Friday, July 19, 2024
More
    HomeUnited StatesU.S NavyNavy Delays Requirement for Some Sailors to Pay for Moves Using Government...

    Navy Delays Requirement for Some Sailors to Pay for Moves Using Government Charge Cards

    Navy Delays Requirement for Some Sailors to Pay for Moves Using Government Charge Cards

    The Navy has put a hold on its to require all its sailors to use a government charge card when paying for duty station moves, sparing junior service members.

    The mandate, which started this week, will still go into effect for senior officers and enlisted — master chiefs, as well as captains and above — while troops below those ranks will still be able to use personal credit cards for now.

    The ability to apply for and use a government charge card has been available to sailors for years, but the push to make it mandatory has not only hit delays but resistance from the fleet.

    Read Next: No Action Taken Against Officer After Public Dustup with Tucker Carlson over Women Serving

    According to Cmdr. Rick Chernitzer, a spokesman for Navy Personnel Command, the pause in the rollout is because the service “determined we needed to establish a process for handling interim payments of the Government Travel Charge Card by Sailors on long training tracks.”

    “Once we've determined the best way forward for that, we will issue further guidance on a implementation date,” Chernitzer added in an email Tuesday.

    From the Navy's perspective, moving the fleet to the charge card has benefits for both the service and sailors. One Navy document notes that the card “opens up the option for eliminating out of pocket expenses” for the sailor doing the move while reducing “accounting errors [and] unmatched disbursements” for the…

    Continue Reading This Article At Military.com

    Stay Connected

    34,572FansLike
    4,123FollowersFollow
    1,788FollowersFollow

    Latest articles

    AlphaDog Hosting Ad

    Related articles