Director's Message:

The maximum leave balance carryover from Fiscal Year 2015 to Fiscal Year 2016 was 60 days. Officers with a leave balance above the maximum allowable at the end of the fiscal year have had their balances automatically reduced to 60 days. There are no provisions to compensate officers whose leave balances are reduced. However, if you completed approved leave prior to September 30, 2015, and have not already done so, please submit endorsed leave slips to Payroll as soon as possible for retroactive adjustments. Please refer to NOAA Corps Directive, Chapter 6, for authorities and guidance on the proper use of leave.


CAPT Lawrence T. Krepp, NOAA
Director, CPC

On the Horizon

27 October 2015 Officer Assignment Board
09 November 2015 Access to EOYP begin
12 February 2016 Access to EOYP end

Approved Resignations, Separations and Retirements

CAPT Albert Girimonte 01 November 2015
CAPT Joseph Pica 01 December 2015
LT Heather Moe 15 December 2015
LT Kelly Jacovino 31 December 2015
ENS Alanna Frayne 31 December 2015
LCDR Guinevere Lewis 31 December 2015
LT Brian Kennedy 31 December 2015
LT Rachel Kotkowski 31 December 2015

Separation Process Reminders

All officers with an approved resignation or separation and are within the 60 day timeframe of separating from the NOAA Corps are reminded to work closely with their HR Specialist for out processing guidance and completion of separation documents. It is also recommended that each officer visit the CPC website, to download all necessary documentation that is required prior to separating from the NOAA Corps. As a reminder, once you receive an email from your HR Specialist/Assistant, it is important to take a few minutes to review and respond to the email. A lack of timely submission of documentation can result in a delay in receiving the final separation package.

End of Year Package 2015

It's that time of year again End of Year Package (EOYP) season! Not to worry - The EOYP for 2015 will soon be available. Access to and tracking of the EOYP will begin on 09 November 2015. All officers are expected to complete the EOYP not later than cob 12 February 2015. The responsibilities and features of the EOYP are very similar to the 2014 package, with a few improvements based on feedback from the Corps. A new feature we've added this year is a survey that will be included in your final completion email. This survey is anonymous and voluntary, and will be sent with the goal of CPC receiving constructive feedback on the EOYP process and ideas for continued improvement.

For any questions, please email LT Lindsay Morrison at Lindsay.Morrison@noaa.gov

Uninhabitable NOAA Ships and NOAA Corps Officer Entitlements

Officers assigned to ships deemed uninhabitable, whether away from or in homeport, are not entitled to Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) under any circumstance. In the case of a ship away from homeport, contract lodging in the vicinity of the location of the ship is typically provided. If the ship is in homeport, only those officers who have NOT refused quarters or have dependents in a designated location, i.e., unusually arduous sea duty election or approved BAH Waiver, are entitled to lodging. Officers are provided a monthly Basic Allowance for Subsistence which is intended to offset the cost of meals.

An officer assigned to a ship who has authorized TDY orders away from the ship is entitled to M&IE. Please note that for all officers, accrual of Sea Time and Sea Pay stops on day 31 of the TDY and does not resume until the officer reports back to the ship. Please direct any questions to Katherine Raymond at Katherine.raymond@noaa.gov or (301) 713-7732

OER Reminders

  • Send your OER with original signatures to CPC. Copies and scans are not permitted.
  • Type the names and titles of all signatories.
  • Type your full return address.
  • Be sure to complete all fields, including Days Not Observed and all text sections.

OCMD continues to process training certificates. Please be patient as we catch up on the backlog. Questions or urgent needs? Contact LCDR Fionna Matheson at fionna.matheson@noaa.gov or (301) 713-7736.

Do you have a suggestion to improve OCMD's pages on the CPC website? We welcome your ideas! Please contact LCDR Matheson.

NOAA Corps Song Revision

Under direction from NOAA and OMAO leadership, the NOAA Corps song "Forward With NOAA" is being revised. Officers who would like to share ideas or add input into the song's direction and composition should contact LT Jamie Park at richard.j.park@noaa.gov or (813) 817-6916 by COB 15 November 2015.