3. Periods of lost time (deducted from active duty pay on a day-for-day basis).
4. Periods of excess leave or other periods in a nonpay status (deducted from active duty pay on a day-for-day basis).
The granting of liberty is an instrument of command management. Liberty may be granted by commanding officers for any period of 96 hours or less. Liberty shall normally be granted outside of normal working hours. Regular liberty shall be granted from the end of normal working hours on a given day to the start of normal working hours on the next working day. Regular liberty periods will not exceed 72 hours, except in the case of public holiday weekends and periods specifically extended by the President. Special liberty periods of 3 to 4 days (72 and 96 hours) may be granted on special occasions or in special circumstances, such as compensation or special recognition. The Armed Forces Liberty Pass, DD Form 345, maybe used to control the authorized absence of enlisted members when, in the judgment of the commanding or senior officer present, it is deemed necessary for security, operational, or other unique circumstances. In all other cases, the Armed Forces Identification Card, DD Form 2N, will suffice to identify an enlisted member on authorized liberty.
Annual leave may be granted by the commanding officer when service requirements permit.
Upon permanent change of station (PCS), leave may be granted in connection with PCS orders, as stated in the orders.
Emergency leave will be granted by the commanding officer whenever the circumstances warrant.
Convalescent leave may be granted by a members commanding officer when recommended by a medical officer or the hospital commander. The Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command may grant leave to repatriated prisoners and to others when it is specifically recommended by the Commander, Naval Medical Command.
Other types of leave that may be granted include recruiting assistance leave, reenlistment leave, and rest and recuperation leave.
Procedures for promotion of officers are described in MILPERSMAN. The Personnel Division gives assistance with the preparation of fitness reports, physical examination reports, personal histories, certificates of security clearance, duty preferences, transcripts of service, and other documents required to properly record the officers qualifications and status.
Most advancements in rating are accomplished through a Navywide system of competition in all petty officer grades. Advancements are based on demonstrated proficiency in assigned duties, evaluation and recommendation of the commanding officer, needs of the service, and written examinations. All eligible personnel compete for advancement to fill vacancies in the total Navy allowance. E-7, E-8, and E-9 grades must be selected by a board convened in the Navy Department. Grades below petty officer compete at a local level. Procedures for conducting examinations for advancement in rating and change in rating are found in current NAVMILPERSCOMINST 1400 series.
The Personnel Division usually provides the following:
1. Training of enlisted personnel for advancement through courses for self-study in conjunction with on-the-job training.
2. Determination of eligibility
a. Assisting the commanding officer in recommending individuals for advancement
b. Assisting the individuals in completing the Personnel Advancement Requirement and training courses
c. Recording information to facilitate proof of eligibility. This includes service requirements, path of advancement, and completion of training.
3. Examination of all eligible candidates. This includes ordering examinations and coordinating with the local examining board to ensure that every eligible candidate is provided an opportunity to compete.
Examinations for advancement or change in rating are conducted Navywide on specific dates as directed by NMPC.