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Please submit ALL pay inquiries through myPers using this link:

https://mypers.af.mil/app/dynamicforms/display/form/268

Information is current as of 19 Sept 2020

Reserve Pay Office:

--Short Tours: processing 13 Oct 2020

--Long Tours: processing 13 Oct 2020

--Welcome Packages: 15 Oct 2020

--Leave Part 1: 13 Oct 2020

If you haven't received a response to your request in 10 business days, please call

800-525-0102 or DSN 665-0102 and it will be addressed as soon as possible.

Average processing times:

  • Leave Carry Over: 45-60 days to complete (sent to DFAS for processing)
  • Leave Sell: 15-25 days to process/produce LES, depending on type of leave sell request
  • Short/Long Tours: 5 business days to process; 8-9 business days to produce LES
  • Accessions: 10 business days to process; If sent to DFAS it will take 15 days to process
  • OCONUS entitlements: 12 business days to process; 12-15 business days to produce LES
  • Leave Number: leave number generated within 2 business days 
  • Pay Inquiries, including dates that are more than 11 months back: 60 business days
  • If you have any travel related documents for payment, please send them to the IR Travel Office

BAH recertification is used to verify IR entitlements against their current dependent status. It is used to make sure that members who have had changes in dependency, I.E marriage, divorce or child birth, are all paid the correct amount of BAH.  AFMAN 65-116 V3 13.9.4: Basic Allowance for Housing states that BAH is required to be recertified every three years. 2020 is HQ RIO's year for recertification. This is required for ALL Individual Reservists. (Exceptions: members who did a recertification since October 2019 or who currently have a welcome package submitted to HQ RIO RPO.)

  • Who is required to accomplish this?

Every IR is required to recertify. This is a 100% contact requirement for the Reserve Pay Office and every member is required to submit an updated AF Form 594 within 60 days of receiving their myPers message. The only exception is if an IR completed a recertification in October 2019 via myPers or if the IR has been recently gained into the IMA program and CURRENTLY has a welcome package in the works. We have tracked all of our exceptions and they should not get a myPers message.

  • How will IRs be notified?

Guidance will be delivered through the myPers console to every IR. All IRs have been divided into groups using the first digit of their SSN. The IR will be required to answer the ticket with the AF Form 594 and any additional supporting documents. (Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates, Divorce Decree, ECT).

  • When can IRs expect to receive the myPers notification and guidance?

The recertification process began in February and will continue through the end of October.  Each month a new group will receive the myPers notification.  IRs will have a maximum of 60 days to complete their recertification from the date the myPers notification was sent to that group. IRs will be assigned a month based off of their first digit of their SSN and should expect their first message in that month.

If your SSN begins with a 1 - March 2020

If your SSN begins with a 2 - April 2020

If your SSN begins with a 3 - May 2020

If your SSN begins with a 4 - June 2020

If your SSN begins with a 5 - July 2020

If your SSN begins with a 6 - August 2020

If your SSN begins with a 7, 8, 9, or 0 - September 2020

If you haven't received a notification for recertifying by the 10th day of your scheduled month, send in a ticket via myPers by using THIS LINK

  • What Happens if the IR does not do this in the 60 day Suspense?

In accordance with AFMAN 65-116 V3 13.9.4.1. ... The member must provide an AF Form 594 to the Reserve Pay Office within 60 days from the date the myPers notification was sent. If the member does not recertify within 60 days, the Reserve Pay Office will initiate a collection action to recoup "with-dependent" BAH retroactive to the member’s last recertification date.

IRs will receive suspense messages every 15 days in an attempt to avoid this action. The BAH Recertification Guide has examples for accomplishing this form for any situation.

Choose from the links below to submit your reserve pay request. No travel requests are to be submitted here.

IMA RPO Requests BAH AF Form 594, BAH Waiver, Clothing/Uniform Allowance, IMA RPO Welcome Packages, Misc. inquiries
Leave Request AF Form 988 Part 1, AF Form 988 Part 3, Leave Carryover, Leave Sell Back, Other leave inquiries
Short Tour Request MPA/RPA Orders less than 30 days, Annual Training, Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
Long Tour Request MPA/RPA Orders greater than 29 days, Pre-certified & Close-out CONUS/OCONUS orders, Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), Move in Housing Allowance (MIHA), Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)
  • Leave can be transferred to an AGR/VPLAD tour with no break in service.
  • Leave can be transferred to an MPA/RPA Order.
  • If you are performing back-to-back orders with no break, this process may not be necessary. It depends on what order you are transferring leave from.
  • Leave cannot be carried over to a EAD Program

Guidance

Step-by-step instructions:

 

  • Review the Air Force Reserve Command Leave Carryover Program Policy Guidance Phase II
  • Complete a Leave Carryover Statement of Understanding. This must be signed by your Supervisor and CC/Director (of your gaining unit where performing duty) prior to publishing of new order.
  • Complete an AF 1089. Include the order number from which you are carrying leave from in Part IV, Remarks, and ensure the form is dated prior to publishing of the new order. The HQ RIO/RPO also needs the completed AF 938 that you are carrying leave from. The commanding officer must sign/date block 44 after your tour is complete.
  • The statement of leave carryover must be written into your new order, or as a modification to it. In order to have the leave carryover statement authorized in your order, you must submit the signed Leave Carryover Statement of Understanding to your Detachment so the authorization can be written in the M4S/E49. A modification can also be generated to approve this, but only if the SOU was approved prior to the orders being published.

    (Note: If carrying leave to an AGR tour, this step is not needed)

    The statement in the orders should read "Member is authorized to use XX days of leave carryover in addition to normal leave accrued during this tour."

Keep in mind:

Orders will not be extended for the sole purpose of taking leave carryover. However, with the gaining commander’s approval of a leave carryover request, the leave carryover days will be “built into the orders” upfront and prior to orders initial publication, as part of the “tour length.” Once the orders are published, the orders cannot be amended after the fact to extend the order for the sole purpose of taking leave/leave carryover days.

Finally:

Once you have the Leave Carryover Statement of Understanding and the authorization published in the order, you can email the pre-certified order (on the start date) to the RPO. Also send in the AF Form 1089 and the final certified order (AF938) from which you are carrying leave from (4 total documents).

In order to sell any outstanding leave, please submit a completed AF 1089 (see sample below for instructions) with a final, certified copy of the corresponding order (AF 938) to the HQ RIO Reserve Pay Office.

  • AF 1089
  • Certified AF 938 (Sample coming soon)

In order to receive entitlements authorized for a contingency area, please complete a DD 1351-2 listing your itinerary from the date you departed the states to present day. Please ensure yourself and  your supervisor sign the DD 1351-2. Also submit a copy of your certified 938 and 1610 or CED order that shows which contingency area you are located.

DSN: 665-0102
Comm: 1-800-525-0102

Mailing Address:
HQ RIO/IRO
Attn: Reserve Pay Office
18420 E. Silver Creek Ave.
Bldg. 390, MS68
Buckley AFB, CO 80011

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