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ARLINGTON, Va. — Managing and monitoring pay information just got a little easier for airmen, who now can go online to get new personal identification numbers, or PINs, or update old ones for their myPay accounts, instead of having to use the mail.

A system update allows airmen to access the myPay Web site (https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx) and request a new or updated PIN. Within two hours of the request, the number will be sent to the airmen’s official Air Force e-mail address, as recorded with the Air Force Directory Services, according to officials from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

The email PIN delivery process is a simpler, faster alternative to the direct mail and in-person request methods that are still in operation for other myPay users, according to Roger Still, a DFAS spokesman.

MyPay is an Internet-based system designed to allow anyone who receives paychecks from the Pentagon to access and control their pay information. The site is available to all military members, military retirees and annuitants, and DOD and Department of Energy civilian employees.

Once equipped with a PIN, DOD employees can use the myPay system to view, print and save leave and earnings statements, make adjustments to federal and state tax withholdings, update bank account and electronic transfers and change address information, all online.

Soldiers have been able to access their PINs electronically for about a year through the Army’s Army Knowledge Online system, Still said in a Tuesday telephone interview. DFAS employees also can get PINs electronically.

DFAS technicians are working on developing electronic access for other services and offices throughout the Defense Department, Still said. The Navy is likely to be next, he said.

In the meantime, myPay users can also continue to request new or modified PINs on myPay, but the numbers must be mailed to users, not e-mailed. MyPay users can also fax requests for PINs to (216) 522-5800, or mail them to DFAS Cleveland/PMCAA, Attention myPay/“I” PIN, 1240 East 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44199.

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