AETC civilians testing new finance system
By Tech. Sgt. John Asselin, Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
/ Published October 12, 2004
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Civilian employees in Air Education and Training Command will soon begin testing a new finance system. It allows employees a chance to get answers to their leave and earnings statement questions without calling or visiting a civilian personnel office.
The AETC test will last two pay periods, and officials plan to launch the system Air Force-wide on Dec. 15.
SmartDocs, a new Defense Finance and Accounting Service program, will be tested with AETC civilian employees starting with the Oct. 20 pay period, said Maj. Eric Bradshaw, AETC financial services division's finance branch chief.
One or two days before payday, civilian employees will receive an e-mail linking to the new online leave and earning statement, SmartLES. Links within the system provide more information via drop-down boxes, Major Bradshaw said.
"If you have a question about pay, leave or just about anything, you can just click on it," he said. "Some links also signify a change from the prior LES and provide a side-by-side comparison between (statements).”
The program's intent is to add convenience to the end user, the major said.
"People won't need to make as many calls to the civilian personnel or base finance office because they can get the answers for themselves," he said. "They also no longer have to wait for their LES to come in the mail; the link to their LES will be delivered to their e-mail box before payday."
One SmartLES with active links and the last four static nonlinked statements will eventually be available through SmartDocs.
SmartDocs uses the myPay global address list, so users must be registered with myPay and have a correct e-mail address in the myPay system to receive the SmartLES link, Major Bradshaw said. (Courtesy of AETC News Service)