CHANGES TO POST-DEPLOYMENT MOBILIZATION RESPITE ABSENCE (PDMRA)

Date Signed: 7/02/2012
MARADMINS Active Number: 355/12

R 021356Z JUL 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 355/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/CHANGES TO POST-DEPLOYMENT MOBILIZATION RESPITE ABSENCE (PDMRA)//
REF/A/DOC/PUSD PR/YMD:20110930//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC MPO/YMD:20070727//
POC/A. FREIRE/MAJ/MPO/-/TEL:703-784-9358/TEL:DSN 278-9358//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 448/07 POST-DEPLOYMENT MOBILIZATION RESPITE ABSENCE (PDMRA).  REF B IS DODI 1327.06, LEAVE AND LIBERTY POLICY AND PROCEDURES.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PURPOSE. TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND IMPLEMENT POLICY CHANGES TO (PDMRA) FOR ALL MARINES WHO DEPLOYED/MOBILIZED AT LESS THAN THE DEPLOYMENT-DWELL RATIO, 1:2 FOR THE ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) MARINES, 1:5 FOR RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) MARINES.
2.  BACKGROUND EFFECTIVE 28 JULY 2012, THE GUIDANCE IN REF A IS SUPERSEDED BY THE GUIDANCE IN THIS MESSAGE, IN ORDER TO CONFORM TO THE GUIDANCE IN REF B.  DOD'S POLICY GUIDANCE ON PDMRA IS IN REF B.  PDMRA ACCRUAL RATES AND DAYS ARE NOW DESIGNATED BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED. LOCATIONS WILL NOW BE DESIGNATED AS TWO OR ONE ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAYS PER MONTH DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION.  EFFECTIVE 28 JULY 2012 THE FOLLOWING ACCRUAL RATES WILL TAKE EFFECT.
 A. PDMRA ACCRUAL RATES
(1) TWO ADMINISTRATIVE DAYS PER MONTH
(A) AC SERVICE MEMBERS ACCRUE TWO ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAYS PER MONTH WHEN THE ESTABLISHED DEPLOYMENT THRESHOLD IS EXCEEDED AND THE AC SERVICE MEMBER IS:
1. DEPLOYED TO IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN; OR
2. DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE TAX EXCLUSION (CZTE) AREA THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A TWO-DAY PER MONTH PDMRA ACCRUAL LOCATION BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED.
(B) RC SERVICE MEMBERS ACCRUE TWO ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAYS PER MONTH WHEN THE ESTABLISHED MOBILIZATION THRESHOLD IS EXCEEDED AND THE RC SERVICE MEMBER IS SERVING:
1. IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 12301(A), 12301(D), 12302, OR 12304.
2. IN A CZTE AREA THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A TWO-DAY PER MONTH PDMRA ACCRUAL LOCATION BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED.
(2) ONE ADMINISTRATIVE DAY PER MONTH
(A) AC SERVICE MEMBERS ACCRUE ONE ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAY PER MONTH WHEN THE ESTABLISHED DEPLOYMENT THRESHOLD IS EXCEEDED FOR DEPLOYMENTS TO A QUALIFYING CZTE AREA THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A ONE-DAY PER MONTH PDMRA ACCRUAL LOCATION BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED.
(B) RC SERVICE MEMBERS ACCRUE ONE ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAY PER MONTH WHEN THE ESTABLISHED MOBILIZATION THRESHOLD IS EXCEEDED AND THE RC SERVICE MEMBER IS SERVING:
1. OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 12301(A), 12301(D), 12302, OR 12304; 2. IN A CZTE AREA THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A ONE-DAY PER MONTH PDMRA ACCRUAL LOCATION BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED.
B. PDMRA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
(1) FOR AC AND RC MARINES THE MINIMUM DURATION OF INITIAL DEPLOYMENT TO THE DESIGNATED PDMRA LOCATION BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED IS FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS (120 CONSECUTIVE DAYS) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PDMRA.
(2) THE SUGSEQUENT DEPLOYMENT DURATION TO THE DESIGNATED PDMRA LOCATION BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED MUST BE A MINIMUM OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS (120 CONSECUTIVE DAYS) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PDMRA.
(3) PDMRA ACCRUAL FOR AC SERVICE MEMBERS INCLUDES THE DAY THAT THE MEMBER ARRIVES AT THE DEPLOYED LOCATION THROUGH THE DAY THAT THE MEMBER REDEPLOYS.
(4) PDMRA ACCRUAL RATES FOR RC SERVICE MEMBERS:
(A) INCLUDES THE DAY THAT THE MEMBER IS ORDERED TO DUTY PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 12301(A), 12301(D), 12302, OR 12304 THROUGH THE DATE THAT THE MEMBER'S SERVICE IS TERMINATED UNDER THAT SAME AUTHORITY.  RC MEMBERS MUST BE SERVING PURSUANT TO THE SECTIONS LISTED ABOVE IN ORDER TO UTILIZE THE ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAYS ACCRUED UNDER THE PDMRA PROGRAM.
(B) IN LOCATION DESIGNATED AS QUALIFYING FOR PDMRA BY THE SECRETARY CONCERNED.
C. MAX ACCRUAL OF PDMRA PER OCCASION. QUALIFYING AC/RC MARINES MOBILIZED/DEPLOYED MAY RECEIVE UP TO 24 PDMRA ADMINISTRATIVE ABSENCE DAYS OFF FOR RESPITE FOLLOWING A 12 MONTH MOBILIZATION/DEPLOYMENT.
3.  IMPLEMENTATION. THE NEW PDMRA ACCRUAL POLICY CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE 28 JULY 2012.   MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM (MCTFS) SYSTEM UPGRADES FOR PDMRA WILL BE COMPLETE AND READY FOR ADMINISTRATOR USE ON 28 JULY 2012.
4.  PUBLIC LAW 112-120 EFFECTIVE 25 MAY 2012 GRANDFATHERS RC MEMBERS UNDER THE PREVIOUS PDMRA RATES FOR THOSE SERVICE MEMBERS MOBILIZED BEFORE 1 OCTOBER 2011.  THOSE RC MEMBERS WHOSE QUALIFIED MOBILIZATION (I.E. DEPLOYED OUTSIDE THE U.S.) COMMENCED BEFORE 1 OCTOBER 2011 ARE GRANDFATHERED UNDER THE OLD ACCRUAL RATES WHILE DEPLOYED.  EXTENSIONS TO THOSE MOBILIZATION ORDERS ON OR AFTER 1 OCTOBER 2011 ARE NOT INCLUDED AS GRANDFATHERED.  THE 28 JULY 2012 CHANGE TO PDMRA RATES DOES NOT APPLY TO RC MEMBERS THAT ARE STILL ON GRANDFATHERED MOBILIZATION ORDERS.  ANY RC MEMBER WHO WAS ACTIVATED/MOBILIZED ON OR AFTER 1 OCTOBER 2011 WILL RECEIVE PDMRA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW POLICY IN THIS MARADMIN AND IS NOT GRANDFATHERED UNDER THE OLD RATES.  FURTHER GUIDANCE WILL BE PROMULGATED BY CMC (RA) PRIOR TO FISCAL YEAR 2013 TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR RC CLAIMS PURSUANT TO PDMRA.
5.  ADMINISTRATION. THESE NEW CHANGES TO THE POLICY WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEXT REVISION OF MCO 1050.3.
6.  THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.
7.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY SES MR. M. F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER POLICY DIVISION, MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//