Permission system should allow for adding users to groups. Only way I have found to do this is to manually make changes to the DB. If there is an easier function that I am missing please let me know so that I can learn the best and most correct way.
Edit 1:28 PM EST
Creating a new group permissions and adding users to the groups has no effect on permisions.
Manually adding users to the permissions to the database is the only thing that has worked.