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November 24, 2011
By Angela Richards
THE reserve payroll system was
incorporated into PMKeyS on
October 4 and more than 10,000
payments have been made to
reserve members since implemen-
A number of changes to reserve
pay forms and processes have
occurred, including a move from
monthly to fortnightly pay cycles,
a new-look payslip now delivered
to members' home addresses, and
a new WebForm (AE126-1) for
attendance diaries, applicable from
Payments for five days
Until October 4, five days of
continuous reserve training triggered
an automatic payment to members in
the CENRESPAY II payroll system.
The introduction of the new system
has changed this process, with all
payments -- including five days of
continuous training payments -- now
paid on a fortnightly basis, in line
with the fortnightly pay cycle in
place across the whole of Defence.
New reserve payroll
cut off dates
It's essential that all reserve
members are aware of pay-related
deadlines to avoid delays to pay-
ments. The RPAC cut off time
is 4.30pm AEST/AEDT on the
Wednesday of off-pay week, for pay-
ment the following Thursday.
Any requests for off-cycle pay-
ments to reserve members will only
be approved in cases of genuine
hardship. Any attendance diaries not
submitted before the fortnightly pay
cut off will be processed during the
following pay cycle.
A detailed reserve pay calendar
for the 2011/2012 financial year is
available from each reserve unit, the
PMKeyS support intranet site, the
PMKeyS online library or by email-
PMKeyS Self Service
PMKeyS Self Service (PSS) will
not be available to reserve mem-
bers until 2012 as Phase 2 of the
Technical Refresh is scheduled to
occur next year.
This phase will see the introduc-
tion of PSS functionality for reserve
members with DRN access and
enable reservists to access payslips
and record attendances online.
New reserve payroll on track
Are you a new enlistee or
recently transferred from
the Permanent ADF?
If so, ensure all commencement
paperwork has been submitted
for processing -- this includes
the provision of current bank
account details to facilitate pay-
Are your bank account
If you're a reserve member
and wondering why you aren't
receiving payments, you may
be one of over 150 members
who don't have up-to-date bank
account details in PMKeyS. It is
your responsibility to ensure that
your details are up-to-date.
Do you know when reserve
pay cut off is?
Check the PMKeyS online
library for details about fortnight-
ly reserve pay cut off deadlines.
Need further assistance?
Call 1800 DEFENCE for all pay-
KNOW YOUR PAY RESPONSIBILITIES
Reserves now get
paid via PMKeyS.
A SURVEY seeking members'
views on the type of on-base and
off-base accommodation assis-
tance and facilities for Member
without Dependants (MWOD)
and Member with Dependants
Unaccompanied (MWD(U)) is now
available on the intranet.
Defence is currently reviewing
MWOD and MWD(U) accommo-
dation assistance to ensure that
future accommodation solutions
meet the requirements of eligible
members and the ADF.
The survey began on November
21 and will finish on December 9.
All members are encouraged to
The survey can be found on the
DRN Pay and Conditions home-
page under ADF News at http://
MEMBERS in receipt of the Defence
Home Owner Assistance Scheme
(DHOAS) subsidy or who have applied
for the subsidy before receiving post-
ing orders need to be mindful of the
occupancy obligation provided under
As the peak Christmas-New Year
posting period comes closer members
need to be aware of the requirement
to occupy a DHOAS property for 12
months from when the subsidy com-
Director Relocations and Housing
Alan McClelland said payments would
not be jeopardised if members intended
to occupy the home for 12 months but
then received a new posting order.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs
(DVA) can approve a reduced period of
occupancy if a member is being posted
and service requirements prevent them
from occupying a DHOAS property for
the full 12 months.
Additionally, Mr McClelland said
members who receive a posting order
and are unable to move into the DHOAS
home before that posting takes effect
could be adversely affected.
"They will either not be eligible for
subsidy or will have their subsidy pay-
ments ceased, depending on the mem-
ber's situation," Mr McClelland said.
Personnel are encouraged to notify
DVA of any change in circumstances
by lodging a change of circumstances
form, which can be downloaded from
the DHOAS website.
Where postings are concerned,
members are requested to notify DVA
of their posting before they vacate the
DHOAS subsidised property.
For further information or advice about
DHOAS and its occupancy provisions,
members can call a subsidy adviser on 1300
424 627 before they take up their posting
or make changes to their DHOAS loan. The
change of circumstances form is available at
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