Q3 FY11 PAYPERS Conference
OPNAV N130 Update Brief
26 - 28 July 2011
BAH Fraud/Sham Marriage
Corrective Actions Taken
• Update to the OPNAVINST 7220.12 (BAH)
– Adds OPNAVINST 1000.23C as a reference
Lists roles and responsibilities of CNIC and NPPSC, which have oversight of
the Pay/Personnel Support System (PASS)
– “Requires documentation to support an approval of BAH based on
dependent location by the CO be submitted to the PSD.”
– “This documentation is to be maintained for at least three years by the
PSD for audit and accountability purposes for a minimum of three
• Update to OPNAVINST 1000.23C (PASSMAN)
– Establish internal controls to ensure reports are submitted on individuals
who marry non-U.S. citizens to prevent BAH fraud.
“Establish internal control to ensure individuals report marriages to non-U.S.
“At a minimum, quarterly reports will be submitted to the security manager,
DONCAF, and commanding officers of members marrying non-U.S. citizens
to assist commands responsible for establishing methods to look for
potential BAH fraud.” 2
• Issued from member’s command.
• Must list a POC (name/phone/email) from the command
preparing the orders.
• AO’s signature block must be typed.
• Per diem rates for safe haven shall be listed, based on
age of Eligible Family Members for first 30 days, and for
days 31 and beyond.
• A travel advance from DFAS requires type of account
(savings/checking), routing number, and account
number; safe haven location; names/dates of birth of
eligible family members.
• Submit the initial travel claim 30 days following arrival at
the safe haven.
• Submit every 30 days as long as evacuation is in effect.
• A lodging lease must contain a termination due to official
• All lodging receipts are required.
• Claimed expenses must be travel-related.
• Alternate safe haven approvals and safe haven
extensions must accompany the claim.
• Claim will be paid based on authorized safe haven.
Pre-Commissioning Units (PCU) (1 of 2)
• Current BAH policy – Joint Federal Travel Regulations
and OPNAVINST 7220.12
• Any previous guidance (SECNAVINST, CNO memos,
etc have been superceded)
• Shore-based units, not authorized Unusually Arduous
Sea Duty (UASD) designation
• Members eligible for BAH at the PDS only
• Delay of dependent travel eligibility
Pre-Commissioning Units (PCU) (2 of 2)
• Upon acceptance date, unit will become UASD:
– CO may only approve BAH based on dependent
location/designated place upon UASD designation
– PCU transition to initial homeport does not qualify for
“homeport change” allowances
– Dependent travel after promulgation of initial homeport
Only to new homeport
– Members may be eligible for Dependent/Personal
Separation Program Designator (SPD)
• New This Year:
- On 29 November, 2010, PDUSD (P&R) issued a new matrix of SPD
codes that became effective for all separations executed after 1 January
- BUPERS issued an update to enclosure (2) of BUPERS 1900.8D on 7
March 2011 which includes current guidance on SPD codes
- NPC and PSD’s should review pay actions and ensure all documents
(MILPERSMAN, etc.) reflect the correct pay actions
• Accrued Leave:
- Eligibility for accrued leave is not dependent on the SPD code used on
a Sailor's DD214
- Per 37 U.S.C. 501, entitlement to accrued leave at separation is
dependent on the characterization of discharge (i.e. honorable, other
than honorable, etc.)
• N130 POC: Ms. Brenda Billingsley at (703) 695-3130 or
Involuntary Separation Pay (ISP)
• General Guidance:
- In order to be eligible for ANY amount of involuntary separation pay:
Separation must be involuntary
Member must have completed six or more but less than 20 years of
Member must enter into a written agreement to serve in the Ready
Reserve for a period of not less than 3 years
• For Clarification:
- PTS is involuntary if member indicated a desire to remain serving
- HYT is always involuntary
Retention eligible = JBK (Full)
Not retention eligible = JGH (Half)
- PFA failures (See NAVADMIN 420/10)
Failed BCA in any of 3 failed cycles = GCR, HCR, JCR, LCR (Half)
Did NOT fail BCA in any of 3 failed cycles = GFT, HFT, JFT, LFT
• N130 POC:
- LT Grant Schweikert at (703) 614-5635 or email@example.com
Bonus Recoupment at Separation
• At separation, Sailors should be advised that separation prior
to the end of a contract for which a bonus was paid, will result
in the recoupment of the unearned portion of that bonus.
• OPNAVINST 1160.8A and OPNAVINST 1160.9 state that if a
Sailor is separated for medical reasons or a condition not a
disability there will be no recoupment of a bonus. This is no
longer the case, and these instructions are currently being
updated to reflect current policy.
• If a Sailor leaves the Navy and was paid SRB or EB, the
Sailor should expect recoupment of the unearned portion of
that bonus. This is in compliance with DODFMR, Volume 7A,
• POC: Ms. Brenda Billingsley at (703) 695-3130 or
N130: Navy Pay and Compensation Policy Branch
Mr. David Haldeman Branch Head (703) 614-2053 firstname.lastname@example.org
CDR Jeff Krusling Deputy, Branch Head (703) 614-7797 Jeffrey.email@example.com
N130C: Pay and Allowances
CDR Sheila Noles Section Head, Basic Pay, COLA (703) 614-5565 firstname.lastname@example.org
LT Brandi McGehee Housing Allowances, Leave, HPC (703) 695-3304 email@example.com
LT Grant Schweikert HDIPs, CSP, IDP, FSA, Invol Sep Pay (703) 614-5635 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. David Maly Navy MAP Rep., Travel policy (703) 695-3322 email@example.com
PSC Seema Kurup Dep. Travel, DLA, Per Diem (703)693-4681 firstname.lastname@example.org
N130D: Special and Incentive Pays
LCDR Rick Knight Section Head, SRB Program Mgr (703) 614-2067 email@example.com
Ms. Brenda Billingsley EB/SRB policy and Bonus Recoupment (703) 695-3130 firstname.lastname@example.org
LT Michele Ewing Officer Bonus Programs Policy (703) 695-3128 email@example.com
LT Joshua Kersting SDAP, AIP, SDIP policy and program mgt (703) 695-3316 firstname.lastname@example.org
N130G: Retirement/Reserve Compensation
CDR Stacy Yurich Section Head (703) 614-5636 email@example.com
Note: E-mail is preferred method of communication