Officials set to expand use of new digital HR
and talent-management system across Army
WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2023) – U.S. Army officials have announced that the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army – the Army’s top human-resources modernization effort – is now available for Soldiers from all three components (active-duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard). IPPS-A capabilities will enhance financial stability and readiness for Soldiers and their families and will offer meaningful improvements over the previously used legacy HR systems.
“The Army is committed to providing a system that is transparent, efficient and comprehensive to meet the needs of our Soldiers and the Army of the future,” said Lt. Gen. Douglas Stitt, deputy chief of staff for Army G-1.
IPPS-A Release 3 will improve the Army’s ability to manage Soldier talent, reduce pay discrepancies, and allow Soldiers to track actions to their personnel sections – from the initial activity all the way through the approval process, even from their cell phones.
IPPS-A already has a proven track record with the Army National Guard, who have been using IPPS-A Release 2 since March 2020. Since then, pay transactions have remained over 99.2 percent accurate for more than two years, and extensive testing – which included user feedback – has matured the system and ensured the accuracy of data as it was transferred from legacy systems.
“IPPS-A has made significant progress, and we are excited to deliver Release 3 to our 1.1. million Soldiers across the Total Force,” said Young Bang, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. “However, we will remain flexible and outcome-based during the Go-Live launch and beyond, in order to ensure that our units and data users are ready, and the system continues to operate as needed.”
As part of the transition plan, it was a requirement that Soldier promotions were not to be disrupted; Soldiers are recognized for their hard work and dedication. Soldier records will be updated to show the correct date of promotion, and they will receive their back pay now that IPPS-A is online.
Additionally, essential human resource systems like Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) and Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS) were online during the transition to IPPS-A and will remain online after IPPS-A goes live.
For more information about IPPS-A, visit the website at https://ipps-a.army.mil/. For support, contact the help desk at (1-844-HR-IPPS-A) or https://ipps-a.army.mil/contact/.
IPPS-A is also on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
(U.S. Army Public Affairs)