This topic provides the SPO data entry technician with general information and links to step-by-step procedures to properly record entitlement to Assignment Incentive Pay for Pre Commissioning Cutter Crews.
The information in this topic is provided to help you familiarize you with Assignment Incentive Pay for Pre Commissioning Cutter Crews entitlement rules and terms. This information is only introductory. Refer to the references list below for official guidance on this entitlement.
AIP-PCC is a special pay intended to encourage active duty military personnel to volunteer for difficult- to-fill assignments by providing a monetary incentive. Commandant (CG-1332) designates Coast Guard units for AIP-PCC purposes.
AIP-PCC may be paid to active duty officers and enlisted members entitled to Basic Pay under 37 U.S.C. Section 204 - Entitlement , including Reservists on active duty who are permanently assigned as part of a designated pre-commissioning cutter crew. Authorization and termination of designated units will be communicated via decision memo.
AIP-PCC authorized effective September 1, 2022.
In relation to other pays, AIP-PCC is in addition to any pay, allowance, special pay, incentive pay, or any other monetary benefit to which the member might otherwise be entitled,
AIP-PCC is taxable income for federal and state tax purposes, but is not subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Tax.
Computation of Lump-Sum Leave, Retired Pay, Bonuses, Continuation Pay, Separation Pay, or Disability Severance Pay
AIP-PCC is not included in the computation of sale or settlement of unused accrued leave, Retired Pay, reenlistment bonus, Continuation Pay, Separation Pay, or Disability Severance Pay.
AIP-PCC Start Date
AIP-PCC starts on the date of the COMDT (CG-1332) decision memo authorizing the designated unit, or the date the member reports to the designated unit, whichever is later. AIP-PCC may not be paid retroactively.
AIP-PCC Stop Date
AIP-PCC stops the day prior to the date the associated cutter is placed into a commissioned status, or the date prior to the date a member:
a. Is discharged or released from active duty;
b. Is confined as a result of a court-martial sentence;
c. Is absent without leave, with AIP-PCC restarted upon return from such absence;
d. Departs on permanent change of station (PCS) order from an assignment where AIP-PCC is authorized, in which case AIP-PCC stops the day prior to the date of departure from the assignment; or
e. Departs the vicinity of a unit for which AIP-PCC is authorized, with no expectation of return prior to separation or retirement (e.g., leave or administrative absence).
Effective September 1, 2022, the monthly rate of AIP-PCC is $200.
The portion of the month in which AIP-PCC starts or stops will be prorated. The 31st day of a month is not countable under any circumstances.
Procedures for AIP-PCC are contained in the Assignment Incentive Pay SPO/PSI user guide. The guide can be accessed via the Direct-Access User Guides web page, in the SPO/PSI Pay section.