Monday, September 18, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 15 Sep 23

1. IPPS-A UPDATE: REQUIRED ACCESS RECERTIFICATION, ABSENCE MASS UPDATE, NEW PROMOTION GUIDANCE, USER MANUAL VERSION 8, CHAPLAIN AND JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS PARS, AND MORE. From COL Rebekah Lust, IPPS-A FMD Director: “Teammates, Thank you for continuing to send your feedback as we continue to build upon IPPS-A together. Below are highlights of system updates and some good news stories. I, and the entire FMD team, appreciate your support and continued engagement and enthusiasm for IPPS-A.” Key points from this update below.  See the entire update at:      a. REQUIRED ACCESS RECERTIFICATION. Attention ALL Elevated Access Users! Starting 21 September 2023, annual recertification of system access is required to retain your current level of system access (any level above self-service). This ensures users have the appropriate level of access. Visit the above link for more information.      b. ABSENCE MASS UPDATE. We are excited to highlight a new capability added to the system based on user feedback, such as TRADOC and the schools. The Absence Mass Update capability will increase efficiency for many organizations who have large groups of Soldiers taking specific leave, like post-graduation and trainings. Remember to provide your Enhancement Requests to the Team through Customer Relationship Management (CRM).      c. NEW PROMOTION GUIDANCE. Effective with the January 2024 promotion month, the Army will reinforce policy requiring Soldiers be Professional Military Education (PME) graduates to qualify for promotion, with limited exceptions. Training deletions/deferments may result in your promotion ineligibility regardless of your Order of Merit List (OML) or promotion point status.      d. USER MANUAL UPDATE. Version 8 of the User Manual was recently published. We appreciate your feedback in making this document an effective tool for training and assisting users.      e. JOB DATA INFORMATION JOB AID. I am attaching a new job aid (at the above link) that assists HR Professionals with HR System Admin Subcategory (SUBCAT) in several aspects of viewing and modifying a Member’s Job Data record.      f. RECENT UNCHARGED ABSENCES KNOWN ISSUE. A new defect was opened for recent absences not being charged. The team is investigating the root cause and will appropriately build capacity to address the issue as soon as possible.      g. CHAPLAIN AND JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS PAR PROCESSING. The Chaplain and Judge Advocate General’s Corps are both special branches that do not fall under Army Human Resources Command (HRC). As such, each special branch acts independently and has unique statutory authority over their respective branches. Please use the UDLs listed on the attached slide to send PARs to the correct agency for processing. 2. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL (TAG) POST 9/11 GI BILL TEB TOWNHALL - 26 SEP 23, 1000-1100 HRS ET. #TAGD's Education Incentives Branch is excited to announce their upcoming Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits Townhall on 26 Sep at 1000 ET. We have attached the slides for your convenience (at the following link). 3. IPPS-A RESERVE SOLDIERS WITH FAMILY CARE PLAN RESTRICTIONS. From the USARC G-1:  The Army Reserve has personnel who have a Restriction applied to their record in IPPS-A for lack of a Family Care Plan, this can occur even if the Soldier does not require a Plan. Unit S1’s can now remove these specific Restrictions in IPPS-A as the access has been restored. By adding an end date to the Restriction, it will be removed. Please reference the Restrictions Job Aide at the following link. 4. SEPTEMBER 2023 ARMY RESERVE CAREER GROUP (ARCG) CAREER MANAGEMENT OFFICER NEWSLETTER. Highlights in this newsletter: When will board results be published? 5. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. 2ND “FREEDOM” BRIGADE, UNITED STATES ARMY CADET COMMAND (USACC) IS SEEKING HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE 24-02 MANNING CYCLE. The 2nd Brigade ROTC is seeking talented officers; providing opportunities for officers in all branches seeking a challenging and rewarding experience in one of the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Vacancies include positions for 42B (O3), 66N (O3), 01A (O3/O4), and 02A (O3/O4). Interested officers can attend three virtual information sessions for interested officers: Info Session With Q&A on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 1200 (EST) and Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 1500 EST, and Info Session and Panel with Professors of Military Science, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1600 (EST).      b. 500TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE-THEATER, IS SEEKING HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE 24-02 MANNING CYCLE. The 500th MIB-T contributes to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific by outcompeting America's adversaries for information, decision, and geostrategic advantage. Positions open in Hawaii and Japan.      c. UNITED STATES ARMY EUROPE AND AFRICA IS CONDUCTING A CGSC RECRUITMENT VISIT 26-28 SEPTEMBER 2023 IOT SEEK OFFICERS IN THE ATAP 24-02 CYCLE. Recruitment brief is in person at the Lewis and Clark building, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in the Marshall Auditorium from 1530-1700 CST on 27 September 2023.  Follow on interviews can be scheduled with POCs listed at the following link.      d. JRTC AND FORT JOHNSON CG ENGAGEMENT 191500-1600SEP23 CDT. Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson Commanding General, BG David W. Gardner, will participate in this interactive Teams session, 1915500-1600SEP23 CDT. This interactive Q&A style presentation will focus on opportunities to maximize your performance, growth, and contribution to the mission. 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 23-375, 2024 MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM (MHS) HERO OF MILITARY MEDICINE AWARD SPONSORED BY THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION, ISSUED: [9/15/2023 11:20:16 AM]. The purpose is to recognize Army Active duty, Reserve or National Guard Army medical personnel for outstanding contributions by individuals who have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless dedication to advancing medicine for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured Service members and Veterans. The Army Surgeon General will nominate one Army medical personnel for consideration to receive the 2024 (MHS) Hero of Military Medicine Award Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. All Army activities should submit hard copy nomination packets NLT 13 Oct 23. 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. 53D BSB S1 BATTLE DRILLS 20230607. “Example battle drills for national guard unit defined down to that unit, BN and BDE should perform. Edit as needed for your organization.” Contributed by SFC Aidana Baez.      b. ENLISTED PROMOTION CONSOLIDATED POLICIES (ARNG). “I have been tracking and consolidating all of the enlisted promotion policy changes. This was updated this morning. Verify for accuracy when reviewing policy in the event something was overlooked. This is just a tool for tracking changes. It is specific to ARNG, but does have some information pertaining to RA and USAR.” Contributed by SFC Aidana Baez. 9. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.      a. S1 FUNCTIONS POWER POINT. Does anyone have a power point on S1 functions? Reason because I am teaching a class during a Team Leader Course, and I being the SME need a class on S1 functions. 10. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 15 SEP 23). The below hot openings, and others, are listed at the following link.      a. AMD SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR | ARIFJAN | W-4 | 140A | TSCI | |  ASAP | 365 DAYS.      b. TRAINING OFFICER | ABU DHABI INTL, EMIRATES | O-4 | 14A | S | ASAP | 180 DAYS.       c. AMD BATTLE SYSTEM OPERATOR | ARIFJAN | E-5 | 14G | S | ASAP | 365 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. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TROOP PROGRAM UNIT (TPU) COMMANDER VACANCY FOR DET 1, 6TH BATTALION, 100TH REGIMENT, FORT KNOX, KY.      b. 19TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (ABN), AGR VACANCY, WARRANT OFFICER (W-1 TO W-2), AIRDROP SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, UTAH ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.      c. ADOS-RC FOR TPU/IRR/IMA, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, E5-E7 / O2-O4 , ARCG AT FORT KNOX, KY.      d. INSCOM, CONTRACTING LINGUIST INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM SUPPORT OFFICE (CLIPSO), ARNG/USAR/IMA/IRR, E9/CW3-CW4/MAJ-LTC, ACOR, IRAQ/KUWAIT.      e. MULTIPLE TPU 01A OFFICER VACANCIES IN NJ AND NC – BATTALION A/S3 (NC), COMPANY COMMANDER (NJ), AND COMPANY EXECUTIVE OFFICER (NJ, NC), 3/518TH INF REG (BCT).      f. NURSE CASE MANAGER AT SOLDIER RECOVERY BRIGADE, (WALTER REED) BETHESDA CO-ADOS 366 DAYS.      g. TPU VACANCY - O-4 DET CDR, 6TH BN 100TH REGT - FT. KNOX, KY.      h. FY24 POSITIONS (35-SERIES & O1A) W/513TH MI BDE (T) ISO OSS/OIR IN USARCENT AOR AND FORT GORDON.


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