Reviews and recommends
changes to rating
Aids the primary advisor in review of basic and
advanced training for ratings
Advises the primary advisor concerning
compensation for billet changes and adjustments
to paygrade structure
OPNAVINST 1000.16G lists other advisors and
their respective responsibilities.
NAVY STANDARD WORKWEEKS
An essential part of manpower requirements
determination is the establishment of standard
workweeks for use of personnel. Workweeks for sea
duty units and detachments are based on operational
requirements under projected wartime conditions. The
workweek for ashore units is based on peacetime
conditions. They are used by the CNO in the
documentation of manpower requirements.
The Navys standard workweeks are key elements
in the calculation of Navy manpower requirements.
They are guidelines for sustained personnel use under
projected wartime or peacetime conditions and are not
intended to show the limits of personnel endurance.
They are for planning purposes only and are not
restrictive nor binding on commanders or COs in
establishing individual working hours.
Daily workload intensity is a function of operational
requirements; as such, the actual day-to-day
management of personnel is the responsibility of the
CO. Under certain circumstances it may become
necessary to exceed the standard workweek; however,
extending working hours on a routine basis could
adversely affect such matters as morale, retention, and
To reduce the total number of hours personnel are
required to be on board for work and duty, COs maintain
the maximum possible number of duty sections. The size
of each duty section is the minimum necessary to assure
safety, security, and the performance of required
functions. When in Condition V, ships in U.S. ports
maintain six duty sections, unless otherwise authorized
and directed by the CNO and the responsible fleet
commander in chief. Shore activities in the United
States or overseas where accompanying dependents are
authorized maintain a minimum of at least four duty
prevented by urgent and extreme
BASIC WORKWEEK CONSIDERATIONS
Refer to the following information that discusses
The nature of Navy work, watch, and duty
requirements makes it difficult under all circumstances
to fix work periods on a daily or weekly basis. Averaging
techniques are, therefore, employed to determine the
elements that include the various workweeks. As a
result, workweeks are not an expression of the
maximum weekly hours that may be expended by an
individual in any particular week, but rather regulate the
average weekly hours that will be expended on a
monthly or annual basis.
Average weekly hours expressed in each Navy
standard workweek are guidelines for sustained
personnel use. Basic assumptions are as follows.
AT SEA. The afloat workweek assumes a unit
steaming in Condition III (Wartime/Deployed Cruising
Readiness) on a three-section watch basis.
ASHORE. The workweek for activities where
accompanying dependents are authorized is based on a
5-day, 40-hour workweek.
The Navy standard workweeks for mobilization are
used to measure the Navys ability to respond during
contingencies. The measurement of the workload under
such conditions is a difficult task. The establishment of
specific workweek elements provides a basis for
manpower planning during mobilization.
Manpower claimants determine standard
workweeks for foreign national employees. The
standard workweek for foreign national employees
should be developed by locale and used in the
development of efficiency reviews. A standard
workweek is used in determining U.S. civilian