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DEFENCE One, the new pay system
for ADF members, is scheduled to go
live on August 7.
The new system will provide
increased self-service functionality and
To ensure that the cut-over to the
new system is smooth and that pay-
ments are made in a timely manner, all
data in the system must be as up to date
as possible before cut-over begins on
Director General Personnel – Army
Brig Leigh Wilton said the single big-
gest factor in ensuring member pay-
ments were correct on ‘go live’ was
“All commanders, managers and
supervisors must ensure the members
they supervise correct their data or
complete the appropriate forms to have
incorrect data remediated,” she said.
“Additionally, before ‘go live’, all
approvers should ensure that leave and
other approval tasks are either complet-
ed or deleted from the system.
“Manual input such as higher duties
allowance should be approved and sub-
mitted for processing well before the
“As a member or supervisor, make
sure all your requests and approvals
that you are aware of are in the system
before cut-over begins.”
Everyone should complete the pre-go live
checklist, which can be accessed at http://
Accuracy key to success
THE Partner Employment Assistance
Program starts on July 1 and aims to
help eligible ADF partners find jobs
when posting to a new location.
Within 12 months of posting to a
new location, recognised partners can
apply for funding of up to $1500 to
assist with the immediate difficulties of
Director General Defence
Community Organisation Paul Way
said the program couldn’t guarantee
employment, but it did provide ADF
partners with professional advice and
skills to give them the best opportunity
to find employment in their new posting
“Each time they post to a new loca-
tion, partners can apply for employ-
ment-related support services such as
resume preparation, job search and job
interview techniques, as well as job
placement advice,” he said.
“The program can also be used for
fees involved in mandatory professional
re-registration costs when moving from
one state or territory to another.”
To be eligible for the program, part-
ners need to be recognised by Defence
and posting with their ADF partner to a
new area, making it an easily accessible
program for most families.
Applications can be made following
receipt of a posting order or within 12
months after the order’s effective date.
Funding may attract Fringe Benefits
Tax for the ADF member. It is recom-
mended that personnel seek independ-
ent financial advice about how this may
affect tax and benefits, to determine
whether these options are financially
advantageous before committing to the
to view the guidelines and application form.
Members and their partners can also contact the
all-hours Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624
608 or email defencefamilyhelpline@defence.
Looking after families
Flt-Lt Nick O’Connor
SUPPORTIVE employers from
across Australia were recognised
at the Defence Reserves Support
Council National Employer
Support Awards at the Australian
War Memorial in Canberra on
Held annually, the aim of the
awards night is to recognise employ-
ers who go above and beyond to sup-
port their ADF reservist employees.
Defence Personnel Minister Dan
Tehan outlined the importance of the
awards during his keynote speech.
“This event highlights two things
first, the significant contribution of
our reserve personnel to ADF capa-
bility and, second, the critical sup-
port provided to our reservists by
their civilian employers,” Mr Tehan
“Reservists contribute to ADF
capability in many ways – locally,
nationally and internationally.
“The men and women of our
reserves are currently serving on
operations in the Middle East and
around the world, and have served
in previous operations in Solomon
Islands and Timor-Leste.
“For employers, accommo-
dating reservist employees is not
always easy – sometimes, consider-
able effort and sacrifice is required to
release them for training and deploy-
He said the employers who did
this were also serving the nation.
Defence Reserves Support
Council National Chair Jane
McAloon highlighted the raft of
skills reservists brought to a civilian
“The employers and reservists we
are acknowledging understand what
it truly means to have a shared work-
force,” Ms McAloon said.
“Both active and stand-by reserv-
ists bring essential and different
skills and experience from civilian
employment that build and expand
the capability of the ADF.
“In return these same reserv-
ists bring to their civilian employ-
ment military discipline, problem-
solving skills, teamwork, leadership
and, importantly, a sense of national
contribution and identity.”
For more information, www.defence
Small Business: Hackham
Medium Business: Executive
Public Sector: City of Ballarat
Institute of Indigenous Tertiary
Employer support awards recognise shared workforce
Maj Peter Hind, of Defence
Reserves Support, at the Employer
Support Awards at the Australian
War Memorial in Canberra.
Photo: Jay Cronan
One human resource management and payroll system for One Defence
Are you Ready...
Defence One is the new pay system for Defence that will mean that APS, Reserves and ADF
members are all on the same HR & payroll system. The integration of HR and payroll data is
a key element of the new system, and allows many allowances (both eligibility and payment
rates) to be automated based on information from PMKeyS and inbound interface data from
Defence One will Go Live 7th August 2017!
How can you prepare? Take early action!
Self Service will be unavailable for approximately 10 days during the implementation of Defence
One R1a. Members are to log into PMKeyS Self Service and ensure the following details are
» Rank (ESS > My ADF Pay > Payslips ADF)
» Contact details (ESS > My Personal Details > Personal Data)
» Emergency contact details and next of kin (ESS > My Personal Details > Emergency
» Dependant details (ESS > My Personal Details > Dependant/Beneficiary)
» Categorisation (ESS > My ADF Pay > Payslips ADF)
» Position details including location (ESS > My Personal Details > Personal Information
» Allowances (ESS > My ADF Pay > Payslips ADF)
» Leave data – including absence entitlement, outstanding absence applications and denied
absence applications (ESS > My Leave)
Remember: You are responsible for your pay, allowances and deductions
For further information on Defence One visit:
Defence Home > Groups > CIOG > For CIOG Staff > CIOG Initiatives > Defence One
Please visit the Defence One Website regularly for further information and updates.
For Further information visit: Defence Home > Groups > CIOG > For CIOG Staff > CIOG Initiatives > Defence One
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