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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. 30, 2018

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Enlisted Bonus Programs

This ACN announces the results of the Enlisted Workforce Planning Team (EWPT). The EWPT convened from 11-12 June 2018 to deliberate and recommend workforce policy interventions to the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1). Interventions include non-monetary policy changes, Enlistment Bonuses (EB), Critical Skills Training Bonuses (CSTB), Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRB), and Critical Skills Retention Bonuses (CSRB).

Aug. 30, 2018

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) Authorizations

ACN 087/19 announces Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) authorizations for FY 2019.

Aug. 29, 2018

PPC Customer Newsletter August 2018

This month's newsletter.

Aug. 29, 2018

Retiring from Active Duty? Take Action, Make an Enrollment Choice

When you retire from active duty, your TRICARE plan options will change. Retiring from active duty is a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). A QLE allows you to enroll in a new TRICARE plan or change your coverage options within 90 days of the live event. As a retiree, you'll need to take action to enroll in a TRICARE plan if you want to continue to receive coverage for civilian care.

Aug. 27, 2018

Operational ID and Cost Center for Hurricane Lane

The Hurricane Lane Operational ID is 0000000120. This is vital to enter in the "contingency" section when completing any Title 14 Reserve Active Duty Orders. The cost center is 79839. This cost center should be linked to all obligations and expenditures resulting from hurricanes impacting CG operations.

Aug. 27, 2018

Take your mandatory transition training

All members are required to take pre-separation counseling on the Learning Management System (LMS) or a transition seminar. Members are authorized to begin their transition one year out from separation or two years out from retiring. Contact your local transition manager or visit the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) website at https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/CG1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Transition-Assistance-Program/.

Aug. 27, 2018

Just released: Natural Disaster Guide

‚ÄčA new Natural Disaster Guide for Military has been released to give Coast Guard employees and their families a quick reference for travel entitlements associated with evacuation, mobilization, and deployment. It also provides best practices for hurricane preparation at home. The guide can be found at: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/cg133/pdf/Natural_Disaster_Guide.pdf.

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.

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