Paperless way to submit PCS-related financial documents

  • Published
  • By 23rd Comptroller Squadron
  • Financial Services Office
Active-duty Air Force members waiting weeks to complete a permanent change of station in-processing voucher will soon become a thing of the past.

The permanent change of station in-processing system, PIPS, has been available to most of the Air Force and is now being deployed to Air Combat Command bases.
PIPS offers a secure, paperless way to submit PCS-related financial documents with automated assistance to the member.

This process is accomplished using a "wizard approach" to guide the members through PCS in-processing by presenting an interactive interview session that will explain PCS entitlements based on information provided by member.

PIPS can be accessed via a secure web site application, eFinance, using a common access card and PIN. Once a user navigates to the PIPS site, the system will use easy to understand question and answer sessions to take the member through the process of PCS travel from start to finish.

The "wizard" technology will make it virtually impossible to overlook even the smallest detail when completing a PCS in-processing voucher.

Because a PCS is a complicated period in a military career, PIPS focuses on the need for an accurate, relevant information exchange. When a member starts using PIPS, they will be asked whether they are PCSing to an overseas location or within the continental United States.

PIPS will use this response to present a briefing containing the correct information based on where they are going. Included in this briefing are links to entitlements, rates payable and frequently asked questions relative to the PCS move.

For members arriving at their new duty station, PIPS will automate and standardize the documentation portion of the Financial Services in-processing briefing. By using PIPS, members will be able to initiate and complete their Financial Services in-processing from anywhere in the world using a CAC-enabled computer.

In addition to PCS in-processing, members will also be able to submit pay-affecting documents through eFinance in regards to:
· Member or dependent PCS travel vouchers
· Concurrent or nonconcurrent travel
· Basic allowance for housing certification/recertification
· Family separation allowance
· Temporary lodging expense
· State of legal residence change
· Direct deposit (pay or travel)
· Dislocation allowance
· Travel generated leave
· Lost receipts
· Making a change or establishing MyPay entitlements
· Starting or adjusting allotments not supported by MyPay
· Changing state tax information
· Requesting advanced pay
· Designating a dependent to receive emergency pay and allowances

The Moody Financial Services Office will begin reviewing submitted documents in PIPS and eFinance on Aug. 1. Visit PIPS by going to the Air Force Portal, and click "PIPS/eFinance" on the left-hand side of the page.