Tuesday, April 18, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 18 Apr 23

1. IPPS-A UPDATE 17 APR 23: ASSIGNMENT HISTORY UPDATES, TEMP. ORDERS, MACP, PGA GUIDE, USER MANUAL, ACCESS REQUESTS "APPROVED," AND ABSENCES. From COL Rebecca Eggers, IPPS-A FMD:  Some key points from this update are provided below.  Visit the following link for the entire update with attachments. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245480      a. Assignment History Updates. We recently provided a demo on how to reconstruct a record for a Soldier. This training was not limited to Assignment History updates but should be used if you are attempting to update assignment history. A couple key items: Assignments pre-Go-Live can be updated via managed converted assignments. Any assignments after Go-Live have limited ability to be updated and are accessed via manage assignments. It is extremely important that new assignments are correct. Assignments after Go-Live, specifically adjusting dates, involve not just the Soldier you are attempting to update, but the dates associated with other Soldiers that held the position. As a final reminder – always use caution when updating anything in Job Data. We strongly discourage updates in Job unless you know what you are doing and how it will/could affect a Soldier’s pay and benefits.      b. Executing Temporary Orders. It is very important that Temporary Orders are executed correctly for ARNG and USAR Soldiers. You must follow the acceptable approaches outlined in the MOBCOP Integration User Guide. Please reference the MOBCOP Integration User Guide and SFARS Integration User Guide when making edits. Soldier pay and benefits are tied to their position and if done incorrectly, can and has inadvertently stopped TRICARE for Soldiers. Manuals are available in IPPS-A under Help.      c. Married Army Couples Program (MACP) Auto-Enrollment/Disenrollment. Some users have noted that they are not/have not been auto-enrolled in MACP even though their spouse is displaying as their dependent. We were able to determine that if the spouse’s military service in DEERS is blank, IPPS-A will not auto-enroll the members. We did a one-time data fix for those individuals that had IPPS-A Soldier records which resolved a majority of the cases, but did not correct the issue with new enrollments. We are considering options to remove the requirement for this field to be populated, and do not intend to have Soldiers go back to DEERS to update this information. We will attempt to ensure that we get word out through the DEERS offices to ensure this field is filled. HR Professionals who have the Restrictions Subcat can add/remove this restriction from Soldier’s records. Have the Soldier submit a CRM case indicating the auto-enrollment issue. Soldiers should request disenrollment from the MACP using an admin correction PAR. This action does not have to be done via DEERS. DEERS is simply the mechanism to auto-enroll Soldiers using available data.      d. Updated User Manual V6.1. The latest version of the IPPS-A User Manual (Version 6.1) has been released. You may find it at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1235870. One key item added to this update was clarification on PCS absence dates and report dates.      e. Access Requests in “Approved” Status. We’ve noted an issue where access requests submitted by users were getting stuck in “Approved” status. This can be caused by missing or multiple primary email addresses in the User Profile (PSOPRDEFN / PSUSEREMAIL); the root cause of this has been resolved and should not occur anymore. However, there are instances where roles that are no longer active still exist on the submitted access requests. As the program continues to remove or update roles to bundle relationships while users are submitting access request at the same time, this issue will continue to occur. Our team is continuing to work on a resolution.      f. Absences. We have received several RFIs and comments noting that users are unable to submit an absence request after having a previously cancelled request for the same dates. Rather than create a new absence, Soldiers should edit the cancelled request with the new information and submit for approval. As a reminder – cancellations of absence requests still need to route to an approver to be completed.      g. Resources. We have a lot of great IPPS-A products created by units located on S1Net. On the left-hand side of the IPPS-A landing page, find the SUB-TOPICS column, and click “IPPS-A SOPs/Tools” underneath that. Please feel free to “donate” any IPPS-A SOPs and products that have worked for you team! 2. AG WEEK “OF THE YEAR” IN-PERSON COMPETITION 11 TO 15 JUNE 2023.  The Commandant of the Adjutant General School has announced the finalists for the 2023 Adjutant General’s Corps Officer, Warrant Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer, and Soldier of the Year. This year these selected finalists will compete in an in-person portion of the competition at Fort Jackson. The winners selected from the finalists will be announced at the end of AG Week during the AG National Ball. Below are the names of the Soldiers who have been selected as finalists. Additional information will be sent to these individuals and their units with specifics on the remaining portion of the competition. The Senior Civilian, Civilian, and Spouse of the year winner will be announced in a separate notice at a later date.  Finalists are listed at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245513 3. NEW DD FORM 2760, QUALIFICATION TO POSSESS FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION, 21 MAR 2023. In case you missed it, there is a new DD Form 2760 for the Lautenberg Amendment self-certification that a Soldier does not have a qualifying conviction for domestic abuse which would prevent possession of a firearm. Big take away is due to a change in law last year, a misdemeanor assault conviction against someone the Soldier is or was dating after 25 June 2022 is now also a Lautenberg Amendment violation even if they were not living together. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245157 4. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A USER MANUAL - VERSION 6.1, 14 APR 23. Version 6.1 of the IPPS-A User Manual is now available at the following link for review and feedback. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1235870      b. IPPS-A AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROLS SERIES: PART II – 24 APRIL 2023 (REPORT REVIEW). Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A R3 Audit and Internal Controls live training Part II – Report Review. During Part II of the three-part series, the IPPS-A FMD Audit/Internal Controls team will familiarize users with a deep dive of Internal controls. It includes defining Internal Controls, criteria for Internal Controls, and examples of key Internal Controls. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245364      c. IPPS-A R3 ROLES AND PERMISSIONS TRAINING SERIES: PART I – 25 APRIL 2023 (ACCESS REQUEST OVERVIEW). Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A R3 Roles and Permissions Training Series Part I – Access Request Overview. During Part I of the three-part series, the IPPS-A FMD Audit/Internal Controls team will familiarize users with IPPS-A roles and permissions, access to IPPS-A, navigation through IPPS-A, access request submissions from self-service, and access request submissions on-behalf of another user. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245363      d. HRC MASTER WORKFLOW TEMPLATE – USER-DEFINED LIST (UDL), A/O 4 APR 23.  Updated UDL.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/275363 5. IPPS-A QUESTIONS. (Please assist if you can.)      a. IS THERE A WAY TO SUBMIT AN AWARDS PAR ON BEHALF OF YOUR COMMANDER? “If the Commander wants their name on the nomination line for their retiring CSM, Is there a way we could do a "ghost" PAR for the commander?” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1020836      b. ASI. Trying to pull (army wide) ASI 9C for the schoolhouse, all what I get is our UIC. How can I pull army wide ASI's, if possible? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1020980 6. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx 7. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay 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 23-132, FY24 LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) FUNCTIONAL AREA 49 (FA49) KEY NOMINATIVE BILLET (KNB) SELECTION PANEL, ISSUED: [4/17/2023 10:29:26 AM]. The Functional Area 49 (FA49) Key Nominative Billet (KNB) Selection Panel will convene on 16 May 2023 to consider eligible Lieutenant Colonels and Majors (MAJ) for assignment to Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) KNBs. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-132      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-133, FY24 COLONEL (COL) FUNCTIONAL AREA 57 (FA 57) KEY NOMINATIVE BILLET (KNB) SELECTION PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT, ISSUED: [4/17/2023 4:29:56 PM]. The Functional Area 57 (FA 57) Key Nominative Billet (KNB) Selection Panel will convene on 06 – 07 July 2023 to consider eligible Colonels and promotable Lieutenant Colonels for assignment to Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) KNB positions. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-133      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-134, FY25 COLONEL (COL) AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) FUNCTIONAL AREA 50 (FA 50) KEY NOMINATIVE BILLET (KNB) SELECTION PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT, ISSUED: [4/18/2023 10:04:01 AM]. FA50 executes an “all-in” panel to fill its validated KNB 08MAY23 with slating to follow in late 4th QTR FY23 or 1st QTR FY24. “All-in” is defined as all Soldiers eligible for FY25 KNB positions are considered without prior solicitation. All candidates desiring to “opt-out” of the FY25 KNB panel must submit a Memorandum for Record (template available upon request) to the FA50 Executive Agent for decision. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-134      d. MILPER MESSAGE 23-135, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), COLONEL (COL), ARMY NURSE CORPS (AN), MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (MS), ARMY MEDICAL SPECIALIST CORPS (SP) AND VETERINARY CORPS (VC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [4/18/2023 12:19:56 PM]. This message announces the release of the results subject Promotion Selection Boards (PSB). The Prepositioning Release Date for this board results will be between 1300-1500 EDT 19 Apr 23. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 hours EDT, 21 Apr 23. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-135      e. MILPER MESSAGE 23-136, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC), ARMY NURSE CORPS (AN), MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (MS), ARMY MEDICAL SPECIALIST CORPS (SP) AND VETERINARY CORPS (VC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [4/18/2023 12:28:05 PM]. This message announces the release of the results for subject Promotion Selection Boards (PSB). The Prepositioning Release Date for this board results will be between 1300-1500 EDT 19 Apr 23. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 hours EDT, 21 Apr 23. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-136      f. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE 23-018, SUBJECT: DESIGNATION BURKINA FASO FOR IMMINENT DANGER PAY. The purpose of this message is to provide information that Imminent danger Pay (IDP) is authorized for Burkina Faso. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245081 8. 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. IPPS-A DUTY STATUS ROSTER (DSR) – SECTION DAILY UPDATES. “Concise Cheatsheet for subordinate sections to update SM DSR status.” Contributed by MAJ Darrell Lusardi. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245231      b. IPPS-A Absence Guides. A number of guides on how to handle absences in IPPS-A (Submit requests, supervisor approval guide, adjust duration after approval, update absence request, cancel absence request, monitor absences, leader monitor absences).  Contributed by MAJ Darrell Lusardi. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/ipps-a/ipps-a-sops/content?filterID=contentstatus%5Bpublished%5D~category%5Babsence-guides%5D  9. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 14 APR 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. DIRECTOR, ARMY & SPECIAL MISSIONS TEAM | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-6 | 02A | TS/SCI | JUN 2023 | 365 Days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      b. U 9 CIVIL AFFAIRS OFFICER| JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN | O-3 |38A | S | OCT 2023 |365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      c. ARTILLERY FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-4 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989         d. FIRES & MANEUVER FMS (FOREIGN MILITARY SALES) MANAGER | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-4 | 19A | S | SEP 2023 | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989 10. 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. U.S. ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY (CMH), IMA FIELD HISTORIAN OFFICER VACANCY, O4/O5/01A, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1243934      b. OPERATIONS OPENING, LTC/01A, FORSCOM G33, FT BRAGG, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203164      c. 87TH TRAINING DIVISION, TPU, MAJ/LTC, O1A00, COMMAND INSPECTOR GENERAL VACANCY, BIRMINGHAM, AL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1244143      d. MULTIPLE FIELD GRADE OFFICER AND SENIOR NCO ADOS-RC POSITIONS IN THE OCAR G-3/5/7, FT. BELVOIR, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1244689      e. SEEKING RESERVE VOLUNTEERS OF ALL BRANCHES FOR "SOF WEEK" FOR USSOCOM - MACDILL AFB, FL WHO ARE LOCAL (TAMPA BAY AREA). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1020893      f. 84TH TC, 1 ADOS-AC POSN, E5-E7, HUMAN RESOURCE NCOIC, CAMP PARKS, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245014      g. OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF - TPU OPPORTUNITIES. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245414      h. 301ST HHC, MEB BDE (TPU VACANCIES), JBLM, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245492      i. MULTIPLE SHORT TERM MOB OPPORTUNITIES, SMDC - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1245158 11.  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. NASHVILLE AREA OFFICE MAINTENANCE ENGINEER: GENERAL/CIVIL/MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL, GS-0801/0810/0830/0850-12. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1020409


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