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News | March 21, 2023

IPPS-A Update: PAI, OTSS, PCA/PCS Assignments, Mobile App, AT Assignments, and Known Issues


Greetings from Team IPPS-A! I appreciate your patience and dedication as we continue to make progress. I’d like to provide you with some updates and guidance as you proceed on your IPPS-A journey:

Personnel Asset Inventory (PAI)

The IPPS-A Go-Live Validation PAI began 15 March and runs until 30 April 2023. Check out the IPPS-A Replays, a bite-sized demo video, on how to Validate Unit Level Accountability (Using the Readiness Roster). This action ensures all Soldiers are reflected on the Readiness Roster in their current duty status. It’s extremely important that you document any changes that cannot be completed in IPPS-A during the PAI window. HRC and the IPPS-A team will assist as much as possible to help units get accurate accountability.

For more information on the PAI, refer to MILPER Message 23-057.

Virtual OTSS

While we will begin to stand down our In-Person OTSS, the Virtual OTSS being conducted by Team IPPS-A will extend beyond 31 March 2023 in order to continue transition support. Thank you for your feedback and participation. If you have any questions or want to participate, please reach out on the MS Teams Channel in whichever group is applicable to you: 1) CONUS; 2) Ft. Knox; 3) Ft. Hood; 4) Ft. Bragg; 5) JBLM; 6) USAR; 7) ARNG; 8) USAREUR AF; 9) USFK; 10) AMC IMCOM; 11) Ft. Belvoir; 12) Transfers and Separations; 13) NETCOM; 14) RA.

PCA versus PCS Assignments

I would like to clear up some confusion related to orders for PCS assignments. Soldiers who came down on CAP Cycle or officers who received RFOs prior to/during brownout require legacy orders published by the MPDs. HRC is loading a PCA assignment for these Soldiers. This PCA assignment routes to the losing S1 Pool. There has been concern that S1s are approving PCS orders. If the assignment is loaded as a PCA, it is a non-funded order and the legacy paper order is the source document. The order published by IPPS-A should be ignored. HRC continues to publish guidance regarding frustrated assignments. Please see the latest guidance on S1Net.

IPPS-A Mobile App Status

The next mobile app update was submitted to TRADOC on 10 March 2023. They will screen, test, review, and get approval from CIO G6 before pushing to DISA, Apple, and GooglePlay Stores for their test, review, and approval process. The new update should be available in stores this month.

We’ve noted that the Talent Management (TAM) Workcenter is not displaying properly on the IPPS-A app on phones; tablets, desktops, and laptops have no issues. This is not necessarily a defect, but the testing team is looking into a possible sizing issue for small screens and will correct this issue as soon as possible.

*Please pass this information to your Soldiers, as they are the ones who regularly access TAM on their smartphones.

Army Reserve Annual Training Assignments

Pending Regional Level Application Software (RLAS) Group two-week Annual Training (AT) assignments starting after 1 April 2023 have been removed in IPPS-A from the accounts of USAR Soldiers. A change was requested to the RLAS system interface to only populate group orders five day prior to the duty start. This is to minimize future assignments blocking accessions and reassignments as personnel are moved between annexes.

Known Issues

For updates on IPPS-A issues pertaining to promotions, benefits, assignments, onboarding, and more, please reference the known issues. This resource includes updates on items we know matter to you, and offers answers to common questions we get from the field. The entire team is on hand to work through these issues with you, so please continue to pass the issues you are finding to us.

Thank you.


COL Eggers

Rebecca L. Eggers