Home' Army News : September 29th 2011 Contents THE Army is now in the final
stages of putting together the
Simulation Campaign Plan.
The plan details how Army
will manage the development,
synchronisation and implementa-
tion of simulation out to 2020.
The Simulation Campaign
Plan is designed to contribute
to Army's ability to reduce the
overheads of preparing forces for
operations, improve capability
development decisions and bet-
ter assess the cost of through-life
The plan will leverage current
and emerging technology to inte-
grate live, virtual and constructive
In March this year the Combat
Arms Training Centre (CATC)
implemented two new lev-
els of qualification -- Qualified
Simulation Fire and Emergency
Use Only for some weapon types.
This smart initiative improves
training, enables better use of
existing weapons simulations
technology, and reduces the
expense of high explosive ammu-
Simulation is a key enabler for
individual and collective training
and continues to play an impor-
tant role in Army's force mod-
This plan demonstrates that
Army is making significant cul-
tural change in the way we think
about doing our business. The
benefits from these changes will
become apparent through rein-
vestment in capability which
will enable Army to achieve the
Adaptive Army goals.
For more information on reform activity
for weapons simulation training, visit
the Army Reform site to watch CATC's
video on their initiative at http://team
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Army September 29, 2011
RESERVISTS will see changes to pay forms and
processes next month with the reserve payroll sys-
tem scheduled to be incorporated into PMKeyS
from October 4.
Major changes include:
A move from monthly to fortnightly pay cycles.
The use of PMKeyS ID instead of service number.
The use of DEPTID (Department ID) instead of
The use of Pay Centre.
A new-look payslip (delivered to home address).
A new WebForm (AE126-1) for attendance dia-
There will also be new PMKeyS activity category
codes that will be communicated through the chain
Reserve attendance diaries
From October 1, 2011, members must submit
Attendance Diaries and other claims for payment
via email to email@example.com or
fax (02) 6055 2494 to Reserve Pay Administration
Centre (RPAC) or Army Self Administering Units
(ASAU) by the Wednesday of off-pay week for pay-
ment the next Thursday.
Which attendance form and when?
Members are to submit attendance diaries with
effective dates October 1 on the current WebForm
AE126. Attendance diaries with effective dates from
October 1 onwards are to be submitted on WebForm
New Excel versions of the attendance diary
and multi-member attendance record will be made
available on the PMKeyS On Line Library (OLL),
Reserve Service web and intranet sites or by email
request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions have been developed
in conjunction with representatives from Navy, Army
and Air Force and are available from the respective
Reserve Service web and intranet sites.
Call 1800 DEFENCE for all payroll queries. For more information
on the project, go to
http://intranet.defence.gov.au/ciogweb/sites/PTRP or email
Sept 30 -- Last Reserve payday in
CENRESPAYll before PMKeyS
All Reserve attendance diaries
must be submitted for attend-
ances up to and including
October 1 -- All post-October 1 attendances
must be submitted on form
October 4 -- New reserve payroll (PMKeyS)
go-live date (Phase 1).
October 5 -- First PMKeyS submission
deadline -- reserve attendance
diaries and other claims for
October 13 -- First reserve payday in
Simulation use expected to grow
By DCA Maj-Gen Paul Symon
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