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SUBJ/TERMINATION OF GLOBAL AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE FOR INDIVIDUALS AT
HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19//
NARR/REF A IS MEMO FROM UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND
READINESS (USD PR), AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE-INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK
REF B IS NAVADMIN 264/20, NEW GLOBAL AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE AND TERMINATION
PROCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.
REF C IS OUSD PR MEMO, AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE TRANSITION AND
TERMINATION INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 284/20, EXTENSION OF NEW GLOBAL AUTHORIZED
DEPARTURE FOR INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.
RMKS/1. References (a) and (b), announced a new global authorized
departure (GAD) effective 10 September 2020 to 9 October 2020.
References (c) and (d), announced an authorized departure extension
from 10 October 2020 to 9 December 2020. This NAVADMIN announces
the termination of the global authorized departure on 9 December
2. This NAVADMIN applies to the Department of Defense (DoD)
eligible family members (EFM) and civilian employees who are
currently at their safe haven location. In line with reference (c),
global authorized departure ends 9 December 2020 and all dependents
should plan to return to their permanent duty station (PDS) by that
date. Due to the global authorized departure terminating, approval
to return to the PDS location is not required. Extensions to safe
haven allowances caused by unavoidable delays beyond the control of
the dependent (such as pregnancy, new birth, etc.) may be approved
on a case-by-case basis through the Secretarial process. All other
extension requests require approval by the Office of the Under
Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness. Regardless of
decision authority, all requests for extension of safe haven
allowances beyond 9 December 2020 must end prior to 8 March 2021 and
must be submitted to Military Pay and Compensation Policy Branch
(OPNAV N130) via e-mail at nxag_n130c(at)navy.mil. If DoD EFM or
civilian employee cannot meet the 9 December 2020 return date to
PDS, inform OPNAV N130 immediately and submit requests as early as
possible, as the approval process for extensions is lengthy.
3. Dependents that do not want to return to the PDS due to
health/security concerns may request an early return of dependents
(ERD). Requests should be routed as early as possible to the
Combatant Commander (COCOM) for approval. Submit COCOM approvals to
Career Management Department (PERS-4) via e-mail at
overseas_earlyreturn(at)navy.mil to begin the order writing process.
ERD includes the ability to select a designated place that is not
the safe haven. If an ERD is approved, travel allowances from the
safe haven to the designated place must not exceed the cost of
allowances from the safe haven to the PDS of the Service Member.
Service Members must be aware that safe haven allowances terminate
on 9 December 2020, even if an ERD request has been submitted,
unless an extension as described in paragraph 2 has been separately
approved. If an ERD is warranted, Service Members should start the
4. Dependents that are delayed during their travel back to the PDS
due to issues such as a delay in government transportation, a
positive COVID test result or a temporary foreign government travel
ban may be considered an authorized delay based on the circumstances
and may receive full per diem until transportation is available.
5. Service Members with questions regarding this NAVADMIN should
contact MyNavy Career Center, available 24/7, by phone at (833) 330-
MNCC ((833) 330-6622) or via e-mail at askmncc(at)navy.mil.
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or
canceled, whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//