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February 14, 2013
ADF member contributions
for housing will increase from
March 14 due to annual adjust-
ments to the Group Rent Scheme.
Service Conditions and
Housing Policy assistant director
Bruce Jackson said it was a long-
standing policy that Defence sub-
sidised 50 per cent of the overall
national cost of housing for ADF
members and their families.
"During the past year there
has been varying rates of increase
in the national rental market,
with the greatest increases being
5.54 per cent in Rent Band 1.
The lowest increase was 1 per
cent in Rent Band 4," Mr Jackson
said.In recognition of the lower
standards provided, contributions
for members occupying Group
1A and Group A residences will
remain the lowest and will be
adjusted by the underlying mar-
ket rent increase at the Rent Band
1 rate of 5.54 per cent. There
is only a small number of resi-
dences in these groups and they
are being upgraded to meet the
improved standards introduced in
2007, or they will be transitioned
out of service.
This upgrading or disposal
will be completed by the end of
For more information, follow the links
on intranet.defence.gov.au/pac/ or
Rents get adjusted
RENT RISE: Increases in member contributions
for service housing will bring all ranks into line
with Defence's policy of 50 per cent rent subsidy.
Fortnightly contributions from March 14
classification Rank group
Rate per fortnight
Rate per fortnight
Rent band Group
SQNLDR or lower
CPL or lower
SGT or lower
AVM and above
THE PMKeyS Technical Refresh
Project (PTRP) Phase 2 implementa-
tion will expand PMKeyS Self Service
(PSS) functionality for reservists and
their managers. This functionality is
expected to be available by March 1.
As a replacement for the process
of filling out attendance diary forms,
having them approved and then being
keyed into the system by payroll
operators, personnel will now be able
to submit their own attendance and
some allowance claims for approval
directly into the PSS Attendance
Management module. A member's
manager will then be notified by
email to approve the claim on PSS.
Work is also under way to expand
access to PSS via the internet home
Reservists will also have the abil-
View training day summary
view attendance history summary;
view pay slips;
view payment summaries (where
update bank details.
PSS provides instructions on each
page and also has a help link to a
user guide that offers more detailed
instructions if required.
More information is available on the DRN via
the DSG site.
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