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November 24, 2011
Work Health and Safety
'Harmonised' Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws
are due to become effective on 01 Jan 12. The
new laws contain explicit requirements including:
employers and workers with respect to WHS
RAAFSafe, the Air Force Safety Management
System facilitates Air Force's compliance
with WHS law. RAAFSafe requirements are
promulgated in the new Air Force Safety Manual.
Remember ... IT'S THE LAW
See AAP 6730.001---Air Force Safety Manual for more information.
THE reserve payroll system was in-
corporated into PMKeyS on October
4 and more than 10,000 payments
have been made to reserve members
A number of changes to reserve
pay forms and processes have
occurred, including a move from
monthly to fortnightly pay cycles,
a new-look payslip now delivered
to members' home addresses, and
a new WebForm (AE126-1) for
attendance diaries, applicable from
Payments for five days
Until October 4, five days of
continuous reserve training triggered
an automatic payment to members in
the CENRESPAY II payroll system.
The introduction of the new system
has changed this process, with all
payments -- including five days of
continuous training payments -- now
paid on a fortnightly basis, in line
with the fortnightly pay cycle in
place across the whole of Defence.
New reserve payroll
cut off dates
It is essential that all reserve
members are aware of pay-related
deadlines to avoid delays to pay-
ments. The RPAC cut off time
is 4.30pm AEST/AEDT on the
Wednesday of off-pay week, for
payment the following Thursday.
Any requests for off-cycle pay-
ments to reserve members will only
be approved in cases of genuine
hardship. Any attendance diaries not
submitted before the fortnightly pay
cut off will be processed during the
following pay cycle.
Air Force members can find
detailed Reserve Pay guidance
for 2011/12 by following the Pay
and Allowances tab on the DP-AF
intranet page http://intranet.defence.
gov.au/raafweb/sites/DPAF or by
PMKeyS Self Service
PMKeyS Self Service (PSS) will
not be available to reserve mem-
bers until 2012 as Phase 2 of the
Technical Refresh is scheduled to
occur next year.
This phase will introduce PSS
functionality for reserve members
with DRN access and enable reserv-
ists to access payslips and record
Are you a new enlistee or
recently transferred from the
If so, ensure all commencement
paperwork has been submitted
for processing -- this includes the
provision of current bank account
details to facilitate payments.
Are your bank account details
up to date?
If you're a reserve member and
wondering why you aren't receiv-
ing payments, you may be one
of more than 150 members
who don't have up-to-date bank
account details in PMKeyS. It is
your responsibility to rectify this.
Do you know when reserve pay
cut off is?
Check the PMKeyS online library
for details about fortnightly
reserve pay cut off deadlines.
Need Further Assistance?
Call 1800 DEFENCE for all payroll
AIR Force would like to hear about
the experiences of women currently in
the service and the contribution they
are making to it.
A new book celebrating women
of the Air Force is to be launched on
International Women's Day, March 8,
2013, to recognise and acknowledge
the significant contribution women
make to our workforce.
The book will highlight the
involvement of women in today's Air
Force. It will feature contemporary
portraits of Air Force women actively
serving in 2011-2012, and will cover
a range of specialisations and muster-
ings, at different rank levels and life
It will highlight their work and
will also commemorate the achieve-
ments of pioneering women who were
'firsts' in their respective fields.
Air Force is especially interest-
ed in hearing from women who have
faced and overcome additional chal-
lenges or have a human interest aspect
to their story.
If you know a woman or group of
women you think are suitable to fea-
ture in this book, or if you would like
to participate, email SQNLDR Kelly
Fankhauser at RAAFDWD@drn.mil.
au at the Directorate of Workforce
All nominations will be treated as
staff-in-confidence and a letter will
then be sent to nominated individuals
requesting their involvement.
Submissions close January 31,
Know your pay responsibilities
to feature in
Air Force book
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