Following the successful completion of two small scale pilot programs launched this summer to test the Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module, Army Human Resources Command’s talent managers will employ the market for NCOs Army-wide beginning Nov. 11, for the 21-01 enlisted manning cycle.
ASK-EM applies primarily to active component NCOs eligible to fill staff sergeant–master sergeant requirements and is a temporary bridge to the Integrated Pay and Personnel System – Army (IPPS-A) expected to go live in December 2021.
Modeled after the Army’s Assignment Interactive Module for officers, ASK-EM supports enhanced interaction between NCOs and HRC’s talent managers allowing NCOs more input into where they would like to be assigned based on their knowledge, skills, behaviors and preferences. Through ASK-EM, eligible NCOs are able to see all available requirements that match their MOS and grade, and can preference them in an automated marketplace-type interface.
“The Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module modernizes how we’re selecting enlisted Soldiers for assignments and enhancing their professional development,” said HRC’s senior enlisted Soldier, Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Lynice Thorpe-Noel.