WASHINGTON D.C. – Col. Gregory Johnson, Functional Management Division Chief for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) program will show a demonstration of the system during a Warrior’s Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army’s 2020 virtual conference on Oct. 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT. This is the first time the Army’s largest conference is being held virtually due to the current nationwide restrictions on travel and large gatherings. IPPS-A will also have a virtual booth.
IPPS-A Release 2 was successfully fielded to all 54 states and territories of the Army National Guard in Mar. 2019 adding approximately 332,000 Soldiers to the system. Release 3, scheduled to go live in Dec. 2021, will add approximately 1.1 million Soldiers from all three Army Components for the first time ever with new capabilities. Release 3 is currently built and undergoing testing.
IPPS-A’s revolutionary capabilities include business intelligence, analytics, auditability, Total Force visibility and enhanced talent management.
“The ability of the Army to conduct audits of its own books…to capture a holistic profile of Soldier talent and manage them for their entire careers…it’s a game changer. The Army is entering the 21st century with capabilities comparable to what our Soldiers expect from online banking, shopping and transactions,” said Col. Gregory S. Johnson, IPPS-A Functional Management Division Chief.
A Release 3 kickoff brief led by Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Lt. Gen. Gary M. Brito, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel for the system to senior leaders of all three Components took place on August 10, 2020 via Microsoft Teams.
Martin spoke of how much more efficient talent management will be in the Army because of IPPS-A while Brito reiterated the importance of data correctness in ensuring IPPS-A’s success.
“We are moving out of the industrial age into the information age, as it pertains to Human Resources management, and it allows us to manage talent like we never have before in the United States Army,” said Martin.
An area of particular interest for participants was the 25 Point Profile, a talent management feature that displays details about Soldiers’ knowledge, skills, behaviors, experience, and readiness. The feature will provide a more holistic talent profile for each Soldier and will help the Army make better-informed talent decisions.
“You will be able to understand your Soldier’s talents in a way you can’t do in our current systems,” Col Johnson said.
A panel discussion of Army talent management is scheduled to be held on Oct. 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. EDT. Col. Johnson will be available for interviews following his presentation on Oct. 13, 2020. For additional details about IPPS-A or to participate in the media roundtable, contact Shayna Blumenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, there are approx. 200 HR and pay systems and over 650 interface and data exchanges between internal and external systems. IPPS-A will subsume 30+ systems, eliminate 300+ interfaces and provide essential capabilities to the Army.