETERMINING AND 
ESTABLISHING ELIGIBILITY VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ABOVE OR BY PHONE AT 
(757) 444-3650.

5.  POINT OF CONTACT FOR POLICY:  MR. JIM JOHNSON, CNRFC N1C21, AT
(757) 322-2244/DSN 262 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JAMES.P.JOHNSON(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//
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