Publicly Released: September 22, 2022
The purpose of this management advisory is to inform Congress and DoD leadership on the status of the Audit of the Navy’s Accelerated Promotion Programs (APPs). The objective of the audit is to determine whether employees hired at the Navy’s four public shipyards were affected by the suspension of the Accelerated Promotion Program in 2016 and, if so, determine the number of employees affected. For employees affected, determine the monetary impact to those employees and whether they are entitled to additional compensation, and identify the amount.
Shipyard Personnel Generally Received Accelerated Promotions
We determined that the majority of Navy shipyard personnel hired at the four public shipyards from January 23, 2016, through December 22, 2016, received accelerated promotions through a Navy APP. Specifically, 544 of 603 Navy shipyard personnel (90 percent) received accelerated promotions and 59 of 603 Navy shipyard personnel (10 percent) did not receive accelerated promotions through a Navy APP. Table 3 shows the number of shipyard personnel, by APP position, who received or did not receive accelerated promotions through a Navy APP.
Shipyard Personnel that Did Not Receive Accelerated Promotions Generally Did Not Meet Requirements
We determined that 59 Navy shipyard personnel did not receive accelerated promotions through a Navy APP. For these 59 Navy shipyard personnel, we reviewed Navy documentation to determine whether these individuals met the Navy APP eligibility requirements for accelerated promotions. From this review, we determined that 11 Navy shipyard personnel were eligible for a promotion through a Navy APP, and that 48 Navy shipyard personnel were not.
Navy shipyard personnel were not eligible for an accelerated promotion through one of the four Navy APPs for the following reasons.
- Did not meet the training or performance requirements
- Resigned or were terminated before meeting time in grade requirements
- Did not meet time in grade requirements due to extended leave
- Reassigned or transferred to a division, command, or agency that did not participate in an APP
- Previously participated in an APP