An availability report (AVAIL) is the communication to the Assignment Control Authority (ACA) that a member requires assignment/reassignment. It’s used as a key element to notify the ACA or anyone else with a need to know, why a member has become available for transfer and provides a means for the ones that process pay and personnel documents to properly track a member after AVAIL submission for receipt of BUPERS orders or other disposition.
Policy Guidance: MILPERSMAN 1306-1700 series
Whether assigned as a student or former student at a training command, assigned in a temporary additional duty (TDY) status, or at a permanent duty station; these are members who are not considered as rollers at the end of their normal tour of duty. Unless otherwise provided in this webpage and under current policy, it is the responsibility of the servicing PSD/CSD/PSD Afloat to submit AVAILS based on AVAIL notification received from applicable source.
Policy Guidance: MILPERSMAN 1306-1702
Contact Navy Personnel Command (PERS-454)
Deployability Assessment Office for questions specific to a member being placed in a limited duty (LIMDU), physical evaluation board (PEB), or pregnancy status using the email below.
For AVAIL submissions, only the YH and DP AVAILS are accepted by PERS-454 via email:
- YH (LIMDU or PEB)
- DP (PREGNANCY)
Shore Activities (Duty Type 1, 3, or 6). The servicing Personnel Support Detachment (PSD), Customer Service Desk (CSD), Transaction Support Detachment (TSC), or Functional Support Center (FSC) has sole responsibility to submit an Availability Report (AVAIL), except as otherwise indicated under various MILPERSMAN articles in the 1306-1700 series.
Non-Shore and Operational Activities (Duty Type 2 or 4). If a member requires reassignment before his or her established projected rotation date (PRD), the servicing PSD/CSD/TSC/FSC or personnel office (as applicable) has sole responsibility to submit AVAILs, except as otherwise indicated under MILPERSMAN articles in the 1306-1700 series.
NAVPERSCOM: Specific personnel assigned at NAVPERSCOM are authorized to enter an AVAIL in the Enlisted Assignment Information System (EAIS) as directed by NAVPERSCOM, Enlisted Distribution Division (PERS-40). These personnel are identified under various MILPERSMAN articles in the 1306-1700 series.
Contact AVAIL Manager (PERS-40GG)
Or contact customer service: 1-866-827-5672 (MNCC) / TDD For Hearing Impaired: 866-297-1971