NAVADMIN 073-09 – PRP Update


102315Z MAR 09
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 073/09

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAR//

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM//

REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/291346ZSEP08//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/19MAY06//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 277/08, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM (PRP)
ACCOUNTABILITY. REF B IS OPNAVINST 6110.1H, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM
INSTRUCTION.//

RMKS/1. AS NAVY REMAINS FOCUSED ON PERFORMANCE AND ENHANCING THE CULTURE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS, WE SEE CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT IN OUR PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) SUCCESS RATE. THE SPRING 2003 PFA PASS RATE WAS 92.36 PERCENT AND HAS INCREASED TO 95.9 PERCENT FOR FALL 2008.

2. REF A IMPLEMENTED SEVERAL POLICY CHANGES THAT INCLUDED ASSIGNMENT RESTRICTIONS TO SPECIFIED BILLETS FOR SAILORS WHO HAVE TWO PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT THREE-YEAR PERIOD, UNLESS THE MOST RECENT PFA WAS PASSED. IT ALSO REQUIRED ALL CURRENT PFA READINESS AND PROGRESS WAIVERS TO BE DOCUMENTED IN THE PHYSICAL READINESS INFORMATION MANAGMENT SYSTEM (PRIMS) BY 31 DECEMBER 2008, ANNOUNCED DISCONTINUATION OF PROGRESS WAIVERS EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2009, AND PROHIBITED SHORT-TERM EXTENSIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PASSING THE PFA. REF A REITERATED THE REQUIREMENT TO PROCESS FOR ADSEP ALL SAILORS WHO HAVE THREE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR-YEAR PERIOD AND STRESSED COMMANDING OFFICER ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PRP POLICY COMPLIANCE.

3. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL REFINEMENTS TO NAVY’S PRP POLICY BASED ON FLEET FEEDBACK. POLICY CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEXT REVISION OF REF B.

4. THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL PRP POLICY CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
A. ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS WHO HAVE THREE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR-YEAR PERIOD SHALL NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO A NEW PERMANENT DUTY STATION, REENLISTED, OR EXTENDED. DRILLING RESERVISTS WITH THREE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD SHALL NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO THE INACTIVE READY RESERVE (IRR) IN LIEU OF BEING PROCESSED FOR ADSEP. WAIVERS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-4) VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.
B. IF A READINESS WAIVER IS GRANTED TO A SAILOR WHO HAS THREE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR-YEAR PERIOD, THE SAILOR SHALL BE RETAINED ONBOARD THE PRESENT COMMAND UNTIL COMPLETION OF OBLIGATED SERVICE OR EXPIRATION OF THE WAIVER. IF THE SAILOR STILL HAS THREE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR-YEAR PERIOD UPON WAIVER EXPIRATION, COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL INITIATE ADSEP PROCESSING. PER REF A, COMMUNITY MANAGERS AND ECHELON III COMMANDERS MAINTAIN RESPONSIBILITY FOR APPROVAL AND DISPOSITION OF ALL READINESS WAIVERS.
C. COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL NOT GRANT PROGRESS WAIVERS AFTER 30 JUNE 2009, TO CORRESPOND WITH COMPLETION OF THE 2009 SPRING PFA CYCLE 1. SAILORS GRANTED A PROGRESS OR READINESS WAIVER SHALL SIGN A PAGE 13 (NAVPERS 1070/613 ADMINISTRATIVE REMARKS) TO ACKNOWLEDGE UNDERSTANDING OF THE NO-TRANSFER RESTRICTION. COMMANDS SHALL NOTIFY PERS-4 BY NAVY MESSAGE TO ENSURE THE SAILOR’S DETAILER IS KEPT INFORMED OF THE SAILOR’S NO-TRANSFER STATUS.
D. COMMAND JUSTIFICATION FOR NON-PARTICIPATION IN THE PRT MUST BE DOCUMENTED IN PRIMS. IN ALL CASES (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF APROVED BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (BCA) WAIVERS), SAILORS MUST MEET BODY FAT STANDARDS TO PASS THE SEMI-ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS. IF THE SAILOR IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE PFA DUE TO MEDICAL WAIVER, BCA DATA MUST BE ENTERED INTO PRIMS WITH THE APPROPRIATE WAIVER CODE. SHOULD PERSONNEL EXCEED THE BCA SPECIFICATION OF REFERENCE B, WITHOUT AN APPROPRIATE WAIVER REGARDING BCA, THE PFA WILL BE JUDGED A FAILURE FOR THAT CYCLE.
E. SEMI-ANNUAL PFA CYCLES SHALL BE DEFINED AS: 1 JANUARY THROUGH 30 JUNE 2009 IS DESIGNATED CYCLE 1, SPRING PFA; 1 JULY THROUGH 31 DECEMBER 2009 IS DESIGNATED CYCLE 2, FALL PFA. ALL DATA FOR THE PFA SEMI-ANNUAL CYCLE MUST BE ENTERED INTO PRIMS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF COMPLETING THE PFA. WAIVERS MUST BE APPROVED FOR EACH CYCLE.
F. BEGINNING IN FY-10, PRIMS DATA SHALL BE REVIEWED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION/ADVANCEMENT PROCESS.
G. A PRIMS RECORD SHALL BE ESTABLISHED AND PFA DATA RECORDED FOR EVERY RECRUIT PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF RECRUIT TRAINING.

5. THE COMMAND FITNESS LEADER (CFL) REMAINS A KEY TO SUCCESS BY EXECUTING THE PRP AT THE COMMAND LEVEL, LEADING COMMAND PHYSICAL TRAINING, CONDUCTING THE SEMI-ANNUAL PFA, MANAGING PRIMS DATA, AND DIRECTING THE COMMAND FITNESS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (FEP). CFLS SHALL VERIFY PRIMS DATA ON ALL NEWLY REPORTED PERSONNEL AND ISSUE A PAGE 13 WARNING IN THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSIPS) ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD (ESR) FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ONE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR-YEAR PERIOD.

6. POINT OF CONTACT IS MR. BILL MOORE, DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM, OPNAV N135F, AT (901) 874-2210/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT NAVYPRT(AT)NAVY.MIL.

7. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//