NAVY - OPNAV 5300.8C
(N10) COORDINATION AND CONTROL OF PERSONNEL SURVEYS
|Publication Date:||24 April 2008|
To delineate policy and procedures for the management, control, review, approval and licensing of Navy military and civilian surveys, in amplification of references (a), (b) and (c). This instruction has been revised substantially and should be read in its entirety.
This instruction applies to all surveys of Department of the Navy (DON) military members and their families and Navy civilian personnel. Marine Corps surveys are administered under authority of the Commadant, United States Marine Corps. Surveys which include active duty or civilian members of other Department of Defense (DoD) components or include members of more than one component (e.g., Army and Navy) are reviewed by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) following DoD survey approval procedures in references (a) and (b). This instruction covers surveys of active duty and reserve Navy Sailors and their family members, civilian employees, as well as those retired from active duty, reserve, or civilian status. This instruction does not apply to surveys of family members of retirees, government contrators, and members of the general public. Surveys of those populations require Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. Surveys of Navy retirees, spouses and family members of active duty Sailors will be considered for approval only if they relate to existing or proposed military issues, programs or policies. Otherwise, surveys of these groups would also require OMB approval. Surveys of survivors of military Sailors may be approved under this instruction if the topic relates to survivor benefits or other areas relevant to Navy or military programs and policies.