U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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.
PPC's Travel Evacuation Order Guidance 2018 (PDF) 10/17/2018
Evacuation claims are now done in T-Pax - Procedure Guide (PDF)
TRICARE Access during an Evacuation or Natural Disaster
Natural Disaster Allowances Guide and Evacuation Allowances FAQs (CG-133)
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.
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.
This table shows the status of continuation pay elections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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