Hardship Duty Pay -Tempo Reauthorized for Sailors

Story Number: NNS161011-21Release Date: 10/11/2016 2:45:00 PM
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By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Today, the Navy announced a reauthorization of Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) to help compensate Sailors for extended deployments and longer periods away from their homeport of more than 220 consecutive days.

The Department of the Navy's HDP-T reauthorization proposal was approved by the Department of Defense for one year through Sept. 30, 2017. The pay was first authorized in Sept. 2014, for a two year period.

"The Navy is in high demand and is present where and when it matters," said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel. "Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo is designed to compensate Sailors for the important roles they continue to play in keeping our nation safe during extended deployments around the globe."

Sailors will receive HDP-T on a prorated basis of $16.50 per day, not to exceed a monthly rate of $495, when they are operationally deployed beyond 220 consecutive days. There will be no differentiation in rates of HDP-T by paygrade or Active/Reserve Component status.

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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is underway in the Philippine Sea.
161002-N-GY813-011 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 2, 2016) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is underway in the Philippine Sea. Ronald Reagan is leading the Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) patrol in the Philippine Sea supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Tyrone Pham)
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