ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY

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SUBJ/ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY//



REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/29DEC06//
REF/B/DOC/OSD/10APR09//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/252140ZMAR13//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1160.6B, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP).
REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION 1304.27, AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION 
OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY.  REF C IS NAVADMIN 076/13, SPECIAL DUTY 
ASSIGNMENT PAY.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) 
RECERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR FY-13.  THIS PROCESS IS CRITICAL TO ENSURE THE 
NAVY ACCURATELY COMPENSATES SAILORS FOR SERVING IN UNIQUELY CHALLENGING 
ASSIGNMENTS.  PER REFS A AND B, COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE REQUIRED TO ANNUALLY 
REVIEW AND CERTIFY EACH SAILOR'S ENTITLEMENT TO SDAP.  THIS CERTIFICATION IS 
TO VERIFY EVERY SAILOR ASSIGNED TO AN ELIGIBLE BILLET REMAINS QUALIFIED TO 
FILL THE BILLET AND IS RECEIVING THE CORRECT SDAP.  CERTIFICATION SHALL 
COMMENCE UPON THE RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN AND CONTINUE THROUGH 31 AUGUST 
2013.  PER REF A, COMMANDS THAT DO NOT COMPLETE THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION BY 
31 AUGUST 2013 WILL HAVE THEIR SDAP TERMINATED RETROACTIVE TO 1 JUNE 2013.  A 
COMPLETE LIST OF AUTHORIZED SKILLS AND PAY AMOUNTS CAN BE FOUND IN REF C.

2.  ELIGIBILITY.  SAILORS MUST:
    A.  BE QUALIFIED FOR AND SERVING IN AN AUTHORIZED BILLET DESIGNATED FOR 
SDAP AS PER REFS A, B, AND C.
    B.  NOT BE ASSIGNED IN EXCESS EXCEPT NUCLEAR-TRAINED PERSONNEL MEETING THE 
REQUIREMENTS OF REF A OR MEMBERS AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID IN EXCESS PER REF C.

3.  PROCEDURES
    A.  ANY CHANGES TO SDAP RECIPIENTS MUST BE ANNOTATED ON SECTION 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 THROUGH THE COMMAND'S SERVICING PERSONNEL SUPPORT DETACHMENT (PSD).  NO 
CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND (NPC) AS PART OF THE SDAP 
ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION PROCESS.
    B.  THE COMMANDING OFFICER'S (CO'S) ORIGINAL SIGNATURE MUST BE ON SECTION 
SP OF THE EDVR FORWARDED TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-811).  BY DIRECTION SIGNATURES 
ARE NOT AUTHORIZED AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ENDORSEMENT MUST READ:  "I HAVE REVIEWED AND CERTIFY ALL MEMBERS' OF THE 
COMMAND ARE RECEIVING THE CORRECT SDAP ENTITLEMENT AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SDAP."
    C.  FORWARD THE CO CERTIFIED SECTION SP OF THE EDVR ONLY, VIA ENCRYPTED E-
MAIL TO:  MARIE.BATES(AT)NAVY.MIL

4.  LESSONS LEARNED
    A.  EACH YEAR COMMANDS SUBMIT THEIR SDAP RECERTIFICATIONS ON 31 AUGUST AND 
DO 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 EARLY IN THE RECERTIFICATION 
WINDOW (PRIOR TO 31 JULY 2013).
    B.  COMMANDS DID NOT ENSURE THEIR SAILORS HELD THE REQUIRED NAVY ENLISTED 
CLASSIFICATION (NEC) CODES AND SAILORS WERE BEING PAID INCORRECT SDAP PAY 
LEVELS.  PAYMENT OF SDAP IS NOT AUTHORIZED BASED SOLELY ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF 
STATION ORDERS OR DISTRIBUTION NECS.
SAILORS MUST HOLD THE REQUIRED NECS.
    C.  COMMANDS DID NOT MAKE THE REQUIRED CORRECTIONS TO MEMBERS' SDAP 
THROUGH THEIR LOCAL PSD UNDER THE MISTAKEN BELIEF THAT CORRECTIONS WOULD BE 
MADE BY NPC DURING THE ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION PROCESS.
    D.  COMMANDS FAILED TO PLACE THE COMMAND INFORMATION (INCLUDING THE UNIT 
IDENTIFICATION CODE) IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF E-MAIL CORRESPONDENCE.  THIS 
HINDERS RECORDING THE COMPLETION OF THE COMMANDS RECERTIFICATION.

5.  COMMANDS CAN CHECK THE STATUS OF THEIR SDAP RECERTIFICATION AT
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/CAREER/ENLISTEDCAREERADMIN/PAGES/DEFAULT1.ASPX.  COMMANDS ARE STRONGLY 
ENCOURAGED TO USE THIS SITE TO ENSURE THEIR SUBORDINATE COMMANDS HAVE 
COMPLETED THE RECERTIFICATION.

6.  POINT OF CONTACT IS PSC MARIE BATES, COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-811), AT (901) 
874-3260 OR VIA E-MAIL AT MARIE.BATES(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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