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Internal Rotations:

Employment rotations that provide experience in a wide range of activities at or near your host command at no cost and designed to familiarize you with how the organization works in the program environment. Your learning objectives here focus on how the various parts of the Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other Federal Government agencies interact with each other, industry, regulatory bodies, and research organizations.  No rotation may exceed 179 days in total length.

External Rotations:

Most of these assignments last up to 90 days, but can be extended longer. (See the NADP Operating Guide for guidance.) Normally funded by the NACC. This work will take you outside the functions of your host command and introduce you to the full array of professional duties and disciplines that work together to support the Navy's mission. A distinguishing feature of the external rotation is that you will participate with your Career Field Manager to design an external rotation assignment plan. So you'll help decide where you'll be going and what work you'll be doing that best supports your career goals. Tours of duty on both coasts are not uncommon. No rotation may exceed 179 days in total length.

Fleet Visits:

Are to be incorporated in both the internal and external rotations, whenever possible. You will have the opportunity to visit shipyards and naval facilities to meet the fleet and see first-hand the products they buy. Naval commerce is on a national scale with significant commerce conducted in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, California, and Hawaii.

CONUS Rotations:

  1. NACC funds up to 90 days or $20,000 whichever is less.
  2. Command can elect to fund 100% of costs in excess of the NACC funded $20,000 or any additional days not to exceed 179 days in total length.

OCONUS Rotations:

  1. NACC funds 50% of total rotation costs not to exceed $20,000 for a total amount of NACC funding not to exceed $10,000; command funds 50% of total rotation costs or any amount in excess of the NACC funded 50%.
  2. Command can elect to fund 100% of additional days not to exceed 179 days in total length.
  3. Read Section 8.4 and Appendix G of the NADP Operating Guide prior to submitting documentation to NACC. Specific guidance for OCONUS rotations are in Section 8.4.6.

Rotation Request Procedures:

  1. Read Sections, Section 6.4 and Appendix G of the NADP Operating Guide prior to submitting documentation to NACC.
  2. Employee electronically completes NADP Rotation Request form below (the form has been enabled to allow electronic completion and digital signatures by everyone even if they do not have Adobe Pro and is the preferred document) or IDP page and submits to homeport CFM for signature. Please ensure the following is provided on the Rotation Request form:
    1. Whether DAWIA Level I courses are complete
    2. Entry on Duty date
    3. Estimated travel costs
    4. Rotation location (include city and state)
    5. Length of rotational assignment (calendar days)
    6. Planned dates
      1. First and last days of the rotation are travel days to and from the rotation site and included in the length of the rotation
      2. Rotations may NOT start on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, weekend or federal holiday
      3. Rotations may NOT end on a Monday, Tuesday, federal holiday or weekend
    7. Competency Summary
      1. Entry level employees MUST individually list the applicable competencies identified in Section A ("Competencies" page) of the assigned career field multi-paged IDP that will be attained during the rotational assignment
      2. Associate employees list competencies as required by the host/homeport command
  3. Homeport CFM digitally signs Rotation Request form.
  4. Rotational CFM electronically completes and digitally signs Rotation Request form.
  5. The completed Rotation Request is sent to the NACC ACM via email within current established NACC policy.
  6. Upon NACC endorsement, employee creates travel orders in DTS at least 30 days prior to travel start date. (For guidance on travel go to the Travel section of the website).
  7. Employee completes and submits a visit request to NACC Security Officer within 2 weeks prior to your departure date.

Deployment to Areas of Danger:

NADP employees are not permitted to travel or perform rotational assignment to areas of danger or war zones as identified on the Department of State website.  This travel restriction applies to include all travel whether funded by the NACC, homeport command or rotational command.  This restriction does not apply to NADP employees who are military members activated by their military units.

Guidance and Documents:

Cost-Comparison.xlsxCost-ComparisonCost Comparison
NADP Rotation Request Form.pdfNADP Rotation Request FormRotation Request Form
Rotational-Travel-Checklist.xlsxRotational-Travel-ChecklistRotational Travel Checklist
Rotation-Locations-as-of-20181012-for-Employees.xlsxRotation-Locations-as-of-20181012-for-EmployeesRotation Location Spreadsheet
Travel-Request-Procedures.docTravel-Request-ProceduresTravel Request Procedures
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