Tuesday, February 7, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 7 Feb 23

N.Y. Army National GuardSgt. Joseph Roth assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, gives cadets from the Siena College Reserve Officer Training Corps(ROTC) a safety brief on UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters before flying, in Latham N.Y., on April 5, 2018. The 3-142nd was flying the ROTC cadets to Burlington, V.T. for their monthly training. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza)


 1. IPPS-A UPDATE, 6 FEB 23.  From COL Rebecca Eggers, IPPS-A FMD:  Some key points from this update follow.  View the entire update at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1227099      a. We continue to get RFIs on provisioning. We have also seen issues with completing actions that are often a result of not having the right roles and permissions. We have taken the task to make the roles/permissions more streamlined; however, we won’t be able to do that in the near-term. Professionals and Commanders need to be correctly provisioned within IPPS-A to be able to conduct their daily tasks…. I’ve attached a provisioning overview to help you with requesting proper access for your responsibilities. By reviewing your roles/permissions first, it helps us get to the root cause of system issues as well. We are here to help and I hope you will all continue to share the solutions broadly.      b. I’ve also attached a schedule of additional MPD Refresher Training sessions. This document highlights topics, dates/times, and how to enroll. The training will provide a refresher for executing human resources and applicable pay actions using IPPS-A. These are not only great sessions for our MPDs, but also help all units learn the end-to-end process to assist in supporting the field.      c. We hear the challenges with CRM cases getting closed. We will continue to work closely with the Tier 1 Helpdesk to ensure cases are closed after resolution is confirmed. However, there are also a growing number of cases that are sitting with unit level provider groups. All cases, unless initially submitted as an IT case to go directly to Tier 1, are created as HR cases and go to the lowest level provider group (typically the BN S1). In some cases, these provider groups were created, but personnel not assigned. You may have Soldiers in your units that submitted cases that are waiting to be actioned. I have previously shared the Provider Group set up deck and will post that on S1Net for your use, but this backlog is growing and requires your action.      d. Lastly, I’d like to mention absence requests. Absence requests submitted via IPPS-A are not submitted through the local finance offices. These requests send directly to DJMS, the pay system. While we understand that several finance offices across the Army have noted they are not taking absence requests submitted via IPPS-A, this demonstrates a lack of understanding on how these absence requests are completed and processed. The DA31 is a thing of the past. All units should absolutely be having Soldiers submit absence requests via IPPS-A as this also ensures the duty status is recorded appropriately.      e. We will continue to post the listing of known issues on our website and encourage you to reference that list frequently as it also includes answers to common questions we get from the field. We are committed to working through the issues with you and the entire team is on hand to do that, so please continue to pass the issues you are finding to us. For a list of known issues please go to https://ipps-a.army.mil/ipps-a-known-issues/. 2. MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION (MUC) ORDER FOR APPROVED UNITS INVOLVED IN AFGHANISTAN RETROGRADE OPERATIONS. From HRC Awards and Decorations Branch: Attached at the following link is a copy of the final permanent order for the Afghanistan Retrograde Operation. Starting on 6 Feb 23, HRC began mailing out the citations and certificates to all main units for distribution. Individual units will receive the citations and certificates from their higher commands. Please do not send inquiries to HRC seeing awards elements, they are being distributed. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1227086    3. ACFT AND EVALUATIONS. From HRC Evaluations Branch: So, you don't want an evaluation returned right?  Well, we are experiencing an uptick in error rates for the AC both Officers and NCOs. OER error rates have increased 2% and NCOER by 1%. That’s not a big percentage but when you think of the volume of reports being around 2,500+ per day, it starts to add up. Remember to use MILPER MESSAGE 22-333, but here is a PowerPoint (at the following link) that will give you some visuals. If you are Guard and Reserve, this hasn't hit you in force yet, but getting the information out early and often may help. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1013115 4. FY23 420A, HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN, CRITICAL TASK SITE SELECTION BOARD (CTSSB) SURVEY. The AG School Commandant and Chief Warrant Officer of the AG Corps request the participation of 420As and their supervisors, across all components, in the FY23 420A, Human Resources Technician, Critical Task Site Selection Board (CTSSB) Survey.  Your participation in this survey is the important first step in identifying critical individual tasks, by grade, for 420As, and will shape institutional training provided to 420As throughout PME. The outputs of this survey will inform the in-person CTSSB to be conducted at Fort Jackson, SC from 27-31 Mar 23.  The survey should only take 5-10 minutes, and can be found at the following link. https://survey.tradoc.army.mil/EFM/se/197944BA1D51B972 5. IPPS-A QUESTIONS.  (If you can assist, please do so.)      a. RFO CONFIRMATION. How does the S1 track RFOs if the process is between IPPS-A, the Soldier and the MPD? Is there an alert or email for the Soldier's servicing S1 similar to the automated message/alerts we receive from HRC? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012818      b. S1 USER PROFILE. I am S1 HR Professional - how do I update my user profile (email -- health.mil) when the PROFILE tab is not available under the Navigation bar? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012820      c. PULLING YMAV FROM IPPS-A. We have attempted to pull YMAV with predefined queries and unit slotting, but are not having luck finding it. The predefined query only showed a few YMAVs with hundreds more missing. Has anyone had any luck pulling YMAV for both Officer and Enlisted with consistency? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/276140 6. ARMY RESERVE FLAG SNAPSHOT JANUARY 2023. The Army Reserve Flag snapshot for the month of January is attached.  Commands may access their specific flag data in RCMS (CSMM) under Presentations. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226461 7. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGE 23-05, DEPENDENCY MISMATCH WHEN PAYING ORDERS IN RADARS. DA Form 5960 mismatch error for Soldiers with a military spouse has been fixed. If you still receive an error message, first check RLAS Announcements for additional information, then if necessary, please put in an RLAS trouble ticket. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226593 8. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. AGCRA NEWSLETTER # 55. In this edition: New AGCRA Chapters, AGCRA Sun City Chapter AG Ruck, AGCRA Gold Vault Chapter Scholarship Program, TRANSPROC DD 214 Update, and AGCRA Gold Vault Chapter Valentine's Luncheon. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226961      b. ARMY LEADER EXCHANGE - JANUARY BULLETIN. From US Army Combined Arms Center - The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) provides professional development content to help steward the Army profession by engaging and informing leaders. The January 2023 bulletin was recently published and includes tool to help you "tackle training management" from Company to Brigade levels. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012811 9. 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.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx      a. ALARACT 009/2023, 2022 ARMY OPERATIONS SECURITY AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (CUI), DTG: R 031234Z FEB 23. This ALARACT calls for the Operations Security (OPSEC) award nominations for calendar year 2022. The Army OPSEC Achievement Awards recognize significant OPSEC accomplishments of Army organizations and individuals to prevent, reduce, or eliminate vulnerabilities to Army operations through inadvertent disclosure of operations. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1227109      b. ALARACT 010/2023, REQUESTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE SURGEON GENERAL’S ANNUAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT RECOGNITION AWARD (TSG-PARA) FOR CALENDAR YEAR (CY) 2022 (CUI), DTG: R 031331Z FEB 23. The Surgeon General’s Physician Assistant Recognition Award (TSG-PARA) provides personal recognition by The Surgeon General (TSG) to an Army Physician Assistant (PA) who has made a significant contribution to military medicine. No later than (NLT) 30 April 2023, units having PAs assigned on a full-time basis will nominate Army active-duty (AD) and reserve component (RC) PAs for the TSG-PARA for calendar year (CY) 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1227110 10. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-045, FA58 ENTERPRISE MARKETING & BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS OFFICER FUNCTIONAL AREA SELECTION PANEL (4QTR FY23), ISSUED: [2/2/2023 3:57:28 PM]. This message provides procedural guidance for officers desiring transfer to FA58, Enterprise Marketing and Behavioral Economics Officer. Eligible Army officers in the rank of CPT in the designated year groups may submit an application for selection from 06 FEB 23 through 24 Mar 23. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-045      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-046, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2023 COLONEL (COL), CHAPLAIN CORPS (CH), ARMY RESERVE NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES (ARNGUS), ARMY RESERVE ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR AGR) AND ARMY RESERVE NON-ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR NON-AGR), COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES (CC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [2/3/2023 12:05:22 PM]. This message announces the release of the results for subject Promotion Selection Board (PSB). The Prepositioning Release Date for this board results will be between 0900-1300 EST 7 Feb 23. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 EST, 9 Feb 2023. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-046      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-047, AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) RESERVE COMPONENT (RC), LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC), ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD), ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES (ARNGUS), ARMY RESERVE ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR AGR), AND ARMY RESERVE NON-ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR NON-AGR), COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES, PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD (PSB) ZONES OF CONSIDERATION, ISSUED: [2/3/2023 12:19:44 PM]. See the message for updates. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-047      d. MILPER MESSAGE 23-048, FY24 U.S. ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE (PMS) CENTRALIZED SELECTION BOARD – (COL / LTC / MAJ), ISSUED: [2/3/2023 2:26:27 PM]. The U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Professor of Military Science (PMS) Centralized Selection Board (CSB) will convene at (HRC), Fort Knox, Kentucky from 8 - 12 May 2023 to select the best-qualified field grade Officers available for PMS duty. The FY24 PMS board will be an “Opt-In” board during which Officers will utilize the AIM2 Portal, submit paper preference sheet (Active Component CONTROLLED and Reserve Component officers only), and the “My Board File (MBF)”. An “Opt-In” board means an Officer must take action to be considered. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-048      e. MILPER MESSAGE 23-049, 2023 WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL AIDE PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD, ISSUED: [2/6/2023 11:50:45 AM]. The White House Military Social Aide Program Coordinator is accepting applications for officers interested in serving as a White House Military Social Aide. Interested officers must submit their application for consideration no later than 3 April 2023. Selection is limited to officers who are assigned to the National Capitol Region (Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed, Navy Yard, etc.), or who are on orders to report within 90 days from the application due date to the National Capitol Region. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-049 11. S1NET MEMBER/UNIT CONTRIBUTIONS. The following unit/individually developed products or information have been contributed to S1NET for the use and benefit of all members/units. These products have not been reviewed nor sanctioned by TRADOC or the AG School, and may be specific to the unit/component/location.      a. ARMY 365 POWER PLATFORM TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR ARMY RESERVISTS. For all of those folks out there in the Army Reserves, USARC is offering training on Power Apps/Power Automate (Power Platform). The training is on a recurring basis and right now they are wide open. These classes are a great way to dip your toe in the water and unlock capabilities available on the Army 365 cloud. I've seen Power Platform used for inputs for boards on the National Guard side, so it's a great resource to have in your toolkit as an AG professional. (Contributed by CPT TJ Stocker) https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1013004 12. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.      a. (USAR) JUNIOR ENLISTED PROMOTION BOARDS (JEPB) SCHEDULES/DATES FY23. Reaching out to see if there are any units holding a junior promotion board in the next 3 months and if there is a list for scheduled boards for FY 23. If you could please share on here the POC for packet submission or email me. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012952 13. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 3 FEB 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. ADJUTANT SGM | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | E-9 | 11Z | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. PETROLEUM TECHNICIAN | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | W-2/3 | 923A | SECRET | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. FIELD ARTILLERY, GENERAL | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d.  AVN FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  14. 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 https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. 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.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies      a. (OC/T UNIT) 1 MCTD, 2ND BDE, TPU, MULTIPLE AVAILABLE POSITIONS (E7,E8,O3,O4), FORT JACKSON, SC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1147561      b. 978TH QM CO, 157TH CSSB, TPU COMPANY COMMANDER VACANCY, NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225837      c. COADOS-CAG CHIEF-O5-59A, USA SMDC, HUNTSVILLE, AL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225907      d. USAR INSPECTOR GENERAL TPU VACANCIES FEB 23. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1205503      e. DEFENSE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY AGENCY (DCSA) ADOS 01A/00G E5 - O4 FT. MEADE, MD / QUANTICO, VA/ BOYERS, PA / ANDOVER, MA / FARMERS BRANCH, TX / SAN DIEGO, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012637      f. 1173RD DDSB – VACANCIES, LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225135      g. POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: G3 AND DEPUTY COMMANDER, 98TH TRAINING DIVISION (IET), FORT BENNING, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226266      h. 96TH SUST BDE 658 VACANCIES, FT DOUGLAS, UT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1129006      i. 4960TH MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BRIGADE (MFTB), TPU, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, FORT SHAFTER FLATS, HI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226322      j. TPU FIRST SERGEANT POSITION VACANCY, 18TH FIELD HOSPITAL CENTER, FORT STORY, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226330      k. OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF - TPU OPPORTUNITIES. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226452#comment-740670      l. TPU VACANCIES AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 377TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION (TS) – LOCATIONS IN/NEAR AUSTIN/FORT WORTH/SAN ANTONIO, TX AND MIAMI, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198100      m. VACANCIES - C2CRE-A (TPU): 415TH CBRN BDE, 485TH CBRN BN, 300TH CBRN CO, & 355TH MCAS (GRADE E3-O4) (MOS 74A, 25B, 42B, 42A, 35D, 35F, 92Y, 62B, 56A, 91X, 74D, 91B, 91Z, 68W, 68X, 25U, 27D, 90A, 65D), LOCATIONS IN SC, DE, WV. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196366      n. 303D MANEUVER ENHANCEMENT BRIGADE, MULTIPLE O2-O4 AND W2-W3 TPU VACANCIES, VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS THE PACIFIC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226822      o. 76TH ETOE, 1186TH DDSB, COMMANDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, ORLANDO, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226888 15.  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. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsciv      a. MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST, GS-0343-12, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NASHVILLE, TN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012488      b. OUTREACH COORDINATOR GS-0301-12, US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NASHVILLE, TN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012489      c. REVIEW APPRAISER GS-1171-12, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NASHVILLE, TN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012490      d. U.S. ARMY SATMO, VACANT GS-0343-12, MANAGEMENT ANALYST, FORT BRAGG, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1013001

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