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´╗┐BUPERSINST 1610.10D PERS-32 1 May 2015


From: Chief of Naval Personnel



(a) OPNAVINST 6110.1J (b) NAVPERS 15560D, Naval Military Personnel Manual

(MILPERSMAN) (c) BUPERSINST 1430.16F (d) SECNAVINST 1650.1H (e) OPNAVINST 1412.14 (f) OPNAVINST 5354.1F (g) BUPERSINST 1001.39F


(1) Navy Performance Evaluation System Overview for Commanding Officers, Delegated Reporting Seniors, and Raters

(2) Navy Performance Evaluation System Manual (EVALMAN)

1. Purpose. To publish revised guidance for performance evaluation and to publish the revised Navy Performance Evaluation Manual (EVALMAN).

2. Cancellation. BUPERSINST 1610.10C.

3. Information. This revision provides updated administrative and policy changes affecting Navy's performance evaluation system. Enclosure (1) provides an overview of the system for commanding officers (COs), reporting seniors, and raters. The EVALMAN provides requirements for completion and submission of the report forms. Organization of the EVALMAN and a brief summary of the chapters are provided in the introduction section of enclosure (2).

4. Significant Changes. Wherever possible, existing fitness report and counseling record (FITREP) and evaluation report and counseling record (CHIEFEVAL and EVAL) policies have been kept in effect. The most important changes to this instruction include:

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a. Incorporating NAVADMIN 183/11 that realigns the strategic sealift officer (SSO) designators within the 16xx series. The new designator is now special duty - strategic sealift (166X).

b. Incorporating NAVADMIN 219/11 that establishes a 60 percent Early and Must Promote combined promotion recommendation limit for lieutenants.

c. Incorporating NAVADMIN 028/13 that requires using combined officer summary groups for Information Dominance Corps (IDC) officers, regardless of designator.

d. Incorporating NAVADMIN 243/14 which directs that Transition Assistance Program Military Life Cycle counseling requirements are met.

e. Incorporating BUPERSINST 1610.10C change 1 that reinforces the importance of evaluating commanders, officers, and Sailors on their contributions to command or organizational climate/equal opportunity and military bearing/character.

f. Requiring reporting seniors to document whether commanders, commanding officers, and officers-in-charge conduct required command climate assessments.

g. Incorporating BUPERSINST 1610.10C change 2 that updates guidance for evaluating performance in the area of Military Bearing for flag officers.

h. Prohibiting comments in block 41/43 (Comments on Performance) regarding a member's potential for civilian employment.

i. Incorporating Reserve-specific language where applicable throughout the instruction to clarify procedures and enhancing Active Duty reports on Reservists providing operational support.

j. Incorporates comments on evaluating unit commanders and commanding officers on a command's personnel security program and comments on officers and senior enlisted.


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k. Incorporates comments on evaluating senior enlisted and officers on their contributions to building an innovative culture.

5. Change Recommendations. FITREP, chief petty officer evaluations (CHIEFEVAL), and EVAL policies, procedures, and requirements may be modified only by change to this instruction. Submit recommendations to Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM), Performance Evaluations Division (PERS-32).

6. Records Management. Records created as a result of this instruction, regardless of media and format, shall be managed per Secretary of the Navy Manual M-5210.1 of January 2012.

7. Forms

a. OPNAV 5239/14 System Authorization Access Request-Navy is available at 4_7631.pdf.

b. The following forms may be obtained at

(1) NAVPERS 1610/5 Fitness Report and Counseling Record (O7-O8).

(2) NAVPERS 1610/2 Fitness Report and Counseling Record (W2-O6).

(3) NAVPERS 1616/27 Evaluation and Counseling Record (E7?E9).

(4) NAVPERS 1616/26 Evaluation Report and Counseling Record (E1-E6).

c. NAVPERS 1616/23 MEMORANDUM ? Signature Authentication to Accept Non CAC user FITREPS is available through the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), Flag Matters (N00F) at (703) 604-5750/DSN 224.


BUPERSINST 1610.10D 1 May 2015 8. Reports. Report Control Symbol BUPERS 1610-1 has been assigned to the reports required by paragraph 3 and is approved per Secretary of the Navy Manual 5214.1 of December 2005. W. F. MORAN Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy Distribution: Electronic only via BUPERS Web site


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