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Blended Retirement System Opt-Ins

The Opt-In window for the Blended Retirement System (BRS) runs through 2018. 

As of 11 April 2018, PPC has received 3,742 BRS Opt-In elections.

Component  BRS Eligible  Opt-Ins Percentage 
Active 25,460 3,372 13.2%
Reserve  6,367 370 5.8%
Total  31,827 3,742 11.8%

Visit WWW.DCMS.USCG.MIL/BRS for BRS Opt-In Resources.

Visit our Direct Access User Guides Page for BRS Opt-In Procedures and Videos

Continuation Pay Elections

This table shows the status of continuation pay elections.

Month  Eligible Pending
(Returned forms)
Paid  Declined
Jan 2018  6  0 6
Feb 2018  7  0 5
Mar 2018  5  0 3  
Apr 2018  1  1    


About PPC

We are the premier military pay & personnel resource, providing unsurpassed service to our nation's guardians


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.


Quietly keeping Coasties always ready.



We exist to serve customers and deliver products and services. To be successful we must excel at exceeding our customers’ needs; we must understand who our customers are, both external and internal, and maintain a helpful and courteous attitude toward them. We must delight them, ensuring the products and services we provide are what they need, delivered on time and accurately. As our valued customers, your input is always appreciated.How are we doing?


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.


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.

PPC News Updates

April 19, 2018

May Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 010/18 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 May 2018.‚Äč

April 17, 2018

Web-TPAX Outage for Upgrade Scheduled

Web-TPAX will be offline for an upgrade from 25 to 30 April 2018

April 13, 2018

PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide of the Week

This week's guides and tutorial.

April 13, 2018

Military Justice Manual Updated

There are a significant number of changes. All statutory, regulatory and programmatic changes since 2011 have been made, to include those changes required by the national defense authorization acts of 2012 through 2016. Enclosures are not contained within this Manual but are now available on the office of military justices website

April 13, 2018

Early Advancements from the November 2017 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

CG PSC-EPM is authorized to advance personnel to fill vacancies using the November 2017 SWE eligibility list once a rate on the May 2017 SWE eligibility list for E-5 and E-6 is exhausted.

April 13, 2018

Qualifying Life Events: Changes in Your Life May Mean Changes to Your TRICARE Options

When life changes for you and your family, your TRICARE options may also change. With TRICARE, certain life events (like moving due to a permanent change of station, getting married or divorced, adopting or having a baby, becoming Medicare eligible or losing health coverage) are called Qualifying Life Events (QLEs). QLEs include military and family-related changes.

April 12, 2018

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

April 12, 2018

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated

April 11, 2018

Blended Retirement System Opt-Ins

This week's BRS opt-in numbers.

April 10, 2018

AY19 Enlisted Advanced Education Opportunities Sponsored by Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS)

This message solicits enlisted candidates for Coast Guard advanced education opportunities sponsored by DCMS: A. Advanced Computer, Engineering, and Technology (Enlisted) B. Army Sergeants Major Academy C. Aviation Maintenance Technology D. Culinary Management (Culinary Arts) E. Damage Control Industrial Technology F. Financial Accounting G. Health Care Administration (Undergrad) H. Performance Technology I. Yeoman Business Administration

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