Soldiers will not have access to the new Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army Release 3 – until the service works out some kinks. IPPS-A Release 3 was supposed to make its debut sometime this month.
“We made significant progress due to the great work by our soldiers who participated as system testers, but we have more work to do,” said Lt Gen. Doug Stitt, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1.
Once the system is ready, soldiers will be able to use the site from anywhere to handle a wide array of personnel-related issues. Leave-of-absence requests, records updates, certification of promotion points, and assignment orders all would be available through IPPS-A Release 3.
They also will be able to track the progress of actions requests and submit questions to S-1.
The system’s developers are addressing issues that arose through soldier feedback during the testing phase. In the meantime, soldiers should use legacy systems to take care of personnel matters.