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Separations (SEP) Branch

PPC Separations (SEP) provides the following:

Annually we process nearly 3,000 separations and distribute 130,000 W-2 forms.

Separation Processing Tips

Visit our Separations Branch News page for more updates and tips!

Be prepared: 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/.

Note:

Due to COVID-19, transition seminars (TAPS) have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.  Members that have either retirement or separation orders listed in the CGBI Personnel Separations Planning Tool, are emailed the online TAPS instructions.  Members separating at the expiration of their enlistment should download the online TAPS instructionsPDF.  Please read this document carefully, and line by line, as it provides specific guidance on what needs to be completed.

Note the following:

  • All proofs of completion must be sent in one email, along with your DOD ID number; separate emails with separate attachments will be deleted.  This is done to cut down on multiple emails when one will suffice.
  • Vist the Transition/Relocation Manager Contact List page for the name and email address of the Transition/Relocation Manager for your location.

Separations Branch News

Oct. 7, 2020

Continued Health Care Benefit Program Rates

TRICARE recently updated the TRICARE Costs and Fees Sheet. The October version includes the new rates (Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021) for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), as well as current 2020 costs and fees for other TRICARE programs. If you need health care as you make a transition to civilian life, the CHCBP gives health coverage for 18 to 36 months. This is temporary coverage for when you lose TRICARE coverage. If you qualify, you may purchase CHCBP coverage within 60 days of loss of TRICARE coverage.

Sept. 28, 2020

High Year Tenure (HYT) Waiver Policy for 2020 and 2021

a. All 2021 and 2022 HYT candidates in paygrades E-3 to E-8 who apply for a waiver and meet all other eligibility requirements will be granted a waiver with the ability to advance. b. Members who do not submit a HYT waiver request must be separated IAW REF (B) and will retain authorized entitlements. c. Members in the paygrade E-9 remain ineligible for HYT waivers and must submit a retirement request in accordance with Section 3.G. and 3.H. of REF (B). d. Members granted a HYT waiver will adhere to all Coast Guard policies and processes, to include but not limited to reenlistment eligibility, assignments and separation authorities. e. The deadline for 2021 HYT candidates to submit a waiver request is 13 November 2020.

Sept. 28, 2020

Credentialing your Coast Guard experience

Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service.

July 17, 2020

2021 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board TimeLine

​ALCGENL message 136/20 provides a timeline and amplifying guidance for the 2021 SECB. Similar to High Year Tenure (HYT), the title denotes the year in which the non-continued members must retire. For the 2021 SECB, active duty enlisted members in paygrades E-7 to E-9 shall become candidates for SECB when they have greater than or equal to 20 years, but less than 21 years of active military service, and greater than or equal to 25 years, but less than 26 years of active military service, on 31 December 2020.

July 7, 2020

Available Now: TRICARE Retiring from the National Guard or Reserve Brochure

Are you a National Guard or Reserve member who has retired or is about to retire? When you retire from the National Guard or Reserve, your TRICARE coverage changes. Learn how TRICARE options may change for you and your family and what you must do.

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    April 8, 2021