Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Update – 16 NOV 22

1. TAG SENDS:  INITIATION OF IPPS-A BROWNOUT/CUTOVER. From BG Gregory S. Johnson, The Adjutant General:  By now, you may have already learned that yesterday the Army initiated IPPS-A Release 3 (R3) pre-Go-Live activities. A “brownout window” of certain Legacy Human Resources (HR) Systems kicked off on 10 November. The “cutover window” was initiated with data from these legacy HR systems converting for use in IPPS-A R3 at Go-Live. It’s important to remember that the exact Release 3 Go-Live date is still conditions based, but I encourage you and your organizations to fully prepare for implementation/Go live prior to the end of the calendar year. As we’ve conveyed in earlier messaging, I continue to ask for your support preparing your organizations and Soldiers for all Brownout and Cutover (BOCO) activities. Below (at the following link) are a few things to do as an HR professional to ensure our People are taken care of during BOCO. Guidance in key functional areas is also highlighted an MILPERs are attached. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1206506

2. TAG TALKS. From BG Gregory S. Johnson, The Adjutant General:  If you haven’t already found it, I want to alert you to TAG Talks, our internally produced 30-minute podcast that follows each TAG Sends. On each podcast, we discuss topics of interest with HRC Action Officers to provide clarity and maybe answer some questions regarding issues encountered at your level. The most current episode features a discussion on the Enlisted Evaluation Board Process. I encourage you to find, subscribe, download and share this episode with your leadership and within your formations. You can find it on Spotify, Apple podcast, Google podcast, Amazon Music, Tune In and Stitcher radio.  https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/71146/tag-talks-ep2-nco-evaluation-board-process

3. MEAL ENTITLEMENT MAINTENANCE (MEM) (AUTOMATED MEAL CARD PROGRAM) PROGRAM MANAGER POCS. FROM HQDA, DCS, G-1:  This is a data call to update command POCs for the Meal Entitlement Maintenance (MEM) (Automated Meal Card Program) program managers. The commands listed at the following link are requested to provide primary and secondary program managers, to include a copy of the appointment order. No later than close of business Monday, 21 November 2022, provide the command’s primary and secondary program manager’s first name, last name, military email address, and appointment order to the Army G-1. A sample appointment memo is provided at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1206574

4. ARMY-WIDE IPPS-A EXERCISE RECORDINGS. From the IPPS-A Team: If you were unable to participate in the Army-Wide IPPS-A Exercise, please see the recordings at the following link to become familiar with the system. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1005110

5. EVALUATIONS ITEMS. From HRC Evaluations Branch:

a. IPPS-A AND EVALUATION PROCESSING. IPSS-A Brownout/Cutover (BOCO) will not affect the processing of Evaluations. Continue to process your reports as normal. Board cutoff dates remain as published in MILPERS or Board Announcements. The THRU DATE submission to ITAPDB (ORB/ERB Update) will be off during this time.  Once IPPS-A goes live, the record brief service will resume as soon as possible. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1005099

b. EVALUATION ENTRY SYSTEM (EES) AND BROWSER USE. The default browser for EES will convert from Internet Explorer (IE) to Microsoft Edge on 22 Nov 22. Users of EES should discontinue use of IE and use Microsoft Edge as the default browser.  HRC Helpdesk cannot fix this for you. Your local system administrators may need to assist or refresh your image/setup. Make sure your Windows operating system is Version 10 1803 or higher. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1005098

6. NCO LEADERSHIP CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCES OPENING OF THE 2023 HALL OF HONORS AND THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS. On behalf of Command Sergeant Major Jason Schmidt, Commandant of the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, we would like to announce the opening of the 2023 NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and Sergeants Major Academy Nominations for the Hall of Honors and the International Student Hall of Fame. Eligible individuals are those who have made significant and enduring contributions to the NCOLCoE, SGM-A, and/or to the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) or significant contributions to the NCO CORPS. Nominations will be forwarded no later than the 1st of March 2023. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1206509

7. AC2RC. From NGB:  Active duty Soldiers within 180 days from ETS can begin a seamless transition into the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Continue your service closer to home, where you can use your hard-earned skills to serve your community. Opportunities still abound for your military career, while pursuing a civilian career or furthering your education. Join a network of local resources that can provide support throughout your transition. For more information contact your installation Reserve Component Career Counselors (RCCCs). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1206369

8. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.

a. 81ST READINESS DIVISION FY23 PRE-RETIREMENT TRAINING BRIEFS. The 81st Readiness Division Retirement Services Office will be conducting Pre-Retirement Training for the Region during FY23. The training is open to all Soldiers, Retirees and Family Members. If you are interested in attending, please use the registration link at the top of the schedule attached at the following link. Area Covered: AL, FL, LA, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, Puerto Rico, and USVI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1206487

9. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx

10. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  None. All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.

11. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.

a. DTAS AND PERSTAT. “Does anyone have a PERSTAT document that can auto populate from a DTAS pull in excel? Would really help with time constraints.” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1005064

b. CALL SIGNS. “I am sure this is a silly question however is there some Reg, Pam, or table to covers Call signs.  Like we know that the commander (at appropriate echelon) will be (*Unit* 6) but what actual dictates this beside tradition/history.” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/273583

12. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 10 NOV 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias

a. J5 DEPUTY DIRECTOR | DJIBOUTI |O5 | 02A | TS | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

b. JOES ANALYST | ARIFJAN | E6-E7 | 88N | SECRET | ASAP | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

c. TRANSPORTATION MNGMNT COORDINATOR | ARIFJAN | E5-E7 | 88N | SECRET | ASAP | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

d. SPEECH WRITER/AXO | ARIFJAN | O3-O4 | 01A | TS/SCI – Top Secret/SCI | ASAP | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

13. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies

a. TROOP PROGRAM UNIT (TPU), COMMAND INSPECTOR GENERAL (IG), LTC, 104TH DIVISION (LEADER TRAINING), JBLM, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1206571

b. I CORPS MCP-OD; MULTIPLE TPU VACANCIES: E3-E9, CW2, O1-O5 (MULTIPLE MOS), JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1205560

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