Many of your questions can be answered by referring to the NADP Operating Guide, Payroll Guide or DAWIA Operating Guide.
Section 8.4.5 "Rotations Outside DON" of the NADP Operating Guide states rotational assignments outside the DON are extremely rare and will only be considered when the training is not readily available within DON. There are sufficient rotations that can provide optimal learning experiences within the DON which we prefer you to pursue. If your CFM feels a rotation outside the DON is the best rotation for your career development, as further stated in the aforementioned Section of the NADP Operating Guide, your CFM will need to identify the specific IDP competencies to be attained, the uniqueness of the assignment, and the projected benefit to you as well as the homeport activity in the target position.Note: Provide contact information (full name, telephone number and email address) for your rotational CFM on rotation requests.
Yes, however due to the many variables employees should contact your NACC CM or ACM for guidance as these are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Your CFM should be guiding you and assisting you in this process. Once you have identified a rotational CFM and a command you would complete the Rotation Request Form which is available on our website., Ensure that you complete the form in its entirety to include the rotation command and location, dates of the rotational assignment, competencies gained, rotational CFM's name, email address and telephone number. Ensure that both your homeport CFM and your rotational CFM sign the form.
Guidance for rotational assignments is available in Section 8.4 “Rotational Assignments" and Appendix G “NACC Funded Travel Procedures” of the NADP Operating Guide which is available in the Policy & Guidance section of our website. Guidance is also provided in the Rotations and Travel sections of our website.
If there is a fee associated with a course, you will need to submit an SF182, the course description and fee information to the NACC. You must also provide any estimated travel costs. All training requests must be submitted to the NACC_Career_Management@navy.mil at least 60 days before the training start date. This timeframe is set so that NACC can process the request and ensure funding for the request is in place. When submitting an SF182 to NACC for funding, please ensure that only Section D 1a-e on page 2 is completed.All other sections on page 2 are for NACC staff. Also note that the SSN, DOB, home address and home phone number should be left blank.
Email is the primary vehicle for communication to the work force. Information is also posted to the NACC Bulletin Board. Employees are required to check the bulletin board regularly for new messages and items requiring action.
For training requests that require only NACC funded travel, please see Appendix G of the NADP Operating Guide.
Section E of the MDP states whether a requirement exists for a technical course for a particular career filed. In addition, the funding source for the course will also be identified. Where NACC is noted as the funding source in the MDP, courses of this nature are normally up to one week long and total cost to include travel is below $4,000. Courses that go beyond these general parameters will be considered on a case-by case basis and will require written justification to be submitted. Where the local Command is noted as the funding source, seek guidance from your CFM as to the parameters.
NACC will fully support the decisions of the Homeport CFM in regards to the technical training requirement(s) since they are the career field expert.
Continuous Learning (CL) courses may also be used to fulfill this requirement as long as your supervisor/CFM approves.
Further guidance is provided in Section 8.3.2 “Technical Courses and Professional Development” of the NADP Operating Guide.
Completion of a senior project for Entry Level employees may be required by the MDP. This project demonstrates the required career field's competencies and the employee’s acquired perspective of the business aspects of Naval Acquisition. The MDP provides guidance on type of project, format and approval process whereas the IDP describes the specific project, concept and relationship to the career field. You should also seek guidance from your supervisor and/or CFM regarding Senior Project guidelines and requirements.
Further guidance is available in Section 8.5 “Senior Projects” of the NADP Operating Guide.
The definition of a Program Review as stated in Section 8.3.3 of the NADP Operating Guide is as follows: "A Program Management Review is any significant Program Review event leading to establishment of a design baseline, or achievement of a Program acquisition milestone. Subject event should cover the entire scope and strategy of the acquisition/development effort and should touch on all key/critical acquisition related products and documentation. Some events that could be considered program Management Reviews include any series of program briefings leading to a milestone decision, any Systems Engineering Technical Review including but not limited to SRR, SFR, PDR or CDR, or Operational Test Readiness Review (OTRR)."
NACC will fully support the decisions of the Homeport CFM in regards to the program review requirement since they are the career field expert.
Guidance for program reviews can be found in the Competencies section of the MDP, if one is required for your career field.
Entry Level employees should submit the one page IDP Summary to the NACC within 45 days of your start date and 60 days prior to your graduation date. Associates should submit their MDP to the NACC within the first 45 days of the program and 60 days prior to graduation.
Further guidance is provided in Section 8.1 “Development Plans” of the NADP Operating Guide.
All NADP employees should regularly check the NADP Website ‘Bulletin Board Announcements’ for any new information related to the program. The information posted here may also be relayed to employees via e-mail.
Further guidance can be found in Chapter 4 “Communication Tools” of the NADP Operating Guide.
You will need to coordinate this with your local/host command.
Please ask your supervisor or Career Field Manager for guidance
regarding your host command’s procedure.
Please see Section 3.4.1 “Homeport CFM” of the NADP Operating Guide.
Please see the “
Welcome Aboard Information
” section of our website as provided in your Welcome Aboard email. This
section provides a link to the SLDCADA information document. All new
employees must remain on an 8 hour work schedule for their first pay
period. SLDCADA is defaulted for this 8 hour work schedule so there is
no need for you to submit a timecard to the NACC. After the first pay
period and if the Host command allows it, employees may change to an
Alternate Work Schedule (AWS).
Employment Verification is
available on MyBiz. Login into
, select “MyBiz”, select “Employment Verification”. You have two
options of Employment Verification one that is “Employment Information”;
or one that is “Employment and Salary Information”.
As an Acquisition Workforce Member, you are eligible to apply for AWTAP
or Acquisition Workforce Tuition Assistance Program to pursue a DAWIA
enhancing degree or certification program. Please refer to the AWTAP
Standard Operating Procedures, which can be found on the eDACM site by
holding your mouse over “Manage Career”, moving over to “Tuition
Assistance” then selecting “Guidance and Documents”. You can also read
Chapter 17 of the DAWIA Operating Guide.
Please note that AWTAP will only pay for one degree or certificate
program. If you have any further questions regarding AWTAP, please
contact the AWTAP Manager.
You will need to provide your Career Services Representative with
copies of two (2) legal/official documents that reflect your new name
(Social Security Card, Driver's License, Marriage Certificate, Divorce
Decree, etc.). Do not send original documents.
See Section See Section 5.2.4 “Name Changes” of the NADP Operating Guide.
My Biz (https://compop.dcpds.cpms.osd.mil/) Select "Navy Region", "My Biz" the "Update My Information"
Benefits Line (TSP): 888-320-2917
NACC Payroll Technician: Send an updated W-4.
GOVCC - your government travel credit card.
The subject employee must be a GS-9 or higher. The employee must have
already received their Final Secret security clearance from the
Department of the Navy Combined Adjudication Facility (DONCAF). The
Homeport Command assumes all responsibility for actions and costs in
submitting the Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and
subsequent documentation of the Top Secret security clearance if granted
Please contact the appropriate Career Manager for questions and see Appendix K of the
NADP Operating Guide
When an employee’s duty location is closed during an event, they should
follow the directions of their local installation. If the based is
closed and employees are on administrative leave, employees will
annotate administrative leave (LN) in SLDCADA. This time will be charged
to NACC and not the local Command.
Transfers are not commonplace and generally not approved. In rare
cases, transfers are considered when there is a documented hardship or
when mission requirements require the transfer. Each request is
reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Guidance for transfers is available in the
NADP Operating Guide
, please see Section 5.3.9 Transfers.
Promotions are always effective on the first Sunday of a pay period. You
will not see the promotion SF-50 in MyBiz until about the second
Wednesday of the pay period. TWMS is updated by a data upload from
DCPDS so there is approximately a two (2) week delay for that
information to be updated. You will not see the pay increase on your
Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) until the following pay period.
Your W4 is to be submitted with your annual federal, state and local income tax returns.
All communication regarding the status of your application is automated
and will come from the system. You will receive communication from the
system at four points in the application process: 1) Shortly after
completing your application; 2) After the announcement closes and a
qualifier has reviewed your application; 3) If determined as qualified,
you will receive notification as to your referral status; and 4) If
referred to a selecting official, you will be notified upon completion
of the selection process. You may log into
at any time to see your current status for any applications submitted through that system.
No, applications are only accepted online for vacancy announcements.
Any applications received at the NACC will not be accepted for applying
to open announcements and will not be returned.
NADP (entry level & associate) vacancies will be posted through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM)
. Positions can be found by going to the website, clicking on the
"search jobs" button, and performing a keyword search for "Naval
Acquisition Development Program". All currently open announcements will
appear. To apply, simply click on the position in which you are
interested and follow the application instructions. If the search
results state "No results matched the query", then there are currently
no open announcements. Potential applicants are encouraged to check
USAJOBS periodically as announcements are placed there on an infrequent
basis and may only be open for a short period of time.
Positions will be filled through OPM's USA Staffing Tool, Application Manager.
To apply, log into
, create an account or log in to your existing Application Manager
account. You cannot apply without creating or using an existing
account. Under "Start a new application", enter the Vacancy
Identification Number from the announcement or recruiting flyer. Follow
the on-line application instructions and be sure to upload your resume,
all transcripts and veteran's documentation sufficient to determine
your qualifications and veteran's preference. The preferred method to
submit the required application materials is through the "upload
process" although fax submissions will also be accepted.
Until the position(s) you have applied for is filled.
Any questions dealing specifically with the Vacancy Announcement or application procedures should be directed to
All problems with program/software operations should be directed to
Application Manager Help Desk.
Information on faxing documents as well as printing out the fax cover
page can be found in Documents Upload area of the Application Manager.
To go to the documents upload area, login to
, click on the application you want to upload from the "My Application
Packages" section, open the "details" tab, click on the "add documents"
button in the Documents area. Directions for faxing as well as the fax
cover page can be found on this page.
Openings on the USAJOBS website will be posted on an infrequent basis until all positions are filled for the fiscal year.
Questions regarding any notification of results from USA Staffing should be emailed to the
DON Employment Info Center (EIC). Be sure to note the Job Announcement Number in your email.
Yes. You are able to apply each time you see a position announced on
the USAJOBS website. A complete and separate application will be
required for each position/vacancy you apply for.
Absolutely, as with any federal position your veteran's preference will
be applied in this process. Make sure you include all supporting
documentation required by OPM to verify your eligibility for
preference. Failure to provide the documentation will result in no
preference being given.
NACC is no longer the qualifying agent; all applications will be qualified and audited by our Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) office.
Yes, only if it is cost effective or there is a cost savings to the government over the government preferred mode of travel (commercial air). You will need to complete a Cost Comparison Worksheet that shows the cost savings to the government and submit to your Career Manager (CM). You may not be authorized to request reimbursement for expenses or travel compensatory time for days that exceed the amount (one day) that would be necessary to travel by government preferred mode of travel. If you are traveling under 400 miles (one way), a Cost Comparison Sheet is not required.
See Appendix G “NACC Funded Travel Procedures” of the NADP Operating Guide.
Yes, you must depart on a Monday for your rotational assignment. The Naval Acquisition Career Center (NACC) will not incur expenses or authorize you to earn travel compensatory time for Sunday travel. If you have any further questions, contact your NACC Career Manager or Assistant Career Manager.
Please see Section 8.4 Rotational Assignments of the NADP Operating Guide.
You can stay wherever you want and in whatever commercial lodging facility you choose. However, you will only receive lodging per diem entitlements for actual lodging costs up to but not exceeding the per diem rate of the area in which you are performing your rotation. Lodging facilities that include third party booking i.e. AirBNB or private landlords are prohibited. You will need to provide copies of your lodging receipts and a signed lease/agreement.
Please see Appendix G “NACC Funded Travel Procedures” of the NADP Operating Guide.
You can either withdraw the cash using your Government Travel Credit Card or you can withdraw the money from your personal account. If you chose to withdraw the money using your GOVCC/GTCC, please ensure that you reflect that your disbursement for lodging is sent to your GOVCC/GTCC. If you need assistance with this or any other DTS/travel related issue, please contact your Career Service Representative. The GOVCC/GTCC should not be billed until official travel date.
See Appendix G “NACC Funded Travel Procedures of the NADP Operating Guide.
Yes, but please keep in mind that the longer it takes for you to complete and submit your voucher, the longer it will be before you receive your reimbursement, and for payment to be sent to your government travel credit card and personal account.