Members of I Corps and their direct reporting units tag teamed with the Washington Army National Guard to attack IPPS-A New Equipment Training Feb 20-21, 2020 at Joint Base Lewis McChord. The training provided attendees first-hand experience with the Army’s new 21st Century Human Resources system, the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A).
The Army National Guard migrated from Standard Installation and Division Personnel Reporting System (SIDPERS) to IPPS-A over the last fifteen months, completing the migration on March 24th. Release Three, the fielding for Active and Reserve Soldiers, will take place in December 2021.
“The efficiency provided by IPPS-A is outstanding,” said Warrant Officer 1 Julissa Riley, Human Resources Technician with the 42nd Military Police Brigade; one of I Corps supporting units. “The use of a 21st Century, highly customizable interface will overcome the existing legacy systems at a 1990s level of functionality. I’m excited for the self-service capabilities of the system…no more paperwork.”
Riley’s biggest concern regarding IPPS-A is whether or not she’d be able to do queries. This question was answered during the training. As a Human Resources Technician, it’s extremely important for Riley to conduct queries to quickly find information.
“Part of my job is to resolve situations as quickly as possible,” said Riley. “Doing queries in IPPS-A is much easier than our legacy systems, which will allow me to find answers for Soldiers much quicker.”