Tuesday, April 4, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 31 Mar 23

1. BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM (BRS) CONTINUATION PAY (CP) CALENDAR YEAR 2025 (CY25) IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, 22 MAR 23. This memo establishes the planned eligibility, amounts, and roles and responsibilities in support of the Regular Army (RA) CY25 CP program. It applies to RA Soldiers who are covered under the BRS. Of note in this planned policy is that the eligibility will change to having completed eight and no more than nine years of service, as computed from the Soldier’s pay entry base date.  CP will also vary based on Major (O-4), Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), and Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) strength shortages as outlined in enclosure 1 of this memo. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1241457 2. UPDATE TO DA FORM 4856 (DEVELOPMENTAL COUNSELING FORM). An update to the Developmental Counseling Form (DA Form 4856) is now available on APD and attached at the following link. The new form is dynamic and leaders can select an appropriate template to guide the session based on the type of counseling required. Templates are user friendly, intuitive, and informed by doctrine. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1241606 3. DESIGNATION OF THE LAND AREA OF BURKINA FASO FOR IMMINENT DANGER PAY, 29 MAR 23. From the ASD M&RA: This memorandum designates the land area of Burkina Faso, effective February 1, 2022, as an imminent danger pay (IDP) area. Military personnel entitled to basic pay under section 204, or compensation under section 206 of title 37, United States Code, who are on duty in the designated land area during any month or portion of a month in which this designation is in effect, and are qualified in all other respects, may be paid IDP at a rate of $225 per month, prorated at $7.50 per day, retroactive to the effective date. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1241067 4. SOLDIER SUSPENSE TO SIGN ALL PENDING FY21 AND FY22 TUITION ASSISTANCE REQUESTS IN THE UPGRADED ArmyIgnitED. From Army ACCESS:  Tuition Assistance Requests cannot be processed without soldier signature. Soldiers must go into their upgraded ArmyIgnitED account to check for and sign any pending TA requests for previously taken courses before they can be processed. There may be TA requests for courses taken in FY21 and FY22 that were imported into Soldiers’ accounts or created by Education Centers. Without this signature, Academic Institutions (schools) will not be able to invoice the Army, creating an outstanding student balance on Soldiers’ school accounts. To ensure processing and payment, please log into your ArmyIgnitED account and sign these pending TA requests immediately. Suspense date for signatures is May 15, 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240938 5. IPPS-A QUESTIONS. (Please assist if you can.)      a. USING ACCESSIONS TAB WITHIN IPPS-A TO UPDATE STRIPES FOR BUDDIES REFERRAL. Has anyone started using the add new Buddy ID under Accessions Tab within a Soldiers profile within IPPS-A? Just curious if by using this Add a new Buddy ID can be used to reflected the referral credit. I know the current PPOM 23-006a says to use a PAR but could this possibly be another route? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1018324 6. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. SEPARATION AND TRANSFER ASSIGNMENTS JOB AID AS OF 27 MAR 2023. Separations and transfers occur when a Member with an active record resigns, discharges, or retires. Separation moves a Member to an inactive HR status and terminates pay effective the date of separation or retirement. Separations are voluntary or involuntary.  Retirements are voluntary or mandatory. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240845      b. ARMY-WIDE IPPS-A SEMINAR (TADD FRUSTRATED ASSIGNMENTS), 29 MARCH 2023. From HRC TADD:  The topic of discussion this week was about the Assignment Resolution Center and frustrated assignment trends & issues.  We explained what the ARC does and shared the top trends and issues HRC saw from the field.  We discussed how units could help themselves in resolving some of their issues at the unit level. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1019009      c. IPPS-A COUNCIL OF COLONELS - 30 MAR 2023. Attached at the following link is the slide deck for IPPS-A's monthly Council of Colonels meeting that takes place on 30 MAR 2023. HR leaders across the US Army received real-time updates from program FMD leads on the progression of IPPS-A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240884 7. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. AGCRA NEWSLETTER # 63.  In this edition:  Alamo Chapter Breakfast on 20 Apr 23 with guest speaker, SGM Christopher Stevens, Army G-1 SGM, Arctic Adjutants Chapter bike ride, and Gold Vault Chapter monthly activities. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240781 8. 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 022/2023, ACTIVE DUTY FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT (ADOS) ACTIVE COMPONENT FISCAL YEAR 2024 (FY24) COMMAND REQUIREMENTS SUBMISSION (CUI), DTG: R 311213Z MAR 23. This message provides information and guidance for Army Commands (ACOMs), Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs), and Direct Reporting Units (DRUs) to request active-duty operational support (ADOS). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1241545 9. 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 23-118, OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2024 (FY24) REGULAR ARMY (RA) COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (CSM) AND SERGEANT MAJOR (SGM) KEY BILLETS SLATE 1, ISSUED: [3/28/2023 3:31:31 PM]. Subject Slate will be posted to the HRC website at 0730 eastern standard time (EST) on 6 April 2023 at https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/17601. Upon posting to the HRC website, this selection list constitutes official notification of permanent change of station (PCS) assignment instructions (AI). https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-118      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-119, FY23 REGULAR ARMY (RA) AND UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) / INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE (IMA) CSM / SGM EVALUATION BOARD (SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY GRADUATES / STUDENTS, CLASS 74 AND EARLIER), ISSUED: [3/28/2023 3:56:05 PM]. Subject NCO evaluation board is scheduled to convene on 1 August 2023 to evaluate records of Regular Army (RA) and United States Army Reserve (USAR) Active Guard Reserve) (AGR) and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) NCOs. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240756      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-120, AMENDMENT TO MILPER 23-069 IMPLEMENTATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY BONUS (FLPB) PAY BY MODALITY TABLE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW FLPB WRITTEN AGREEMENT, ISSUED: [3/29/2023 9:40:14 AM]. See the message for updates related to ARSOF, USACAPOC, and SFAB Soldiers. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240758      d. MILPER MESSAGE 23-121, ARMY COVID-19 VACCINE RECISSION, ISSUED: [3/29/2023 11:27:09 AM]. On 24 February 2023, Secretary of the Army (SA) Christine E. Wormuth signed a memorandum rescinding all Department of the Army policies specifically associated with the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. The Army is committed to the health and welfare of our Soldiers. We will continue to promote and encourage vaccinations for all personnel to ensure readiness, facilitate mission accomplishment, and protect our force. On 7 March 2023, HQDA issued EXORD 174-23, (COVID-19 POST-MANDATE RECISSION OPERATIONS). HRC will send individual emails to each identified Soldier to inform them that HRC personnel, along with the Soldiers’ unit, is reviewing documents in their Army Military Human Resources Record (AMHRR) in accordance with (IAW) the SA’s directive and EXORD 174-23 by 6 April 2023. HRC, IAW EXORD 174-23, will only review records for currently serving Soldiers who previously sought a COVID-19 vaccine exemption. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240744      e. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-014, SUBJECT: DJMS-AC MAY 2023 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Active Component Update Schedule for the processing month of May 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240684      f. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-015, SUBJECT: DJMS-RC May 2023 Production Schedule. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Reserve Component Update Schedule for the process month of May 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240689 10. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 31 MAR 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 4 LOGISTICS CHIEF MALI| BAMAKO | O-5 |90A | S | ASAP |180 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 11. 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. 338TH MI BN, 3 X TPU COMPANY COMMANDER POSITIONS, CPT/35A, MULTIPLE LOCATION IN TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240868      b. TPU, CPT 139TH MOVEMENT CONTROL TEAM (DETACHMENT), 354th MCB, COMMAND VACANCY, FORT TOTTEN, NY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1239617      c. USACE (MOBILE DISTRICT), ADOS POSITION, 1 X O-5, PROJECT MANAGER OIC, TYNDALL AFB, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1240586 12.  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. ALASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, VACANT GS-0346-12, SUPERVISORY LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN), ANCHORAGE, AK. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1018912


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