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AFPERS: The future of Total Force HR -- Relevant to you. Right now.

Posted 6/7/2011   Updated 6/7/2011 Email story   Print story


by Senior Master Sgt. Tom Kimball
IMA to the Director of Public Affairs

6/7/2011 - HQ AIR RESERVE PERSONNEL CENTER, DENVER  -- The future state of Air Force human resource management is now available to the Total Force through a new website called Air Force Personnel Services or AFPERS. With more than 4,000 articles of relevant human resource information available 24-7, AFPERS is designed to be the one place for all Airmen--Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve--as well as civilians and retirees, to take care of their individual personnel needs. The AFPERS website has been designed to help focus your search so that only the top, relevant articles will percolate to the top of your query, rather than hundreds of unrelated items.

"In other words," said Col. Patricia Blassie, Commander, HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center, "All personnel knowledge pertinent to your Air Force career has been retooled and reorganized so you can get what you need when you need it."

By streamlining personnel services and making them more efficient with AFPERS, Colonel Blassie explained, "We are empowering Airmen to better manage their careers without taking up their precious duty time or tying up valuable personnel resources." In particular, the ARPC Commander said, "Airmen who hold full time civilian positions while serving in uniform part time will find the nuances of their particular service needs on AFPERS to be "relevant to you, right now."

Under direction from the Secretary of the Air Force, personnel professionals have been tasked by senior leadership to provide services to everyone working for the Total Force on one website. AFPERS is the culmination of years of coordination, development, and knowledge consolidation between the personnel centers for the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

When a member logs on--either with a Username and Password or a Common Access Card--they will select between one of five pull-down menus: Active Duty AF, Air Reserve, Air National Guard, Retiree, and Civilian. Sub-categories narrow the criteria further: officer, enlisted, HR specialist, or employee.

So how do you get your account? If you already have an account on the Virtual Personnel Center- Guard and Reserve, your account will automatically launch the new AFPERS site when you attempt to log on after June 2011. vPC-GR will remain unchanged once you click on the vPC-GR link at AFPERS. Otherwise, just visit the AFPERS website at and create an account at your earliest opportunity...from any computer, anytime, anywhere in the world.

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