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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
New Direct Access & WebNow Links
Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:
New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
Feb. 11, 2021
Yeoman in the spotlight: Petty Officer 2nd Class Sam Hayer
CONGRATULATIONS! YN2 Sam Hayer, BASE Elizabeth City’s EPOY 2020!!
2021 Annual review of critical housing areas
This ALCGPSC announces the Military Housing Areas (MHA) and zip codes meeting the eligibility criteria for designation as a CHA. This ALCGPSC applies to all areas in the continental United States where dependents are authorized to accompany service members.
Feb. 10, 2021
TRICARE Select Group A Retiree Enrollment Fee Payments Due Now
The Coast Guard is now able to accept TRICARE Select fees by allotment directly from military retired pay. However, this allotment must be completed by contacting your TRICARE contractor.
Reserve Policy Distribution
This message promulgates a new manual (Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual, COMDTINST M1001.2), a new instruction (Electronic Based Distributed Learning Instruction, COMDTINST 1500.7) and a new edition of the Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M001.28D.
Updated procedures when reservists are injured in the line of duty
After carefully considering input from the field, PSC-RPM is changing some administrative processes to assist members and Commands. The new processes will take effect immediately.
Feb. 5, 2021
Retiree Newsletter The Long Blue Line Winter 2021
The Winter 2021 edition of the Long Blue Line/Retiree Newsletter is now available.
How to Find What Your TRICARE Plan Covers
Are you familiar with all the ways TRICARE covers you? TRICARE offers comprehensive coverage to help you get and stay healthy. This year, get familiar with what's covered. Knowing what services are and aren't covered will help you avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.
Feb. 2, 2021
Changes to Rated Sea Time for Advancement to DC, EM, ET, and MK Ratings
ALCOAST ACN 012/21 announces updates to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) regarding rated sea time for advancement in DC, EM, ET, and MK ratings. The new requirements are:
a. E-6 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 12 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
b. E-7 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 36 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
The new sea duty requirements will go into effect for the May 2023 SWE.
PPC Customer Newsletter / Servicing Personnel Office Newsletter
Issue 01/21 (January) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Feb. 1, 2021
Payee Warnings Report for SPO
This guide provides the procedures for a SPO to run the Payee Warnings Report for SPO in Direct Access (DA).
Jan. 29, 2021
New Shipmate Form will help you welcome incoming members
The U.S. Coast Guard has a new tool to help commands get to know newly arrived members.
Good to go: USCG authorizes PCS and HHG shipments for 2021
PCS and household good shipments are authorized until further notice, and the Coast Guard is optimistic that the 2021 PCS season will go smoothly.
Key initiatives from last year will remain in place to support members relocating due to permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Meanwhile, a New Shipmate Form will help units make the transition easier for their new members.
Here’s what you need to know about the services, tools and policy ready to support you during PCS 2021.
Assignment Year 2021 PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP
ALCOAST message 030/21 provides information and resources for Coast Guard members transferring in the upcoming assignment year. While the information provided in the message will be of particular interest to those transferring in AY21, it also includes critical information to commands, supervisors, and SPO/ADMIN offices to assist their members in planning, preparing for, and executing PCS orders.
Jan. 28, 2021
RADM Hathaway and MCPO Lloyd Pierce release the CG National Retiree Council’s Annual Report
This open letter to Coast Guard retirees was written by RADM (ret.) Jeff Hathaway & MCPO (ret.) Lloyd Pierce, co-chairs of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council. The CGNRC was chartered in 1982. Its primary mission is to sustain open and positive lines of communication between the Commandant and the entire Coast Guard military retiree community through the Commandant’s executive agent, the Director of Military Personnel (CG-13).
Understanding Repayment of the Payroll Tax Deferment
As announced in announced in ALCOAST 329/20, the Government deferred Social Security tax collection from September through the end of 2020. Recent legislation changed the repayment period. Now, the 2020 deferred Social Security taxes will be collected in 24 installments (previously 8 installments) from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between January 15 and December 30 (previously April 30), 2021.To calculate the impact on your military pay, please see the Payroll Tax Deferral Guide.