Finance, Accounting Service Adds New Features to ‘myPay’ System
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2006 Several improvements have been made to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s online system for military members and civilian DoD employees known as “myPay.”
A new feature has been added for military servicemembers on the Savings Deposit Program. The SDP allows servicemembers serving in designated combat zones an opportunity to deposit a specific amount of money into a high-interest-rate account.
“Previously, only deposits could be made,” said Pat Shine, a DFAS official. “Servicemembers can now request withdrawals from the account through myPay, and we’ve added a link to the withdrawal form from the SDP statement.”
Another improvement provides military servicemembers access to a printer-friendly option. While all myPay customers can print their own leave-and-earnings statements and W2s from the Web, the printer-friendly option allows for higher quality print copies of all documents.
Shine explained that myPay wants to keep customers up-to-date on new information and notifications related to their pay. “We need current e-mail addresses to send pertinent information to our customers. A new myPay feature asks customers to enter their current e-mail address. Once on file, the system annually certifies the address to make sure it’s current.”
Shine added that maintaining the safety and security of myPay is a top priority. “We proactively implement new security features on a routine basis to protect our customers against identity theft and scams,” he explained. “The secure technology provided to myPay customers meets or exceeds security requirements in private industry worldwide.”