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Retirement pay not impacted by LES misprint

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An error found on active duty Air Force May, June and July Leave and Earning Statements does not affect Airmen's retirement pay and benefits, according to Air Force officials.

All information in the Military Personnel Data System is correct, and the error caused no additional effects beyond the misprinted code in the retirement plan field on the member's LES.

A system change to MilPDS in April caused the wrong retirement code to appear on personnel records sent to Defense Finance and Accounting Service. The code then produced an incorrect value in the DFAS data field that populates the LES retirement category.

Air Force programmers and Air Force Personnel Operations Agency personnel are currently working the resolution.

"The bottom line is the Air Force Personnel Center and DFAS have the correct data. This is simply a communications error in the system," said Maj. Michael R. Parrish, Deputy Director, Personnel Systems Division at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "Airmen shouldn't be worried about their retirement pay or their benefits."

DFAS annotated the July LES with a statement pointing out the error and assuring personnel the error did not influence retirement pay or benefits.

Major Parrish said September LESs should display the correct retirement plan value.