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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

Nov. 30, 2018

PPC Customer Newsletter November 2018

The November summary of updates to our web pages.

Nov. 30, 2018

Military OneSource December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018: Keep Joy in the Season, Fun and Learning with the Digital Library, Space-A for Last-Minute Travel,

Nov. 30, 2018

May 2018 Servicwide Exam Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL message 186/18 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the May 2018 Servicewide exam.

Nov. 30, 2018

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Making Changes to the Lifecycle (L) Funds

TSP is planning adjustments to the L Funds in an effort to improve investment outcomes. Effective in January 2019, they will increase exposure to international stocks (the I Fund) from 30% to 35% of the overall stock allocation in all L Funds. The L Income Fund stock allocation (C, S, and I Funds combined) will increase from 20% to 30% over a period of up to 10 years. The L 2030, L 2040, and L 2050 overall stock allocations will hold steady for a period of years before resuming their transitions from stocks to bonds. In addition to improving investment outcomes, this pause will align the L 2030, L 2040, and L 2050 Funds with the L 2060 Fund, which will be introduced in 2020 with an initial stock allocation of 99%.

Nov. 29, 2018

Human Resource Management (HRM) Achievement Awards

This award program provides recognition for noteworthy human resource management accomplishments by Coast Guard personnel. Nominations should reflect an emphasis on outstanding performance in the care, service, and support of USCG personnel through exceptional customer service, innovative thinking, and improved methods in human resource management.

Nov. 21, 2018

Permanent Promotion Obligated Service for Voluntary Retirement

​ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 137/18 announced an error in a recent change to the Military Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1000.4. The two-year obligated service requirement for promotion was inadvertently omitted. This requirement is still in effect: “complete the two-year obligated service requirement incurred for a permanent promotion. (An officer will not be promoted if he or she has an approved voluntary retirement on file).”​

Nov. 19, 2018

Obligated Service Requirement to Attend Class "A" School

In order for a member to execute orders to Class A School they must have at least 24 months of service remaining on their enlistment upon graduation from Class A School. It is the responsibility of the member’s Personnel and Admin Office to ensure the member meets the 24 month obligated service requirement prior to executing orders to Class A School.

Nov. 15, 2018

FY 2019 Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) Announced

ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 133/18 announced FY 2019 Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) for fully qualified active duty, enlisted personnel in pay grades E4-E7 that are exclusively serving CGCYBER assignments in Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) or Cyber Protection Team (CPT).

Nov. 8, 2018

Temporary Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1040.6, Updated

Promotion has been removed as an example of a benefit received that would incur additional obligated service. This change also removes the restriction for members with a 3 or less in any Enlisted Evaluation Review Summary in the last 4 years to participate in the TEMPSEP program, removes surrogacy as a reason to request TEMPSEP, and allows members in pay grade E3 and below who submit a unrestricted report of sexual assault to participate in the TEMPSEP program. https://media.defense.gov/2018/Nov/08/2002060966/-1/-1/0/CIM_1040_6.PDF

Nov. 7, 2018

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) 2019 Contribution Limits

The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2019 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution Limits.”

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