Pay Statements...

:eek:Why is it that we never get our pay statements until at least a week after we've been paid? It's just no good is it guys!!!!
I am obviously in a different bit of the Army as mine always appear on time.  Not that I read them.  I do it for love, not money.  No, I do, honest.  
I'm with that one Leeanne.. I ususally get some payslips for arse payments of about £3 for some exercise I attended in basic, and then get the proper 'fat' one about 4 days into the next month!  Is there a logical explanation.. or is it that in the admin side of the army the wind doesn't blow - it sucks!  ;D
Can any of the scriblers please explain the route a pay statement takes from inseption to customer? A gauntlet if you please.
I can!!!

AGC'S collect statements from Postroom, Go to the NAAFI for a pie, takes the statements and pie back to the RAO Dept, throws the statements on the desk, gobbles the pie quicker than thier opening times!  Throw's the wrapper on the desk, then within the next week, marches back and forward to the NAAFI getting yet more healthy supplements every day and bringing them back to the RAO Dept........................... Until suddenly, he/she needs to clean all the wrapper's and rubbish off thier desk.....and BOSH - Then appears the Pay statements that he brought up last week, that he'd forgot all about, as the fat NAAFI wrappers had covered them all up!!

So, a week after we've been paid - The statements turn up!!

That's my story anyway.......... ;D ;D
Pay Statements - Pay personnel?  They must be doing something right cause they get promotion quicker than non-finance trained AGC(SPS).  Perhaps non-finance personnel should start naffing their staff clerk work up and they might get quicker promotion.  Fact not fiction!!
;DDo you think its easy to mess your pay up?  Time, dedication, skill and an absolute lack of knowledge make the lie called pay... and thats a statement!
Also coming into work at 0700hrs, leaving at 1900hrs and watching all the higher range paid muppets (all higher range paid pax-any capbadge) swan off at 1500hrs every day tends to make us "second class" citizens well hacked off!

My God thats better, been dying for a whinge for ages, well I'm off to get body armour for the replies!!!! 8)
I think people that pay me are great, keep up the good work and long live the Pay Corp :-/ ;D :)
Also the pay statements make great door stoppers......
i also never receive pay statements(for all their worth) till the middle of the month but another thing why whenever anyones pay is wrong is it glasgows fault can the agc take no blame or are the glasweigens really poor at their jobs if so why not sack them all and move all the agc to scotland as i'm sure they'd have no probs getting all the pay correct!!
OK.  I'll be boring and give a real answer.

Your pay goes to the main computer about the 15/16th of the month.  The computer then starts to print out all the pay statements by UIN.

The statements are then sent to units (2 copies, 1 sealed for you, 1 A4 for us).  These arrive in the last week of the month.

Before the statements are issued we try and quickly check through them to ensure that everyone is getting at least the SMP (Statutory Minimum Pay) as laid down by law.  This way we can call you in before the end of the month and arrange an AR payment.

Once checked the statements are snet out to you.  You should get your statement before the end of the month but as with all other jobs, we have a finite amout of staff and time and so sometimes delays can mean that you don't get your statement until a couple of days after your pay has gone into the bank.
I’m sure that they all appreciate your answers. One question though, as you have no military significance at all, why shouldn't your job be tendered out to the best bidder who will obviously provide a better service?

Writing pay checks is not a soldiers job!
And Leanne, I'm going to side with MDN's comments here. You may have great t*ts, but that doesn't give you the right to publish soft porn pictures of Argentinean corned beef stackers.

Stop it or we'll start publishing pictures of burning Pucara
That might upset Mario...

Not like you to side with me, whats the matter, motor won't start ;D

Regarding your Q on why not tender out pay jobs.  In most big base depots the job is civilianised. however it is rare to find quality as the salary of the pay clerk is normally 9k PA.  They basically read a simple rule and stick by it, they do not earn enough to get into heated discussions.  Was your pay really cocked up, you needed help and on the pay desk was a AGC Sgt or a civvi, who would you go to?

Secondly, the other problem is deployments and this is where a pay account can go seriously wrong.  You need somebody in theatre to report back correctly the occurances.  Civvi's cannot deploy, so the other option would be for either you to do it or you Troop Sgt, and trust me, attempting to decode some of those pay regs is no easy task.

PS - in case you were wondering, I'm not SPS.
Just where is Leeane posted?  She must be really liked by her Admin Office Staff - not many issues there  :-/

Then again she did say she was doing a really important job somewhere else in these pages.

Incidentally the clerks get their pay statments first in our unit, makes up for the long shite hours we put in.  

Sports Afternoons - what are they  ;D


I hope that a 9K PA in worthless down sorts out my pay as it has been knacked since pay 2000 came in!

I have had a technical question in the hands of the pay bods in worthless down for over a year ad still it hasnt been fixed!

How difficult is a paper trail to sort out where they went wrong.

I supposedly owed money to the army and it went the next day, but that was wrong as i proved that i was right.  it still took them 2 months for them to pay it back, less tax, I had payed that tax already (gits)

bring back the old pay system as it worked!

about the pay person on tours did you hear about the pay Sgt in Jaijce (96) who ran into a burning building to save the A/R payment sheets  :mad:
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