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Personnel services now available on AF Portal

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The days where people need to remember numerous user IDs and passwords for basic online personnel services are coming to an end thanks to the Air Force Portal.

"The portal is a powerful tool," said Col. Gregory Touhill, director of personnel data systems at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "We took the personnel applications our military and civilian employees use most often and made them accessible via the portal."

Among those accessible on the portal are virtual out-processing, retraining vulnerability lists, civilian employee career briefs and the Employment Benefits Information System.

"Now, an airman deployed anywhere in the world has access to his or her personnel records through the portal," he said. "Especially with so many high-demand applications available, it's time everyone got an account."

By logging on to the Air Force Portal, users will have "reduced sign-on" access to 14 of the most used personnel Web services, like the virtual military personnel flight and civilian employment pages that enhance mission capability for today's warfighter, said the colonel.

The Air Force Portal is located at www.my.af.mil.

"Users won't have to remember several passwords and input them every time they want to get into a particular application anymore," Colonel Touhill said. "Instead, airmen can log into the portal when they come to work and use the available applications all day long."

The military personnel-related areas now available include:

-- Virtual military personnel flight.

-- Air Force Officer Qualification Test score.

-- Military Personnel Data System status Web site.

-- Reporting an instance of production password change utility.

-- Reserve Management Vacancy System.

-- Retraining vulnerability lists for the noncommissioned officer retraining program.

-- Virtual out-processing.

-- Web-based testing.

The civilian personnel-related areas now available include:

-- Career brief.

-- Electronic official Personnel Folder.

-- Emergency Medical Data System.

-- Employment Benefits Information System.

-- Employment.

-- Online Career Program registration.

Having reduced sign-on access from desktop computers to personnel information saves people from having to wait in line at their local personnel flight, Colonel Touhill said. Now for many of those services, users will not have to remember separate passwords, he said.

"We love the idea of helping people get the information they need to do their jobs quickly, securely and without the hassle and risk of maintaining a long list of passwords," said the colonel.

The Air Force chief of staff has said he wants all airmen to establish a portal account by April. Establishing an account takes only a few minutes, officials said.

Once logged into the portal, people can access the military and civilian self-service personnel features at the "Careers" tab.

For more information about the portal or any of the online applications, call the Air Force Contact Center at (800) 616-3775. (Courtesy of AFPC News Service)