The Army National Guard has completed the launch of a personnel system designed to help soldiers track their salary, benefits and other personnel actions through their mobile phones, Federal News Network reported Thursday.
More than 330K members of the Army National Guard can now use the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, which can store human resources data and talent management information in digital format. The IPPS-A program is expected to support over 1M warfighters in the Guard, Reserve and active force upon its completion in December 2021.
The Army has more than 200 pay and personnel systems and the IPPS-A implementation will allow the service to remove 40 HR systems.
“In the legacy environment, the soldier would have to do an HR action on a piece of paper,” said Col. Gregory Johnson, director of the IPPS-A functional management division. “Now the soldier can turn in a personnel action request off of his personal mobile phone and then they will have complete transparency of understanding where that action is.”