Team Visiting Europe to Explain New Personnel System for Soldiers
June 13, 2008
HEIDELBERG, Germany - To prepare for the March 1, 2009, implementation of the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System, representatives from the Army's DIMHRS Program Office will be visiting installations throughout Europe in June.
Maj. William Anderson, of U.S. Army, Europe G1, said, depending on location, the DIMHRS team will brief general officer-level leaders; battalion and brigade commanders and command sergeants major; human resources professional; military pay specialists; and Soldiers and supervisors in selected Army communities.
"They will also meet with members of the DIMHRS Change Network - leaders and technical experts tasked with providing change-management support at the unit level," the major said.
Because DIMHRS will impact Soldiers of all ranks and occupations, the briefings are to prepare the Army for implementation of this congressionally-mandated, military personnel and pay system. According to the program's website, DIMHRS is the largest single change to manning and finance that the Army has ever undergone, and the briefings are part of the Army's DIMHRS Site Visit change-management campaign, targeting more than 60 Army installations worldwide.
The DIMHRS Program Office team will visit and hold group briefings at the following major communities:
June 16 - Mons (senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network)
June 17 - Brunssum (senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network)
June 18 - Schweinfurt (HR and pay professionals) and Stuttgart (general officers, senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network)
June 19 - Heidelberg (general officers, senior leaders, Change Network), Mannheim (HR and pay professionals), and Schweinfurt (Soldiers)
June 20 - Kaiserslautern (HR and pay professionals, Change Network) and Schweinfurt (Soldiers)
June 23 - Schweinfurt (senior leaders, Soldiers, Change Network)
June 24 - Schweinfurt (Soldiers) and Wiesbaden (senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network)
June 25 - Bamberg (senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network) and Grafenwoehr (general officers)
June 26 - Grafenwoehr (senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network)
June 27 - Vicenza (general officers, senior leaders, HR and pay professionals, Soldiers, Change Network)
People living outside of communities that are receiving these presentations are encouraged to attend the appropriate briefings available closest to them.
Units should contact the following community points of contact to confirm briefing times, locations, and the number of personnel the unit expects to send:
Community POC e-mail (@eur.army.mil) POC DSN
Bamberg -- Michael.Duane.Payne@ 469-7522
Brunssum -- John.M.Tyler@ 364-2572
Grafenwoehr -- mary.cooper@ 475-8814
Heidelberg -- dom.buther@ 370-3347
Kaiserslautern -- john.haldeman@ 483-7333
Mannheim -- danny.padro@ 385-2478
Mons -- ron.c.robbins@ 423-5277
Schweinfurt -- Victor.M.Roman@ 353-8698
Stuttgart -- maria.valdezcarter@ 431-2010
Vicenza -- john.belme@ 634-6467
Wiesbaden -- michael.aa.martin@ 337-5564
Anderson stressed that every Soldier will be impacted by DIMHRS, as each person's record will be a single, electronic file, with personnel actions being electronically routed and signed. DIMHRS will establish a Web-based, unified system for personnel and pay issues across all ranks, elements and components of the Army. DIMHRS will replace a number of redundant personnel systems, increasing operational efficiency and reducing overall system maintenance and operation costs. Army leaders, as well as HR professionals, are responsible for ensuring their organizations are prepared for DIMHRS implementation. To learn more about DIMHRS, click on Website link posted above.