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Upgrade allows civilians to update awards online

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Civilian employees can now update their non-monetary awards through the self-service module in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System using the "Awards and Bonuses" tab in "My Biz."

The ability to update non-monetary awards, such as length of service recognition, exemplary civilian service award and Air Force Civilian Achievement Award, eliminates the need to fax, e-mail or deliver an approved award certificate or other award documentation to the local civilian personnel section or training office.

Monetary awards, such as notable achievement, special act or service, and time-off awards, must still be updated by the local CPS.

Although supervisors can view and print the awards entered by the employee, they cannot update their employees' information.

This timely and customer-focused initiative is similar to the self-service education update initiative launched in August 2008 and the training update initiative launched in September 2009.

While this additional self-service capability allows employees direct access to update awards, officials strongly encourage users to review their inputs for accuracy before submitting them. Knowingly entering false or misleading information is punishable by disciplinary action, monetary fines or both.

For more information on the automation of civilian records, call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102.