Home' Army News : July 13th 2017 Contents One human resource management and payroll system for One Defence
A key benefit of Defence One is the
integration of HR and payroll data into
one system. System integration means
position data changes and transactions
in the Activity Log and Operation Log will
automatically generate leave accruals and
allowance payments for members where
eligibility criteria are met.
In earlier articles we covered automated
payments based on categorisation and
proficiencies. This article expands on
automated payments from other sources.
Certain transactions made in the Activity
Log will automatically have an impact on
a members’ pay, allowances and leave
The Activity Log will drive the payment
of a range of disability allowances paid
at the daily rate including allowance and
leave accruals for flying, maritime and
field service. Pay and Administration
Centres (PACs) are principally responsible
Further Areas of Automation for your Defence Pay
for transacting those transactions in the
Activity Log to trigger payment of disability
allowances at the daily rate and the
associated (leave) accrual.
Transactions made in the Operation Log
will drive automated payments relating to
deployment allowance and the correct
taxation treatment for 23AD, 23AG and
79B exemptions and rebates.
Deployment related allowance payments
will be triggered for payment from the start
date of service in an area of operation (AO).
The Operation Log will continue to prompt
the accrual of some components of leave
including war service leave (WSL) and
additional recreation leave (ARL) for non-
warlike service and for service in a remote/
hardship locality. The latter, provided
the qualification period of 30 days in the
remote/hardship location has been met.
Leave accruals will be triggered from the
start date within the specified area of an
operation and credited fortnightly, whereas
it was previously credited based on the end
date of service in an AO.
Live In Utilities and Accommodation
contributions will be stopped and started
based on Operation Log entries in
accordance with policy.
Position Based payments
Some allowances paid at the annual rate
e.g. flying, maritime and field allowance
(the latter for members in receipt of Special
Forces disability allowance (SFDA)) and
related leave accruals will be automatically
generated for occupants of certain
Position data must be managed closely by
units and Career Management Agencies
(CMAs) in consultation with establishment
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July 13, 2017
DEFENCE One is the new pay system
ensuring reservists and full-time ADF
members and APS personnel are all on a
single HR and payroll system.
The integration means many allowances
can be automated, based on information from
PMKeyS – removing the need to duplicate
DG Pers – Army Brig Leigh Wilton said it
was a member’s responsibility to initiate trans-
actions to commence and cease deductions and
check and ensure this was up to date as circum-
“The Defence One solution has been cre-
ated to deliver pay outcomes automatically in
accordance with ADF policy,” Brig Wilton said.
“This is exciting as it means earlier and
more correct payments being transferred to the
“In the case of certain allowances, such
as living-in meals, it allows members to have
a greater level of control of commencing
and ceasing deductions due to their personal
“Members need to remain aware that they
still must check their payslip to ensure they are
eligible for the allowances received.”
The operation log will drive the payment of
deployment allowance and the correct taxation
treatment to apply certain tax exemptions and
The log will continue to prompt the accrual
of some components of leave including addi-
tional recreation leave (eg; remote locality,
non-warlike and war service leave). In particu-
lar, accruals for absence entitlements will be
triggered from the start date within the speci-
fied area and credited fortnightly, whereas it
was previously credited based on the deploy-
ment end date.
Cpl Bill Solomou
FOR the first time in the Southern Hemisphere,
an ADF operational gender adviser course was
conducted by HQJOC at the Peace Keeping
Operational Training Centre at ADFA in June.
Gender adviser Col Amanda Fielding said
since the introduction of UNSCR 1325, Women,
Peace and Security into the planning and conduct
of ADF operations, the demand for the ADF
gender adviser capability had grown beyond the
current trained assets.
“This has meant in the past couple of years
any ADF member who has been identified to
deploy as a gender adviser has had to be trained
and briefed by the HQJOC gender adviser before
the deployment,” Col Fielding said.
“Not surprisingly this has grown beyond
the capacity of the HQJOC gender adviser to
“As a consequence, HQJOC initiated a perfor-
mance needs analysis to seek a training solution.”
Col Fielding said the only training that
had been available was conducted at the
Nordic Training Centre for Gender in Military
Operations, at the Swedish Armed Forces
International Centre, designed to train NATO and
partner forces as operational gender advisers.
“NATO has supported the training of six to
eight ADF members as gender advisers per calen-
dar year,” Col Fielding said.
“This has been insufficient to meet grow-
ing demand. The most recent demand was for
11 Australian and US gender advisers to be
deployed on Exercise Talisman Sabre.”
The role of an ADF operational gender advis-
er is to provide advice to a commander and staff
on the implementation of UNSCR 1325, Women,
speed process Increasing role
New gender adviser course created to keep up with demand
Peace and Security, into the planning and conduct
of ADF operations and exercises. Col Fielding
said the capability was designed to enhance oper-
ational effectiveness through better understanding
the impact the ADF can have on a population.
She said gender roles and power relations
played a key role in our engagement, interactions
and operations with local populations, other part-
ner forces and agencies.
“Failing to acknowledge these roles can lead
to forces taking risks and causing offence when
it could have otherwise been avoided through the
conduct of a gender analysis,” she said.
Maj Demelza Newlove, a strategic planner
with Forcomd, said she attended the course so she
would be able to incorporate a gender perspective
into collective training objectives in her role.
“The content was sobering at times, but it has
also highlighted the imperative for action,” Maj
“I will now be a gender advocate to incorpo-
rate gender analysis across the staff functions, to
deliver more effective mission success while sup-
porting the objectives of UNSCR1325.”
Col Fielding said it was critical the ADF cre-
ated a community that could work together and
be effective in any operating environment.
She said the aim was to conduct the course
twice a year.
Photo: Cpl Bill Solomou
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