Lt. Gen. James McConville, deputy chief of staff for personnel at theÂ U.S. Army, said the militaryÂ service will roll outÂ a new software platform designed to manageÂ human resources and pay processesÂ for the Army as well as the branch’s National Guard and Reserve components.
The Army said Wednesday theÂ Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army software willÂ replaceÂ 45 independentÂ systems and seeks to helpÂ branch leaders track potential talents across all three Army components.
“It’ll be the first time in the history of the Army that we have all three components, the active, the Guard and the Reserve on one system,” said McConville.
McConville addedÂ that the IPPS-A can help the service branch define a soldier by as many as 25 variables as opposed to the previous method thatÂ only classifies service members by rank and occupational specialty.
Maj. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, director of the Army’s talent management task force, said the service branch will also implementÂ anÂ assignment interactive module designed to serveÂ as a “bridge” to theÂ new personnel software.