Individual Reservist Pay Office
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Please submit ALL pay inquiries through myPers using this link:
Information is current as of June 23, 2020
Reserve Pay Office:
--Short Tours: currently working transactions submitted 18 Jun 2020
--Long Tours: currently working transactions submitted 16 Jun 2020
--Welcome Packages: currently working transactions submitted 17 Jun 2020
--Leave Part 1: currently working transactions submitted 23 Jun 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:
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.)
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.
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).
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.
In accordance with AFMAN 65-116 V3 184.108.40.206. ... 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.
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.
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.
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.
Attn: Reserve Pay Office
18420 E. Silver Creek Ave.
Bldg. 390, MS68
Buckley AFB, CO 80011
2020 Pay Chart
The opt-in/election period for the Blended Retirement System concluded on December 31, 2018. All Service members who entered the military on or after January 1, 2018, are automatically be enrolled in BRS.
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