09 Feb 2024
These faq questions are more related to the administrative functions and not neccessarily the exam itself. It includes topics such as eligibility, reinstatement, boards and more are asked. Most questions are applicable to both active and reserve enlisted Sailors
No. CO/OIC recommendation for advancement cannot be delegated. CO/OIC recommendation is the most important advancement eligibility requirement.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 2-1)
No. Ratings requiring a security clearance are: AC, AE, AG, AO, ATI, ATO, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, FC, FCA, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, LN, MA, MC, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, YN and all nuclear and submarine ratings.
(NWAE Cycle NAVADMIN)
Yes. The CO/OIC must grant the candidate an interim clearance. It must be entered in DISS prior to the 1st day of the month of the NWAE. Candidates must maintain security clearance eligibility throughout the advancement cycle to be eligible for advancement. If, for any reason, a clearance is denied, revoked, or not reflected in DISS, an exam is not authorized and commands will not allow candidates to take the exam until the discrepancy is corrected or a new clearance is granted and is properly reflected in the EAW of the candidate.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 2-3/NWAE Cycle NAVADMIN)
Yes, if you are voluntarily transferring to FLTRES. No, if you are involuntarily transferring to FLTRES, i.e. High Year Tenure.
Yes. As long as your FLTRES is canceled and profile sheet reflects “SEL BD ELIGIBLE” prior to the board convening.
No. NAVADMIN 312/18 cancelled awarding IA points.
Prior to the limiting date, the Command ESO can request to correct an error by submitting a Post Examination Advancement Worksheet (EAW) in Navy System Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) and upload Command letter for correction with all the key supporting documents (KSD) as enclosures. Example can be found in BUPERSISNT 1430.16G (FIGURE 3-2).
If it is past the limiting date, your Command will have to submit an Exception to Policy (ETP) request with all your KSDs. All ETP requests must be sent to Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy (N13) and include an endorsement from the command's immediate superior in command (ISIC), email to NXAG_N132C@NAVY.MIL. Estimated time of determination will be 7 to 14 days. Once the final disposition has be determined, OPNAV N13 will email PERS 8031 and Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) to take action. Example can be found in BUPERSISNT 1430.16G (FIGURE 1-1).
If it is past 6 month after the limiting date, the Sailor will need to submit a Board for Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR). Download the DD Form 149, print it, fill it out COMPLETELY, and sign it. You must sign the application as BCNR cannot act on your behalf without your signature authorizing them, through the Privacy Act, to review your record. Identify the specific error or injustice you feel has been committed, submit sufficient information to permit BCNR to determine whether relief is warranted and include any other information you deem relevant. If in doubt, include it. That information could be what ultimately proves that an error or injustice exists. When you have completed the application, mail your application directly to BCNR to the appropriate address indicated on DD Form 149.
You will have to submit a NAVPERS 1070/613, example is on BUPERSISNT 1430.16G (FIGURE 2-1/2-2). Email your PG13 to ADVANCEMENTS-ACTIVE@NAVY.MIL or ADVANCEMENTS-RESERVE@NAVY.MIL for review and determination.
No. The Sailor's current CO has authority to reinstate Sailor to the next paygrade. CO can reinstate Sailor to E2/E3 any time after NJP. Command can submit an Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS 1070/613) (permanent) must be CO's signature and must include the following language: (date): Effective this date, Service Member has been reinstated to E2/E3. Effective date of paygrade is _______ and time-in-rate date is ______.
Sailor can also submit a special request chit stating “Respectfully request to be reinstate to the next paygrade effective DD MMM YYYY.“ with the CO's signature. Once approved, submit KSDs to PERS 8031 email: ADVANCEMENTS-ACTIVE@NAVY.MIL.
NOTE: The most important requirement that needed is the CO’s recommendation, which both the special request chit and NAVPERS 1070/613 will provide that requirement.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 2-19)
Follow guidance from question #9. Sailor's current CO has authority to reinstate Sailor only one paygrade at any time after RIR. The effective date depends on the CO, when he/she feels that the Sailor has earn the next paygrade. Most common time period is 6 and 9 months after RIR. Scenario: DCFA Smith was reduce in rate on 1 January 2020 to E1. It's now 1 June 2021, DCFR Smith question why his pay has never changed. After a review of his LES it was discovered he is still an E1.
If the command submits a request to reinstate DCFR Smith to E2 by using the 9 month after RIR, the effective date would be 1 October 2020 with a Time in Rate (TIR) 1 October 2020. Once the reinstate of E2 posts in the NSIPS, NSIPS will then process auto advancement to E3, which would be 16 July 2021 with a TIR of 1 July 2021. This will make DCFN Smith eligible for the September 2021 NWAE.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 2-19)
99.9 percent of the time the auto advancement was been put on delay from boot camp or “A” school for discipline issues. PERS 8031 does have retains and to resolve, follow guidance from question #9 answer.
No. When a CO has withdrawn a NWAE advancement it is a permanent action for that NWAE cycle. The CO can reinstate Sailor's recommendation for any future NWAE cycle.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 7-26)
No. The CO must reinstate advancement prior to the limiting date of the NWAE that the Sailor was advanced from.
If it is past the limiting date, your Command will have to submit an Exception to Policy (ETP) request with all your KSDs. All ETP requests must be sent to Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy (N13) and include an endorsement from the command’s immediate superior in command (ISIC), email to NXAG_N132C@NAVY.MIL. Estimated time of determination will be 7 to 14 days. Once the final disposition has be determined, OPNAV N13 will email PERS 8031 and Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) to take action. Example can be found in BUPERSISNT 1430.16G (FIGURE 1-1).
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 7-26)
No. Failure to comply with the required actions prior to the advancement date will result in the member retaining advancement as scheduled.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 7-26)
Submit an E-mail notification to NETPDC (N321)/NAVPERSCOM (PERS-803) to include the NAVPERS 1070/613, example is on BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 7-26 and 27.
The date of rank (DOR) is computed by using the Time-in-Rate (TIR) TABLE 2-3 — TIR DATE ASSIGNMENTS. Most common calculation would be the Sailor entered the Navy between the 17th and the end of the month. There is misunderstanding on calculating TIR from the month the Sailor entered in the Navy vise on date enter in the Navy. Any date of entry of the Navy that falls from the 17th to the end of the month, your TIR will be the following 1st day of the month and that is where you will start your calculated.
Example: MASR Schuldt entered the Navy on 25 January 2020, NSIPS will reflect TIR 25 January 2020. MASR Schuldt calculation would be from 1 February 2020, per Table 2-3. All DOR will be 16th of month. TIR calculation to E2.
MASR Schuldt will be advance to E2 effective 16 November 2020 with a TIR 1 November 2020.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 2-14)
Sailors’ EAW will need to have the “Served CDCZ/ACOA > 90 Days” marked and when the answer sheets are mailed, FIGURE 6.1 will need to be fill out with the Sailor information. This will let NETPDC know to conduct a cycle comparison in the future once the Sailor takes the next NWAE.
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 6-12 through 19)
The command will need to submit an Exception to Policy (ETP) request for a cycle comparison for the NWAE cycle that the Sailor has taken to be compared to the one that the Sailor missed. Guidance on ETP can be reviewed in policy below. Additional documents are needed to be added as an enclosure both EAW cycles.
If the ETP is approved, all information will be submitted to NETPDC to conduct a cycle comparison. If the Sailor advances under the missed NWAE cycle, NETPDC will forward information to PERS 8031 to process advancement in Enlisted Master File (EMF).
(BUPERSINST 1430.16G Page 1-10 and -1-11)
The common reasons for advancement cycle invalidation could be due to failure to complete PMK-EE for the correct paygrade or the security clearance was not adjudicated per Cycle NAVADMIN authority.
Yes. CO has the authority to reinstate the Sailor to E4 after a minimum of 6 months of RIR.
The Sailor would have a 5 year contract due to guaranteed “A” school. Since the Sailor excelled in “A” school then received AAP, policy stated an additional 12 months is required prior to advancing to E4.
(MPM 1430-010 Page 3 Para. f.)
Email key supporting documents to PERS 8031 firstname.lastname@example.org for review and determination.
No. PMK-EE is required to be completed once every paygrade.
It is not required to use 3.6 for PMA. If the Sailor’s reporting senior wants to submit an evaluation and give Sailor a higher PMA, the reporting senior has that authority.
Command Pay and Personnel Administrator (CPPA) will need to submit profile sheet to local PSD, ESO section, and request to update advancement from NWAE.
Command Pay and Personnel Administrator (CPPA) needs to send request to local PSD, MILPAY section, to submit a DWOW ticket to DFAS to update MD line to the next paygrade to match NSIPS paygrade information.
NOTE: DFAS has up to 30 days to address a DWOW ticket.