Chief of Naval Personnel Story Archive


Navy Mandates Face Covering: What You Need to Know  (6 April 2020)
The Navy will now require the use of cloth face coverings for all military, Navy civilian and contractors as well as family members while on DoD property, installations and facilities when maintaining proper social distancing between people isn't possible.
Amid COVID-19 Restrictions SkillBridge Internships Continue  (27 March 2020)
Still up and running during the Navy's stop movement for travel is SkillBridge, a key Department of Defense internship program which allows transitioning service members to participate in job training, internships and apprenticeship opportunities.
Navy Authorizes Enlistment Extensions, Re-Entry Opportunities  (26 March 2020)
Sailors willing to extend in critical billets at sea and ashore could find themselves benefiting from the Navy's willingness to offer waivers and even extra cash to stay put for now.
Navy Consolidates COVID-19 Prevention Policies in NAVADMIN 080/20   (24 March 2020)
On March 21, the Chief of Naval Personnel issued NAVADMIN 080/20 which supersedes the previous stop-movement NAVADMINs, adds implementing guidance for the "authorized departure" and consolidates all the guidance into a single NAVADMIN for ease of reference and to serve as a ...
Containing COVID-19: Why the Boss Sent Me Home  (24 March 2020)
To help prevent the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) commanders and commanding officers have been given a wide latitude on using maximum telework, restrictions of movement (ROM), quarantining and/or isolation.
TAP Available Online for Transitioning Sailors  (24 March 2020)
The Navy has suspended in-person transition assistance classes is and instead is authorizing all separating and retiring sailors to complete this requirement online, allowing them to separate on time.
PCS On Hold? Why You Might Want to Visit Legal Now  (20 March 2020)
Sailors waiting out the 60-day hold on Permanent Change of Station moves should consult their local Legal Assistance Office before terminating their lease.
FY20-21 Tours with Industry Applicants Sought   (19 March 2020)
Navy announced March 19, that select Sailors can apply to participate in the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry (SNTWI) program.
Navy Postpones Selection Boards  (19 March 2020)
Efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has led the Navy's top personnel officer to suspend all selection boards until further notice as announced in NAVADMIN 072/20 on March 18.
Navy Authorizes COs to Relax Some Grooming Standards if Necessary  (18 March 2020)
The Navy has given commanding officers discretion to temporarily relax grooming standards for men's and women's hair length, but only if those COs believe the move is necessary to maintain proper social distancing guidelines and limit Sailor exposure to the coronavirus.
Navy Cancels Spring 2020 Fitness Cycle, Delays Advancement Exams  (18 March 2020)
In response to Department of Defense efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Navy announced the delay of the spring Navy Wide Advancement Exams with NAVADMIN 069/20 and the cancellation of the spring 2020 Physical Fitness Assessment Cycle in NAVADMIN 071/20, released March 17.
Updated Training Track Guidance Issued   (17 March 2020)
The Navy has issued amplifying guidance to the recently issued "stop movement" order that has frozen non-mission essential transfers and official travel until May 11.
Navy Merges Sub Radio and IT Ratings  (16 March 2020)
Starting this summer, one of the silent service's newest ratings - Information Systems Technician (Submarines), or ITS for short, will nearly triple in size as it merges with the fellow submarine rating Electronics Technician (Radio), known as ETRs
Navy Sets Coronavirus Transfer and Travel Rules: What you need to know  (15 March 2020)
In the wake of the rapidly expanding world-wide coronavirus outbreak, the Navy has issued two administrative messages outlining new travel and transfer rules in effect until May 11.
CNP: "Continued Investment" from Lawmakers Needed to Grow the Future Force  (12 March 2020)
The Navy's active-duty ranks will grow to a force of 347,800 by the end of fiscal year 2021, if lawmakers approve the manpower hikes requested in the president's fiscal '21 budget.

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