The Army’s current personnel, pay, talent and data systems must be upgraded to align with future organizational needs.
There are about 200 human resources and pay systems and over 650 interface and data exchanges between internal and external systems. The manual, paper-driven transactional processes are not fully auditable, cyber or information assurance compliant, nor do they allow easy tracking of the knowledge, skills and behaviors of Soldiers in the total force.
The Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army is an online solution that supports a 21st century system that fills the capability gap in personnel, pay, talent and data; improves the lives of Soldiers and families as part of the Army People Strategy; enhances total Army readiness. HR processes and systems must modernize and change to provide enhanced capabilities and readiness, influencing the Army’s ability to meet new challenges. IPPS-A will streamline more than 30 personnel and pay systems, eliminate over 300 interfaces, and provide essential capabilities to the Army including total force visibility, managing talent and data and auditability. IPPS-A increases efficiency with Soldier self-service capabilities and HR initiating processes triggering pay actions, and it decreases the dependency on the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and numerous systems.