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Department of the Air Force begins integrated personnel, pay system modernization

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Uniformed Total Force Airmen and Guardians are invited to create Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System accounts as part of a two-phase personnel and pay modernization program.

AFIPPS will combine the functions currently managed through the Military Personnel Data System and the Defense Joint Military Pay System into a single, automated solution with improved self-service capabilities.

“AFIPPS is transformational towards providing better, faster and more accurate services for our Airmen and Guardians,” said Greg Parsons, Air Force A1 plans and integration director. “Service members’ personnel and pay records will be integrated into one system making personnel and pay updates easier and less cumbersome, which is fundamental to taking care of our people.”

Examples of improvements that will be accomplished through AFIPPS include transferring paper-based pay actions, such as advance pay requests, to fully automated functions. Similarly, Guardsmen and Reservists will be able to manage personal leave more efficiently through an entirely electronic process. Additionally, AFIPPS will enable viewing of records for personnel and pay functions, such as dependent status and basic allowance for housing.

Guard and Reserve Airmen and Guardians began receiving login instructions in late July, while active-duty Airmen and Guardians will receive login instructions in waves throughout the remainder of 2021.

During phase one, users will receive a MyPers notification with detailed instructions on accessing the system for the first time and how to verify personal information. The message will include a timeframe for completing login actions and the corrective steps to take if errors are identified.

“While AFIPPS will not be the pay and personnel system of record until phase two, it is important for Airmen and Guardians to verify and update, if required, their personal information in anticipation of AFIPPS becoming fully operational in 2022,” said Col. Brian Hinsvark, chief of the AFIPPS functional management office. “Activating the account and verifying personal information will help our Airmen and Guardians prepare to use the new system and benefit from its vast improvements when its full capability is realized.”

Phase two is scheduled to occur in 2022 when AFIPPS becomes fully functional and required for all Total Force Airmen and Guardians. Service members will continue to receive updates as each phase progresses.

For additional information, visit the AFIPPS Portal page or AFIPPS page on the Air Force’s Personnel Center website for the latest communications.