R 251858Z FEB 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/FEB//
SUBJ/MATERNITY AND CONVALESCENT LEAVE POLICY UPDATE//
REF/C/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/021900ZJUL15//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC N1/051649ZAUG15//
NARR/ REF A IS A DIRECTIVE-TYPE MEMORANDUM (DTM) 16-002, DOD-WIDE CHANGES TO
MATERNITY LEAVE. REF B IS DODINST 1327.06, LEAVE AND LIBERTY POLICY AND
PROCEDURES. REF C IS ALNAV 053/15, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY MATERNITY AND
CONVALESCENT LEAVE POLICY. REF D IS NAVADMIN 182/15, MATERNITY AND
CONVALESCENT LEAVE POLICY. REF E IS NAVPERS 15560D, NAVAL MILITARY PERSONNEL
MANUAL (MILPERSMAN). REF F IS OPNAVINST 6000.1C, NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING
PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD. REF G IS OPNAVINST 6110.1J, PHYSICAL READINESS
RMKS/1. In accordance with the 28 January 2016 Secretary of Defense
announcement regarding maternity leave as outlined in reference (a), this
NAVADMIN updates Navy maternity leave policy previously promulgated in
references (b) through (d). This NAVADMIN will be followed by updates to
references (e) through (g), including the release of a new MILPERSMAN article
addressing maternity leave.
a. This new maternity leave policy applies to active component members,
and Reserve component members serving on call or orders to active service for
a continuous period of at least 12 months.
b. Date of pregnancy, which determines whether the member is eligible
for 12 or 18 total weeks of leave, shall be determined by a privileged health
3. Sailors, including eligible members of the Reserve component, who are
pregnant or experience a birth event on or before March 3, 2016, will be
entitled up to 18 weeks of maternity leave.
4. Navy members who become pregnant after 3 March 2016 will be entitled to
84 total days of non-chargeable maternity leave. The leave must be taken in
a single block of 84 days, consecutively and immediately following a birth
event or release from hospitalization following a birth event, whichever is
5. For Navy members whose maternity leave or additional maternity leave
(AML) was approved by their commanding officers on or before 3 March 2016, or
who are pregnant or experience a birth event on or before 3 March 2016, the
policy established in reference (d) applies. That is, mothers may be granted
up to 126 total days of leave (42 days of convalescent/maternity leave and up
to 84 days of AML and may take the AML in multiple blocks as allowed by
reference (d)). Maternity leave that is not used within a year of the childs
birth will be lost. AML shall be calculated based on work days, per
reference (d) paragraph 7a.
6. Definition of birth event. Any birth of a child(ren) to a female member
wherein the child(ren) is/are retained by the mother. For purposes of this
NAVADMIN, multiple children resulting from a single pregnancy (e.g., twins or
triplets) will be treated as a single event so long as the multiple births
occur within the same 72-hour period.
7. Members who give birth but do not retain custody of the child are
eligible for convalescent leave as prescribed by their health care provider.
8. Eligible Reserve Component members will be extended on active duty at
their request for the purposes of taking maternity leave.
9. Adoption leave and parental leave policies remain unchanged and will
continue to be administered in accordance with references (b) and (f).
10. No member shall be disadvantaged in her career, including limitations in
her assignments (except in the case where she voluntarily agrees to accept an
assignment limitation), performance appraisals, or selection for professional
military education or training, solely because she has taken maternity leave.
11. Tracking of maternity leave and AML.
a. For commands on e-Leave in Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System
(NSIPS), members will request the maternity leave type for both maternity
leave and AML. Command leave administrators shall run the e-Leave type
report regularly to ensure the authorized days of maternity or AML as listed
in paragraphs 4 and 5 are not exceeded.
b. Commands not on e-Leave with NSIPS will manually track maternity
leave and AML until the command begins utilizing e-Leave.
12. Point of contact for this matter is LT Amy Younger, N130C2, at
(703) 604-5477/DSN 664 or via e-mail at NXAG_N130C(at)NAVY.MIL.
13. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//