Sunday, August 20, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 14 Aug 23

1. SGM IPPS-A UPDATE, 14 AUGUST 2023. From SGM Gary A. Krese, IPPS-A FMD: “The Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPS-A) has been live for the Total Force for almost seven months. We are continuing to address strength data inconsistencies and are working with IMCOM and HRC to rectify frustrated assignments and the separations backlog. As we continue to make progress, I want to thank you for encouraging your Soldiers to become more familiar with IPPS-A, and to share what they have learned with their teammates. I want to provide you with some updates, guidance, and resources to share with your units as they continue to navigate IPPS-A.” The entire update is available at the following link. Some key items below.      a. ENHANCEMENT UPGRADE.  An enhancement upgrade occurred Saturday, 22 July through Sunday, 23 July 2023. Your Soldiers will notice this update has changed the look and feel of the IPPS-A homepage, search functionality, and navigation tools.      b. MONTGOMERY GI BILL. Effective 5 January 2023, Regular Army Soldiers are no longer able to make their 38 USC, Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD) “opt into” or “opt out of” selection at their Basic Training Reception Battalion because of an amendment to the program’s law. Once in effect, Regular Army Soldiers must wait until they reach 180 days after their Basic Active Service Date (BASD) before they can make this selection (via DD Form 2366) and will have up to 90 days (270 days after their BASD) after this open enrollment period to make their decision. I would like to request your help in ensuring that our new Soldiers are aware of their responsibility to make their selections. The 90-day mark is fast approaching, and we encourage you and your leaders to reach out to your new Soldiers before they lose out on this benefit.      c. ENTERPRISE EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (E-EFMP). EFMP screening is a requirement to receive PCS orders, especially OCONUS assignments, to prevent EFMP delays. The Family Member Travel Screening (FMTS) process is now inside of E-EFMP, when in the past paper forms were completed as part of the Levy process. All Soldiers with dependents going on an OCONUS assignment must complete FMTS before they can get orders.      d. REDEFINING PAY ACCURACY. IPPS-A is redefining pay accuracy for the Army. This new system is performing Military Pay (MilPay) functionality by interfacing directly with the Defense Joint Military Pay System (DJMS). For pay transactions executed within IPPS-A, validating that the correct Soldier was paid the correct amount is achievable within 72 hours.      e. SOLDIER TALENT PROFILE (STP). IPPS-A’s STP is a way to enhance Army Readiness by maximizing the potential of the Army’s greatest asset — the Soldier. We are still experiencing challenges with STPs omitting or relaying inaccurate data…. We know how important this issue is to your Soldiers, and will continue to provide more information as we continue to make progress.      f. WORKFLOW UPDATE. Please ensure your units are aware that we are updating the Access Request workflow to meet audit requirements. Soldiers now have to add their supervisor to their Access Request, as the supervisor should know what level of access their Soldier needs to complete their mission.      g. INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT (ITE). Please ensure your Soldiers are aware of the training opportunities offered by the IPPS-A ITE. The IPPS-A ITE provides a hands-on training database for Enlisted Soldiers attending Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), and Senior Leader Course (SLC) at the Soldier Support Institute (SSI). It is a copy of the live/real IPPS-A system, but with mock data. 2. WORKPLACE AND GENDER RELATIONS SURVEY. From the Army G-9:  Active, reserve and National Guard Soldiers can now take the Workplace and Gender Relations Survey to share their experiences with sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender discrimination in the military. Command teams and SHARP professionals should encourage Soldiers to complete this important voluntary survey and give them time during the day to do so. Results affect Army programs and policy. To take the survey, visit: (copy and paste into your browser) 3. (USAR) TUITION ASSISTANCE – RESOLVED. From the Chief, Army Reserve (CAR): The Army Reserve has resolved the temporary outage of the Tuition Assistance funding that impacted some of our Soldiers earlier this week. Funding is available and there should be no lapse in any Army Reserve Soldier’s ability to register for courses and use their educational benefits. We apologize for the uncertainty and concern this caused our Soldiers and their Families. 4. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. ***Job Aide*** IPPS-A DECENTRALIZED ENLISTED PROMOTIONS. If you need assistance with processing decentralized promotions, please take a look and share with your team!  #TAGD wants to ensure that our S1s and HR Professionals have everything the need to help with #TakingCareOfSoldiers! 5. IPPS-A QUESTIONS. (Please assist if you can.)      a. IPPS-A JOB AID: ABSENCE ANALYTICS. As of today, I am able to search multiple UIC's at a time. I have encountered an issue with the report, as it seems to pull other associated UIC's in the final report even when they are not part of the report request. Anyone else encounter this issue? 6. Recently published Army Directives and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link. 7. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay Messages.       a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-327, FISCAL YEAR 24 (FY24) UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) TROOP PROGRAM UNIT (TPU) / INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR) STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (NCO) EVALUATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT, ISSUED: [8/14/2023 1:16:31 PM]. The annual Army Reserve TPU/IRR SSG NCO Evaluation Board is scheduled to convene at the 99th Readiness Division (RD) on or about 29 January 2024 to evaluate the performance and potential of all eligible SSGs within the zone of consideration whose records are serviced by any of the four RDs, the 1st, 7th, and 9th Mission Support Commands in their PMOS for the purpose of creating an Order of Merit List (OML) to facilitate a myriad of human resource decisions.      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-328, AMENDMENT TO MILPER MESSAGE 23-286, 25 JULY 2023, SUBJECT: MEDICAL COMMAND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (MCAP) PARTICIPANT ATTENDANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE FISCAL YEAR 2025 (FY25) ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) CENTRALIZED SELECTION LIST (CSL) - COMMAND/KEY BILLET ANNOUNCEMENT (MILPERS 23-122 AND 23-123), ISSUED: [8/14/2023 3:06:37 PM]. See the message for updates. 8. 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. SE-MARSG, TPU, CPT/O-3, 05A, HHC COMMANDER VACANCY, NASHVILLE, TN.      b. FIRST SERGEANT POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – FIRST SERGEANT OF THE 412TH TEC HEADQUARTERS COMPANY (HHC), VICKSBURG, MS.      c. 7452D MORU HHC COMPANY COMMANDER TPU VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, SAN DIEGO, CA.      d. UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE COMMAND, G1, ADOS, TPU, 1LT TO SFC/42, HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER/NCO, FT LIBERTY, NC.      e. 273RD MOVEMENT CONTROL TEAM, TPU, ENL (88N) VACANCIES, CEIBA, PUERTO RICO.      f. ARNG AGR TRAINING OFFICER VACANCY (W3/152H) HHC 1-211TH AVN REGIMENT, WEST JORDAN, UT. 9.  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. MEDICAL READINESS COMMAND, PACIFIC- MEDCOM, VACANT GS-1035-12 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, HONOLULU, HI.        


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