IDT Basic Pay

IMAs will be paid one day's pay for each IDT point not to exceed two points per day. IDTs performed at locations other than the member’s unit of assignment or attachment may have specific entitlements as defined in the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR). The commander directing this deviation will issue a local funded DD Form 1610. When the member has exceeded the number of allowable paid IDTs for the FY, the member will receive "points-only" credit.

Enlisted members are authorized meals at DFAC while on IDT orders. In lieu of orders, members may show the Annual Tour Meal Statements memo for proof.

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IDT Travel Pay

IRs are authorized lodging reimbursement for IDTs.  However, travel pay is not authorized for travel to or from the place of IDT and is paid for by the member. However, it may be authorized for specific AFSCs or duty locations. Each year a list of Critical AFSCs is posted on the HQ RIO website. For more information on IDT Travel Reimbursement, click HERE

IDT Lodging
IRs must schedule their base lodging when the supervisor approves their requested IDT schedule in UTAPS. Non-commuting IRs are authorized lodging reimbursement during the dates authorized on the UTAPS generated AF Form 40A. To claim lodging expenses, follow the step-by-step instructions on the IDT Lodging Reimbursement Quick Guide.

Subsistence-in-Kind Authorizations
Like lodging, IRs must obtain pre-authorization for subsistence-in-kind when submitting their schedule in UTAPS. Subsistence-in-kind is for enlisted personnel only when performing paid IDTs of eight hours or more in one day. If duty is less than 8 hours, a non-pay status, or IR is an officer, substance-in-kind is not authorized. Enlisted personnel may be required to furnish a copy of the AF Form 40A to the dining hall to receive subsistence-in-kind. If the government dining facility is not available due to closure, work schedule or personal preferences, the member will not be reimbursed for any meals procured on the economy. Officers must pay the basic food charge regardless of pay status or length of IDT duty.

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IDT schedules are submitted through Unit Training Assembly Participation System (UTAPS) Web, which is accessible via AROWS-R by using the drop down in the upper left-hand corner after logging in. UTAPS works best in Internet Explorer with "compatability view" turned on and the pop up blocker turned off. 

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Pay Navigation

Have questions about the DTS transition, orders, travel, or pay?  Join the HQ RIO Customer Service Hour each Thursday at 1100 MST/1300 EST.  HQ RIO and detachment staff members will be on hand to assist you.

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Information is current as of June 17, 2024

Reserve Pay Office:
Long Tours: June 10, 2024
Welcome Packages: June 10, 2024
Leave Part 1: May 21, 2024

Due to a surge in IMA orders, you can expect a longer than usual wait for pay submissions via myFSS.  If you haven't received a response to your request in 30 business days, please contact your detachment to have your case elevated. 

Average processing times once the ticket begins being worked by a technician:

- Leave Carry Over: 45-60 days to complete (sent to DFAS for processing)
- Leave Sell: 15-25 days to process/produce LES, depending on type of leave sell request
- Short/Long Tours: 5 business days to process; 8-9 business days to produce LES
- Accessions: 10 business days to process; If sent to DFAS it will take 15 days to process
- OCONUS entitlements: 12 business days to process; 12-15 business days to produce LES
- Pay Inquiries, including dates that are more than 11 months back: 60 business days
Order-Based Pay
- Getting paid for orders for 29 or fewer days
- Starting pay for orders of 30 or more days

Special Pay

Defense Finance and Accounting Service Special and Incentive Pays
- Basic Allowance for Housing
- Overseas Housing Allowance
- Family Separation Allowance
- Bonuses
- Cost of Living Adjustment
- Hostile Fire/Imminent Danger Pay
- Incentive Pay

Establishing a Pay File
- Establishing a Pay File
- Direct Deposit
- Thrift Savings Plan

- IDT Basic Pay
- IDT Travel Pay

Contingency Pay Guidance

In order to receive entitlements authorized for a contingency area, please complete a DD 1351-2 listing your itinerary from the date you departed the states to present day. Please ensure yourself and your supervisor sign the DD 1351-2. Also submit a copy of your certified 938 and 1610 or CED order that shows which contingency area you are located.
DD 1351-2

- Leave Requests
Leave Sellback
Retirement (Career Management retirement page)
For concerns regarding Reserve Pay, contact your detachment for assistance. contact the Total Force Service Center at DSN: 665-0102 or Comm: 800-525-0102 or  You can also submit a query ticket through myFSS.

myFSS Submission Links

Choose from the links below to submit your reserve pay request. No travel requests are to be submitted here.

IMA RPO Requests - BAH AF Form 594, BAH Waiver, COLA, Clothing/Uniform Allowance, IMA RPO Welcome Packages, Misc. inquiries
Leave Request - AF Form 988 Part 1, AF Form 988 Part 3, Leave Carryover, Leave Sell Back, Other leave inquiries
- Short Tour Request - Mandatory use of the AROWS-R Tour of Duty Certification for orders of 30 or fewer days began 1 Dec 20. For instructions, go to the TODC Quick Guide.
Long Tour Request - MPA/RPA Orders greater than 31 days, Pre-certified & Close-out CONUS/OCONUS orders, Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), Move in Housing Allowance (MIHA), Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)

Pay-Related Links:​
myPay - Official site for Leave and Earning Statements, tax withholdings, travel voucher advice of payments, etc. 
Bonds at Treasury Direct - Official site for U.S. Savings Bonds, as well as a bond calculator
DFAS - Defense Finance & Accounting Service - Pay Tables and much more
Military Compensation - DoD information about basic military compensation and benefits information about basic military compensation and benefits
AFMAN 65-116 Vol 1 Financial Management – Manual of Finance Guidance

Mailing Address:
Attn: Reserve Pay Office
18420 E. Silver Creek Ave.
Bldg. 390, MS68
Buckley AFB, CO 80011
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