SRB update released with pay for performance pilot

SRB update released with pay for performance pilot

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for Active Component and Full Time Support Sailors and announced a pay for performance pilot program in NAVADMIN 302/18, released Dec. 13.

Updates include adding award levels for 19 skills in 10 ratings, increasing award levels for 35 skills in 12 ratings, decreasing award levels for 59 skills in 27 ratings and removing award levels for 11 skills in 7 ratings from the SRB program released May 2018, in NAVADMIN 119/18.

Increased award levels are effective immediately and decreased levels, including deletions, are effective 30 days after the release of NAVADMIN 302/18.

The NAVADMIN also announced a pilot program for Sailors in seven ratings who will receive an additional 0.5 multiple or “kicker” to their reenlistment bonus, based on demonstrated superior performance. The pilot is a Sailor 2025 initiative and is part of Navy’s effort to incentivize and promote superior performance through its bonus programs.

To be eligible for the performance kicker, Sailors must:

-Be in one of the following ratings – Electrician’s Mate (EM), Engineman (EN), Gas Turbine Systems Technician (GSM), Machinist’s Mate (Surface) (MM(SW)), Damage Controlman (DC), Hull Maintenance Technician (HT) and Machinery Repairman (MR)

-Have received two early promotes (EP) on their three most recent regular periodic evaluations – transfer, concurrent or special evaluations will not qualify

-Have not received a non-judicial punishment within the last three years

-Have not failed any part of the physical fitness assessment in the last three years

The NAVADMIN also realigns the SRB reenlistment window to 180 days of a Sailor’s end of active obligated service (EAOS) vice one year, for those who are eligible for combat zone tax exclusion and Sailors with an early promote on their most recent regular periodic evaluation.

Eligible Sailors looking to reenlist under SRB are encouraged to work with their command career counselor, command master chief and chain of command to discuss timing and procedures for their reenlistment well before their EAOS. Requests are required to be submitted a minimum of 35 days prior to the requested reenlistment date.

Sailors can stay informed of award changes through the Navy's SRB webpage at

For a complete listing of skills award levels eligible for SRBs and reenlistment requirements, read NAVADMIN 302/18 at

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