Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

TAG Sends: Promotions Update during the Brownout/Cutover (BOCO)

Teammates,

IPPS-A Release 3 Go-Live date is 20 December 2022 with a phased approach to user access.  On 20 December, HR professionals, including all subcategories, will have access to IPPS-A.  All other users will have access in January 2023, date to be published.

Continue to complete required training and complete priorities of work in preparation for Go-Live on 20 December.

Promotions Update during BOCO

The Brownout/Cutover (BOCO) period and implementation of IPPS-A impacted Soldier promotions (Officer, Warrant Officer, and Enlisted) during the months of November through January. Those who were promoted during this period can expect that pay and date of rank will be applied retroactively.  Commanders can authorize promotion ceremonies if all requirements are met (see below).

Enlisted Promotions Impacted During IPPS-A Transition

During BOCO, the Enlisted Promotion Branch will post sequence reports, by name reports, and cutoff scores in accordance with current policy on the HRC website.  The December list was posted, and January list is anticipated to post on time.  Commands are authorized to hold promotion ceremonies for Enlisted Soldiers selected for promotion in December and January.  Soldiers must not have any active Suspension of Favorable Personnel Action (Flags) – MILPER message 22-436.

Semi-Centralized and Centralized Promotion Information (SGT-SGM):

  • December 2022: All promotions and pay transactions will be late, but retroactive to 1 December 2022.

  • January 2023:  Eligibility criteria was established as of 9 November 2022 (normally 26 November 2022).  Promotion transactions will be late, but retroactive to 1 January 2023.

  • February 2023: Eligibility criteria will be established as of 3 January 2023 (normally 26 December 2022). Timely transactions and pay are expected.

Decentralized Promotion Information (PV2, PFC, SPC):

  • November 2022:  Pay and promotion will be delayed, but retroactive to the date the Soldier would have been promoted starting 10 November.

  • December 2022:  All promotions and pay transactions will be late, but retroactive to December 2022 respective DOR.

  • January 2023: Timely transactions and pay are expected.

December Enlisted Promotion Lists:

The Enlisted Promotions Branch sent an email to all Soldiers affected by the promotion delay on 30 November and 1 December reiterating the December delays due to BOCO as scripted below:

“You are receiving this message to inform you that your December promotion order is delayed. All orders for Soldiers eligible for promotion will be processed within the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) once the system is deployed.  All back pay and allowances will be paid retroactive to the effective date of your promotion order.  This delay is due to the IPPS-A brownout, initiated 10 November 2022.  Promotion orders are delayed to ensure the proper permanent date of rank is captured in the authoritative system, IPPS-A.

Soldiers are encouraged to continue to follow HRC MILPER messages for updated information at: https://www.hrc.army.mil/milper.

If you require assistance, please contact your servicing S-1 Office.

Thank you for your service to the nation.”

Reference MILPER Messages:

  • MILPER 22-436: Enlisted Promotions SGT through SGM during Brownout/Cutover for Implementation of IPPS-A

  • MILPER 22-402: November 2022 Unit Promotion Boards (SGT and SSG)

  • MILPER 22-453: Decentralized Enlisted Promotions PV2 through SPC during Brownout/Cutover for Implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)

Officers Promotions Impacted During IPPS-A Transition

During BOCO, Commanders may grant permission for Officers to conduct promotion ceremonies, if all promotion eligibility criteria are met per regulatory guidance.  Officers must not have any active Suspension of Favorable Personnel Action (Flags) – MILPER message 22-446.

HRC will continue to publish a monthly MILPER message with approved sequence numbers brownout/cut over period.  Officers with an effective date of promotion from 8 November 2022 and beyond will not receive promotion orders until after IPPS-A Go-Live.  Orders will be generated in IPPS-A within 30 days after Go-Live. Date of Rank (DOR) will be backdated to the effective date of promotion and back pay due will be retroactive.

Officer December Promotion Information:

  • MILPER 22-454: AGR Officer Promotion Sequence Numbers for December 2022

  • MILPER 22-455: AC Officer Sequence Numbers for December 2022

Officers December Promotions Lists:

https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/promotionsofficers/officerpromotionorders

Officer Promotions sent an email to all affected Officers with November Promotion dates on 10 November.  Additionally, DFAS sent messages to affected Officers with December Promotion dates on 29 November 2022, via “Smartdoc” reiterating the promotion delays due to BOCO as scripted below.  The DFAS call centers are armed with information to assist Soldiers with questions specific to pay delays during BOCO.

“You are receiving this message to inform you that your November/December promotion order is delayed.  All orders for officers eligible for promotion will be processed within the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) once the system is deployed.  All back pay and allowances will be paid retroactive to the effective date of your promotion order.  This delay is due to the IPPS-A brownout, initiated 10 November 2022.  Promotion orders are delayed to ensure the proper permanent date of rank is captured in the authoritative system, IPPS-A.

Officers are encouraged to continue to follow HRC MILPER messages for updated information at: https://www.hrc.army.mil/milper

If you require assistance, please contact your servicing S-1 Office.

Thank you for your service to the nation.

Please do not respond to this SmartDoc message, as requests will go to an unmonitored email box.”

Reference MILPER Messages:

  • MILPER 22-446: Officer Promotion Ceremonies during Brownout and Cutover for Implementation of IPPS-A

  • MILPER 22-437: Officer Promotions during Brownout and Cutover for Implementation of IPPS-A

 Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (FLAGS) for all Soldiers

Units will manually track and log all flagging actions placed or removed during BOCO.  On the first five (5) days after R3 Go-Live units will input flagging actions in IPPS-A to avoid erroneous promotions.

For HQDA initiated Flags, the Promotion Special Action Branch at HRC will manually log and track Flag code F flags, Delay of Promotion or removal from selection list, and the affected officer will receive a notification to their army.mil/mail.mil email with a manual DA Form 268.  The Promotions Special Action Branch will input HQDA F in IPPS-A within seven (7) days after go-live.

Consolidated list of Reference Brownout/Cutover Promotion MILPER Messages:

  • MILPER 22-446: Officer Promotion Ceremonies during Brownout and Cutover for Implementation of IPPS-A

  • MILPER 22-437: Officer Promotions during Brownout and Cutover for Implementation of IPPS-A

  • MILPER 22-412: AC Officer Promotion Sequence Numbers for November

  • MILPER 22-402: November 2022 Unit Promotion Boards (SGT and SSG)

  • MILPER 22-436: Enlisted Promotions SGT through SGM during Brownout/Cutover for Implementation of IPPS-A

  • MILPER 22-453: Decentralized Enlisted Promotions PV2 through SPC during Brownout/Cutover for Implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)

My POCs for promotions are:

Team Boxes:

Thank you for your continued support and hard work making IPPS-A happen and modernizing the AG Corps to meet the demands of Army 2030.

Shields Up!  Defend and Serve!

TAG63

BG Gregory S. Johnson
The Adjutant General of the Army/
CG, Physical Disability Agency/
Executive Director, MPSA
Office: 502-613-8001
DSN: 312-983-8001
Cell: 502-378-1973

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