Tuesday, May 23, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 23 May 23

U.S. Army soldier from the 197th Special Troop Company (Airborne), Utah Army National Guard, Draper, Utah, prepare to conduct a static airborne operation over the drop zone, Global One, Fairfield, Utah, March 15, 2012. The troops parachuted from a C-130 Hercules, 187th Airlift Squadron an active-duty associate unit to the Air National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.


Due to the security changes to E365 which are making S1NET URLs long and unsightly and cluttering the messages, we are testing leaving the HTTPS:// plus the WWW off of the URL so they will not go active.  Although the URLs are not clickable, you can easily copy and paste them into your browser address bar and they will take you to the correct link. We would appreciate you participating in the poll at the following link to give your preference on long or short links.   milsuite.mil/book/polls/253941 1. IPPS-A UPDATE: LATENCY, CANCELED ABSENCE JOB AID, MILPER 23-164, ASSIGNMENT HISTORY AND BASE NAME CHANGES, EMAIL ADDRESSES, DUTY STATUS UPDATES, AUTO-DEPROVISIONING, KNOWN ISSUES, AND MPD SMARTBOOK. From COL Rebecca Eggers, IPPS-A FMD:  “Teammates, as we hit the 5-month mark post Go-Live, I can sense that units are beginning to settle into some routines using IPPS-A. While there is still more work to do, the focused efforts on completing the separations backlogs, resolving the frustrated assignments, and working through CRM tickets are all helping to stabilize the system from a functional standpoint.” Some key points in this update below.  See the entire update at the following link.  milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1253972      a. IPPS-A integrates many of our business processes. And connects the three components in a way that makes us dependent on each other to understand the implications of our actions. Please use care when working through actions that have direct ties to pay and benefits — notably temporary assignments coming from the various orders writing systems. As we continue to adopt IPPS-A as the system of record, we need to continue to move forward. We need to move away from comparing what we could do in our legacy systems to how we must do them in IPPS-A. Our legacy systems were not integrated. An action on a Soldier often had little to no impact on any other Soldier or any other action for that Soldier. This is simply not the case with IPPS-A. Actions have pay and benefits impacts and even the act of simply changing an arrival or departure date has impacts on those Soldiers filling that same position before or after. As you become more familiar with simply completing actions within the system, I challenge you to then understand how the pieces all fit together. Until we work through all the remaining assignments and get to the point where we aren’t working actions that previously happened, we will not truly reap the benefits of what IPPS-A has to offer. We will get there together. I appreciate all you are doing to learn, support our Soldiers and provide feedback to make the system even better.      b. System Latency. The latency seen over the past weeks has largely been resolved. Oracle and the IPPS-A infrastructure team continue to make refinements to the system.       c. Canceled Absences. This job aid assists in updating a canceled absence request for resubmission. In IPPS-A, Members cannot cancel an absence request and submit a new request for the same or overlapping ‘To’ and ‘From’ dates.      d. MILPER 23-164: Soldier Actions Initiated Outside of IPPS-A. HRC recently published MILPER 23-164 hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-164. This MILPER provides a list of Soldier actions initiated outside of IPPS-A and their submission procedures, as well as a list of actions to submit via Personnel Action Request (PAR) in IPPS-A and their corresponding Unit Distribution List (UDL).      e. Assignment History and Base Name Changes. The new base names are populating the location tables in IPPS-A. Forts Barfoot, Novosel, Liberty and Gregg-Adams have all been added as locations and Soldiers’ current assignments are populating with the new names.      f. Email Addresses. IPPS-A receives email addresses from DMDC. Users also have the option to add personal email addresses to IPPS-A. IPPS-A requires a business email. If you are a user that uses something other than your army.mil email address, you must ensure that you have set that email to your business email.      g. Duty Status Updates. We are aware of an issue where Soldiers’ duty statuses do not revert to PDY after events such as absence, TDY, hospitalization, etc. On 11 May, we did a fix to resolve some of the duty status issues, some issues were not resolved. The IPPS-A team is doing further analysis to resolve the issue completely.      h. Access De-Provisioning Linked to Job Data Updates. Last week, we enabled functionality to remove elevated access if a member executed a PCS or PCA. When users make changes to a Soldier’s job data in “correct history” mode, PeopleSoft adjusts all history after the correction is made. This can trigger the system to record the change as a PCS/PCA which terminates the user’s elevated access. A change request is currently working to adjust this logic to keep elevated users from reverting to self-service when job data is changed. The current release date is 25 May 23.          i. Auto De-Provisioning of POIs. As a reminder, elevated users must access IPPS-A at least every 60 days or their access will be reverted to self-service.      j. Known Issues & Release Updates. For updates on IPPS-A issues pertaining to promotions, benefits, assignments, onboarding, and more, please reference ipps-a.army.mil/ipps-a-known-issues.      k. Military Personnel Division (MPD) SmartBook. Attached at the link above is a starter template for an MPD SmartBook. We encourage MPDs to utilize the Word document version to continue to add to the SmartBook as they see opportunities to do so and share with their teammates.      l. 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. BASIC NEEDS ALLOWANCE (BNA) TRAINING, FY23. From the Army  G-9: Beginning on 7 June 2023, HQDA, DCS, G-9 will conduct BNA training via MS Teams. Unit commanders, installation Human Resource Offices (HROs), and S1 personnel will learn about their roles and responsibilities in the BNA program to include screening, notifying, counseling, and certifying Soldiers for BNA. Commanders, division staff officers, and Financial Readiness Centers will ensure that personnel in positions to assist, process, or certify applications have completed initial BNA training. Visit the following link for additional information and a full schedule of training times to accommodate CONUS and OCONUS locations. milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1253994 3. AGR (USAR) SGT/SSG PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND BY-NAME PROMOTION LISTS, 01 JUNE 2023 (UPDATED). milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1252724 4. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. JOB AID: CANCELED ABSENCE. This Job Aid assists in updating a canceled absence request for resubmission. In IPPS-A, Members cannot cancel an absence request and submit a new request for the same or overlapping ‘To’ and ‘From’ dates. milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1253071 5. IPPS-A QUESTIONS. (Please assist if you can.)      a. DEPARTING ERROR. When departing a Soldier in IPPS-A, has anyone encountered the message "military comp category mapping validation failed"? If so, how did you go about fixing it so you can depart the member? milsuite.mil/book/message/1024761#1024761      b. HOW TO REMOVE HISTORICAL AIM KSBS FROM STP? Does anyone know how to remove historical AIM self-professed KSBs from my IPPSA STP? My STP shows several outdated KSBs from a previous AIM resume in both Cultural Experiences and Study Knowledge.  When I edit my AIM resume, I can see the old entries under "view Historical entries", but they are NOT on my current AIM resume, and have not been for years. milsuite.mil/book/message/1024772      c. UPDATING THE TN STATUS IN IPPS-A. I have been trying to go over the job data section to change a Soldier that returned from AIT and it did not transition over to IPPS-A? I know that there is a portion in job data at the bottom to change the Military codes, but I don't want to interfere with the assignments that are already there. Do I create a whole new row and change the action/reason type? milsuite.mil/book/message/1023803      d. APPROVED FROM RLAS BUT NOT ABLE TO ARRIVE SOLDIER. I have been trying to clear out the Temporary assignments that crossed over from the Brownout into IPPS-A. The Soldier did not attend and the orders were revoked prior. How can I clear that portion out, so the Soldier's status can be changed to arrive and move him to another UIC within the BN? milsuite.mil/book/message/1023804 6. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. FORT BRAGG/LIBERTY TALENT PEAK. If you are an Officer, Warrant, or NCO (E6-E8) projected to PCS starting summer 2024, and you want to stay at Fort Liberty, come to Talent Peak 5-9 June at the Family Readiness Group Center (236 Interceptor Rd, on Fort Liberty). Available positions are listed in the attachments at the following link. milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1253097 7. 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.  armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx 8. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at the following link. milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-187, FISCAL YEAR 2025 (FY 25) COLONEL (COL) ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC) CENTRALIZED SELECTION LIST (CSL) ANNOUNCEMENT ISSUED: [5/22/2023 8:37:53 AM]. This message provides announcement of, and information on, the Centralized Selection List Process in CSL 25. The CSL 25 process will occur in four phases. The first phase begins on 1 June 2023 when eligible officers will have the opportunity to OPT-IN to CSL 25. All officers competing for O6/COL CSL will receive invites to the Commanders Assessment Program. The second phase is participation at CCAP 25 from 29 September thru 13 October 2023. The third phase is the Job Performance Panel (JPP) in which panel members will consider the totality of an officer’s file and determine whether an officer is Certified Ready for Command (CRFC). The fourth and final phase, is the CSA’s approval of the CSL OML and Slate. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-187      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-188, FISCAL YEAR 2025 (FY 25) LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC) CENTRALIZED SELECTION LIST (CSL) ANNOUNCEMENT, ISSUED: [5/22/2023 8:44:59 AM]. This message provides announcement of, and information on, the Centralized Selection List Process in CSL 25. The CSL 25 process will occur in four phases. The first phase begins on 1 June 2023 when eligible officers will have the opportunity to OPT-IN to CSL 25. Once officers have elected to compete for CSL, the Army will determine the invitation list for BCAP 25 using the Auto-CSL Algorithm. This algorithm assesses each officers’ past performance against the total requirements for each branch. The second phase is participation at BCAP 25 from 11 October thru 03 November 2023. The third phase is the Job Performance Panel (JPP) in which panel members will consider the totality of an officer’s file and determine whether an officer is Certified Ready for Command (CRFC). The fourth and final phase is the CSA’s approval of the CSL OML and Slate. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-188      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-189, AC OFFICER PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBERS FOR JUNE 2023, ISSUED: [5/22/2023 11:21:11 AM]. This message announces the AC officer promotion sequence numbers for June 2023. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-189      d. MILPER MESSAGE 23-190, AGR OFFICER PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBERS FOR JUNE 2023, ISSUED: [5/22/2023 11:28:31 AM]. This message announces the USAR AGR officer promotion sequence numbers for June 2023. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-190      e. MILPER MESSAGE 23-191, UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) WARRANT OFFICER SELECTION BOARD RESULTS MAY 2023, ISSUED: [5/22/2023 11:48:19 AM]. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-191      f. MILPER MESSAGE 23-192, UNITED STATES ARMY WARRANT OFFICER SELECTION BOARD RESULTS, ISSUED: [5/22/2023 12:00:56 PM]. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-192      g. MILPER MESSAGE 23-193, OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE FY23 ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) ARMY CHAPLAIN CORPS (CH) SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE (SSC) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS, ISSUED: [5/22/2023 12:19:59 PM]. This message announces the release schedule of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Active Component (AC) Army Chaplain Corps (CH) Senior Service College (SSC) Selection Board results on the Human Resources Command (HRC) website at: hrc.army.mil/content/Officer%20and%20WO%20Selections%20and%20Promotions. The official release date is 24 May 2023. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-193      h. MILPER MESSAGE 23-194, JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND HIRING OPPORTUNITIES (ACTIVE DUTY), ISSUED: [5/22/2023 3:26:27 PM]. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) prepares assigned, attached, and augmentation forces, and when directed, conducts special operations against threats to protect the Homeland and U.S. interests abroad. Eligible Officers must be in the 24-02/25-01 movement cycles and eligible Enlisted members must be in the 24-03, 24-04, 25-01 and 25-02 movement cycles. Also, see MILPER 23-196 below for amendment to this message. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-194      i. MILPER MESSAGE 23-195, FY24 ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC) SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER SELECTION PANEL (SOC-P), ISSUED: [5/23/2023 7:43:20 AM]. This announcement contains instructions regarding the ACC U.S. Army Special Operations Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) selection process. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-195      j. MILPER MESSAGE 23-196, AMENDMENT TO MILPER MESSAGE 23-194, 22 MAY 2023, JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND HIRING OPPORTUNITIES (ACTIVE DUTY), ISSUED: [5/23/2023 1:22:48 PM]. See the message for changes. hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-196 9. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 19 MAY 23). The below hot openings, and others, are listed at the following link.  milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      a. DIRECTOR, ARMY & SPECIAL MISSIONS TEAM | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-6 | 02A | TS/SCI | JUN 2023 | 365 DAYS.  milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      b. UNITED NATIONS MILITARY OBSERVER | WESTERN SAHARA | O-6 | 02A | SECRET | OCT 2023 | 365 DAYS.   milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      c. ARTILLERY FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-4 | 13A | TS/SCI | AUG 2023 | 365 DAYS.  milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      d. PYSOP PLANNER| WIESBADEN CLAY KS, DE | O-3/4 |37A | TS/SCI | AUG 2023 |180 DAYS. 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 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. milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies          a. 809TH AG CO, MULTIPLE TPU E7-E8 ENLISTED AND O1-O2 OFFICER VACANCIES, LOCATIONS IN ALABAMA, GEORGIA, MISSISSIPPI, AND SOUTH CAROLINA. milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1252840      b. MOBILIZATION VACANCY - S4 LOGISTICS OFFICER - 415 CBRN BDE C2CRE-A MISSION, GREENVILLE, SC. milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1252500      c. TPU HHC COMMANDER (CDR) POSITION VACANCY FOR THE HHC, 102D TRAINING DIVISION, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1253100     


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