Similar to AAFMAA?s decision to reintegrate the Living and Survivor Assistance Services on July 1, 2010, the Department of Defense (DoD) is also reviewing its programs that are currently out-sourced to see if it makes sense to bring any of them back in-house.
Most recently, DFAS announced that in 2010 the Retired and Annuity Pay (R&A) program will transition back to the Government. The R&A program has been outsourced to a private contractor since 2002. DFAS believes that bringing the R&A program back in-house will result in a more securely managed processing environment, better service, improved efficiency and the potential for significant cost savings. DFAS reintegration of the R&A program, and AAFMAA's reintegration of the services function, show that both entities are committed to providing a seamless transition of functions.
This will not change AAFMAA's processing of R&A allotment input for members who provide authorization.