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Topeka, KS 66683-3591

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(785) 339-2200

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Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Online Enrollment System (SOES) Implementation

Beginning in October 2018 members of the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) can manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage using the SGLI Online Enrollment System (SOES). Coast Guard and NOAA members join the Army, Navy Air Force, and Marine Corps in using the new system.

Visit our SGLI-SOES Implementation page for more information and resources.

Blended Retirement System Opt-Ins

The Opt-In window for the Blended Retirement System (BRS) ends on 31 December 2018. 

As of  19 December 2018, PPC has received 6,387 BRS Opt-In elections.

Component  BRS Eligible  Opt-Ins Percentage 
Active 25,460 5,706 22.4%
Reserve  6,367 681 10.7%
Total  31,827 6,387 20.1%

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
Payment
(Returned forms)
Paid
Jan 2018  6  0 6
Feb 2018  7  0 5
Mar 2018  5  0 3
Apr 2018  1  0 1
May 2018  10  0 8
June 2018  9  0 8
July 2018  7  0
August 2018 5  0 5
September 2018 4  0  4 
October 2018 5  0
November 2018 2 0 1
December 2018 2 0 1

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There are 4 declinations of Continuation Pay (February, May, June, July 2018 eligible).

About PPC

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

Mission

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.

Vision

Quietly keeping Coasties always ready.

Values

Customers

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?

Employees

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.

Stewardship

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

Aug. 27, 2018

Reserve Junior Enlisted Assignment Year 2019 Kickoff Announcement

This message announces the kickoff of the AY19 Reserve assignment season and provides important guidelines and information for Reserve junior enlisted personnel (E6 and below) competing for assignment, command cadre, supervisors and Reserve personnel at large.

Aug. 24, 2018

PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide of the Week

This week's guides and a tutorial.

Aug. 24, 2018

TRICARE Access during an Evacuation or Natural Disaster

With wildfire and hurricane season underway, have a disaster preparedness plan for you and your family. Access to your TRICARE benefit, prescriptions, and medical resources may change during a disaster. Be informed and learn the best way to keep you and your family safe.

Aug. 21, 2018

Fiscal Year 2019 Tuition Assistance Policy

This ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice (ACN) announces the FY19 Tuition Assistance policy, effective 01 Oct 2018.

Aug. 20, 2018

How Does the TRICARE Catastrophic Cap Work?

A catastrophic cap is the most you pay out of pocket for covered services each year. This protects you because it limits the amount of out-of-pocket expenses a family pays for TRICARE covered medical services.

Aug. 20, 2018

Termination of Flat-Rate Per Diem During Long Term TDY - Flag Voice #489

On Monday, 13 August 2018, the President signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. In the NDAA there is a section, entitled: “Prohibition on Per Diem Allowance Reductions Based on the Duration of Temporary Duty Assignment or Civilian Travel,” which includes a repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty (TDY) travel. The policy effecting per diem became effective immediately. This means that flat rate per diem (for travel over 30 days) applies through midnight of the day BEFORE the Act was signed, and normal per diem rules apply as of the date of signature; this applies to members currently performing TDY.

Aug. 17, 2018

PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide of the Week

This weeks guides and a tutorial!

Aug. 16, 2018

In Case You Missed It - TRICARE TRIWEST Region Updates August 2018

Summary of recent updates issued by the TRICARE west region contractor.

Aug. 14, 2018

How to Choose or Change Your TRICARE Provider

Whether you're looking to change your primary care manager (PCM) or find a specialty care provider, you have options with TRICARE. With directories at your fingertips, you can take command of your health and your TRICARE benefit. When you enroll in TRICARE Prime, you either choose or get assigned a PCM who will manage all of your routine, non-emergency, and urgent health care.

Aug. 14, 2018

Repeal of Flat Rate Per Diem for Long Term Lodging Effective 8/13

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 includes an immediate repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty (TDY) travel.

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