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Army February 14, 2013
ADF member contributions
for housing will increase
from March 14 due to annual
adjustments to the Group Rent
Service Conditions and
Housing Policy assistant director
Bruce Jackson said it was a long-
standing policy that Defence sub-
sidised 50 per cent of the overall
national cost of housing for ADF
members and their families.
"During the past year there
has been varying rates of increase
in the national rental market,
with the greatest increases being
5.54 per cent in Rent Band 1.
The lowest increase was 1 per
cent in Rent Band 4," Mr Jackson
In recognition of the lower
standards provided, contributions
for members occupying Group
1A and Group A residences will
remain the lowest and will be
adjusted by the underlying mar-
ket rent increase at the Rent Band
1 rate of 5.54 per cent.
There is only a small number
of residences in these groups and
they are being upgraded to meet
the improved standards intro-
duced in 2007, or they will be
transitioned out of service.
This upgrading or disposal
will be completed by the end of
For more information, follow the links
on intranet.defence.gov.au/pac/ or
Rents get adjusted
Group Rent Scheme member contributions are set to increase for affordability
Rent rise: Increases in member contributions for
service housing will bring all ranks into line with
Defence's policy of 50 per cent rent subsidy.
THE PMKeyS Technical Refresh Project
(PTRP) Phase 2 implementation will
expand PMKeyS Self Service (PSS)
functionality for reservists and their man-
agers. This functionality is expected to be
available by March 1.
As a replacement for the process of
filling out attendance diary forms, hav-
ing them approved and then being keyed
into the system by payroll operators,
personnel will now be able to submit
their own attendance and some allow-
ance claims for approval directly into the
PSS Attendance Management module. A
member's manager will then be notified
by email to approve the claim on PSS.
The current method of sending diaries
to Army Self Administered Units/Reserve
Pay Administration Centre for processing
will still be available to those members
without access to the DRN. Work is also
under way to expand access to PSS via
the internet home portal.
Reservists will also have the ability to:
View training day summary details
View attendance history summary
View pay slips
View payment summaries (where
Update bank details.
PSS provides instructions on each
page and also has a help link to a user
guide that offers more detailed instruc-
tions if required.
More information is available on the DRN via the
Fortnightly contributions from March 14
classification Rank group
Rate per fortnight
Rate per fortnight
Rent band Group
Maj or lower
Cpl or lower
Lt, 2Lt, SSgt, Sgt, Cpl
Capt, WO1, WO2
Maj-Gen and above
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