decide on completion of a members overseas screening
interview that a waiver should be submitted, even
though a member is not technically qualified for
Under these conditions, such
requests for waivers are encouraged and should be
submitted to BUPERS (PERS 40) or EPMAC, as
A request for a waiver must be completely
documented with comments on the members
performance with particular emphasis placed on
potential. BUPERS (PERS 40) or EPMAC, as
appropriate, screens the request and makes the final
decision concerning overseas assignment eligibility. A
member should not be transferred until written
authorization granting waiver is obtained. File a copy
of the waiver request and the subsequent reply in the
members service record.
REASSIGNMENT DUE TO
If the CO of an overseas activity receives
improperly screened personnel or dependents, the
overseas activity should send an Overseas Screening
Deficiency Report (OSDR), as shown in chapter 4 of
the ENLTRANSMAN, by message or letter to BUPERS
(PERS 40 and PERS 462). EPMAC is included as an
action addressee if nondesignated Seamen, Airmen, and
Firemen are involved.
If reassignment (early return) of the member is
desired because of unsuitability, submit an OSDR for
early return. COs should not use this procedure to
transfer personnel instead of using disciplinary or
administrative action. Use of the OSDS is restricted to
those cases where transfer is the only possible solution.
Each case is decided on its merits by BUPERS or
EPMAC, as appropriate.
If transfer is approved, make sure a page 13 service
record entry is made indicating unsuitability for
overseas duty and reasons for disqualification. On
approval of early return, send an availability report
according to guidelines contained in chapter 20 of the
To permit proper BUPERS and/or EPMAC
disposition of personnel found unsuitable for continued
overseas duty because of medical reasons, inform your
area commander, fleet commander, and the Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery (BUMED).
On approval of BUPERS and/or EPMAC,
personnel determined to be unsuitable for continued
overseas service will be transferred to duty for which
they are eligible.
OVERSEAS SCREENING REPORTS
There are two reports dealing with overseas
screening: Report of Suitability and Unsuitability and
OSDR. Both of these reports have been mentioned in
previous paragraphs, but are further mentioned to
remind you of their purpose.
The Report of Suitability/Unsuitability. This
report is shown in chapter 4 of the ENLTRANSMAN.
It is sent to BUPERS (PERS 40 and PERS 40BB) or
EPMAC for nondesignated Seamen, Firemen, and
Airmen, and BUPERS (PERS 462) by the command
completing the overseas screening. This report
indicates whether an individual or his/her dependents
are suitable or unsuitable for overseas duty.
The Overseas Screening Deficiency Report
(OSDR). This report is sent to BUPERS (PERS 40 and
PERS 40BB) or EPMAC in case of nondesignated
Seamen, Firemen, and Airmen, and BUPERS (PERS
462 and PERS 662). Include BUMED (CODE 3B435)
as an addressee when an overseas command receives
improperly screened personnel and/or their dependents
because of medical deficiencies. The OSDR is used to
report discrepancies in the screening conducted by the
transferring command that may or may not require early
return of the member and/or dependents.
This OSDR may also be used for requests for early
return for reasons other than screening deficiencies.
These requests are prompted by problems that develop
after arrival overseas that make the member and/or
dependents unsuitable for continued overseas
l BUPERS sends serious OSDRs to the
responsible manning control authority (MCA) and
BUMED, when appropriate. The MCA tasks the
immediate superior in command (ISIC) of the
transferring activity to correct the conditions causing
the improper screening.
. Servicemembers with exceptional family
member(s) complete appropriate forms per chapter 28
of the ENLTRANSMAN.
As the PN in charge of transfers and working in a
PERSUPPDET or any other personnel office that
processes overseas transfers, you must make sure that
all the pretransfer administrative requirements are
completed. Pretransfer administrative requirements
include promptly notifying and interviewing the