Lt. Gen. James McConville, deputy chief of staff for personnel at the U.S. Army, said the military service will roll out a new software platform designed to manage human resources and pay processes for the Army as well as the branch’s National Guard and Reserve components.
The Army said Wednesday the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army software will replace 45 independent systems and seeks to help branch leaders track potential talents across all three Army components.
“It’ll be the first time in the history of the Army that we have all three components, the active, the Guard and the Reserve on one system,” said McConville.
McConville added that the IPPS-A can help the service branch define a soldier by as many as 25 variables as opposed to the previous method that only classifies service members by rank and occupational specialty.
Maj. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, director of the Army’s talent management task force, said the service branch will also implement an assignment interactive module designed to serve as a “bridge” to the new personnel software.