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Navy Gets a Raise!

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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With all the talk of cuts, the Navy is giving it's first Sea Pay increase in 13 years! It's a pretty significant increase too.

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=79465

"Secretary of the Navy Announces Career Sea Pay Increases
Story Number: NNS140304-08Release Date: 3/4/2014 1:42:00 PM A A A
By Chief of Naval Personnel, Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced an increase in Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P) for eligible Sailors and Marines serving aboard ships whose primary mission is conducted at sea.

"Those Sailors and Marines on sea duty, deployed away from home around the world, are the backbone of the Navy and Marine Corps, and enable us to provide and maintain our global presence," said Mabus. "This change to Career Sea Pay will both improve critical sea-duty manning and reward those who take these challenging sea-going assignments. This increase is long overdue and is meant to reward our Sailors and Marines for their continued sacrifices as part of 'America's Away Team'."

CSP and CSP-P are funds earned by Sailors and Marines on top of their base pay, to compensate them for time at sea. CSP rates are based upon a member's pay grade and cumulative years of sea duty. CSP-P is an additional incentive for members who exceed 36 consecutive months at sea. By law, CSP and CSP-P may not exceed $750 and $350 respectively.

All pay grades with at least three years of cumulative sea duty will receive a 25 percent increase in regular CSP, while service members who exceed 36 months of consecutive sea duty will receive an increase in CSP-P from $100 to $200 per month.

Consistent with current policy, in lieu of receiving CSP-P, Sailors and Marines in grades E5-E9 with eight years of cumulative sea duty receive a higher CSP rate, equivalent to receiving CSP-P whenever assigned to a ship regardless of consecutive sea time.

CLICK HERE to view the new CSP table.

This is the first increase of CSP and CSP-P since 2001. Approximately 100,000 Sailors receive CSP and approximately 13,000 receive CSP-P; this special pay increase is expected to cost $66 million/year.

Pending final coordination with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, it is expected that the new CSP and CSP-P rates will take effect early this summer. An announcement on the exact date is forthcoming."
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SlapItHigh
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
RKL10
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM
Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back

Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
SlapItHigh
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM
Really? That seems backwards!

Quoting RKL10: Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back

Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
RKL10
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM
His command is backwards honestly it's like whoever is in charge of his command is bipolar one day it's this way next day it's a different way

Quoting SlapItHigh: Really? That seems backwards!

Quoting RKL10: Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back

Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Glad to hear this...I honestly didn't know!

SlapItHigh
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 10:06 PM
That sounds frustrating!!

Quoting RKL10: His command is backwards honestly it's like whoever is in charge of his command is bipolar one day it's this way next day it's a different way

Quoting SlapItHigh: Really? That seems backwards!

Quoting RKL10: Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back

Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
SlapItHigh
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 10:06 PM
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I'm glad too! It's nice to see some increases with all the talk of cuts.

Quoting darbyakeep45:

Glad to hear this...I honestly didn't know!

RKL10
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 10:48 PM
It is very frustrating even more so now that he is trying to get out and no one is helping him

Quoting SlapItHigh: That sounds frustrating!!

Quoting RKL10: His command is backwards honestly it's like whoever is in charge of his command is bipolar one day it's this way next day it's a different way

Quoting SlapItHigh: Really? That seems backwards!

Quoting RKL10: Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back

Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 13, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Is his enlistment up and he wants to just get out?  

Quoting RKL10: It is very frustrating even more so now that he is trying to get out and no one is helping him
Quoting SlapItHigh: That sounds frustrating!!
Quoting RKL10: His command is backwards honestly it's like whoever is in charge of his command is bipolar one day it's this way next day it's a different way
Quoting SlapItHigh: Really? That seems backwards!
Quoting RKL10: Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back
Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.


JMmama
by Kara on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Our seperation pay has always come in a bulk amount at the end. This is the first time we have seen it in the monthly paycheck.

Quoting RKL10: His command is backwards honestly it's like whoever is in charge of his command is bipolar one day it's this way next day it's a different way

Quoting SlapItHigh: Really? That seems backwards!

Quoting RKL10: Agreed my husbands separation pay didn't come in until he came back

Quoting SlapItHigh: I say it's about time. Deployments have gotten way longer and compensation wasn't really taking that into account.
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