Administrative Services And Support

Enlisted Promotions

Enlisted Promotions

The 88th RSC is responsible for the management of enlisted TPU Soldier promotion process within the command’s 19-state region.

Once the 88th RSC receives promotion board results from units, they integrate recommended Soldiers onto the Permanent Promotion Recommended List (PPRL) and begin the slotting process.

The PPRL Home Page is located at https://rcms.usar.army.mil/v3/Portal/Default.aspx.

Data contained in the Consolidated PPRL is from the four Regional Support Commands, the 7th Civil Support Command and the 9th Mission Support Command. Generally, Junior Enlisted promotion boards are conducted on a monthly basis, or at the very least a quarterly basis.

Senior Enlisted promotion boards are conducted on an annual basis; with E-9s in February, E-8s in May and E-7s in Sept.

Recommended Soldiers from both the Junior and Senior Enlisted promotion boards are then added to the Consolidated PPRL application.

Vacancy Management and Slating in support of the promotion process is automated and conducted monthly; with E-5 and E-6 processing being conducted on alternate months; E-9 processing in January, April, July and Oct.; E-8 processing in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.; and E-7 processing in March, June, Sept. and Dec.

The Slating Process is a fully automated process and driven by criteria established in regulatory guidance and command policy. Promotion results and reassignment orders are published monthly. A Soldier recommended and added to the PPRL does not mean the Soldier will be promoted. TPU promotions are position based. A Soldier is selected off of the PPRL, promoted against a valid position. Soldiers must maintain promotion eligibility the duration they are standing on the PPRL.

The Promotion Process: SGT-SSG

Once the promotion boards are approved, the unit will send a copy of the promotion board proceedings, the DA Form 3355, the Promotion packet composition, and the elections and preferences checklists to the servicing RSC based on the Soldier’s Home of Record. This should be accomplished within 15 days of the approval of the board results.

Once the RSC receives the report, they integrate recommended Soldiers onto the PPRL and begin the slotting process.

RSCs identify the first Soldier on the list that meets the reported requirements. Promotion board proceedings received prior to the 10th of the month will be integrated onto the PPRL the 10th of the following month.

The Promotion Process: SFC-SGM

The Regional Support Commands conduct boards annually (Feb-SGM, May-MSG, and Sep-SFC) in order to recommend Soldiers for promotion.

If/when selected, you are added to a Permanent Promotion Recommended List.

Units at all levels are tasked to submit unit vacancies through their chain of command to the RSC by the 10th of each month. Upon receipt of the vacancy reports, the RSC will create a slotting report for that month's grade based on the available vacancies and Soldiers from the PPRL.

The PPRL is maintained in order of board date, date of rank, pay entry basic date, and age. The Soldier at the top of the list matching the vacancy requirements and elected mileage will be slotted for that position.

SFC vacancies are reported to the RSC in Mar, Jun, Sep, and Dec. MSG/1SG vacancies are reported in Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. SGM vacancies are reported in Jan, Apr, Jul, and Oct.

As a vacancy is reported the convening authority will identify the first Soldier on the list who meets the reported requirements.

Point of Contact:

Enlisted Management Branch

608-388- 4184

usarmy.usarc.88-rsc.mbx.jrpromotion@mail.mil

usarmy.usarc.88-rsc.mbx.srpromotion@mail.mil

Finance Support and Pay Workshops

Finance Support and Pay Workshop

The 88th RSC Finance Division trains and supports Army Reserve Units throughout the year in order to help units correctly meet requirements and improve Soldier care.

The 88th RSC Financial Division coordinates, hosts and instructs up to 10 pay workshops within the region per year. Additionally, the 88th RSC teams with the other RSCs in up to six USARC Pay Workshops which are coordinated by USARC and held across the country.

The workshops provide in-depth instruction with hands-on exercises on the Unit Commanders Pay Management Report.

In addition, students are trained on computing a Pay Entry Basic Date, Taxes, Soldiers Group Life Insurance, Sure Pay, Waivers, Thrift Savings Plan, Per Diem, reimbursable expenses, entitlements such as Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, Overseas Housing Allowance, OCONUS Cost-Of- Living Allowance, CONUS COLA, Family Separation Allowance, Incentive and Special Pay, and Clothing Allowances.

Participants are also given further instructions on Orders, and how to file a travel claim through DTS or by using a DD Form 1351-2.

In addition to workshops, members of the 88th RSC Finance Division are able to come and assist a unit directly at the request of the unit and chain of command.

For more information, please call the Finance Division’s Inquiry Line at 608-388-0905 or e-mail usarmy.usarc.88-rsc.mbx.finance-inquiries@mail.mil.

88th RSC Resource Management Office

The 88th RSC Resource Management Office (RMO) serves as the command’s principal staff office for overall management of RSC financial resources. The RMO is available to assist supported commands whenever applicable. Responsibilities of the RMO include: The 88th RSC Resource Management Office (RMO) serves as the command’s principal staff office for overall management of RSC financial resources. The RMO is available to assist supported commands whenever applicable.

Responsibilities of the RMO include:

  • Directs 88th RSC programming, budgeting, financial execution, pay support, accounting support and management functions.
  • Has administrative control, as delegated by the Commanding General, for of all mission and BASOPS appropriated funds.
  • Acts as the Fund Allowance Document holder for all RSC activities and Functional Commands whose headquarter are within the boundaries of the RSC.
  • Administer all automated financial systems.
  • Is accountable to the USARC for accounting and management of fund control designated for HQ RSC and supported Functional Commands.
  • Administers the USAR pay program for all units within the RSC boundaries during peacetime and mobilization.
  • Oversees management staff activities to include management of improvement programs, activities and studies.

Point of Contact:

88th RSC Resource Management Office Director

Debra L. Dalton
608-388-0492
debra.l.dalton.civ@mail.mil

RPA, DTS, and GTC: 608-388-0504
OMAR and GPC: 608-388-0354
Accounting, GFEBS, Audit Readiness and Joint Review: 608-388-0563

Finance Division Inquiry Line: 608-388-0905

Inquiry Mailbox: usarmy.usarc.88-rsc.mbx.finance-inquiries@mail.mil

Official Mail Operations

Official Mail Operations

Facility Official Mail Operations is a function of the Directorate of Human Resources at the 88th RSC. The 88th RSC is responsible for postage expenditure for all facilitates within the 88th RCS Area of operations. Our main objective is to standardize and provide same baseline level of service for official mail through Stamps.com. The website explains the various training tools to assist you in learning how to meter your facility’s mail.

As a reminder, only appointed official mail personnel may meter mail. Each facility is allowed up to three personnel to have access to the Stamps.com system. This means in addition to the listed facility mail manager who sets up the system, you can authorize two other personnel to serve as alternates. The personnel must be full time Military or DoD civilian employees.

In addition, your facility received a package from Stamps.com containing a scale, a label printer and other items to assist you in the transition. You will produce the meter strip from your own computer. In addition to the label printer, you are able to print postage in a variety of methods such as directly on the envelope, on a sheet of paper, or onto standard Avery labels.

To request postage under the new system, the facility mail manager will send an e-mail to the Admin Services mailbox. Once the 88th RSC OMM transfers funds into the facility sub-account, you will receive an e-mail informing you the transaction is complete.

For all Official Mail/FedEx issues send an e-mail to the team e-mail address: usarmy.usarc.88-rsc.mbx.adminsvc@mail.mil

Official Mail Policies

The USPS will be used only when it is the least costly transportation method which will meet the required delivery date, security, accountability, and Private Express Statute requirements.

When mailed, official matter will move at the lowest postage rate that meets the required delivery date, security, and accountability requirements. Official matter becomes official mail when it is postmarked by a distribution center or is placed under USPS control, whichever occurs first. Official matter ceases to be official mail when control passes from USPS or its representatives to the OMDC of the addressee.

Tips for Cost Effective Mailing

  • When mailing six sheets or less of bond paper, use a letter size envelope.
  • Send correspondence by e-mail or fax whenever appropriate and possible.
  • Mail using the lowest postal rate legally possible that meets required delivery date and security requirements.
  • When mailing several items to the same address, it is less expensive to place all items in a single envelope than to use multiple envelopes.
  • Check with your OMDC for activities/agencies within the local area that are serviced by couriers-no postage required. If you need evidence that something was mailed or received-use Certificate of Mailing or Delivery Confirmation whenever possible.
  • Limit use of express mail to instances when absolutely necessary.
  • Determine if use of other commercial carriers is cheaper for shipments of items not under the Private Express Statutes.
  • Review recurring mailings for continued necessity.
  • Limit use of merchandise return, BRM, and special services such as registered, certified, and insured.
  • Use drop-shipments for zone rated mail when cost effective.
  • Ensure USPS “shape based” pricing is considered when packaging.
  • Use packaging provided free of charge by USPS whenever possible.
  • Use USPS Priority Flat Rate envelopes and boxes whenever cost effective.

For additional information and guidance, contact your OMM.

Point of Contact:

88th RSC Chief of Administrative Services Support Branch
Michael Claus
608-388- 0318
usarmy.usarc.88-rsc.mbx.adminsvc@mail.mil

Reserve Personnel Action Centers

Personnel Action Centers

Since the 88th RSC RPACs’ genesis on 1 Oct., 2011, they have supported and serviced thousands of Soldiers throughout our 19-state region.

The goal of the RPACs is to provide Soldiers with premier personnel, administrative and financial services while ensuring and enabling unit commanders the opportunity to focus on training and unit readiness.

The 88th RSC RPACs consist of 153 personnel functioning in 12 major HUBs and 24 Satellites across the 88th RSC area of operations. Since it’s inception into the 88th RSC, the RPAC HUBS and Satellites have proven to have a direct and significant impact on Army Reserve Soldier readiness.

Even though commanders have an overall responsibility for Soldier readiness, it is the RPAC’s mission to ensure the continuity of Soldier readiness by providing centralized personnel, administrative and financial actions in a consolidated location.

The RPAC Supervisors are the leaders creating and incorporating initiatives and standards that allow the RPACs and the Satellites to successfully improve quality and efficiency at their facility locations.

One of the goals of the RPACs is to encourage a collaborative working relationship with unit commanders. Without this working relationship, it is difficult for unit readiness to be possible. The common goal for both is to address the needs of the Soldier.

Point of Contact:

RPAC Division Chief
Tammy J. Madden
608-388- 0452
tammy.j.madden.civ@mail.mil

RPACS

Fort Lewis, Wash. 253-968- 7022
Vancouver, Wash. 360-885- 7050
Salt Lake City, Utah 801-656- 4217
Aurora, Colo. 303-365- 3195
Wichita, Kan. 316-681- 1759 x1404
Belton, Mo. 816-318- 0007 x2656
St. Louis, Mo. 314-382- 9013 x2341
Fort Sheridan, Ill. 630-204- 9150
Fort Snelling, Minn. 612-713- 3191
Fort McCoy, Wis. 608-388- 8416
Southfield, Mich. 248-359- 2000 x283
Whitehall, Ohio 614-692- 2850



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