Wednesday, May 3, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 1 May 23

1. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL (TAG) SENDS: ENLISTED PROMOTIONS, IPERMS UPDATE, AND MORE, 1 MAY 23. From BG Gregory S. Johnson, The Adjutant General of the Army: “Great strides over the last few months from the field. I am immensely proud of all that the Corps is accomplishing during this time of change in our Army. I’ve had the opportunity to visit some Brigade and Battalion S1 shops and HR Companies over the past few months and I’m so impressed by what you are doing. Keep up the great work and your support to our Soldiers. Thank you for leaning in, learning the IPPS-A system, and helping each other. We all Get Better Together; I am grateful to be on Your Team!” Some key points from this TAG Sends follow.  See the entire message at the following link.      a. ENLISTED PROMOTIONS UPDATE. An extensive Enlisted Promotions update with information on Army Enlisted Promotion Methodology, Army Quarterly Enlisted Promotion Projections, Unit Level Enlisted Promotion Board Timeline (Semi-Centralized Promotions), Updates on Enlisted Promotions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning promotion points (APFT scores, Weapons, Awards and Decorations, PME Achievements, Resident Military Training, Distance Learning, Civilian Education), By-name Roster Issues, among other items.      b. SOLDIER REFERRAL PROGRAM. Since the beginning of the Soldier Referral Program, 47 Soldiers have qualified for the Army Recruiting Ribbon and 28 were promoted to their next rank. All Soldiers were promoted in IPPS-A by the HRC Promotions Team, but we are asking for support from the field to process the Army Recruiting Ribbon until we have an approved exception to policy signed.      c. RETIREMENT/SEPARATIONS UPDATE. As a result of Brown-Out and Cut-over (BOCO) to IPPS-A, Transition Processing Systems (TRANSPROC) – the system used to process retirements and separations, there is a long queue of submitted retirements and separations requests in the pipeline being processed between units to the MPD and to HRC.  While HRC and MPDs surge to process these requests, HRC is also working with IPPS-A to make the process more transparent and efficient for all. This includes making the retirement date and type visible on the initial PAR, enabling the enterprise to better prioritize requests instead of processing in a first in, first out manner. Until these changes are fully implemented, there are a few actions that will assist the processing of retirements and separations.  Read more at the above link.      d. EVALUATIONS. Evaluations Branch here at HRC has been contacted by Selection Boards, Army data analysts, and Inspectors General regarding a relatively new practice being used to inflate profile counts to guarantee a Most Qualified Rating for other Officers or NCOs. It isn’t pooling, but Rating Officials are generating (churning) multiple short reports that are not in compliance with AR 623-3 rules. Initial analysis by Evaluations Branch is showing multiple renditions of these types of report during a 12–15-month span. These methods are being used to circumvent safeguards in EES and appear to be valid on the surface. Evaluations Branch is reviewing data files and will assess reports that violate the policy and will contact the Rating Officials and provide supporting evidence for comment prior to informing HRC CG and HQDA G1 and taking action to correct the rating history and associated profiles to eliminate the advantage gained. 2. IPPS-A UPDATE: PAY INQUIRIES/SUPPORT EXTENSION, RESTRICTIONS, REDCAT UPDATES, NEW SELF-SERVICE GUIDE, SURNAMES, TEMPLETS, MULTI-SLOTTED POSITIONS AND PAST ASSIGNMENT END DATES, PEOPLESOFT UPDATES AND AUTO-DEPROVISIONING, 28 APR 23. From COL Rebecca Eggers, IPPS-A FMD:  Some key items in this update:      a. AMPO PROCESSING OF PAY INQUIRIES AND SUPPORT. The Army Military Pay Offices (AMPOs) are in the process of transitioning to using CRM exclusively for pay inquiries. Beginning 17 July 2023, pay inquiries normally taken to the AMPO must be routed via CRM. Additionally, AMPOs will continue to accept DA Form 31s for mobilization/demobilization and for extenuating circumstances that prevent an absence request from being processed via IPPS-A.      b. RESTRICTIONS. We have noticed an increase of questions/posts regarding SFPA Removal PARs, specifically that once the PAR has processed, the SFPA flag remains on the STP. We are looking into what may be causing the delay in the update to the STP. As a note, the STP should not be used to validate that an SFPA flag has been removed.      c. MULTI-PART SURNAMES ISSUE. IPPS-A recently pushed an update that appears to have impacted users with multi-part surnames. Users that have surnames that include prefixes separated by a space (for example, De Vries or Van Raalte) were changed so that the prefix is reflected as the user’s first name in IPPS-A. Unfortunately, we did not catch this in time for us to easily determine who was affected. If you find you or your Soldiers were impacted by this error, please follow the steps at the above link.      d. TEMPORARY BILLET (TEMPLET). We continue to see a rise in the number of templets. While I acknowledge that some of this is due to the assignment catch-up and templets required for temporary assignments, the use of templets to create a vacant position is not necessary. A vacant billet is not a requirement to request a replacement. HR professionals should use the assignment end dates and YMAV to signal a replacement is required. Our team is assessing the feasibility of slotting in accordance with the Global Force Management Data Initiative (GFM-DI).      e. MULTI-SLOTTED POSITIONS AND PAST ASSIGNMENT END DATES. In the Predefined Queries tile, a new query was added titled “Multi-Slotted Positions”. This report shows positions that have more than one person currently assigned. This happens because PeopleSoft logic sees the position as vacant when the incumbent’s assignment end date is in the past. Through the assignments process, HRC, or a unit, is then able to assign another person to that position. These multi-slotted positions will have a direct impact on your authorized strength in some queries and reports. Please review your UICs in the Multi-Slotted Positions query and update assignments as required to have only one person in a position.      f. IPPS-A IS UPDATING. Over the July 4th weekend, we will upgrade IPPS-A to PeopleTools 8.60. Most noticeably, this upgrade will give the system a revamped navigation bar and menu. As the upgrade approaches, we will provide targeted job aids and training as required to support users in the field.      g. AUTO-DEPROVISIONING. To help mitigate latency issues this past February, we turned off Auto-Deprovisioning upon PCA/PCS. The latency has been resolved. Effective 5 May 2023, elevated users that move units will have their access migrated to self-service access. Upon arrival to their new unit, a new access request will need to be submitted to update their access and ROWSECCLASS accordingly. 3. AC 1LT PROMOTION ITEMS.      a. 1LT ACC BY NAME PROMOTION ORDERS LIST UPDATED, APRIL - MAY 2023. Updated Promotion Lists for 1LT ACC for April and May 2023 are attached at the following link. Orders for April should run over the weekend. HRC, Officer Promotions is by name validating all backdated orders for April as posted on the attached roster were successfully generated. Orders are backdated and pay and allowances will process. Promotion orders for May will generate midnight EDT the night of effective date of the promotion if eligibility is met.      b. 1LT AC MS/SP/AN BY NAME PROMOTION ORDERS LIST UPDATED, APRIL - MAY 2023. Attached at the following link is the updated Promotion List for April - May 2023 for 1LT MS, SP, AN. Orders for any backdated promotions will be generated as soon as the officer is successfully scrolled in IPPS-A.  HRC, Officer Promotions mass uploads scrolling information into IPPS-A. All officers on this list are on a confirmed promotion scroll; pending the final acceptance of the scroll in IPPS-A. Once the scrolling information is accepted the promotion will run at 1200 EDT for backdated promotions. We hope that this issue is resolved in the next 72 hours.  For future promotions, once scroll is completed promotions will run 1200 EDT on the effective date of promotion.  S-1's have visibility of the decentralized rosters for their assigned officers and can view the promotion effective date and validation if an officer is properly scrolled. 4. AIM 2 TALENT MARKETPLACE TRAINING FOR 24-01 DISTRIBUTION CYCLE. Officer Personnel Management Directorate, US Army HRC, will conduct training for Active Component (AC) Units/Officers on operating in the 24-01 AIM2 Talent Marketplace using Microsoft Teams on 2 and 3 May 23.  Visit the following link for more information. 5. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A KNOWN ISSUES. Find updated details on Known Issues and Guidance to the Field at the following link.      b. R3 MILPAY USER MANUAL – 27 APR 2023. Please see the attached (at following link) MILPAY User Guide; this document will replace Annex B - R3 IPPS-A User Manual.      c. IPPS-A COUNCIL OF COLONELS - 27 APR 2023. Attached at the following link is the slide deck for IPPS-A's monthly Council of Colonels meeting that took place on 27 APR 2023. 6. FEBRUARY 2023 SGT (E-5) USAR TPU PROMOTION ASSIGNMENT MATCHING (PAM) - DOR 01 APRIL 2023. Attached at the following link are the February 2023 E-5 PAMs. The PAM does not include Temporary Promotions. 7. MAY 2023 ARMY RESERVE CAREER GROUP (ARCG) CAREER MANAGEMENT OFFICER NEWSLETTER. Highlights in this newsletter: Hot Topics - Final note regarding FY23 CPT APL PSB and note on the announcement of the upcoming USAR SSC board, Deep Dive - Focuses on MRD and retirement, and Career Tip of the Month - Discusses the power of positive reinforcement. 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.      a. ALARACT 026/2023, RESCISSION OF ALARACT 083/2022 – REVISIONS TO ARMY DRIVERS TRAINING STANDARDS, DTG: R 271120Z APR 23. This ALARACT replaces ALARACT 083/2022, which is now inactive. Information on the subject found in ALARACT 083/2022 will be incorporated into a forthcoming publication. 9. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-149, AMENDMENT TO MILPER MESSAGE 23-084, 9 MARCH 2023, SUBJECT: FISCAL YEAR 2024 (FY24) ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) VETERINARY CORPS NOMINATIVE COMMANDS (VNCS), ISSUED: [4/27/2023 9:14:13 AM]. Paragraph 6b of MILPER Message 23-084 is changed to read: Officers in the grade of LTC or major promotable MAJ(P) are eligible to compete for VNCs. The Surgeon General has removed the three-look restriction to compete for FY25 VNCs. Officers are eligible to compete for VNCs until they are promoted to colonel or no longer meet the eligibility requirements.      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-150, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2023 COLONEL (COL), ARMY PROMOTION LIST (APL), 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: [4/27/2023 11:05:20 AM]. This message announces the release of the results for subject Promotion Selection Board (PSB). The Prepositioning Release date is 2 May 23, between 0900-1300 EDT. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 EDT, 4 May 23.      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-151, FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), COLONEL (COL), JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS (JAGC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD (PSB) ZONES OF CONSIDERATION, ISSUED: [4/27/2023 6:03:53 PM]. A selection board will convene on 26 Jun 23 to consider eligible Lieutenant Colonels (LTC) on the Active Duty List (ADL) for promotion to COL.      d. MILPER MESSAGE 23-152, FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE (SSC), OPERATIONS (OPS), OPERATIONS SUPPORT (OS), FORCE SUSTAINMENT (FS), AND INFORMATION DOMINANCE (ID) SELECTION BOARD ZONE MESSAGE, ISSUED: [4/29/2023 1:19:12 PM].      e. MILPER MESSAGE 23-153, AMENDMENT #2 TO MILPER 23-090 FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2023 UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE OFFICER (USAR) SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE (SSC) SELECTION BOARD ISSUED 14 MARCH 2023, ISSUED: [5/1/2023 9:24:30 AM]. See the message for updates.      f. MILPER MESSAGE 23-154, AMENDMENT TO MILPER 23-079 FY23 ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS (JAGC) SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE (SSC) SELECTION BOARD ZONE MESSAGE, ISSUED: [5/1/2023 3:21:52 PM]. See the message for updates.      g. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-019, SUBJECT: DJMS-AC JUNE 2023 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Active Component Update Schedule for the processing month of  June 2023.      h. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-020, SUBJECT: DJMS-RC JUNE 2023 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Reserve Component Update Schedule for the process month of June 2023. 10. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 28 APR 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.       a. DIRECTOR, ARMY & SPECIAL MISSIONS TEAM | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-6 | 02A | TS/SCI | JUN 2023 | 365 DAYS.      b. MINISTRY OF INTERIOR ADVISOR | JERUSALEM, ISRAEL | O-5 | 02A | S | JUN 2023 | 365 DAYS.      c. ARTILLERY FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-4 | 13A | TS/SCI | AUG 2023 | 365 DAYS.      d. PYSOP PLANNER| WIESBADEN CLAY KS, DE | O-3/4 |37A | TS/SCI | AUG 2023 |180 DAYS. 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 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. 411TH REGIMENT, 1ST LOGISTICS SUPPORT BATTALION, TPU, E4-E6, 92Y, 91B, 74D, 42A, 25U, AND O-3 42B VACANCIES, FORT KNOX, KY.      b. 206TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, 828TH TRANS BN, OPELIKA, AL MULTIPLE VACANCIES ENL/OFF.      c. ARMY RESERVE AVIATION COMMAND (ARAC) VACANCIES - TPU SURGEON (61N) AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (65DM3) POSITIONS - VARIOUS LOCATIONS, CONUS.      d. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - SENIOR CYBER OPS NCO/NCOIC (17C), SSG/E6 - MSG/E8, 179TH CYBER PROTECTION TEAM, LINCOLN, NE.      e. USARC G-1 HSB, MULTIPLE ADOS-RC POSITIONS, ENL 68 SERIES / OFF 66 SERIES, FT BRAGG, NC.      f. 643RD RSG TPU OFFICER POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (DCO, S2, & S3) LOCATED IN WHITEHALL, OH.      g. USA COMPANY & FIELD GRADE OFFICER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (CFGOLD) COMMITTEE, MULTIPLE VACANCIES (AMEDD OFF/WO/ENL), NATIONWIDE/SAN ANTONIO, TX.      h. FIRST SERGEANT POSITION VACANCY, 242ND QUARTERMASTER COMPANY, 373RD CSSB, HUNTSVILLE, TX.      i. 311TH SIGNAL COMMAND (THEATER), TPU, CPT/25A COMPANY COMMANDER & COL/90A, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF G-4 VACANCIES, IN CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII.      j. 311TH FIELD HOSPITAL, TPU, CPT/MAJ VACANCIES, OHIO, COMMAND OPPORTUNITIES AND EXECUTIVE OFFICER VACANCY, SHARONVILLE AND BLACKLICK, OH. 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.      a. Title 10 FACULTY MEMBER (SUSTAINMENT AND FORCE MANAGEMENT), FORT BELVOIR, AD PAY SCALE - GS14 EQUIVALENT.      b. USAREUR-AF G1, VACANT GS-0560-12 BUDGET ANALYST, WIESBADEN, GERMANY.


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