Air Force

October 19, 2012

MilPDS upgrade on schedule for December

During December, the Air Force Personnel Center will be required to comply with Defense Department regulations by upgrading the Military Personnel Data System and transferring it into the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center. This upgrade and migration will require MilPDS unavailability beginning Dec. 3 for approximately 23 days. As with any upgrade, the timeline may vary.

Several Luke Air Force Base essential personnel and pay systems, education and training systems, and transactional applications will be impacted during the downtime because they rely on data from MilPDS. Whether you are due to retire, separate or re-enlist, appropriate actions must be taken earlier than the usual time frame. Some noncritical pay-affecting updates will be performed post-upgrade.

Base pay and entitlements managed by U.S. Air Force finance offices, including basic allowances for housing and subsistence, hazardous duty, family separation, etc., will not be affected. To avoid pay issues, FSS/MPS will send pay transaction data through AFPC directly to DFAS for:

• Actions affecting start, stop or continuation of base pay

• DOD benefits and entitlements

• Mobilization, demobilization, or participation of Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve

Most pay issues are personnel-driven, so questions or concerns should be addressed to the MPS first, not finance. There will be a delay for noncritical pay-affecting updates until after the completion of the upgrade; however, rest assured, you will be paid appropriately — albeit late. For more information regarding the MilPDS migration, contact a personnel systems management element at (623) 856-7870.

 




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