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Human resource professionals are preparing for a new method of tracking military personnel and pay data.

It’s called the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army. The Military Pay Fundamental Course was conducted Dec. 16-19 at Toftoy Hall. Sgt. 1st Class Lemisha Green and Staff Sgt. Lameshea Rogers were the military pay instructors from Human Resources Command-North, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Indianapolis, Indiana.

“It’s already live in 20 National Guard states,” Green said of the new system. “And they have more coming out for 2020.”

The 20 students – human resource professionals who serve military units within the Army Materiel Command and its subordinates – included 10 Soldiers. On Dec. 19, they heard from Sonya Morris, director of the Defense Military Pay Office at Redstone. Her office serves 11 states which include 7,300 Soldiers assigned to 295 units.

“Integrity is paramount,” Morris said, “especially since we’re about to go into that IPPS-A environment.”

She retired from the Army in 1995 as a staff sergeant after 15 years of service.

“The new system bridges the gap between the military personnel and military pay offices which now can serve both the Active Component and Reserve Component within the same system,” Morris said.

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