Chief of Naval Personnel Story Archive
Effective immediately, leave and liberty outside the local area of your command is exempt from ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved the leave exemption for all military on June 29. The Navy's rules for implementation came in NAVADMIN 189/20 on July 2.
The Navy has authorized Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) for Sailors extended at certain commands due to COVID-19 transfer delays.
The Navy stood up a special task force June 30, to address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness.
Sailors now have improved access to their awards online through a modernized version of the Navy Department Awards Web Service, which is available on BUPERS Online.
Sailors are now authorized to use the Government Travel Charge Card for permanent change of station moves.
Based on the success of the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online - known as Navy COOL - a new online tool is now available to personalize a Sailor's search for civilian credentials and certifications to enhance their career.
The Navy has released the calendar year 2021 Blended Retirement System continuation pay rates.
The Navy selected five outstanding Sailors winners of the Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards.
Permanent Change of Station moves will soon be restarting using a conditions-based, phased approach and Navy Personnel Command is poised to ensure that high priority sea duty units remain manned and ready to preserve maritime superiority.
The Navy announced a phased plan for resuming official travel and transfers as well as allowing local commanders greater leeway in granting personal leave and liberty.
In the six months between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the "Miracle at Midway" the nation unified and was mobilizing. Faced with all-out war, the Chief of Naval Personnel's team pulled out all the stops and accomplished the greatest naval manpower buildup in history.
The annual call for applications to the 2021 Seaman to Admiral program, known as STA-21, is on the streets. This year's board will meet in mid-September.
The Navy has cleared the way for Sailors to plan command-sponsored retirement ceremonies though none will be held until social distancing restrictions are relaxed.
The Navy issued clarifying guidance for enlisted advancement eligibility due to the postponement of the Spring Navy-wide advancement exam.
Selection, advancement and continuation boards are all set to restart July 1st, ensuring that Sailors across the fleet are in no way disadvantaged by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) delays to the original board dates