MilPDS migration could affect Airmen's pay|
Posted 10/15/2012 Updated 10/15/2012
by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
10/15/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- MilPDS is currentlythe primary records database for personnel data and actions that occur throughout every Airman's career, however, the data is being migrated to a
new system, the Defense Information Systems Agency's Defense Enterprise
MilPDS is also used to initiate Airman pay actions, maintain Air Force
accountability and strength data and support a host of interactions with
other Air Force processes and systems that rely on personnel data.
Air Force officials are urging Regular Air Force Airmen who are eligible to
reenlist or extend their current enlistment in December and early Jan. 2013
to complete personnel actions through the myPers website and their base
military personnel sections or force support squadrons by Nov. 15 to avoid
processing delays and military pay issues.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe Airmen affected by the MiLPDS transition will be
contacted by their servicing MPS to begin processing necessary paperwork.
However, if you are considering applying for reenlistment, extension, or
separation during December 2012 or January 2013, please be sure to contact
your servicing MPS as soon as possible.
Reenlistment-eligible Airmen or Airmen with service-directed retainability
requirements such as Permanent Change of Station or retraining orders must
be sure to take action and complete their specific packages no later than
Oct. 29 to prevent delays in pay. If Airmen's reenlistment paperwork is not
submitted before the upgrade, pay will be delayed.
Airmen need to accomplish these actions because the Air Force is upgrading
and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to a new system in
The upgrade project is scheduled to take about 23 days to complete, during
which time, MilPDS will not be available.
Airmen should access the myPers website and work with their base MPSs or
FSSs to minimize the impact the MilPDS upgrade will have on processing
military personnel transactions like reenlistments or extending current
"Airmen who accomplish their reenlistment or enlistment extension by Nov. 15
should not experience interruptions in their pay because their MPS can
process their actions and clear any rejects in the system prior to the
MilPDS upgrade," said Michael McLaughlin, Air Force Personnel Center
reenlistments branch chief. "Getting these personnel transactions completed
and into the Defense Finance and Accounting Service system are the fastest
means to update an Airman's pay and entitlements and will reduce the need
for DFAS to manually override or correct an Airman's pay record."
In USAFE the deadline is set for Oct. 29 this year.
Airmen can reenlist during the upgrade in December, but they may experience
additional delays in processing these transactions to DFAS if their date of
separation expires during the MilPDS upgrade.
The Air Force processes more than 60,000 reenlistments and enlistment
Reserve and Guard members will receive specific instructions from the Air
Force Reserve Command and Air Reserve Personnel Center concerning how the
MilPDS upgrade will impact their personnel programs. More information is
available on the ARPC public website at http://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil.
FSS and MPS representatives are continuing to host MilPDS upgrade briefings
to help base leadership and Airmen understand the upgrade's impact on Airmen
and Air Force personnel programs.
Officials will continue to release additional information and guidance to
the Air Force's manpower, personnel, services and pay communities and total
force Airmen to continue to educate them on how the service will perform
critical personnel and pay tasks during the MilPDS upgrade.
For more information about the MilPDS upgrade, visit the myPers website at