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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

May 22, 2019

Retired Pay "High-3" Calculator Launched

The Department of Defense has introduced a new "legacy" High-3 Retirement Calculator to help members (Active Duty and Reserve) under the high-3 retirement system to estimate their retired pay. 

May 1, 2019

Issuance of Form DD-214 to Reserve Component Members

Reserve Component personnel ordered to active duty for a contingency operation for a period greater than 30 days will be issued a DD Form 214

Nov. 21, 2018

Permanent Promotion Obligated Service for Voluntary Retirement

​ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 137/18 announced an error in a recent change to the Military Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1000.4. The two-year obligated service requirement for promotion was inadvertently omitted. This requirement is still in effect: “complete the two-year obligated service requirement incurred for a permanent promotion. (An officer will not be promoted if he or she has an approved voluntary retirement on file).”​

April 6, 2018

Issuance of DD-214s and Discharge Certificates

A quick rundown of when these forms are needed.

March 29, 2018

Active Duty? Enroll to Continue TRICARE Coverage After Retirement

Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which TRICARE programs best suit your and your family’s needs.

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    April 8, 2021