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Reader Question: Savings Bonds in myPay

Q. How do I purchase Savings Bonds in myPay and how do I request Bonds held in safekeeping? A. Many service members have heard about purchasing savings bonds through the myPay system. Unfortunately, the DoD stopped selling bonds through payroll deductions in 2010. But there is still a way to get a savings bond using an allotment. If you wish to start or continue purchasing Savings Bonds through payroll deduction, you must establish an account through http://www.treasurydirect.gov/. Then you may use myPay to start an allotment...

myPay 101

What is myPay? myPay is an innovative, automated system that puts you in control of processing certain discretionary pay data items without using paper forms. You can also get your pay and tax statements, and travel advice of payment using myPay. Why should I use myPay?  myPay saves time. myPay eliminates the need to write letters or fill out forms by letting you make your own changes immediately with user-friendly technology. myPay is convenient. You can access myPay nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to change...

How secure is your data on myPay?

With security breaches and data theft reported every few weeks, you might wonder how secure your military pay information is in the myPay system. Here is what the DoD has to say: This is a Department of Defense (DOD) computer system. This computer system, which includes all related equipment, software, networks, and network devices, is provided only for official U.S. Government business. DOD computer systems may be monitored by authorized personnel to ensure that their use is authorized to manage the system, to facilitate...

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