As the Army gears up to implement its modernized human resources system by the end of this year, every soldier in the Regular Army and the Army Reserve must update their personnel files in the current system in order to make the new one effective, the service’s top personnel officers said.
The paper-driven human resources system the Army has used for decades is on track to be replaced by December with the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army. Also known as IPPS-A, it is an electronic, data-driven system that brings personnel, pay and talent management information into one place.
But the new system “is only as good as your data” that exists in the current system, said Roy Wallace, assistant deputy Army chief of staff for personnel. To make sure the new system is in top form by the December fielding timeline, the Army has launched a Data Correctness Campaign to push soldiers to update their pay, training, education and personnel details.