WASHINGTON – The Army will delay the brown-out transition period of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System–Army Release 3, which was originally planned for this month, based on the results of the limited user test.
“We made significant progress due to the great work by our Soldiers who participated as system testers, but we have more work to do before IPPS-A is ready,” said Lt. Gen. Doug Stitt, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. “We must get this right for our Soldiers and our Army families.”
The limited user test, a complex stress test used to validate the readiness of the system, along with Soldier feedback, identified items that needed to be addressed prior to full implementation. The legacy Human Resource Systems will remain operational while leaders assess the updates required.
“Our focus has not changed. We will continue to work toward ensuring the force is prepared for IPPS-A to go live,” said Col. Rebecca Eggers, IPPS-A functional management division director. “IPPS-A is a key element for HR and data modernization, and is a critical enabler for Army talent management. We are going to use this additional time to train HR professionals and leaders on how to support their Soldiers using IPPS-A’s enhanced capabilities and functionality.”
Soldiers and HR personnel should continue to use the legacy HR systems. If problems with personal or financial records do occur, they are encouraged to contact their personnel offices and/or leadership chains of command.
For more information about IPPS-A, please visit the website at https://ipps-a.army.mil/. IPPS-A can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.