Friday, February 17, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 18 Feb 23

Spc. Jerry Gasperson, Company A, 3rd battalion, 297th Infantry Brigade, Alaska Army National Guard, pulls security in his turret on the streets of a small town on the outskirts of Baghdad, Aug. 3.


1. IPPS-A UPDATE, 17 FEB 23. From COL Rebecca Eggers, IPPS-A FMD: Greetings from Team IPPS-A! I appreciate your patience and dedication as we continue to make progress. I’d like to provide you with some updates and guidance as you proceed on your IPPS-A journey.      a. Soldier Town Hall: Spread the word to your Soldiers! Save the Date for a special IPPS-A Town Hall for Soldiers on Thursday, 23 February, 2023, 1100 – 1230 ET. IPPS-A is a Soldier system, used by every Soldier. SGM Gary Krese and subject matter experts will discuss the benefits IPPS-A brings to Soldiers and will answer Soldier questions. Join on Teams or Facebook. Please encourage and allow time for your Soldiers to participate.       b. Personnel Asset Inventory (PAI). The window for units to conduct the Post Go-Live PAI is 1 March – 30 April 2023. The objective of the PAI is to maintain timely, error-free personnel accountability, involve commanders at all levels in the strength and reporting process, and to reconcile IPPS-A data with Soldiers present in the unit (whether assigned or attached). See MILPER 23-057 for more information.      d. Known Issues: For the latest updates on IPPS-A issues pertaining to promotions, benefits, assignments, onboarding, and more, please reference our list of known issues (current list attached at the link above). This resource includes updates on items we know matter to you, and offers answers to common questions we get from the field. The entire team is on hand to work through these issues with you, so please continue to pass the issues you are finding to us. We greatly appreciate your patience and diligence. 2. EVALUATION ENTRY SYSTEM (EES) ERROR RATES, 17 FEB 23. From HRC Evaluations Branch: UPDATE :  We are back to pre-EES error rates. That contributes a lot to the longer processing times. Visit the following link for top errors on both OERs and NCOERs. 3. SELECTION OF NEW FORSCOM, G1 SGM. From the Army G-1 SGM, SGM Christopher (Smoke) Stevens: "On behalf of the Sergeant Major of the Army, we are pleased to announce that Command Sergeant Major Eva M. Commons, Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Command Sergeant Major, Fort Hamilton, NY, has been selected as the Sergeant Major, FORSCOM, G1, Fort Bragg, NC. Please pass on your congratulations to Eva." CSM Commons’ biography is attached at the following link. 4. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATION COURSE (HRMQC) # 006-23. HRMQC #006-23 (5-16 June 2023) is currently visible in ATTRS with a quota of 15. The March and May class is full, and July has at least 10 students registered. Despite the limit of 15 in the June class, we can accommodate at least 30 Soldiers. This class is still only open to RC personnel and is now available for registration. 5. AMERICAN LEGION SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD (FY 23). From HRC Awards and Decorations Branch: The American Legion will again present The American Legion Spirit of Service Award to an enlisted member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Space Force, and the National Guard Bureau. These prestigious awards are bestowed to those who have selflessly distinguished themselves above and beyond their regular duties, predominantly through community service activities and professional achievement. These awards are typically presented during The American Legion's National Convention. Nominations are due by 17 Apr 23. 6. OFFICER PROMOTION ITEMS. The lists at the following links are for use to plan for Promotion Ceremonies. If eligibility is not met an order will not be produced in IPPS-A.      a. AC OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR CEREMONIES, MARCH 2023.      b. USAR AGR AND NON-AGR OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR CEREMONIES, MARCH 2023. 7. ENLISTED PROMOTION ITEMS.      a. ACTIVE COMPONENT ENLISTED PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND SGT/SSG BY-NAME PROMOTION LISTS, MARCH 2023.      b. AGR (USAR) (SFC-SGM) SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBER REPORT AND BY-NAME PROMOTIONS LIST, MARCH 2023. 8. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR EXPANDED PARENTAL LEAVE (12-WEEKS)? This graphic, attached at the following link, assists in determining the entitlement for expanded parental leave. 9. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPSA GUIDE - SUBMITTING ABSENCE REQUEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH PCS.      b. ***CHANGE***UPCOMING IPPS-A LIVE TRAINING - FEBRUARY 2023. This summary details training currently scheduled for February 2023, and makes changes to the 22 Feb 23 Q&A Session with SMEs.      c. IPPS-A "A DAY IN THE LIFE" WEBINAR SERIES - Q & A SESSION - 22 FEB 2023. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series - Q&A session. The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 22 FEB 23 at 1100 ET and 1900 ET. 10. EXCEPTION TO POLICY TO ARMY REGULATION (AR) 135-155, RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) OFFICER PROMOTION MILITARY EDUCATION (MILED) REQUIREMENTS, 14 FEBRUARY 2023. On 14 Feb 23, Director, Military Personnel Management, HQDA G-1, approved and ETP MILED requirements for promotion selection boards found in AR 135-155 (Promotion of Commissioned Officer and Warrant Officers Other than General Officers), 13 Dec 2022. This Exception to Policy (ETP) to the MILED requirements for promotion selection boards applies to AMEDD commissioned officers serving on the Reserve Active Status List (RASL) in an active status. 11. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. AGCRA NEWSLETTER # 57.  In this issue: AGCRA Carolina Chapter Breakfast featured guest speaker CSM Tamika L. DeVeaux, AGCRA Senior AG Leader Engagement Session featuring LTG Douglas F. Stitt on 30 March 2023 at 1800 hours (EST), AGCRA Alamo Chapter awards, and the AGCRA Rock of the Marne Chapter's Leadership Professional Development Session.      b. MAUI, HAWAII PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR - 4 MARCH 2023. The 9th Mission Support Command Retirement Services Team will be hosting a Pre-Retirement Seminar for Maui Soldiers and Gray Area Retirees on Saturday, 4 Mach 2023 at the USAR Center, Wailuku, HI.      c. FORT BRAGG HR UNIVERSITY " WORKFLOW" ON MARCH 2, 2023, 1300-1500. The XVIII ABN HROC team invites you to our FBNC "Workflow IPPS-A training. This class will take place over Microsoft Teams. This training event focuses on knowledge and proficiency on workflow implementation and management within IPPS-A. TTPs combined with lessons learned will aid on fortifying HR technical competencies to contribute to the overall goal of accurate personnel accountability. 12. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.      a. ARMY DIRECTIVE 2023-02, DIRECT APPOINTMENT AND COMMISSION OF CERTAIN WARRANT OFFICERS, 6 FEB 23. This directive establishes policy for the direct appointment or commission of warrant officers not in rated aviation or special forces military occupation specialties (MOSs). To meet accession requirements for warrant officer branches, this directive expands opportunities for Soldiers to apply for direct appointment to warrant officer one (WO1) or direct commission to chief warrant officer two (CW2). Army Directives 2021-19 and 2021-31 prescribe direct accession and promotion eligibility for Soldiers in rated aviation or special forces MOSs. Effective immediately, Soldiers in other MOSs may be eligible for direct appointment to the grade of WO1 or direct commission to the grade of CW2. Selection for each source of accession will be made based on criteria established by the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-1 in coordination with the MOS proponent branch.      b. ALARACT 014/2023, IMPLEMENTING GUIDANCE FOR DIRECT APPOINTMENT AND DIRECT COMMISSION OF CERTAIN WARRANT OFFICERS, DTG: R 161700Z FEB 23. This message provides implementing guidance for direct appointment to WO1 and direct commission to CW2 for certain warrant officer military occupational specialties (MOSs). This guidance does not apply to warrant officer applicants for special forces or rated aviation. The Army faces critical operational shortages across the technical warrant officer community. These shortages impose significant impacts to Army readiness. Updated policy in accordance with Army Directive 2023-02 allows warrant officer proponents to identify qualified Soldiers for direct appointments to WO1 or direct commissioning to CW2. It further allows the Army to improve warrant officer accessions and advance the warrant officer throughput selection to employment.      c. ALARACT 015/2023, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 MAJOR GENERAL GREENE INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS, DTG: R 161938Z FEB 23. The review committee has completed the evaluation of the nominations for the MG Greene Innovation Award. The Commanding General, Army Futures Command (AFC) is pleased to announce the winners of the fiscal year 2021 MG Greene Innovation Award.      d. ALARACT 016/2023, FAMILY MEMBER TRAVEL SCREENING GUIDANCE FOR SUMMER 2023 ASSIGNMENT CYCLE, DTG: R 162024Z FEB 23. The purpose of this ALARACT is to provide guidance to Soldiers moving overseas (includes Alaska and Hawaii) during the 2023 summer assignment cycle.  All Soldiers moving overseas (includes Alaska and Hawaii) must initiate family member travel screening (FMTS) immediately upon receipt of overseas assignment instructions. FMTS ensures Soldiers do not permanent change of station (PCS) to locations that cannot meet the family member’s medical and educational needs. Following this guidance will decrease the likelihood of delayed orders. 13. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  None. All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at 14. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 16 FEB 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.       a. JOPES PLANNER | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 90A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.      b.  SIGNAL FMS CASE MANAGER| IRAQ | O-4 |25A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS. |         c.  ISR LNO | NIAMEY | O-2/3 |35D | TS/SCI | ASAP | 180 DAYS.         d.  AVN FMS CASE MANAGER| BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. |  15. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      a. 301ST INFORMATION OPERATIONS BATTALION IS SEEKING E-6 TO O-5 AND WARRANT OFFICERS FOR DEPLOYMENTS TO GERMANY AND AFRICA.      b. 1ST BATTALION 389TH REGIMENT (BCT), TPU VACANCIES, VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN PUERTO RICO.      c. 878TH FEEDING COMPANY (300TH STB) TPU CO CDR/1SG VACANCIES SEAGOVILLE, TX.      d. 37TH IBCT, MOBILIZATION MULTIPLE VACANCIES, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ISO OIR. 16.  CIVILIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS. Units/organizations who wish to advertise GS positions, GS 12-15, may post them at the following link on S1NET.  Positions posted per the instructions provided will then be listed once in an S1NET message.      a. SUPERVISORY STAFF ADMINISTRATOR; GS-0301-12; SAINT LOUIS, MO.      b. SIERRA ARMY DEPOT, VACANT GS 0905 14, ATTORNEY ADVISOR, HERLONG, CA.


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