Editor’s note: Below is the full message to the force about the transition to the Integrated Personnel Pay System-Army signed by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston
I need you to update your personnel records.
In December 2021, the entire force will transition to a new human resource (HR) and pay system, the Integrated Personnel Pay System-Army (IPPS-A). IPPS-A will become the focal point for all HR activities across the force. For the first time ever, personnel, pay and talent management capabilities will be integrated into a single online system for 1.1 million users across all three components.
IPPS-A will also introduce a talent management feature known as the 25-Point Soldier Talent Profile. Each Soldier’s profile will provide information about their knowledge, skills, behaviors and experience, which will help the Army make better-informed talent decisions.
These innovative capabilities will bring Army HR into the 21st century, but we need your help to ensure the system’s success in December. Everyone should review their personnel records in our legacy HR systems to make sure they are accurate and up to date.
Avoid inconveniences and hardships later by taking the following steps now:
- Review personnel records on DMDC milConnect at https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/
- Check Soldier Record Brief /Officer Record Brief at https://www.hrc.army.mil/
- Review Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS) training transcript for accuracy and resolve any missing training records at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/selfdevctr/login/loginSDC.aspx?ntul=ST
Follow https://ipps-a.army.mil/wp-content/uploads/SoldierSelfServiceDataGuide(underscore)May20(underscore)v1.pdf for a guide that details exactly what information you need to check in each legacy system. Seek help from your local records manager or HR professional if your information is incorrect or incomplete. Let’s ensure the transition to IPPS-A in December 2021, is successful.