ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GA. --
There’s a new pay-affecting system being rolled out to the Total Force over the next 12 months, and officials want Reserve Citizen Airmen to be prepared for a seamless transition.
In order to avoid any pay and leave delays, Reservists will need to claim their Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System (AFIPPS) account before Dec. 31 of this year. Here’s what Reserve Citizen Airmen need to know about AFIPPS and what they need to do to claim their account:
AFIPPS is the modern solution to consolidate military pay and human resource processes into one digital platform. AFIPPS will expand the already-existing Military Personnel Data System (MilPDS) by incorporating military pay responsibilities and processed to create a true human resource ecosystem.
What’s in it for me?
AFIPPS will finally provide one, single authoritative record for Airmen and Guardians, ensuring more accurate and timely pay and human resource processes like leave and housing allowance for the Total Force, making everyone’s life a little easier.
Why do we need AFIPPS?
Today, the Air Force is faced with resolving between 50,000 and 60,000 pay problems every year, which leads to inaccurate or late pay, complex resolution processes for Airmen and Guardians, and tedious workarounds for personnel and pay professionals.
The Air Force’s number one priority is its people, and when pay issues draw focus from the mission at hand, that’s a problem that needs to be resolved. This new pay system is the solution. AFIPPS will reduce pay errors that currently result in unnecessary stress and wasted time.
How will it be implemented and what do I need to do?
AFIPPS will be rolled out in two phases. Phase one, AFIPPS Read-Only Self-Service, has already begun. At this time, current MilPDS users can access and claim their user accounts and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
In January of this year, current military users received an additional role (U.S. Air Force Employee Self-Service) that takes user to their new AFIPPS responsibility in MilPDS. This new responsibility can be found by logging into your current MilPDS account, going to the navigator window and scrolling down until you see your new AFIPPS responsibility.
Upon clicking this responsibility, individuals will be able to access AFIPPS, review and validate their personal record. For the remainder of users, account creation notices will be released in waves to the Total Force.
If there are any errors in a member’s personal records, users can troubleshoot these issues using their current processes. For complete guidance on correcting member records, review the AFIPPS Account Claim User Guide, available on the AFIPPS website, and the AFIPPS Account Creation Process video, available on MilSuite. Links are provided on the facing page.
Phase two, AFIPPS Full Capability, slated for release in 2022, will combine military personnel and pay within the same ecosystem, integrating LeaveWeb and MilPDS with AFIPPS capabilities. More details on this will be coming over the next several months.
Please note that login instructions will be sent in waves over the course of several months, so don’t worry if you don’t immediately receive login instructions. However, if you have not received your account creation notice by Dec. 1 of this year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report this.
Still have questions?
Reserve Citizen Airmen with questions can e-mail the Air Force’s AFIPPS office or visit the website, www.afpc.mil/support/afipps for more information and helpful resources related to AFIPPS, including more videos and training details. #ReserveReady #ReserveReform ■