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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 225/16, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY UPDATE TO
REF B IS TITLE 37 U.S. CODE, PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
REF C IS A CNO MEMORANDUM, ENLISTED SUPERVISOR RETENTION PAY POLICY
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN supersedes reference (a).
2. Enlisted Supervisor Retention Pay (ESRP) provides a retention incentive
to senior Navy nuclear-trained enlisted personnel with highly specialized
skills. The legal authority for ESRP shifted from section 355 of reference
(b) to section 331 of reference (b) effective 4 July 2016. Current ESRP
requirements limit the program as follows:
a. The minimum reenlistment length is 3 years.
b. The maximum bonus amount for each year of obligated service is
limited to $25,000. The implication of this limit is that the maximum ESRP
bonus for a 3 year reenlistment is $75,000.
c. All ESRP payments must be received prior to completion of 26 years of
service. The implication of this limit is that any ESRP installment that
would be due after 26 years of service will be paid in the final installment
prior to completion of 26 years of service.
3. Award Multiples. Updated ESRP multiple values are listed below:
a. ESRP Zones 1 multiples (additional obligated service (AOS)
computation stops at 16 years of service):
Rating PNEC Zone 1 Change
ETNSS 3363 9.5
EMNSS 3364 7.0 (+1.0)
MMNSS 3365 7.5
ELTSS 3366 8.0
ETNSW 3393 7.5
EMNSW 3394 7.0 (+1.0)
MMNSW 3395 7.5 (+1.0)
ELTSW 3396 6.5
b. ESRP Zone 2 multiples (AOS computation stops at 18 years of service):
Rating PNEC Zone 2
ETNSS 3363 3.5
EMNSS 3364 3.5
MMNSS 3365 3.5
ELTSS 3366 3.5
ETNSW 3393 3.5
EMNSW 3394 3.5
MMNSW 3395 3.5
ELTSW 3396 3.5
c. ESRP Zone 3 multiples (AOS computation stops at 23 years of service):
AOS AOS AOS
Rating PNEC 0-24mos 25-36mos 37+mos
ETNSS 3363 0.5 1.5 2.5
EMNSS 3364 0.5 1.5 2.5
MMNSS 3365 0.5 1.5 2.5
ELTSS 3366 0.5 1.5 2.5
ETNSW 3393 0.5 1.5 2.5
EMNSW 3394 0.5 1.5 2.5
MMNSW 3395 0.5 1.5 2.5
ELTSW 3396 0.5 1.5 2.5
4. Eligibility. Only Sailors assigned an active supervisory nuclear Navy
enlisted classification (NEC) listed in paragraph 3 (or equivalent) are
eligible to reenlist for ESRP. In addition, security clearances must be
current or in an Open for New Investigation status. ESRP requests and
anniversary payments for personnel with inactive NECs (3359/3389 or
equivalent) will be held in abeyance pending final resolution. Overall ESRP
eligibility requirements are defined in reference (c). In addition, to
encourage career progression and provide incentive for continued superior at-
sea service, the following supplementary eligibility requirements remain in
place for each ESRP zone:
a. ESRP Zone 1. In addition to the requirements of reference
(c), be assigned an active nuclear supervisory NEC (see paragraph 3).
b. ESRP Zone 2. In addition to the requirements of reference
(c), be a frocked E-7 or in the paygrade of E-7, E-8, or E-9 on the date of
the ESRP Zone 2 reenlistment.
c. ESRP Zone 3. In addition to the requirements of reference (c):
(1) Be a frocked E-8 or in the paygrade of E-8 or E-9 on the date of
the ESRP Zone 3 reenlistment, and
(2) Have successfully previously served as, be currently serving as
(on orders), or have been issued and accepted orders as a submarine
Engineering Department Master Chief, Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (CVN) Major
Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, CVN Reactor Training Division Officer,
or CVN Reactor Department Master Chief.
5. Application Process. To ensure the approval message is released in a
timely manner, ESRP reenlistment requests will be submitted 35-120 days in
advance of the desired reenlistment date. Exceptions to this policy will be
approved by the ESRP program manager on an individual basis.
a. Officer Personnel Information System (OPINS) Force Management System
is programmed to process ESRP reenlistment requests and employs the same
process used to request and approve selective reenlistment bonus reenlistment
requests. Career counselors and personnel support detachments are familiar
with this program and should use it as the primary method of ESRP request
submission. The ESRP request type is 3AA for Sailors on active duty and 3BB
for broken service requests.
b. If OPINS is not available, the command can e-mail (scanned copy of
request), or mail the request directly to the ESRP program manager using the
format found in reference (c). If operational commitments limit the ability
to submit ESRP applications via this manner, commands should submit the ESRP
request via message to the immediate superior in charge, who can submit the
OPINS request. ESRP requests sent directly to the ESRP program manager by
message or mail may result in a processing delay.
c. E-6 and below Zone 1 Sailors not already obligated beyond 14 years of
service will require an approved Career Waypoints (C-WAY) reenlistment quota.
C-WAY submission and quota approval can be pursued in parallel with the OPINS
request for ESRP.
d. A Sailor must be pre-approved for an ESRP reenlistment. ESRP approval
will not currently notify the Defense Joint Military Pay System (DJMS) of the
intent of the Sailor to reenlist. Until DJMS can be programmed to accept
ESRP reenlistment payments, manual processing is required. Payments should
post to the account of the Sailor within 14 days following the day the ESRP
program manager receives notification of reenlistment. Initial payment will
be authorized as soon as the contract execution is reflected in the enlisted
master file (EMF). In order to ensure prompt payment, new contracts must be
posted to the EMF in a timely manner.
e. Personnel support detachments and commands should contact Nuclear
Propulsion Programs (OPNAV N133D) vice Defense Finance and Accounting System
to resolve any payment issues.
f. A Sailor with an approved pre-certification, who does not reenlist on
the date specified in the pre-certification message, must resubmit a request
to revise the reenlistment date and ESRP award amount.
6. Recoupment. Receipt of any ESRP bonus is contingent upon the fulfillment
of the specific conditions of eligibility, service, and assignment of the
ESRP program. A Sailor who fails to fulfill these specified conditions
during the period of service agreed upon, shall repay the U.S. Navy any
unearned portion of the bonus. Examples of situations requiring repayment
are provided in reference (c).
7. Service Record Entry. An Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS 1070/613) entry
acknowledging recoupment policy via Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System
is required to be entered into the service members record prior to execution
of an ESRP reenlistment (examples are provided in reference (c)).
8. ESRP-eligible Sailors and their command career counselors should review
reference (c), which provides further program details. Reference (c) can be
found on the nuclear enlisted community manager website:
9. Point of contact is OPNAV N133D at (703)604-5502/5491/5492/5493/DSN 664,
or via e-mail at nxag_n133d3(at)navy.mil or bullnuke(at)navy.mil.
10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//