completion of the sea tour or shore tour as specified in
the ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 3. The normal rotation
pattern throughout a career is a repetition of assignments
at sea and ashore. To the maximum extent possible,
initial assignments will be to sea duty afloat upon
completion of initial entry training.
The Navy recognizes that a personal problem cannot
always be solved at a persons duty station. Sometimes
home conditions constitute an undue hardship, and the
members presence is necessary to ease the hardship. In
such cases, the Navy gives consideration to individual
requests for humanitarian or hardship reassignment. The
criteria for determining humanitarian/hardship situations
and the documentation required are contained in the
ENLTRANS MAN, NAVPERS 15909-D, chapter 18.
When the problem is anticipated to be solvable
within a reasonable time frame and it has been
established that the members presence in a specific area
is essential to ease the problem, special consideration is
warranted. Circumstances that would normally warrant
special considerations are as follows:
. Death of applicants spouse or child.
. Divorce, when the member has a final divorce
. When the court has awarded the member
physical custody of the children and the time is needed
to make arrangements for their permanent care. (Refer
to U.S. Navy Single Sponsor/Military Couple with
Dependents(s) Dependent Care Policy, OPNAVINST
. When a person is scheduled to be hospitalized or
has been hospitalized as a result of a severe illness
(physical or mental).
Emergency leave frequently provides sufficient
time to ease such hardships; however, when an
individual requires more time than leave can provide
and has a chance of resolving the hardship within a
reasonable time frame, reassignment for humanitarian
reasons may be requested.
When it is determined that emergency leave will not
ease the problem, but that resolution of the hardship may
be expected within a reasonable period of time, the
member may be authorized a special temporary
reassignment at a desired location for temporary duty
humanitarian assignment (TD HUMS). If the TD
HUMS is authorized, temporary additional duty
(TEMADD) orders are issued on a permissive
no-cost-to-the-government basis not to exceed 6
months. The following requirements apply to the
issuance of TD HUMS orders:
l No dislocation allowance is authorized.
. Dependent travel will be at the members
expense, not subject to reimbursement.
. Orders will not authorize the individual to ship
household goods at government expense.
. Transfers must be effected during a period of
leave and no proceed or travel time is authorized.
. Members serving on TD HUMS will not be
authorized per diem at their TEMDU station. Orders
must contain the statement, No Per Diem Authorized.
. All standard transfer orders (STOs) for TD
HUMS will contain a statement of understanding as
outlined in the ENLTRANSMAN to include the
TEMADD orders are not used to authorize the
member to proceed to the area of hardship and gather
documentation for submitting a request. The member
must use leave for that purpose.
Extension to TD HUMS
If the amount of leave granted is insufficient to
enable submission of a request for humanitarian
assignment, the assisting command (located in the area
of the hardship) should direct a request for extension of
leave to the individuals parent command or, in
applicable cases, to the next intermediate reporting
station as directed in the individuals leave authorization
or STOs. Do not request leave extensions from
BUPERS. In those cases in which an assisting command
feels that a bona fide emergency hardship exists that
meets the criteria for reassignment and when
insufficient time remains to request extension of leave,
or when further leave would cause the member to be in
excess of leave (more than 30 days or in excess of that
which could be earned in his or her remaining obligated
service), the assisting command should send a message
to the members parent command with a brief,
meaningful explanation of the hardship. This
explanation should include the statement, Unless
otherwise directed, the member will be retained on
board 15 days in no-cost TEMADD status pending a
decision by BUPERS. The final determination of a
members retention at an assisting command rests with
the members commanding officer (CO) at his or her