R 211730Z MAR 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/FORTHCOMING CHANGES TO OFF-SITE INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING POLICY FOR THE RESERVE COMPONENT//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/DOD/YMD: 20220712
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC/YMD: 20180315
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS DODI 1215.06 INCORPORATING CHANGE 2, UNIFORM RESERVE, TRAINING AND RETIREMENT CATEGORIES FOR THE RESERVE COMPONENTS. REFERENCE (B) IS MCO 1001R.1L W/CH-1, MARINE CORPS RESERVE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT MANUAL.//
POC/J. SHAO/MAJ/M&RA(RAP-1)/TEL: 703-784-9138/EMAIL: JASON.SHAO@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To provide advance notification of forthcoming changes to reference (b).
2. Background. In accordance with reference (a), inactive duty training (IDT) periods shall be used to primarily provide individual or unit readiness training to Reserve Component members. IDTs are limited to 48 per year, and additional training periods (ATPs) are limited to 36 per year. Reference (b) further stipulates that IDT credit will not be authorized while in a travel status under temporary duty/temporary additional duty (TDY/TAD) orders unless travel under TDY/TAD orders commences from the Reserve Training Center (RTC). The requirement to “muster” at the RTC before authorizing IDT credit is only stipulated in reference (b). The Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board recommended a change to reference (b) to remove this requirement, which was approved by Director, Reserve Affairs.
3. Effective upon publication of this message, the requirement to “muster” at the RTC prior to off-site IDT travel IOT be credited with IDT pay is rescinded and replaced with the following stipulation: Commanders or Operational Sponsors may authorize telecommuting ATPs to complete assigned projects or work products while in a travel status to/from the assigned off-site IDT location.
(1) A member of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve or Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program who is
(2) in receipt of MROWS orders to perform off-site IDT drill(s); and
(3) is assigned an appropriate project or work product requiring a minimum of four hours of work, for each ATP period authorized; and
(4) meets all other requirements for telecommuting in accordance with chapter 7 of reference (b).
b. Limitations and Restrictions
(1) ATPs are limited to 36 per year.
(2) A maximum of four ATPs equivalent to a minimum of 16 hours of work may be authorized in connection with each roundtrip off-site IDT drill.
(3) The commander and Marine must agree upon the timeframe and the final work product.
(4) A minimum of four hours of work on the assigned project must be performed to receive credit for each telecommuting ATP period. The work does not have to be performed in a consecutive four-hour period, but the total number of hours reflected on the unit muster sheet (UMS) must be at least four cumulative hours per ATP before the UMS can be submitted. Telecommute ATP hours cannot overlap another paid or un-paid drill period.
(5) Commercial modes of travel are normally authorized for work performed while in a travel status. To qualify the mode of travel as an alternate worksite, it must have the necessary tools and environment to enable the Marine to perform their assigned official duties. Other modes of travel may qualify if these requirements are met (e.g. riding as a passenger in a privately owned vehicle).
(1) A Marine who lives in San Bruno, CA receives MROWS orders to perform a four-drill off-site IDT in Camp Pendleton, CA. Modes of travel include taxi and commercial flight from San Francisco to San Diego. Approximate time in a travel status: nine hours roundtrip. The Marine is assigned a project which requires a minimum of eight hours of work and is authorized two ATP telecommute drills to complete the project before the following month’s scheduled drill period. While in a travel status, the Marine performs six hours of work on the assigned project. The Marine performs two hours of work while in lodging prior to the start of the off-site IDT. The work is documented in a telecommuting log and submitted for approval in accordance with reference (b).
(2) A Marine who lives in San Antonio, TX receives MROWS orders to perform a six-drill off-site IDT in Camp Pendleton, CA. Modes of travel include taxi and commercial flight from San Antonio to San Diego. Approximate time in a travel status: 16 hours roundtrip. The Marine is assigned projects requiring a minimum of 16 hours and is authorized four ATP telecommute drills to complete the projects before the following month’s scheduled drill period. While in a travel status, the Marine performs nine hours of work on the assigned projects. The Marine performs four hours of work while in lodging, and three hours on a separate occasion (outside of a scheduled drill period). The work is documented in a telecommuting log and submitted for approval in accordance with reference (b).
4. This MARAMDIN will be cancelled when the information contained herein is incorporated into reference (b).
5. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Reserve Component.
6. Release authorized by Major General M. S. Martin, Director, Reserve Affairs Division.//