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Our Pay and Personnel Center team members are users of Direct Access –just like you– and are similarly impacted by challenges with the system.  Though the Pay and Personnel Center does not own or control repairs to Direct Access, we continue to advocate with the Program Office to prioritize repairs and the C5I Service Center to conduct those repairs.  We appreciate your patience and grace during this time period.

In essence, Direct Access is our ship . . . and our ship is damaged and undergoing depot-level repairs.  The crew at the Pay and Personnel Center are just as eager for Direct Access to come back to fully mission capable, so we can better serve our Coast Guard families.

Note: The issue which was preventing the issuance of PCS orders and entitlements has been resolved.  If you continue to experience issues with your PCS orders or entitlements, the Pay and Personnel Center PCS Assist Team is standing by to assist (844-727-2022, PCSAssist@uscg.mil).


USCG is still facing an issue in mLINQS with selecting the "assigned to" option from the drop-down menu and in the employee tab for certain states such as California, Ohio, Connecticut and Maryland. mLINQS has indicated that this is not a problem with the mLINQS software, but rather a browser settings issue with the Coast Guard (the settings are currently inaccessible to the average user and unit IT support). We are currently in communication with CG-9336 to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

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Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591


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  • In 1979, the Coast Guard established a Military Pay Center in Riverdale, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., by moving the JUMPS (Joint Uniform Military Pay System) conversion team and other pay-related functions out of CG Headquarters in Washington. This was a temporary move until a more geographically centralized location could be found.  
  • In 1977, a newly erected Federal Building known as the Frank Carlson Federal Building (named after the late Kansas Senator) was opened in Topeka, Kansas. Five years later in 1982 this became the center’s new permanent location.  
  • As pay automation streamlined, many additional personnel processing functions became the center’s responsibility, resulting in the name change to PPC (Pay & Personnel Center) in mid-1983.
  • Over the next fourteen years many more duties were added to PPC’s list of responsibilities, driving yet another name change to reflect the services provided.
  • In March 1997, PPC became known as HRSIC (Human Resources service & Information Center).
  • In 2003 the name changed to Personnel Service Center (PSC). 
  • On February 13, 2009, the Personnel Service Center was renamed the Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center for the second time. 
  • In August 2022, PPC celebrated its 40th year of tenancy in the Frank Carlson Federal Building and the Topeka community.
  • Today, with a host of responsibilities, PPC continues to deliver excellence in service to its more than 145,000 worldwide customers. ​​​​​​​

As our valued customers, your input is always welcomed and appreciated.

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We have the privilege to serve the Men and Women of the Coast Guard on a daily basis. Our mission is to provide caring and responsive personnel and compensation services for all Coast Guard military members, retirees, annuitants and other customers in support of the Department of Homeland Security missions.


We are a World Class Pay Center serving the World’s Greatest Coast Guard. We own critical fiduciary service and support functions for the Coast Guard and taxpayers. We are ever mindful of that responsibility and sensitive to the cost and quality of services we provide. Ensuring we are responsible and ethical stewards of taxpayer dollars, along with being active in giving back to our local community, positively reflects our character as we accomplish our mission. We must reduce payment inaccuracies to an absolute minimum, always provide honest and accurate financial reporting and strive to achieve unqualified audit opinions from external auditors. We do all of this while continuing to be recognized as a pillar of volunteerism and support within our community.


We value inclusion and embrace what makes us different, only then can we be Stronger Together. We are all part of one work group. We work together to ensure the success of each other, PPC overall, the programs we support through PSC, and all Coast Guard Human Resource efforts. When we say our people are our most important resource, we act like it. We continually strive to become an employer of choice, providing meaningful, rewarding work and a positive environment for our employees.