Sunday, November 19
With the passing of the Ontario government’s back-to-work legislation, Durham College (DC) is pleased to welcomefaculty back to work Monday, November 20 and full-time post-secondary students back to class on Tuesday, November 21.
Our goal as an institution is to move forward. We know there are still many questions that remain unanswered and we will do our best in the coming days to provide you with the information you need. The entire DC community is behind you and will do everything we can to make the rest of the 2017-2018 academic year a success.
With the return to class now scheduled, the revised semester dates for full-time post-secondary studentsare as follows:
- Fall semester classes will continue through the week of December 18 – 22, 2017.
- The holiday break will be from Friday, December 22 at 6 p.m. – Monday, January 1, 2018.
- Fall semester classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and will end on Monday, January 15, 2018.
- Between fall semester and winter semester there will be a four-day break from Tuesday, January 16 to Friday, January 19, 2018. No classes will be scheduled for most full-time post-secondary programs during this time.
- The winter semester will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018.
- Winter semester classes will continue through reading week and therefore the regular break previously scheduled from February 26 until March 2, 2018, is cancelled.
- The Family Day weekend will be extended to include Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The college will be open this day, but classes will not run.
- The winter semester will end Friday, April 27, 2018 as originally scheduled.
Apprenticeship students’ return to class and block details
Apprentices in day release programs will resume classes as follows:
- Tuesday day release programs will resume class Tuesday, November 21
- Wednesday day release programs will resume class Wednesday, November 22.
- Thursday day release programs will resume class Thursday, November 23.
Students who were in blocks when the strike began will be contacted by DC or the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to schedule the completion of their blocks. Those who were in blocks that were scheduled to start after the strike began will be contacted by MAESD when new seats become available.
Further details will be shared by the college shortly.
Friday, November 17
Given the Ontario government’s announcement that they are introducing back-to-work legislation to end the strike, it is anticipated that classes will resume next week.
The legislation may be approved over the weekend or early next week. This means classes could resume as soon as Tuesday, November 21. Students are encouraged to make sure they are available to begin classes again as early as Tuesday.
As soon as we are certain of the date, an email will be sent to students DC Mail account announcing when classes will start.
Over the next few days please check DC Mail and Durham College’s social media accounts, as well as this webpage for updates. Information will continue to be shared with you as it becomes available. The college is looking forward to welcoming students and faculty back on campus in the very near future.
Friday, November 17
The Ontario government has announced it is acting to end the faculty strike by introducing back-to-work legislation.
It is expected that the passage of the legislation, which will see all outstanding matters between the two parties referred to binding arbitration, will take a few days to implement. The colleges are supportive of the legislation and are looking forward to being able to welcome students and faculty back to the classroom.
Further updates will be communicated as soon as more information is available, students and faculty are encouraged to check their Durham College (DC) email accounts and official DC social media accounts frequently over the coming days.
Thursday, November 16
Ontario college faculty have exercised their democratic right and by rejecting the offer have chosen to continue to strike. This is a terrible result for the 500,000 students who remain out of class. I completely sympathize with our students who have been caught in this strike for more than four weeks. This strike has gone on for too long – and we still need to resolve it and get our students and faculty back in class.
The college bargaining team will be in touch with the provincially appointed mediator to seek his direction to the parties.
Sonia Del Missier – Chair, Colleges’ Bargaining Team
Monday, November 13
Friday, November 10
Thursday, November 9
Wednesday, November 8
Ontario colleges confirmed today that the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered a faculty vote to be held from Tuesday, November 14 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, November 16 at 10 a.m. The vote will be conducted by electronic ballot to ensure that the maximum number of faculty can exercise their right to vote.
“We are still over one week away from the vote results being known and we again request that the strike be suspended for the sake of 500,000 students. The suspension will allow faculty and students to return to class and not lose another week,” said Sonia Del Missier, Chair, Colleges’ Bargaining Team. “The colleges remain at the table, but we can’t just rely on bargaining to resolve the strike – and our students can’t wait. The faculty vote is another path to end the strike if bargaining is not successful,” said Ms. Del Missier.
Monday, November 6
After a number of days of bargaining, the College Employer Council (the Council) presented a new offer of settlement tothe Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) earlier today.
The Council has asked that faculty be able to vote on this offer of settlement and have requested the Ontario Labour Relations Board to arrange a vote. The Council has asked OPSEU to suspend the strike and have faculty return to the classroom while the vote is being arranged.
At this time, classes remain suspended and we will provide more information on this website and on our social media channels as soon as it becomes available.
Thursday, November 2
The College Employer Council (the Council) that represents all 24 colleges asked the provincially appointed mediator to bring the Council and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) back to the bargaining table.
Negotiations resumed Thursday, November 2, with the goal of reaching a settlement and getting students and faculty back in the classroom.
- For now, the strike continues.
- The Council and OPSEU have returned to the bargaining table and resumed negotiations.
Wednesday, November 1
The College Employer Council (the Council) that represents all 24 colleges has asked the provincially appointed mediator to bring the Council and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) back to the bargaining table. Negotiations could resume as soon as Thursday, November 2, with the goal of reaching a settlement and getting students and faculty back in the classroom.
- For now, the strike continues.
- If OPSEU agrees, negotiations will resume, with the goal of reaching a settlement.
As soon as we are aware that negotiations will continue, updates will be communicated via the bargaining update website.
Sunday, October 15
Please be advised that all full-time and partial load faculty are now on a province-wide legal strike.
All classes at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and Pickering Learning Site, including apprenticeships, are cancelled, with the exception of Continuing Education courses, which will continue to run.
Detailed information and frequently asked questions can be found below, including:
- General strike information
- Academic/course information
- College operations that remain open
- Student services available
- Picket line protocol
- Transit activity
Information about the strike and relevant contingency planning will be posted on the academic bargaining webpage and shared via email as it becomes available. Please remember to check these sources of information frequently.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union members are legally entitled to strike, and establish pickets. Picketers are members of our college community who are engaged in a lawful strike and when the strike is over they will return to their roles within the college.
During this difficult time, decisions and actions of the college’s community will reflect the college’s values of: integrity and transparency, respect, equal access and diversity, personal and team accountability and collaboration.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Friday, October 13
Below is some important information you need to know in the event of a full-time and partial-load faculty strike (work stoppage).
When will I know if there is a faculty strike (work stoppage)?
- Durham College (DC) will communicate bySunday, October 15 at midnightas to whether there will be a faculty strike on Monday, October 16.
- Please check your email and visit theacademic bargaining webpagefor updates.
What will happen during a faculty strike?
- Should a strike occur, full-time and partial-load faculty will begin picketing on Monday, October 16 at 7 a.m. at all campus entrances.
- All classes, including apprenticeships, will be cancelled, with the exception of Continuing Education courses, which will continue to run.
- Part-time and sessional faculty teaching courses that are part of our full-time programming are not required to work until the strike concludes and classes resume.
Who continues to work during a faculty strike?
- Part-time faulty teaching courses for Continuing Education and Corporate Training Services.
- Support staff and administrative employees.
- Work study students, in consultation with their manager.
- DC has developed contingency and semester completion plans to facilitate the completion of the academic semester.
- Allplans will be finalized based on the length of a strike and the number of school days lost.
- Every school and program area will consider the most effective strategies for students to complete their semester, for example: additional in-class hours; online hours; or modified assignments.
- All options will be examined so that the fall semester will not be extended if at all possible.
- Individual program and course semester completion plans will be reviewed and implemented as classes resume.
- Students’ situations and needs will be top of mind in all decision-making.
How can I prepare for a work stoppage?
Wednesday, October, 11
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(OSA) PROGRAM.REF B IS NAVADMIN 003/08, GSA DETAILING BUSINESSRULES.REF C IS NAVADMIN 276/08, IA/GSA UPDATE.REF D IS NAVADMIN 180/09, INDIVIDUALAUGMENTATION (IA) GRAM 06, SUITABILITY SCREENING FOR IAS.REF E IS MILPERSMAN 1300-318,SCREENING PROCEDURES FOR GLOBAL SUPPORT ASSIGNMENT (GSA), INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTATION MANPOWER PAGE 03 RUEOMFA1953 UNCLAS MANAGEMENT (IAMM) AND RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) MOBILIZATION ASSIGNMENTS.REF F IS N130/07U0311, PAY ENTITLEMENT POLICYINTERPRETATION AND CLARIFICATION PERTAINING TO MEMBERS SERVING IN GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR
ASSIGNMENTS (GSA).REF G IS OPNAVINST 3000.13C, PERSONNEL TEMPO OFOPERATIONS PROGRAM.
REF H IS MILPERSMAN 1306-300, OVERSEAS TOUR EXTENSION INCENTIVES PROGRAM (OTEIP).
RMKS/1.IAW REF A, STARTING 1 NOVEMBER 2010, THE OVERSEASCONTINGENCY OPERATIONS (OCO) SUPPORT ASSIGNMENT
(OSA) PROCESS WILL REPLACE THE GSA DETAILING PROCESS FOR ENLISTEDSAILORS.THIS NAVADMIN SUPERCEDES REFS B AND C.
2.OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS SUPPORT ASSIGNMENT (OSA) PROCESSOVERVIEW.
A.PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH RATING DETAILER,SAILORS DESIRING AN INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTATION ASSIGNMENT SHOULD SELECT THE "OSA PREFERENCE"
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OPTION IN THE
SPECIAL PROGRAMS SECTION OF THEIR DUTY PREFERENCE PAGE IN CMS/ID,NINE TO TWELVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT PROJECTED ROTATION DATE (PRD).IT ISIMPERATIVE THAT SAILORS UPDATE THEIR EMAIL AND PHONE CONTACT INFORMATION IN CMS/ID PRIOR TOSELECTING THE OSA PREFERENCE OPTION TO FACILITATE TIMELY CONTACT AND NEGOTIATIONS PRIOR TO THEMEMBER ENTERING INTO THEIR NORMAL DETAILING WINDOW.PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) SCREENING ANDAPPROVAL IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR OSA SELECTION, UNLESS THE CURRENT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE OBLIGATEDSERVICE (EAOS)/SOFT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE OBLIGATED SERVICE (SEAOS) DATE IS SET BEYOND THEEND OF OSA ESTIMATED RETURN DATE PLUS THREE MONTHS.IN GENERAL, THIS MEANS THAT UNLESSYOUR EAOS/SEAOS IS AT LEAST 15-16 MONTHS BEYOND YOUR CURRENT PRD MONTH (FOR 12-MONTHASSIGNMENTS), YOU WILL NEED PTS APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY FOR AN OSA ASSIGNMENT.
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B.SAILORS WILL BE CONTACTED BY NAVPERSCOM (NPC) OSA DETAILINGCELL (PERS 4013GS) AFTER THE SAILOR HAS SELECTED THE OSA PREFERENCE OPTION IN THEIRCMS/ID SPECIAL DUTY PREFERENCE PAGE.
C.SAILORS AND THE PERS OSA DETAILING CELL WILL WORK TOGETHER TOFIND AN OSA BILLET FOR WHICH THE SAILOR IS A GOOD FIT.SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAVEAN IDEA OF THE THEATER/COUNTRY, LENGTH OF TOUR, AND TYPE OF BILLET THEY PREFER.IFA BILLET IS NOT AGREED UPON, OR NO BILLET IS AVAILABLE, THE SAILOR WILL COMMENCE RATING DETAILER NEGOTIATIONS AND CMS/ID APPLICATIONS ONCE IN THEIR NINE MONTH PRD WINDOW.
D.OSA NOMINATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO UNITED STATES FLEETFORCES (USFF) FOR FINAL APPROVAL.ONCE APPROVED, THE PERS OSA DETAILING CELL AND THE SAILOR,ALONG WITH THE RESPECTIVE GEOGRAPHIC BUDGET SUBMITTING OFFICE (BSO)/TYPE COMMANDER(TYCOM), WILL BE NOTIFIED PAGE 06 RUEOMFA1953 UNCLAS OF SELECTION.THE SELECTED SAILOR WILL BE CONSIDERED "UNDER ORDERS"
FOR PCS DETAILING
PURPOSES UNTIL THEIR PRD IS ADJUSTED AND THEY ROLL INTO THEIR NEWDETAILING WINDOW.
E.TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY (TEMADD) ORDERS SHALL BE WRITTEN BYNPC WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE SAILOR'S SUCCESSFUL ACCEPTANCE BY AN OSA CANDIDATE.
INTERMEDIATE TEMPORARY DUTY
(ITDY) ORDERS WILL BE ISSUED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
F.TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO FIRST I-STOP (NMPS REPORT DATE), AND UPONSUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ALL IA/OSA PRE-SCREENINGS, PERS-40 WILL ADJUST THE SAILOR'S PRD ANDAPPLY AN OSA DISTRIBUTABLE NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (DNEC) CODE.THE NEW PRDWILL BE 60 DAYS AFTER THE ESTIMATED RETURN FROM THE OSA TOUR.THE OSA DNEC WILL MASK THESAILOR FROM THEIR PARENT COMMAND'S MANNING AND THE OSA SAILOR WILL NOT COUNT AGAINST THECOMMAND FOR MANNING PURPOSES.
G.FOLLOW-ON PCS ORDERS.WHEN OSA SAILORS ARE WITHIN NINE PAGE 07 RUEOMFA1953 UNCLASMONTHS OF THEIR NEW PRD, THEY WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO NEGOTIATE ORDERS WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE RATINGDETAILER.
H.UPON COMPLETION OF THE OSA DEPLOYMENT, SAILORS WILL RETURN TOTHEIR EXISTING (PRE-OSA) PARENT COMMAND FOR APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTING FOR THEIRNEXT PCS ASSIGNMENT.THE 60 DAYS AT THE PARENT COMMAND SHALL BE RESERVED FOR REINTEGRATION,POST-DEPLOYMENT SCREENINGS, LEAVE, AND PCS MOVE PREPARATION (HHG MOVE SETUP, ADMINISTRATIVEPROCESSES, ETC.).SAILORS SHALL THEN EXECUTE THEIR NEW PCS ORDERS, AS WRITTEN.
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3.OSA ADMINISTRATION AND PREREQUISITES.
A.OSA CANDIDATE BUSINESS RULES.
(1) OSA ELIGIBILITY.SAILORS WHO VOLUNTEER FOR AN IAASSIGNMENT AND ARE WITHIN NINE AND TWELVE MONTHS OF PRD.SAILORS WITHIN NINE MONTHS OF THEIR PRDALSO MAY APPLY FOR OSA ORDERS BY DIRECTLY CONTACTING THEIR RATING DETAILER WHO WILL NOMINATETHEM, PROVIDED THEIR RATING DETAILER CONCURS WITH THE ASSIGNMENT, TO THE PERS OSADETAILING CELL FOR AN OSA ASSIGNMENT.
(2) SAILORS WHO PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED AN IA ASSIGNMENT MAYVOLUNTEER FOR AN OSA ASSIGNMENT.
(3) SAILORS WHO ARE TRANSFERRING FROM A NAVY "A" OR "C"
SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT AND HAVE NOT
YET COMPLETED THEIR FIRST PCS TOUR ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AN OSAASSIGNMENT.
(4) RANK.OSA CANDIDATES MUST BE ONE UP/ONE DOWN FROM THESTATED REQUIREMENT, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN THE REQUIREMENT.OSA CANDIDATES MUST BE E-3 ORABOVE AT THE TIME OF PAGE 03 RUEOMFA1954 UNCLAS ADMINISTRATIVE SCREENING TO BE ACCEPTED FOR OSA ASSIGNMENTS WITH THEFOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:(1) OSA CANDIDATES MUST BE E-4 OR ABOVE FOR ASSIGNMENT TO DETAINEE OPERATIONS MISSIONS; AND (2) HOSPITAL APPRENTICE (HA/E-2) SAILORS MAY SERVE IN HEALTH SERVICEAUGMENTATION PROGRAM (HSAP) BILLETS DUE TO THEIR SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND MEDICAL SKILLS.
ADDITIONAL EXCEPTIONS MAY BE
EVALUATED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
(5) LOW SUPPLY/HIGH DEMAND (LS/HD).PERSONNEL LS/HD SKILLSETS MAY NOT BE USED TO FILL A REQUIREMENT OUTSIDE THEIR SKILL SET AND SHALL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO AN"ANY RATING OR ANY PETTY OFFICER" OSA BILLET ASSIGNMENT.USFF N1 WILL MANAGE AND TASK LS/HDCOMMUNITIES.
(6) SECURITY CLEARANCE.AT THE TIME OF THE OSA REQUEST,CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS THE REQUIRED SECURITY CLEARANCE, OR HAVE INTERIM CLEARANCE GRANTED ANDTHE APPROPRIATE INVESTIGATION INITIATED.CLEARANCE STATUS, INCLUDING INTERIM CLEARANCE STATUS, PAGE 04 RUEOMFA1954 UNCLASMUST BE REFLECTED IN JPAS.
(7) NEC.IF A NEC IS SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THE REQUIREMENT,THE OSA CANDIDATE MUST CURRENTLY HOLD THE APPROPRIATE NEC.USFF N1 HOLDS WAIVER AUTHORITY.
(8) PRD.THE START OF THE OSA ORDERS MUST CONFORM TO CURRENTDETAILING RULES (I.E., PRD MUST BE WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF START OF OSA).
(A) SAILORS MUST HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME REMAINING ON CURRENTENLISTMENT TO COMPLETE THE OSA TOUR.IF A SAILOR HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR AN OSA, BUT DOES NOTHAVE SUFFICIENT EAOS TIME TO COMPLETE THE OSA DEPLOYMENT, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO BE PTSSCREENED AND APPROVED, AS APPROPRIATE.THE SAILOR, THROUGH THE PARENT COMMAND AND LOCAL PSD,MUST COMPLETE THE OBLISERV REQUIREMENT OF A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS (MAXIMUM OF 120 DAYS FOREXTENSIONS OF ENLISTMENT) AFTER THE ESTIMATED RETURN FROM THE OSA TOUR.THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETEDWITHIN 30 DAYS OF TEMADD/ITDY PAGE 05 RUEOMFA1954 UNCLAS ORDERS DTG AND IS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE EXPEDITIONARY SCREENINGCHECKLIST.
(B) ALTHOUGH REENLISTMENT IS DESIRED, IF THE SAILOR ISELIGIBLE IN ALL RESPECTS, RECEIPT OF TEMADD/ITDY ORDERS SERVES AS SUFFICIENT DOCUMENTATION FOROSA ASSIGNMENT AND ALLOWS OVERMANNED RATING ZONES TO EXTEND IN ORDER TO MEET OBLISERV WITHOUT
THIS MESSAGE ALSO PROVIDES EARLY REENLISTMENT WINDOW FOR NON-SRBSAILORS TO MEET OBLISERV.ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, AFTER RECEIPT OF TEMADD/ITDY ORDERS, PERS-811WILL ENTERTAIN EXCEPTIONS TO EXTENSION POLICIES FOR RATINGS/NECS LISTED IN THE LATEST SRB NAVADMINTHAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE SRB REENLISTMENT WINDOW.
(10) PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS).SAILORS MUST BE PTS SCREENEDAND APPROVED, AS APPROPRIATE, TO BE SELECTED FOR AN OSA DEPLOYMENT, UNLESS THE CURRENT EAOS/SEAOSDATE IS SET BEYOND THE END OF OSA ESTIMATED RETURN DATE PLUS THREE MONTHS.IN GENERAL, THIS PAGE 06 RUEOMFA1954 UNCLASMEANS THAT UNLESS YOUR EAOS/SEAOS IS AT LEAST 15-16 MONTHS BEYOND YOUR CURRENT PRD MONTH (FOR 12-MONTHASSIGNMENTS), YOU WILL NEED PTS APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY FOR AN OSA DEPLOYMENT.DUE TOTHE TIMING OF SELECTION FOR AN OSA DEPLOYMENT, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT SAILORS SUBMIT A PTSAPPLICATION NO LATER THAN 13 MONTHS PRIOR TO PRD.THIS IS TO ENSURE THEY ARE IN THE PTS SYSTEM AND HAVEBEEN APPROPRIATELY SCREENED PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR AN OSA DEPLOYMENT.
(11) OVERSEAS TOUR EXTENSION INCENTIVES PROGRAM (OTEIP).ASAILOR THAT IS ELECTING TO EXECUTE AN OSA DEPLOYMENT FROM AN OCONUS LOCATION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FORTHE OTEIP, AS REFERENCED IN REF H, DUE TO EXTENDED TAD STATUS.
(12) STATUS-OF-FORCES AGREEMENT (SOFA).
(A) A SOFA WITH A FOREIGN NATION PROTECTS SAILORS ANDTHEIR DEPENDENTS WHILE STATIONED OCONUS.PROVIDED THAT THE OVERSEAS COMMANDER AGREES TO HOSTDEPENDENTS WHILE THE SAILOR IS ON IA, SOFA POLICIES GENERALLY SHOULD NOT REQUIRE FAMILIES TO LEAVE THEFOREIGN COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY ARE CURRENTLY SERVING.
(B) IF A SAILOR ASSIGNED TO AN OVERSEAS COMMAND WOULDLIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR OSA, PRIOR TO SELECTING AN OSA ON THEIR PREFERENCE PAGE ON CMS/ID, THEYMUST FIRST INQUIRE, VIA THEIR CURRENT CHAIN-OF-COMMAND, IF THAT PARTICULAR COMMAND/COMMANDER CANHOST THE DEPENDENTS WHILE THE MEMBER IS TAD ON AN OSA ASSIGNMENT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL SOFARULES.IF THE COMMAND CANNOT PAGE 02 RUEOMFA1955 UNCLAS HOST THE DEPENDENTS DUE TO SOFA, THE SAILOR CAN STILL APPLY WITH THEUNDERSTANDING THAT THEY MUST QUALIFY FOR A DESIGNATED-PLACE MOVE VIA ITDY ORDERS FOR THEIRDEPENDENTS AND MUST INFORM THE PERS OSA DETAILING CELL OF THE SITUATION AND THE FAMILY'S INTENTIONSDURING THE NEGOTIATION PHASE.
(C) IF A SAILOR IS REQUIRED TO MOVE HIS/HER FAMILY BACKTO A CONUS LOCATION DURING THE OSA DEPLOYMENT, OR IF THE PARTICULAR HOST NATION SOFA RULES ARE SORESTRICTIVE AS TO NOT ALLOW A MEMBER TO KEEP DEPENDENTS IN THE PRESENT LOCATION WHILE TAD ON AN OSADEPLOYMENT, THEN SAILORS MAY QUALIFY FOR A DESIGNATED-PLACE MOVE VIA ITDY ORDERS.CONTACT PERS 4GFOR MORE INFORMATION USING THE IAHHG@NAVY.MIL EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
(D) RETURN OF DEPENDENTS FROM A DESIGNATED-PLACE MOVEBACK TO THE OCONUS PDS IS LIMITED TO CASES WHERE THE MEMBER HAS 12 MONTHS OR MORE REMAINING AT THE OLDPDS AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF DEPENDENTS OR HOUSEHOLD GOODS, WHICHEVER IS LATER, AND DOES NOT HAVE PAGE 03 RUEOMFA1955 UNCLASFOLLOW ON PCS ORDERS.
(13) HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT).
(A) SAILORS DETERMINED TO BE HYT MAY VOLUNTEER FOR OSAORDERS PROVIDED THE ESTIMATED RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT ALLOWS FOR A MINIMUM OF FOUR MONTHS TRANSITIONBETWEEN RETURN AND THE MANDATORY SEPARATION DATE.
(B) REQUESTS TO WAIVE MINIMUM TRANSITION TIME WILL BEEVALUATED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
(C) SAILORS ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF OSA ORDERS, WHO ARESUBSEQUENTLY DEEMED TO BE HYT, WILL BE EVALUATED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS BY USFF AND NPC.
(A) SAILORS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED AND BEEN APPROVED FORRETIREMENT MAY NOT VOLUNTEER FOR OSA ORDERS UNLESS THE ESTIMATED RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT ALLOWS FOR AMINIMUM OF FIVE MONTHS TRANSITION BETWEEN RETURN AND RETIREMENT DATE.
(B) REQUESTS TO WAIVE MINIMUM TRANSITION TIME WILL BEEVALUATED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
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(15) AUXILIARY.NO "AUXILIARIES" WILL BE IDENTIFIED FOR OSABILLETS.IF A OUT GREATER THAN 150 DAYS BEFORE FIRST I-STOP, PERS WILL ATTEMPT TOREPLACE THE UNPLANNED LOSS.IF FALLOUT OCCURS AT 150 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE THE FIRST I-STOP, PERS SHALL PASSTO USFF FOR IAMM SOURCING.OSA CANDIDATES CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED AS EMBEDDED ALTERNATES, BUT THEY CANBE USED TO FILL A BILLET IF A OUT, PROVIDED THE RATING DETAILER AGREES.
(1) TYPE OF ORDERS.ONCE APPROVED FOR AN OSA BILLET, SAILORSRECEIVE TEMADD OR ITDY ORDERS ISSUED BY PERS-4G3.THE ORDERS WILL BE FROM THE SAILOR'S CURRENTPARENT COMMAND FOR THE DURATION OF THE OSA DEPLOYMENT.
(2) PRD.AN OSA SAILOR'S PRD WILL BE ADJUSTED APPROXIMATELYTWO WEEKS PRIOR TO FIRST I-STOP (NMPS DATE) OF OSA ORDERS.THE OSA SAILOR'S PRD WILL BE ADJUSTED TOTHE ESTIMATED RETURN DATE PLUS 60 DAYS.SAILORS WILL RETURN TO THEIR PARENT COMMAND UPON COMPLETION PAGE 05 RUEOMFA1955 UNCLASOF OSA DEPLOYMENT FOR THIS 60-DAY PERIOD.
(3) OSA DNEC CODE.NPC WILL ASSIGN AN OSA DNEC CODE TO OSASAILORS APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST I-STOP OF OSA ORDERS.THIS THESAILOR IN A SEPARATE DISTRIBUTION CATEGORY, ENSURING THE PARENT COMMAND MANNING/READINESS LEVELS AREUNAFFECTED BY THE SAILOR'S OSA ASSIGNMENT.IT ALSO ALLOWS A RELIEF REQUISITION TO BEGENERATED FOR FILL AT THE SAILOR'S ORIGINALPRD.STANDARD ASSIGNMENT, DETAILING,REQUISITION PRIORITY AND PROCEDURES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR BILLETS VACATED BY SAILORS SELECTING AN OSAASSIGNMENT.
(4) OSA ORDERS.SAILORS CAN VIEW TEMADD/ITDY ORDERS ON BUPERSONLINE (BOL):
(A) LOG ONTO BUPERS ONLINE AT HTTPS://BOL.NAVY.MIL/;
(B) SELECT THE "NMCMPS" LINK OR "VIEW IA ORDERS" LINK;
(C) CLICK "VIEW MY ORDERS" IN UPPER MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN.
(5) OSA PARENT COMMAND.THE OSA SAILOR WILL ADMINISTRATIVELY PAGE 06 RUEOMFA1955 UNCLASREMAIN WITH THEIR CURRENT PARENT COMMAND THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE OSA ASSIGNMENT.PARENTCOMMANDS RETAIN ALL COORDINATOR (CIAC) RESPONSIBILITIES PRIOR TO, DURING, AND AFTERTHE SAILOR'S OSA ASSIGNMENT.
PARENT COMMAND WILL CONDUCT A PROPER HAND-OFF OF CIAC DUTIES WHENSAILOR PERMANENTLY DETACHES TO ENSURE POST-DEPLOYMENT CHECKLISTS ARE COMPLETED.
(6) OSA PRE-SCREENING REQUIREMENTS.ALL OSA SAILORS REQUIREMEDICAL, DENTAL AND PERSONNEL SUITABILITY SCREENING PER THE EXPEDITIONARY SCREENING CHECKLISTPOSTED ON HTTP://WWW.IA.NAVY.MIL WITHIN 30 DAYS OF TEMADD/ITDY ORDERS DTG.DEPENDENT SCREENING IS NOTREQUIRED.WHEN SERVICE MEMBER SCREENING IS COMPLETE, COMMAND REPRESENTATIVES (WITH COMMAND CAREERCOUNSELOR OR ABOVE ACCESS), SHOULD ENTER RESULTS ON BOL USING THE "IA ASSIGNMENT" BUTTON.
COMMANDS FAILING TO COMPLETE
SCREENING WITHIN THE 30 DAYS OF TEMADD/ITDY ORDERS DATE TIME GROUP
(DTG) WILL RECEIVE A USFF
DELINQUENT REPORT OF SUITABILITY FOR OSA SCREENING MESSAGE.PARENTCOMMANDS MUST IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY USFF (VIA BSO/TYCOM) AND ANNOTATE THE OVERSEAS/IA SCREENINGAPPLICATION ON BOL IF AN OSA SAILOR IS DETERMINED "UNSUITABLE" PER STANDARDS AS SET FORTH IN THEEXPEDITIONARY SCREENING CHECKLIST.
C.CHANGES TO OSA ORDERS.ONCE AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVES OSAORDERS, CERTAIN SCENARIOS MAY REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THOSE ORDERS.THE FOLLOWING WILL
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(1) TRAINING TRACK CHANGES.OSA ORDERS MAY ADJUST DUE TONECESSARY CHANGES IN TRAINING TRACKS TO SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS.
(A) USFF MAY MODIFY (CHANGE THE START DATE) OSA ORDERS BYORDERS MODIFIED (ORDMOD) TO DEPART UP TO 30 DAYS PRIOR TO OR 90 DAYS LATER THAN THE ORIGINALFIRST I-STOP DATE DUE TO CHANGES IN MISSION OR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.USFF WILL INFORMBSO/TYCOM/PERS OSA CELL OF ORDERS CHANGES, AND WILL INFORM THE OSA SAILOR VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.
IF ESTIMATED DATE OF RETURN
SHIFTS LATER BY MORE THAN 30 DAYS, THEN PERS OSA DETAILING CELL WILLBE INFORMED BY USFF TO ADJUST THE PRD ACCORDINGLY.
(B) IF SHIFT WILL BE GREATER THAN STATED ABOVE, THE SAILORWILL BE GIVEN AN OPTION
TO ACCEPT THE NEW TIMELINE OR REQUEST NEW OSA ORDERS.USFF WILL
WORK WITH THE BSO/TYCOM/PERS
OSA CELL TO FIND A NEW BILLET.WHEN POSSIBLE, USFF WILL PROVIDE UPTO THREE ALTERNATIVE IA PAGE 03 RUEOMFA1956 UNCLAS BILLETS AS OPTIONS FOR THE PERS OSA CELL TO DISCUSS WITH THE SAILOR.
IF THE SAILOR DOES NOT
ACCEPT ONE OF THE NEWLY PROPOSED BILLETS ORNO LONGER DESIRES TO GO ONAN OSA DEPLOYMENT, THE OSA CELL WILL INFORM USFF AND THE SAILOR'S RATING DETAILER ANDTHE SAILOR WILL BE DETAILED TO A NEW PCS ASSIGNMENT.
(2) CANCELLATION.IF AN OSA BILLET IS CANCELLED, THESAILOR WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO BE ASSIGNED TO ANOTHER OSA BILLET, PROVIDED ONE ISAVAILABLE WITHIN RANK AND SKILL-SET MATCH.USFF WILLWORK WITH THE BSO/TYCOM/PERS OSA CELL TO IDENTIFY ANEW BILLET ASSIGNMENT.
WHEN POSSIBLE, USFF WILL PROVIDE UP TO THREE ALTERNATIVE IA BILLETSAS OPTIONS FOR THE PERS OSA CELL TO DISCUSS WITH THE SAILOR.IF THE SAILOR DOES NOT ACCEPTONE OF THE NEWLY PROPOSED BILLETS OR NO LONGER DESIRES TO GO ON AN OSA DEPLOYMENT, THE PERS OSACELL WILL INFORM USFF AND THE SAILOR'S RATING DETAILER, AND THE MEMBER WILL BE DETAILED TO PAGE 04 RUEOMFA1956 UNCLASA NEW PCS ASSIGNMENT.
IF A MEMBER HAS INITIATED AN OBLISERVE EXTENSION THROUGH THEIRRESPECTIVE PERSONNEL OFFICE AND DOES NOT GO FORWARD ON THE OSA DUE TO A CANCELLATION, IT IS INCUMBENT ON THE PARENT COMMAND TO CANCEL THE OBLISERVE VIA THEIR RESPECTIVEPERSONNEL OFFICE.
(3) OSA FALLOUTS.IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OSA SAILORAND PARENT COMMAND TO NOTIFY USFF (VIA BSO/TYCOM/PERS OSA CELL) IMMEDIATELY SHOULD AN OSASAILOR FALLOUT FOR ANY REASON (FAILURE OF EXPEDITIONARY SCREENING CHECKLIST, MEDICAL,EXTREME FAMILY HARDSHIP, ETC.).
SHOULD AN OSA SAILOR FALL OUT, USFF WILL INFORM THE PERS OSADETAILING CELL TO NOTIFY THE SAILOR'S RATING DETAILER AND THE SAILOR WILL BE DETAILED TO A NEW PCSASSIGNMENT.IF A MEMBER HAS INITIATED AN OBLISERVE EXTENSION THROUGH THEIR RESPECTIVEPERSONNEL OFFICE AND DOES NOT GO FORWARD ON THE OSA DUE TO A FALLOUT, IT IS INCUMBENTON PAGE 05 RUEOMFA1956 UNCLASTHE PARENT COMMAND TO CANCEL THE OBLISERVE VIA THEIR RESPECTIVE PERSONNEL OFFICE.
(4) EXTENSIONS IN THEATER.
(A) OSA SAILORS MAY REQUEST AN EXTENSION IN THEATERPROVIDED THAT: (1) THE EXTENSION REQUEST IS APPROVED BY THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND IN THEATER;
(2) THEIR RATING DETAILER
CONCURS; (3) THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT ALREADY ACCEPTED BY USFF FOR THENEXT ROTATION; AND (4) THERE ARE NO PTS/HYT CONFLICTS.
(B) SAILORS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN ENLISTED PERSONNELACTION REQUEST (NAVPERS 1306/7) TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RATING DETAILER.
(C) ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS MAY BEAPPLICABLE BASED ON LOCATION/AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY OF OSA ASSIGNMENT AND/OR TYPE OFDUTY/MISSION.
(5) BACK-TO-BACK OSA.
(A) OSA SAILORS MAY APPLY FOR BACK-TO-BACK OSADEPLOYMENTS USING THE PAGE 06 RUEOMFA1956 UNCLAS STANDARD OSA PROCESS.
(B) CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS MAY BE APPLICABLEBASED ON LOCATION/AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY OF OSA DEPLOYMENT AND/OR TYPE OFDUTY/MISSION.
4.OSA SAILOR BENEFITS.
A.ANY SAILOR WHO HAS COMPLETED AN OSA OR GSA DEPLOYMENT SHALLBE EXCLUDED FROM SELECTION FOR IA ASSIGNMENT FOR THREE (3) YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OFIA DEPLOYMENT.
LS/HD RATINGS THAT DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT INVENTORY TO SUPPORT ATHREE-YEAR EXCLUSION WILL BE HANDLED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
B.SAILORS MAY QUALIFY FOR A DESIGNATED PLACE MOVE VIA ITDYORDERS ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.CONTACT PERS-4G FOR MORE INFORMATION ON QUALIFICATIONS OR USETHE IAHHG@NAVY.MIL EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
C.SAILORS WHO VOLUNTEER FOR AN OSA ASSIGNMENT WILL HAVEPOST-OSA CHOICE OF COAST DETAILING FOR THEIR FOLLOW-ON PCS ORDERS NEGOTIATION.IF THE SAILOR IS TAKINGA SEA DUTY BILLET FOLLOWING THEIR OSA DEPLOYMENT, THE RATING DETAILER WILL STRIVE TO DETAILMEMBERS TO UNITS NOT DEPLOYING IMMEDIATELY WHENEVER POSSIBLE, WITH RESPECT TO THE MEMBER'S DESIRESFOR BILLET AND LOCATION.
(1) EXECUTION OF OSA ORDERS.SAILORS WHO OPT FOR OSADEPLOYMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED VOLUNTEERS FOR THOSE ORDERS, AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE WAIVED FORDWELL/ITEMPO REQUIREMENTS PAGE 02 RUEOMFA1957 UNCLAS CONTAINED IN OPNAVINST 3000.13C.
(2) POST OSA DEPLOYMENTS.DUTYORDERS SUBSEQUENT TO AN OSA DEPLOYMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED VOLUNTEERS FOR THOSE ORDERS ANDWILL AUTOMATICALLY BE WAIVED FOR DWELL/ITEMPO REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN OPNAVINST 3000.13C.
E.OSA DEPLOYMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED A VOLUNTARY CONTINUATIONOF CURRENT TYPE DUTY AND FOLLOW-ON WILL BE SET BASED ON NORMAL SEA/SHORE TOUR LENGTHS.
5.WHILE EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO EXECUTE OSA, GSA AND IAMMBUSINESS RULES AS PUBLISHEDIN NAVADMINS, THERE WILL BE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH CANNOT BEANTICIPATED.THE NAVY IS COMMITTED TO FINDING THE BEST BALANCE BETWEEN THE IA , NEEDS/DESIRES OFTHE SAILOR, AND COMMAND READINESS.UNANTICIPATED DEMANDS MAY REQUIRE TAILORED SOLUTIONS NOTCOVERED IN CURRENT BUSINESS RULES.
6.YOUR EFFORTS REMAIN CRITICAL TO ENSURING NAVY PROVIDES THE RIGHTSAILOR WITH THE PAGE 03 RUEOMFA1957 UNCLAS RIGHT SKILLS AT THE RIGHT TIME TO MEET OUR NATION'S OCO REQUIREMENTS.
I AM PROUD OF THE
WORK BEING DONE BY OUR IA SAILORS AND THANK EACH OF YOU FOR THESUPPORT YOU CONTINUE TO GIVE THIS EFFORT EVERY DAY.
7.RELEASED BY VADM MARK , N1. // BT