In starting off the new year, the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) team reflected on its achievements, beginning with a Microsoft Teams session celebrating going live with the Army National Guard (ARNG) two years ago on January 7. Within the last two years, IPPS-A completed migration of Release 2 to the ARNG in March 2020 and completed the building of the system in September 2020 for its Release 3 phase to the Active and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) components.
“This is a special day,” said Col. Gregory S. Johnson, IPPS-A Functional Management Division, chief. “A lot of people, whether they be Soldiers, contractors or government employees have put a tremendous amount of time and effort into getting this program to this point. Taking time to recognize that type of sacrifice is an opportunity I will always take.”
“Through the hard-work and dedication of the team and the Guard, we hit major milestones in bringing 21st century capabilities to our Soldiers,” said Johnson. “The last two years demonstrated the resolve of the team and the Army in making this system a reality. 2021 is big year for IPPS-A, bringing the Active and Reserve Soldiers into the fold, and this modernization effort will positively impact Soldiers at every phase,” said Johnson.