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News | March 24, 2020

60-Day Exception to Policy (ETP) to Maintain Annual Language Proficiency and Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) for Soldiers and Civilians Affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

60-Day Exception to Policy (ETP) to Maintain Annual Language Proficiency and Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) for Soldiers and Civilians Affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

From HRC Incentives and Compensation Branch: The Army G2 has approved as an exception to Policy eligibility to maintain both MOS qualification and FLPB payments for Soldiers/Officer affected by the closing or reduce testing availability across the force.

All Soldiers that will have a DLPT expire between 17 March 2020 (25 February 2020 for those stationed in Korean) and 17 May 2020 are authorized at a minimum a 60 day extension. 

However in accordance with paragraph 4, Soldiers will be allowed to extension until they are able to rescheduled their DLPT.

HRC, Incentives and Compensation Branch is recommending that with the current uncertainty that new FLPB orders be published with a six month extension.  This will reduce some the uncertainty for the Soldiers and prevent unnecessary work on the MPD.

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