Sailors to Receive Faster Payments for Moves

March 24, 2014 | By scnewsltr

 NAVSUP Corporate Communications

   Payments to service members for Personally Procured Moves (PPMs), formerly known as "Do-it-Yourself" or DITY moves, will be received sooner via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to service members' checking or savings accounts, officials announced Jan. 17.  "Right now, it takes about seven to 10 days for a Sailor to receive a compensatory check for a PPM.  EFTs process quickly, and can get money to a Sailor in less than half the time," said Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Commander Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen.  "The current business process is costly and time consuming,” Rear Adm. Yuen explained.  “It makes financial sense for the Navy and benefits our Sailors' wallets to move to EFTs."  "The Navy PPM checklist is being updated to include instructions along with a form that allows service members to safely and securely provide their electronic funds payment information as part of the PPM process," said NAVSUP Household Goods Director Francis Piacine.  Payment by EFT is currently voluntary and will remain so until April 1 when it becomes mandatory for all Navy members performing a full or partial PPM.  NAVSUP, in partnership with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, developed this new capability.