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2018 Tax Forms - Get Them Online, Save Time, Government Funds, and Protect Your Privacy Dec. 15, 2017,
Reminder that the U. S. Coast Guard provides tax forms (IRS W-2, 1099R, & 1095) online via Direct Access...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Dec. 14, 2017,
This week's guides...
HR Workshop is now live! Dec. 14, 2017,
Our new listing of Human Resources systems tutorials is now available. ...
Blended Retirement System (BRS) - Opt-In Period Dec. 14, 2017,
ALCOAST 357/17 announces the BRS opt-in period for Active Component (AC) service members who will have less than 12 years of service (YOS) on or before 31 December 2017, based
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Dec. 12, 2017,
Guides and a tutorial for this week....
Career Sea Pay Premium, Known Issues Dec. 11, 2017,
There is a known issue with transactions for Career Sea Pay Premium when the start date is not in the current pay calendar (e. g., retroactive starts). ...
DIRECT ACCESS (DA) – LIMITED ACCESS Dec. 7, 2017,
There will be no field access to DA from Dec. 20, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017. Commands/SPOs will not have access to view data nor enter any pay and/or personnel actions during
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update Dec. 5, 2017,
Latest update to the list of competencies for U. S. Coast Guard personnel. ...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Dec. 5, 2017,
This week's guides and a new tutorial....
P&D's Brand New "On Demand" Road Shows Dec. 5, 2017,
Listing of video tutorials....
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Dec. 5, 2017,
This weeks guides of interest and a new video tutorial. ...
Payroll Processing Schedule for Calendar Year 2018 Nov. 29, 2017,
Here is the 2018 payroll processing schedule ....
New Combined Federal Campaign Online Pledge System Eliminates Paper Pledge Forms, Protects Your Private Information Nov. 17, 2017,
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations can now be made online. No need to involve your military or civilian servicing personnel office (SPO)....
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Nov. 17, 2017,
This weeks guides of interest and a new video tutorial. ...
Correction of Refund for Missed Meals Transactions Nov. 17, 2017,
Refund for Missed Meals Transactions can't be corrected for the incorrect number of missed meals. They must be deleted and resubmitted....
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Nov. 13, 2017,
Guides for the week of 5-11 November 2017...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Nov. 3, 2017,
In continuing the Procedures and Development Branch's "Guide of the Week" email series, here are this week's guides. In this edition, we are highlighting one user guide of...
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update Oct. 31, 2017,
The Direct Access Competency Dictionary (file in MS Excel format) (a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions) has been updated by Commandant...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Oct. 23, 2017,
Weekly highlight of end-user guides for Coast Guard HR and Travel systems ...
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update Sept. 29, 2017,
The Competency Dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all valid Direct Access competency codes....
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Sept. 29, 2017,
Highlighted guides for the week ending 29 September...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Sept. 22, 2017,
In continuing the Procedures and Development Branch's "Guide of the Week" email series, here are this week's guides. In this edition, we are highlighting one user guide of...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Sept. 18, 2017,
Guides of the week update....
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Aug. 31, 2017,
Our latest installment of "Guide of the Week"....
PPC Customer Newsletter August 2017 Aug. 31, 2017,
The latest newsletter is now online....
Culinary Specialist (CS) Job Family Code in Direct Access is "CU" Aug. 29, 2017,
Culinary Specialists who are submitting a PCS E-Resume should use the job family code CU when searching for open positions....
Direct Access Password Controls Enhanced Aug. 28, 2017,
Passwords must now be 15 characters in length and include......
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Aug. 28, 2017,
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's "Guide of the Week" email series,...
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Aug. 18, 2017,
In continuing the Procedures and Development Branch's "Guide of the Week" email series, here are this week's guides....
PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide(s) of the Week Aug. 10, 2017,
Spotlight on PPC Direct Access user guides...
PPC Customer Newsletter July 2017 Aug. 10, 2017,
The latest issue of our newsletter is now online....
Top 10 Tuesday Webinar August, 15 at 1300 (CDT) Aug. 10, 2017,
This month's Top 10 is Overpayments and Debts....
Direct Access Reserve Order Discrepancies Report Explained Aug. 3, 2017,
A user guide for running the Reserve Order Discrepancy Report is now available....
PPC Procedures and Development (P&D) Presentation Library July 27, 2017,
PPC (P&D) has numerous PowerPoint slide shows available for your local training efforts....
Change to Notice of Overpayment Process July 26, 2017,
Notice of overpayment will now be provided via email if the debt is $1,000 or more. Notice of overpayment for debts of less than $1,000 will be via a remark on the member's...
Leave Correction Report Now Available in Direct Access July 26, 2017,
New report added to Direct Access to ensure leave corrections are valid...
Recertifying User Roles for Annual Direct Access User Audit July 25, 2017,
Annual user-role audit...
Direct Access Outage Scheduled July 24, 2017,
Direct Access will not be available 2100-2300 (CDT) on 27 July 2017...
Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Deduction Auto-Start July 20, 2017,
Direct Access will automatically start the Coast Guard Stander Meal Rate Deduction the day after a member reports PCS to an Essential Unit Messing or Essential Station Messing...
PPC Customer Newsletter June 2017 Edition July 17, 2017,
The June edition of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available....
Stopping Overseas Housing Allowance Direct Access User Guide June 30, 2017,
A new user guide for stopping OHA has been added....
End-Month May Military Payroll Processing Complete May 31, 2017,
1 June military pay slips are available via Direct Access Self Service. You should review your pay slip every pay day and promptly report any issues to your Personnel & Admin...
SERVICING PERSONNEL OFFICE SPO CONSOLIDATION UPDATE (SPO) - SPO at Sector Detroit Closed May 25, 2017,
The records from the SPO at Sector Detroit have been relocated to Base Cleveland. ...
Reminder: BAH for Single Recruit, OCS, or Academy Graduates In-Transit May 17, 2017,
A Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is a temporary housing allowance paid while a member is in a travel or leave status between permanent duty stations, provided the...
Direct Access Known Issue: XMLP Error When Trying to Generate Reports/PDFs (EERs, Orders, Contracts, etc.) May 17, 2017,
If you have any report, i.e. Orders, EERs, CG Member Info, contracts, extension, etc, that return an "XMLP" error and will not generate or are blank when printed, carefully...
PPC Customer Newsletter Issue 05/2017 May 1, 2017,
The May issue of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now online....