NAVADMIN 041-06 – ADSEP Processing for PFA Failures


NAVADMIN 041-06

SUBJ/ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION (ADSEP) PROCESSING GUIDANCE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) FAILURES//

1. OPNAVINST 6110.1H RELEASED IN AUGUST 2005 ANNOUNCED MANDATORY ADSEP PROCESSING BEGINNING IN JULY 2006 FOR ALL SAILORS WHO HAVE FAILED THREE OR MORE PFA CYCLES WITHIN A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD AND DO NOT PASS THE SPRING 2006 PFA CYCLE.

2. SPECIAL CASE WAIVERS. TO ENSURE FLEET, UNIT, AND SAILOR READINESS IS MAINTAINED, GUIDANCE FOR PROCESSING ‘SPECIAL CASE’ WAIVER REQUESTS IS PROVIDED TO OUTLINE TYPES OF WAIVERS, WAIVER AUTHORITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY OF COMMANDS, ISICS, TYCOMS, ANDEENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS/OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGERS. TWO PRIMARY CATEGORIES ARE: A MEMBER_S PROGRESS TOWARDS MEETING PFA STANDARDS (WAIVER FOR PROGRESS); OR THE IMPACT OF THE LOSS ON FLEET, UNIT OR COMMUNITY (WAIVER FOR READINESS).
A. WAIVER FOR PROGRESS. COMMANDING OFFICERS HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT WAIVERS FOR SAILORS SHOWING PROGRESS AS DEFINED IN OPNAVINST 6110.1H, ENCL (5), PARAS 3(A)(1) AND (2).
B. WAIVER FOR READINESS. COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY REQUEST A WAIVER FROM ADSEP PROCESSING FROM THEIR ECHELON III COMMANDER, VIA THEIR ISIC. FOR PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO NUCLEAR PROPULSION PROGRAM ACTIVITIES, AUTHORITY RESIDES WITH THE NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION PROGRAM MANAGER (CNO (N133)). ECHELON III COMMANDERS WILL COORDINATE WITH APPROPRIATE ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS/OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGERS BEFORE MAKING A FINAL DETERMINATION CONCERNING PERSONNEL READINESS.

3. WAIVER REQUESTS MUST BE INITIATED WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF COMPLETION OF THE PFA CYCLE. FINAL DISPOSITION MUST BE DETERMINED BY THE WAIVER AUTHORITY WITHIN TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF WAIVER REQUEST.
A. COMMANDING OFFICERS WILL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY ANY SAILOR WHO IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR A WAIVER AND WILL KEEP THEM INFORMED OF THE WAIVER STATUS.
B. ANY WAIVER GRANTED WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE NEXT PFA CYCLE OR UNTIL WAIVER GRANTING AUTHORITY REVOKES IT.
C. TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONNEL WAIVED AND TYPE OF WAIVERS GRANTED SHALL BE REPORTED QUARTERLY, BY APPROVING AUTHORITY (VIA THEIR ECHELON III COMMANDER), TO THE PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM OFFICE(OPNAV N153).

4. POC: MS. HEATHER POUNCEY, (901) 874-2210/DSN 882 OR VIA EMAIL AT NAVY.PHYSICALREADINE(at)NAVY.MIL.

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