IPPS-A is being launched incrementally in phases, or “releases,” over the coming years. Each release will build upon the system’s previous release, starting with IPPS-A’s first release. On January 7, 2019, IPPS-A’s Release 2 achieved operational status at the initial Go-Live in Pennsylvania. Release 2 was deployed across the Army National Guard in fielding groups and completed in March 2020. Release 2 subsumed SIDPERS-ARNG and eTRANS. Release 3 will provide the capabilities currently supported by the major field systems for the Active Army and Army Reserve and subsumes approximately 30+ HR and Pay Systems. Release 4 will introduce Global Payroll, and IPPS-A will become the Authoritative Data Source for payroll for the entire Army. Increment II /.(dot) Releases will provide the remaining essential personnel services not previously supported. This approach ensures IPPS-A meets the needs of all its users. Visit the IPPS-A website to learn more on Deployment, Release 2 and Release 3 fielding.
IPPS-A’s subsequent releases will interface with current HR and Pay systems and in certain cases, subsume their functions. IPPS-A will ultimately subsume 40+ HR and Pay systems currently in use. Before any system’s functions are subsumed, the Army will conduct an analysis to ensure that each subsumed system’s functions can be accomplished with IPPS-A or other systems.