Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System (DIMHRS)
What is it? In order to meet the demands of the global war on terrorism and keep pace with the modern war fighter, the Army is transforming how it manages its personnel by preparing for the implementation of the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System (DIMHRS). DIMHRS will have an impact on every Soldier.
The Army National Guard is committed to transforming the personnel strategic and operational policies, programs, and procedures for all members of the Army National Guard. This effort will enhance the administration of personnel and pay for all members, regardless of duty status.
What has the Army done? Significant features of DIMHRS implementation include:
- DIMHRS leverages commercial off-the-shelf software.
- OSD has appointed a new Enterprise Program Management Officer. This decision requires the Army to continue implementation of DIMHRS while refining cost and schedule estimates for completion. During January-August 2006, the Army conducted a detailed review of requirements previously assessed as incomplete.
- In order to communicate this historic transformation to the entire Army community, the Army DIMHRS Team has launched a new AKO page dedicated to keeping Soldiers informed on the progress of the Army DIMHRS program. See link below.
- The Army Requirements Review validated the program’s functional and technical requirements for Army implementation in September 2006.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? DIMHRS testing is scheduled to begin January 2007; ARNG operational testing (with the Oregon ARNG) will begin October 2007. The Army has projected system deployment beginning April 2008.
Why is this important to the Army? When fully implemented, DIMHRS will be the largest personnel and pay system in the world. With Army National Guard Soldiers deployed all over the globe, the need for an integrated personnel and pay system has never been greater. DIMHRS will be globally accessible at any time, anywhere.
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