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News | May 14, 2024

IPPS-A Update: Addendums for Orders, Terminal Absences, Drive the Change and Resources

Thank you for continuing to navigate the system and quickly bring issues to our attention for resolution. We could not do this without the help of HR Professionals and Soldiers in the field. Your engagement and enthusiasm for IPPS-A is greatly appreciated.
As we continue to make progress, I’d like to provide you with some updates and guidance:
Addendums for Orders
We have begun implementing new functionality allowing you to amend certain items in orders, without having to submit addendums. 
For example, users must amend entitlement changes on orders published after 1 May 2024. We are working to add features that allow all order items to be amended without having to submit addendums and are looking to include these in a future release(s).
Please refer to the Valid PCS Order Addendums document for what items still require addendums. For the time being, all other items should follow the process of amending the orders within IPPS-A.
Terminal Absences
Our team recently identified an issue with Terminal/Transition Absences; these absences are chargeable, impact pay, and must end on the day of separation (DOS). Once a Terminal Absence triggers, it may override any absence out to the DOS.
If a member has several absences that existed prior to their DOS, they must review them to ensure all previous absences are posted to the Defense Joint Military Pay System (DJMS).
Soldiers who elected to sell their Terminal Absence must ensure that all absences post to DJMS to prevent any out-of-service debts or delays in final separation payments. I also encourage Soldiers to check myPay to confirm that leave was charged.
Drive the Change Channel
If you are looking for more IPPS-A information, join the Drive the Change channel on MS Teams! You will get updates, training information, and job aids for new releases.
This channel also offers New Release Training on Fridays at 0900 ET following the Thursday releases. During these events, the IPPS-A team will walk through items released into production the night before and explain where the updated training packages reside.
You may access the channel here:
If you missed a discussion, the recordings and slides are available, visit
We have many great IPPS-A products created by units located on S1Net. On the left-hand side of the IPPS-A landing page, find the SUB-TOPICS column, and click “IPPS-A SOPs/Tools” underneath that. Please feel free to “donate” any IPPS-A SOPs and products that have worked for you team!
S1Net is where you may also find our webinars. These instructional sessions cover a variety of IPPS-A topics and can be viewed anytime on the Training & Webinars page.
Our IPPS-A group on Facebook is a great place to connect with your peers and access real-time updates, dialogue, and answers to your questions. Under the tab labeled “Files,” you will find helpful resources. To join, visit
Listen in to the IPPS-A Podcast to hear information from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and learn what’s going on with the program. Our latest episode features special guest Chief Warrant Officer of the Branch (CWOB), CW5 Chad G. Bowen, who discussed the importance of embracing change in the Army. You may find the IPPS-A Podcast on YouTube, Apple, Spotify, and Castbox.
For additional information and resources, you may also visit our website at
Thank you for continuing to drive the change we need in our Army!
Rebekah S. Lust
IPPS-A FMD Director