NAVADMIN 277-8 – PRP Accountability


R 291346Z SEP 08
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 277/08

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP//

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM (PRP) ACCOUNTABILITY//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 6110.1H/15AUG2005// AMPN/REF A IS PHYSICAL
READINESS PROGRAM INSTRUCTION// RMKS/

1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES POLICY CHANGES TO THE NAVY’S PRP. ALL POLICY CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEXT REVISION OF REF A.

2. SINCE 2005, NAVY HAS MADE STRIDES TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL FITNESS. WE HAVE ADDED NEW TESTING OPTIONS FOR THE PHYSICAL READINESS TEST (PRT) AND INTRODUCED A NEW PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM (PTU). ADDITIONALLY, NEW CAPABILITIES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE PHYSICAL READINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PRIMS) TO TRACK WAIVERS.

3. THE FOLLOWING PRP POLICY CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2008:
A. UNLESS THE MOST RECENT PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) WAS PASSED, PERSONNEL WHO HAVE FAILED TWO PFAS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO:
(1) OVERSEAS BILLETS
(2) PRE-COMMISSIONING BILLETS
(3) SPECIAL PROGRAMS (E.G., RECRUIT DIVISION COMMANDER, RECRUITING, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR (EOA), WASHINGTON STAFF, JOINT)
(4) GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM (GWOT) SUPPORT ASSIGNMENTS (GSA)/IA MANPOWER MANAGEMENT (IAMM)
(5) INSTRUCTOR DUTY
B. WAIVER DOCUMENTATION. THE CAPABILITY TO ENTER ALL WAIVERS (INCLUDING PROGRESS AND READINESS) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN PRIMS ON 1 OCTOBER 2008. THROUGH PRIMS, OPNAV N135F WILL MONITOR AND REPORT COMPLIANCE OF DATA ENTRY AND STATUS OF SAILORS WHO REQUIRE ADSEP PROCESSING. COMMANDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING ALL PFA-RELATED WAIVERS ARE DOCUMENTED IN PRIMS BY 15 DECEMBER 2008.

4. ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS. FOR THOSE OFFICER AND ENLISTED MEMBERS WHO FAIL THE PFA THREE TIMES IN A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD, MANDATORY PROCESSING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION (ADSEP) REMAINS IN EFFECT. THE GUIDANCE IS CONTAINED IN REF A.

5. WAIVERS. IN 2005, THE REVISED PRP INSTRUCTION PROVIDED POLICIES TO ASSIST IN THE TRANSITION TO THE NAVY’S CURRENT FITNESS STATE. EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2009, PROGRESS WAIVERS, DETAILED IN REF A, CH-1, APPENDIX D TO ENCLOSURE (8), WHERE COMMANDING OFFICERS GRANT WAIVERS TO THOSE PERSONNEL WHO DEMONSTRATE CONSISTENT IMPROVEMENT TOWARDS MEETING PRP STANDARDS, ARE DISCONTINUED.

6. PRP RESPONSIBILITIES. EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2009, PRP RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. PRP OFFICE (OPNAV N135F). PROVIDE PRP MANAGEMENT, TO INCLUDE POLICY OVERSIGHT, ENFORCEMENT, STANDARDS, PRIMS MANAGEMENT, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR COMMAND FITNESS LEADER CERTIFICATION, ADSEP PROCESSING AND WAIVER COMPLIANCE.
B. COMMANDER, NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND (CNIC). PROVIDE CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR COMMAND FITNESS LEADERS (CFLS) TO QUALIFY THEM TO ADMINISTER THEIR COMMAND’S PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM, TO INCLUDE THE SEMI-ANNUAL PFA AND THE FITNESS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (FEP).
C. SHORT-TERM EXTENSIONS: INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE PFA, AND HAVE FAILED THREE TIMES WITHIN A FOUR YEAR PERIOD, MAY NOT BE GRANTED A CONDITIONAL (SHORT-TERM) EXTENSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PASSING THE PFA.
D. COMMANDERS, COMMANDING OFFICERS, AND OFFICERS IN CHARGE. IDENTIFY HIGHLY MOTIVATED, PHYSICALLY FIT PROGRAM LEADERS, ENSURE MEMBERS ATTEND REQUISITE CFL TRAINING AND HOLD THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING STAFF, COMMAND, OR UNIT PRP GUIDELINES ARE IMPLEMENTED AND WIDELY COMMUNICATED. SENIOR LEADERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE SUCCESS OF THEIR PRP AND SHOULD ACTIVELY LEAD COMMAND PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING AND ENSURE ALL COMMAND PFA DATA IS ACCURATELY ENTERED IN PRIMS.

7. THE MAJORITY OF NAVY SAILORS PERFORM THE PFA SEMI-ANNUALLY AND CAN EASILY MEET OR EXCEED THE MINIMUM PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS. I CHALLENGE EACH OF YOU TO CONTINUE THE EXCELLENT PROGRESS WE’VE MADE TO IMPROVE NAVY’S OVERALL PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR THE IMPROVED HEALTH AND READINESS OF THE FORCE.

8. POINT OF CONTACT: MS. HEATHER POUNCEY, DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM, OPNAV N135F, AT (901) 874-2210/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL AT NAVYPRT(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9. RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.//

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