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Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRB)

Fiscal Year 2021 Enlisted Bonuses

ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice (ACN) 101/20 announces the results of the Enlisted Workforce Planning Team (EWPT). The EWPT convened from 29-30 April 2020 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). 

New Early Reenlistment Rules:

Members eligible for an SRB may reenlist at any time prior to their EOE within the Fiscal Year (FY) for which an SRB is offered. For example, if a member’s EOE is 04 August 2021 and eligible for an SRB offered in FY21, the member may choose to reenlist at any time after the start of the fiscal year (01 October 2020) and prior to their EOE.

All SRBs earned as a result of members reenlisting within the FY of their applicable EOEs will no longer be prorated for an early reenlistment. 
Members are now authorized the total bonus amount of the applicable SRB for EOE reenlistments. Exceptions to this policy change are for those members whose current enlistment incurred an obligated service due to a monetary bonus incentive or reenlistment during the 6, 10 and 14 year anniversaries. Other obligated service outside of EOE will continue to follow prorated policy calculations accounting for obligated service up to the member’s original active duty service commitment.​

Commanding officers are authorized to effect early discharge and reenlist members within the Fiscal Year of their 6th, 10th, or 14th year active service anniversary dates (not to be confused with the normal expiration of enlistment), for the purpose of qualifying for a Zone A, B, or C SRB. In such cases, SRB payments will be reduced by any portion of unserved service obligation. Commanding officers must ensure that such members are fully qualified to receive an SRB and advise them that all periods of unserved obligated service will be deducted from their bonus entitlement.

See ACN 124/20, Changes to Reenlistment Eligibility for Bonuses & Service Obligation for IS "A" School for more information. 

Refer to the SRB Knowledge Guide for eligibility and computation guidance. Use the FY 20 Eligibility Checklist to ensure all administrative requirements are met before submitting an SRB request to PPC. Note: FY21 updates will be posted soon.

You must include the FY20 SRB Eligibility Checklist (Note: FY21 updates will be posted soon). in the bonus payment request package sent via a PPC Customer Care Ticket, the bonus will not be processed until all documentation (including the checklist) is complete and delivered.

The following SRBs are in effect for FY 2021:

  • BM
  1. A $20,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for BM2 members who reenlist for an additional four (4) years of active duty service obligation.
  2. A $35,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for BM2 members who reenlist for an additional six (6) years of active duty service obligation.
  3. A $20,000 Zone B SRB is authorized for BM2 members who reenlist for an additional four (4) years of active duty service obligation.
  • CS
  1. A $15,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for CS* members who reenlist for an additional four (4) years of active duty service obligation.
  2. A $30,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for CS* members who reenlist for an additional six (6) years of active duty service obligation.
  3. A $15,000 Zone B SRB is authorized for CS* members who reenlist for an additional six (6) years of active duty service obligation.

(*)FSO Kicker (only for CS2 and above): $10K.

  • EM
  1. A $10,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for EM1, EM2, and EM3 members who reenlist for an additional four (4) years of active duty service obligation.
  2. A $25,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for EM1, EM2, and EM3 members who reenlist for an additional six (6) years of active duty service obligation. 
  • OS
  1. A $30,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for OS members who reenlist for an additional four (4) years of active duty service obligation.
  2. A $50,000 Zone A SRB is authorized for OS members who reenlist for an additional six (6) years of active duty service obligation.
  3. A $30,000 Zone B SRB is authorized for OS members who reenlist for an additional six (6) years of active duty service obligation.

 

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March 5, 2021

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March 4, 2021

2021 PCS Season Household Goods Guidance Issued

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March 4, 2021

Reservists: new Selected Reserve bonus of up to $10k

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March 3, 2021

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March 3, 2021

Ceremonial Advancements - Flag Voice 540

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March 3, 2021

Here’s how the Personnel Readiness Task Force is working for you

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March 3, 2021

Coast Guard announces April 2021 Body Composition Screening process

The Coast Guard will conduct Body Composition Screenings (BCS) in April, with mitigations to account for COVID-19’s ongoing impact on the workforce. Full policy details were announced in ACN 023/21.

March 2, 2021

Coast Guard adopts DoD form for retired pay accounts

CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.

March 2, 2021

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) plan

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