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

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



REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/212326ZJUN13//
REF/B/DOC/TITLE 37 U.S.C.//
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REF/E/DOC/COMNAVRESFOR/5JUN12//
REF/F/DOC/ASD/13SEP13//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 163/13, SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION OF SELECTED RESERVE 
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN CRITICALLY SHORT WARTIME SPECIALTIES.  REF B IS 
SECTION 302G OF TITLE 37, U.S.C.  REF C IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION 
(DODI) 1205.21, RESERVE COMPONENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS PROCEDURES.  REF D IS 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, DOD 7000.14-R VOLUME 7A.  REF E IS NAVY 
RESERVE PERSONNEL MANUAL, RESPERSMAN M-1001.5.  REF F IS ASSISTANT SECRETARY 
OF DEFENSE FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS (ASD(HA)) MEMORANDUM DESIGNATING FISCAL YEAR 
2014-2015 RESERVE COMPONENT WARTIME HEALTH CARE SPECIALTIES WITH CRITICAL 
SHORTAGES.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SUPERSEDES REF (A), 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REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED.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.  THIS SPECIAL 
PAY FOR RETENTION PROGRAM TARGETS CERTAIN SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER PAY GRADES 
IN SPECIFIC HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL (HCP) SUBSPECIALTIES (SSPS).

3.  PROGRAM GUIDANCE.
    A.  OFFICER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AS AUTHORIZED IN REF (B), AND  IAW REF 
(C), CHAPTER 56 OF REF (D), AND ARTICLES 1100-010 AND 1100-040 OF REF  (E), 
HCP SSPS, DESIGNATED AS CRITICALLY SHORT IN REF (F), ARE ELIGIBLE FOR  
SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION WHEN MEETING THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
        (1) MUST BE WORLDWIDE DEPLOYABLE, AND CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE 
SELECTED RESERVE.  MEMBERS CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE 
(IRR), INCLUDING A VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT (VTU) ARE INELIGIBLE.
        (2) MUST HAVE SERVED SATISFACTORILY IN THE SELECTED RESERVE FOR A 
MINIMUM OF THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A SPECIAL 
PAY FOR RETENTION APPLICATION.
        (3) MUST NOT HAVE RECEIVED SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION PREVIOUSLY.
        (4) MUST NOT BE CURRENTLY UNDER A CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION FOR RECEIPT 
OF ANY OTHER INCENTIVE PAY SUCH AS:  AFFILIATION BONUS, ACCESSION  BONUS, 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, OR ANY OTHER CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT TO SERVE IN  THE 
SELECTED RESERVE PER CHAPTER 56 OF REF (D).
        (5) WILL NOT REACH MANDATORY REMOVAL DATE OR RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY 
DATE DURING ANY SERVICE OBLIGATION PERIOD INCURRED FOR RECEIPT OF THIS 
SPECIAL PAY.
        (6) SHALL AGREE TO SERVE IN THE NAVY SELECTED RESERVE FOR THREE 
YEARS.
        (7) MUST BE A GRADUATE OF AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL, FULLY  QUALIFIED IN 
THE SPECIFIC ELIGIBLE DESIGNATOR, SSP, AND PAY GRADE AS PRESCRIBED IN  PARA 
3.B BELOW.
        (8) MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN CURRENT, VALID, AND UNRESTRICTED HCP
LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S) FOR THE DURATION OF THE OBLIGATED SERVICE 
REQUIRED OF THIS SPECIAL PAY PERIOD, AND SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS AND 
PRIVILEGES AS REQUIRED TO PRACTICE IN THE CRITICAL SPECIALTY FOR WHICH THIS 
SPECIAL PAY IS AUTHORIZED.
        (9) IF ELIGIBLE, OFFICERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO READ AND SIGN A NAVPERS 
1070/613 VIA NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM
 (NSIPS) TO
DOCUMENT THE REQUIRED THREE-YEAR SELECTED RESERVE SERVICE OBLIGATION 
REQUIREMENT.  THE FOLLOWING VERBIAGE FOR THE 1070/613 SHALL BE USED:
"TO GAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION, I HEREBY AGREE TO SERVE 
SATISFACTORILY IN A SELECTED RESERVE STATUS IN THE NAVY RESERVE AND MAINTAIN 
PROPER CREDENTIALING IN THE CRITICAL SKILL FOR WHICH I HAVE APPLIED, FOR A 
PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF MY SIGNATURE.  I UNDERSTAND THAT 
FAILURE TO SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THIS SERVICE OBLIGATION DUE TO ANY
REASON(S) CAUSED BY MY OWN ACTION OR INACTION SHALL RESULT IN  IMMEDIATE 
TERMINATION OF MY ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS PROGRAM, CANCELLATION OF ANY  UNPAID 
ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS, AND SHALL LEAD TO REPAYMENT 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 
QQQQ DEEMED DUE TO MY UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPATION THAT I SHALL NOT BE 
ELIGIBLE FOR ANY FUTURE ENTITLEMENT UNDER THIS PROGRAM."
        (10) ALL ELIGIBLE MEMBERS SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE  AND 
SIGN A SPECIAL PAY FOR SELECTED RESERVE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN  
CRITICALLY SHORT WARTIME SPECIALTIES WRITTEN AGREEMENT PER REF (C) WHICH  
SPECIFIES THE PROGRAM GUIDANCE OUTLINED IN THIS MESSAGE.  THIS AGREEMENT MUST 
BE REQUESTED BY THE COMMAND, USING THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 4 
BELOW.
    B.  SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION ELIGIBLE DESIGNATORS, SSP, PAY GRADE, 
SPECIAL PAY AMOUNTS AND TOTAL SPECIAL PAY AMOUNTS (READ IN FOUR
 COLUMNS): 

DESIGNATOR  SSP                 PAY GRADE(S)            SPECIAL PAY
 PER YEAR/TOTAL
2105           15AX             CDR,LCDR,LT      $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           15BX             CDR,LCDR            $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           15BX             LT                           $10,000
 PER YEAR/$30,000
2105           15CX             CDR,LCDR              $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           15CX             LT                            $10,000
 PER YEAR/$30,000
2105           15DX             CDR,LCDR             $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           15DX             LT                            $10,000
 PER YEAR/$30,000
2105           15HX             CDR,LCDR,LT       $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           16PX             CDR,LCDR,LT       $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           16QX             LCDR                     $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
2105           16RX             CDR,LCDR            $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2105           16RX             LT                           $10,000
 PER YEAR/$30,000
2105           16X0,16X1   CDR,LCDR,LT       $10,000 PER YEAR/$30,000
2205           1725              CDR,LCDR            $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2205           1750              CDR,LCDR            $25,000 PER
 YEAR/$75,000
2305           1805(NOTE 1) LCDR,LT               $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
2905           1950              LCDR,LT,LTJG      $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
2905           1972              LCDR                     $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
2905           1973              LCDR,LT               $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
2905           1974              LCDR,LT               $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
2905           1981              LCDR,LT               $10,000 PER
 YEAR/$30,000
NOTE:  OFFICER MUST BE SERVING IN, AND REMAIN IN, A VALID 2305 SSP 1805 
(POMI) BILLET TO BE ELIGIBLE AND REMAIN ELIGIBLE FOR THE TOTAL SPECIAL PAY 
AMOUNT.
    C.  SPECIAL PAY PAYMENTS AND PARTICIPATION CRITERIA:
        (1) SPECIAL PAY WILL BE IN THREE EQUAL PAYMENTS PER PARAGRAPH 3.B 
ABOVE (LESS TAX).
        (2) INITIAL PAYMENT WILL BE PAID UPON RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF 
APPLICATION BY COMMANDER, NAVY RESERVE FORCES COMMAND (CNRFC) OFFICER 
INCENTIVES DIVISION (N112).
        (3) ANNIVERSARY PAYMENT ON SUBSEQUENT YEARS WILL BE PAID 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 DECEMBER
2013 THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY PAYMENT SHALL BE APPROVED FOR PAYMENT ON
1 JANUARY 2014).
        (4) UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPATION AND FAILURE TO SERVE  SATISFACTORILY 
IN THE SELECTED RESERVE, PER REF (E), 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.
        (5) VOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM THE SELECTED RESERVE:  MEMBERS WHO 
VOLUNTARILY TRANSFER TO THE IRR INCLUDING VTU, OR ARE INDEFINITELY RECALLED 
TO ACTIVE-DUTY PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF ANY YEAR IN WHICH PAYMENT WAS MADE 
WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL PAY EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE OF TRANSFER 
FROM THE SELECTED RESERVE.
        (6) INVOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM DRILLING STATUS:  FOR MEMBERS WHO ARE 
REQUIRED TO TERMINATE DRILLING STATUS DUE TO NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN (I.E., 
OFFICER SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT BOARD, BILLET TENURE, A DIRECTED REDUCTION 
IN FORCE, APPLY BOARD), SPECIAL PAY ENTITLEMENT WILL BE TERMINATED EFFECTIVE 
ON THE DATE OF TRANSFER AND THE MEMBER WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY UNPAID 
ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS.  IF TRANSFER IS AFFECTED PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF THE 
YEAR IN WHICH INITIAL OR ANNIVERSARY PAYMENT IS MADE, RECOUPMENT OF ANY 
UNEARNED PORTION SHALL BE WAIVED.
QQQQ
        (7) REPAYMENT FOR MEMBERS WHOSE SPECIAL PAY ELIGIBILITY IS TERMINATED 
FOR CIRCUMSTANCES CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPH 3.C(4) OR 3.C(5) ABOVE SHALL  BE 
SUBJECT TO REPAYMENT PER CHAPTER 2 OF REF (D).
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 (NRA) SHALL:
    A.  DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION OF ALL ASSIGNED 
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS PER THIS MESSAGE AND REFS (D) AND (E).
    B.  NRA POINT OF CONTACT SHALL ASSIST OFFICERS IN COMPLETING THE 
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION PRECERTIFICATION (PRECERT) REQUEST 
FORM.  THE FORM IS LOCATED ON THE COMNAVRESFORCOM HOMEPORT UNDER N1, N11 
OFFICER INCENTIVES.  THE NRA POINT OF CONTACT SHALL THEN SCAN AND UPLOAD THE 
FORM USING THE "UPLOAD OFFICER INCENTIVE PACKAGES AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS"
LINK LOCATED ON THE NAVY RESERVE HOMEPORT OFFICER INCENTIVES PAGE AT 
HTTPS://PRIVATE.NAVYRESERVE.NAVY.MIL/CNRFC/NCODES/N1/CNRFC_N112A/PAGES/N112A.
ASPX.
    C.  ONCE ELIGIBILITY IS VERIFIED BY N112, A COMPLETED SPECIAL PAY FOR 
RETENTION WRITTEN AGREEMENT WILL BE RETURNED VIA EMAIL TO THE NRA POINT OF 
CONTACT 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 NAVPERS 1070/613 REFERENCED IN PARAGRAPH 3.A(9)  FOR 
ELIGIBLE MEMBER.
    F.  TO ESTABLISH SPECIAL PAY ELIGIBILITY, THE NRA POINT OF  CONTACT WILL 
SCAN AND UPLOAD A COPY OF THE SIGNED SPECIAL PAY FOR RETENTION  WRITTEN 
AGREEMENT AND NAVPERS 1070/613 TO N112 VIA THE LINK ABOVE.  IF ABILITY TO 
SCAN IS NOT AVAILABLE, SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE TO THE 
CNRFC_OFFICERBONUS_SHOP(AT)NAVY.MIL.

5.  THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR POLICY QUESTIONS IS MR. JIM JOHNSON, CNRFC 
N1C21, AT (757) 322-2244/DSN 262 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
JAMES.P.JOHNSON(AT)NAVY.MIL.  FOR ASSISTANCE IN DETERMINING AND ESTABLISHING 
ELIGIBILITY CONTACT THE COMNAVRESFORCOM (N112) OFFICER INCENTIVE PROGRAM 
SPECIALIST AT (757) 444-3650.

7.  THIS NAVADMIN WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED OR 31 DECEMBER 2014, 
WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

6.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.//
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