PAMPAS

#1
I know this sounds sad but I'm doing a bit of a history thing and need a bit of info - Does anyone out there remember what PAMPAS stands(stood) for. I think it was along the lines of Personnel Administration Microprocessing Pilot Automated System.

Anyone???

PW
 
#2
'cough' Personnel Administration Micro Processing ADP System

with the ADP standing for Automatic Data Processing.

Fuck me I'm sad.

I was the PAMPAS guru, in fact I've just got them to take PAMPAS TD off my CR!
 

oldbaldy

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#3
big_bad_bill said:
'cough' Personnel Administration Micro Processing ADP System

with the ADP standing for Automatic Data Processing.

Fuck me I'm sad.

I was the PAMPAS guru, in fact I've just got them to take PAMPAS TD off my CR!
God. Happy days! Marvelling at the power of our 1MB computers. :D
 
#4
was it ever in date,,,always was being called to fawlty towers to ,,update..
your pampus record,,,added a few classics in my time,,army swimming test ,,passed,,,nbc,,,ect...great stuff..
 

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#5
#6
WOT??? no UAO F30 - do one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And look where we are now - the paperless office..........NOT!
 
#8
Those were the days! I hate to say it, but I was a B200 clerk at a manning & records office. I didn't take up their of going to Glasgow- now I wish I had- I'd be running it properly by now!!
 
#9
Ahhhh, PAMPAS, how easy was that, oh well we have JPA now....GREAT.....NOT, as you say Moosaca, paperless office my hoop, I have never had so many localy produced registers to support this, so called, paperless system.
 
#10
oldbaldy said:
God. Happy days! Marvelling at the power of our 1MB computers. :D
1MB! 1MB! You don't know your born son!

I give you COFFER -Computerised Office for Field Force Enquiries and Records.

The Battery backup system was a large box of 12V car batteries - it was a four man lift.....ah the memories....... 8O
 
#11
Stop, just stop. At this rate we'll start talking about A5 pay statements that you had to fold and staple before you could distribute.

Say that to pay clerks these days and they wouldn't believe you.
 

oldbaldy

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#12
Or the large green aquittance rolls. Monthly dice with the dole queue. :D
 
#13
You still get them coming in asking for a 'casual' payment. Fcuk me, that went out about 15 years ago!

That was close. Nearly left off 'payment'. That would have took this thread off in a completely different angle. :p
 

oldbaldy

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#14
big_bad_bill said:
You still get them coming in asking for a 'casual' payment. Fcuk me, that went out about 15 years ago!

That was close. Nearly left off 'payment'. That would have took this thread off in a completely different angle. :p
What! No more 'credits'?
 
#15
No, EVERYONE gets paid into the bank. I'd better add an 'eventually'. If you haven't got any bank details on the system, they send you a cheque.
 

oldbaldy

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#16
It was amazing how many getting paid into the bank still asked about 'credits'.

I do remember a certain RSM of an artillery Regiment when the whole of the senior ranks had to go banking came up with 'Ah like mi money in mi 'and', just the think for a lowly Cpl to hear.
 
#17
Christ, you've got the right use name. When was that 1972?
 

oldbaldy

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#18
big_bad_bill said:
Christ, you've got the right use name. When was that 1972?
I know! We got dispensation to defer as we were in Belfast when it all came in.
 
#19
Our PAMPAS burst into flames after one year of operation. No one had told us that we had to dust the extractor fan. Ohh the joys of getting an acoustic hood for the printer!

My main regret at the demise of UNICOM was that it has been retained for the QM dept thereby denying me the righteous pleasure of p!ssing all over it and then smashing it with a sledge hammer.
 
#20
The only thing I didn't like on PAMPAS was actioning the FAREFs, especially after block leave. What a pain in the arrse. It would have helped if the CSMs could get the Army numbers right on the ration rolls.
 
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