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indicates a non-IG-appropriate area. These issues should be addressed through the indicated redress/appeal processes.
Click on a question below to review the references/recommendations
The New York Army National Guard Consolidated Index of Personnel and Administrative References can be found @ https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/16979172
I have not been paid for drill?
- Did you contact your first line leader and advise him/her of your pay issue?
- Did you contact your unit administrator of your pay issue?
- Is your Commander aware of your pay issue?
- If it has been more than a month and the issue is not resolved did you call the Pay Helpline at 1-800-469-9167?
Further Information can be found @ http://dmna.ny.gov/uspfo?id=comp
Why haven’t I been paid my bonus?
- Did you verify your eligibility? Review the current bonus guidance @ https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/15225090
- Are your bonus documents in iPERMs
- What is your status in IMARC?
- Did you contact your first line leader and advise him/her of your bonus issue?
- Did you contact your unit administrator?
- Is your Commander aware of your bonus issue?
How do I find out about the GI Bill?
- Information pertaining to the GI Bill is available at the following sites:
I have not been promoted (or advanced)?
- Have you reviewed AR 600-8-19 and the annual Letter of instruction (LOI) for enlisted personnel or NGR 600-100/101 and NYARNG Reg 611-7 for officer personnel?
- Do you meet the minimum time in grade requirements? Do you have a current Army Physical Fitness Test? Do you meet the height and weight requirements? Are you flagged from favorable personnel actions?
- Did you contact your first line leader or full time staff on your promotion questions?
- Does your Commander and/or First Sergeant know of your promotion concerns?
- Have you reviewed the Military Personnel Website @ https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/553732 for current information pertaining to promotions?
I don’t think I was given a proper evaluation (OER/NCOER)
- Have you reviewed AR 623-3 and DA Pam 623-3?
- Did you contact your first line leader or full time staff on your OER/NCOER questions/issues?
- Does your Commander and/or First Sergeant know of your evaluation concerns?
- Corrections/changes to OERs/NCOERs can only be accomplished by using the Appeals process. Did you submit an appeal in accordance with AR 623-2, chapter 5, section IV?
I was not given the correct reason and reenlistment coding on my discharge/ separation orders?
- Did you reply to correspondence from your unit, keeping your contact information current?
- Did you keep your unit leadership advised of your status?
- Corrections to discharge/separation records may only be accomplished by applying to the Army Review Boards Agency @ http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/
Why can’t I get my medical bills paid?
How do I get my incapacitation pay?
How do I find out about Tricare Reserve Select?
- Have you checked out https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/555483? it contains information such as indicated below:
- Get Medical Bills Paid
- INCAP (Incapacitation Pay)
- PDHRA (Post-Deployment Health Reassessment)
- TRS (Tricare Reserve Select)
- MMRB (MOS Medical Review Board)
- MEB/PEB (Medical Eval Board / Physical Eval Board)
- Have you submitted all the necessary documents, reports from your physicians, test results, etc as needed/requested?
- Did you contact your first line leader and advise him/her of your medical issue?
- Did you contact your unit administrator?
- Is your Commander aware of your issue?
I feel I am being sexually harassed, where do I go?
- Did you contact your first line leader and advise him/her of the harassing behaviors?
- Is your Commander aware of the harassment?
- Did you contact the State Equal Opportunity office at (518) 786-4735 or DSN 489-4735. If you prefer, you may direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been sexually assaulted, what do I do?
If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been:
- Go to a safe location away from the attacker.
- Contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA) or healthcare provider. You may also contact your chain of command or law enforcement (military or civilian), however if you do, an investigation will occur and you will not have the option of making a Restricted Report. The JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) is WO2 Heather Langley at (518) 786-4733 or Cell: (518) 339-7586 or email@example.com.
- Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted disease.
- Ask the healthcare provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) to preserve forensic evidence.
- If you suspect you had been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.
- Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not bathe, wash your hands or brush your teeth. Do not clean or straighten up the crime scene.
- Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.
Reminder: Reporting a Sexual Assault to the IG will preclude you from a restricted reporting option and optimal confidentiality.
Where do I go for deployment/redeployment information?
How do I review my personnel records?
- There are two readily available ways to access your personnel records via iPERMS.
- Login to AKO. On the right hand side of the screen you will see “Army Links” and listed below you will see “iPERMS”. Click on iPERMS and you will be able to access your record.
- Go to the Military Personnel Directorate Website - https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/553732. Click applications, Soldier Services and then iPERMS.
Do I have to attend Reintegration/Yellow Ribbon events?
- YES! All redeploying Soldiers MUST attend the reintegration events. This is mandated by Section 582 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA FY08) and Public Law (PL) 110-181, January 28, 2008.
- Attendance guidance was reinforced by The Adjutant General in letters dated 15 July 2008 and 6 May 2009.
- Some personnel may recall in previous years that Soldiers did not perform duties within the 90 window from redeployment, this is to let you know that is not the case any longer.
- The program is designed to provide redeploying Soldiers and families a robust support network of information and services available by county, state, federal and private outreach organizations. Additionally there are National Guard specific directorates available to assist returning Soldiers with issues such as pay, travel vouchers, personnel actions, etc.
- These are paid drill weekends and failure to report for your units Yellow Ribbon event can result in being coded with an unauthorized absence.
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