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March 28, 2013
CPL Max Bree
ALL Defence personnel are invited to sug-
gest a name for the new system to replace
PMKeyS, ADFPay and other people man-
agement systems in a competition that
opened on March 11.
The new system consolidates ADF
and APS HR business requirements and
stabilises and modernises Defence's HR
It will combine ADFPay into one sys-
tem that allows managers of mixed work-
places to access pay reports for Defence
personnel and Defence public servants.
Submissions need to be genuine,
good-natured and represent a system that
combines Defence's human resource
To qualify, entries must:
• be a single word, abbreviation or acro-
nym of no more than three syllables;
• include a brief description of why the
word, abbreviation or acronym is pro-
The First Assistant Secretary
HR Development within the Chief
Information Officer Group, Craig Pandy,
said the development team needed an
official name for the new system before it
rolled out during the next three years.
"We've been referring to the project as
JP 2080; it works well for the project and
everyone knows what it is," he said.
"But if you've got a Joint Strike
Fighter and you're still calling it Air
7000, it wouldn't give an accurate picture
of what was delivered."
After coming up with several possi-
ble names for the new system within the
development team, it was decided to open
suggestions to the rest of Defence.
As the project is about Defence peo-
ple, the team members felt all personnel
should be involved in the naming process.
The best 10 entries will be displayed
on the CIOG intranet site before being
presented to the Human Resource
Development Board in April to choose the
The winning entrant, subject to agree-
ment, will be acknowledged in Air Force
News and other Defence publications. The
competition closes on April 12.
Entries for the new system name should be
submitted to CIOGHRDP.Communications@
NAME NEEDED: A competition has been launched to find a name for the
personnel administration system that will replace PMKeyS and ADFPay.
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FORMER air cadets and staff now
have the opportunity to re-establish
lost friendships and share memories
from their past thanks to the launch
of the Air Cadets Alumni.
Following an overwhelming
response from former members of
the Air Training Corps -- which was
first formed in 1941 -- and its suc-
cessor organisations, the AirTC and
Australian Air Force Cadets, the
AAFC National Council made the
decision to support the establish-
ment of an Alumni.
The Alumni went live on
This date was chosen because on
February 22, 1941, Federal Cabinet
approval was given for the forma-
tion of the Air training Corps.
More than 700 former cadets
and staff have so far signed up to
participate in the Alumni. They
include the current and former Air
Force Chiefs and a handful of for-
mer cadets from the early 1940s.
Most former members have very
fond memories of their air cadet
experience, and over time, the
Alumni will create opportunities
for its members to contribute to the
development of today's air cadets.
The Alumni will be managed
with the help of a number of volun-
teers and an online administrative
website and facebook page.
The Chairman of the AAFC
National Council, AVM David
Dunlop (retd), said the Alumni
website had a bulletin board to
keep members informed of further
developments, along with important
national AAFC events and wing and
"It will also provide a facility for
members to make contact with each
other, allow members to interact
through a Facebook page and share
photos from their air cadet training
days in the photo gallery," he said.
To join or find out more about the
Alumni, visit www.aircadetsalumni.
Name needed for
new HR system
GOING LIVE: From left, Alumni Director John Griffiths, Network Coordinator Brady Downes and
Commander AAFC GPCAPT Ken Given at the launch of the Air Cadets Alumni.
Photo courtesy AAFC National Council
Calling former cadets to help connect and recruit
THE Cadet, Reserve and Employer
Support Division (CRESD) wants
to connect with Defence personnel
who were Navy, Army or Air Force
CRESD Deputy Head CDRE
Bob Morrison said the division
planned to establish a database of
Australian Defence Organisation
members who were cadets.
The aim is to prepare case
studies to encourage support
for and further understanding of
Defence's key youth development
"We know there are many
Defence members, be they serving
in the ADF or in the Public Service,
who were once cadets," CDRE
"My communication staff
would like to connect with you and
hear your stories of how being
involved in the cadets helped you
develop skills and experience that
in turn has helped you in your
career and life in general.
"We believe that such positive
stories will lead young people to
consider joining their local Navy,
Army or Air Force cadet unit and
may also attract people to become
To join the database, email cresd.com-
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