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Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591

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(785) 339-2000
For E-Gov Travel Sys (ETS) Call the 
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Military Accounts Support (MAS) Branch

Branch News & Announcements:

Temporary BAH Rate Increase Resources (from Military Pay & Compensation Division (CG-1332)):
  1. Temporary BAH Rate Increase – Approved Locations
  2. Temporary BAH Rate Increase – Approved Locations – All Rates by Approved Locations
  3. Flow Chart – Temporary BAH Rate Increase
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Temporary  BAH Rate Increase
  5. Procedures – Temporary BAH Rate Increase
  6. USCG Application - Temporary BAH Rate Increase Updated 29 Sep 2021

More Military Accounts Support news & announcements.

2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule

2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule (E-Mail ALSPO B/2020) (PDF)

MEMBERS SHOULD NOT SET UP AUTOMATED PAYMENTS OR ASSUME FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO PUBLISHED PAYDAYS. MEMBERS SHOULD VERIFY WITH THEIR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AS TO THE ACTUAL TIME FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO THEIR ACCOUNT.


Worksheets & Calculators

SPOs (and others) may find these worksheets helpful when auditing a member's pay:

 

 


Military Accounts Support News Updates

Oct. 15, 2021

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 166/21 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Nov 2021. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

Oct. 4, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Special Duty (SDP) and Assignment Pay (AP)

ALCOAST 365/21 provides Fiscal Year 2022 Special Duty (SDP) and Assignment Pay (AP) authorizations. SPOs must start SDP or AP for any newly eligible members effective 1 October 2021.

Sept. 30, 2021

PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter (3rd Quarter, CY2021)

Issue 05/21 (July, August and September, 2021) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.

Sept. 30, 2021

Temporary increase in BAH rates for Certain MHAs that have experienced abnormal rental cost increases due to COVID-2019

The financial landscape has affected many of us especially those that have relocated this year. In addition to the temporary extension in the temporary lodging expense (TLE) increase that was previously announced, the Secretary of Defense has authorized a temporary basic allowance for housing (BAH) increase for affected members within 56 military

Sept. 30, 2021

Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Assist Support Team

This ALCOAST provides details about the launch and use of the FSMS ASSIST SUPPORT TEAM (FAST). FAST will utilize a tiered support system to efficiently answer questions regarding Cutover Financial System (CFS) and troubleshoot problems. Throughout the cutover period (01 October-17 November), obligations will be executed offline and entered in the CFS

Sept. 29, 2021

Temporary BAH Increase - ALCOAST 355/21

ALCOAST 355/21 announces the establishment of Temporary BAH rates for 56 United States Military Housing Areas (MHAs), promulgates Coast Guard policy, and provides implementation process guidance for eligible Coast Guard active duty personnel. Members stationed at duty stations within the respective MHAs who have experienced abnormal housing cost increases may be eligible to apply for these temporary rates effective from 01 October 2021 to 31 December 2021. No other MHA is eligible for an increase at this time.

Sept. 29, 2021

TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase in 2022

Do you get your prescription drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a TRICARE retail network pharmacy? If so, you'll pay anywhere from $1 to $8 more in copayments starting Jan. 1. These costs changes won't affect all beneficiaries.

Sept. 24, 2021

Direct Access Limited Availability Periods Scheduled for October 2021

Access to Direct Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with security update and data center move on the following dates: a. 0600 EDT, Saturday, 02 Oct 2021, through 0600 EDT, Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021. b. 0600 EDT, Friday, 29 Oct 2021, through 1600 EDT, Saturday, 30 Oct 2021.

Sept. 22, 2021

Retiring From the Service? Get to Know Your TRICARE Options

If you're getting ready to retire from active duty or reserve service, your goal is likely to make a smooth transition to civilian life. TRICARE can help you do that. When you retire from active duty or retire from the National Guard or Reserve, you'll experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). QLEs open a 90-day window where you can enroll in a new TRICARE health plan or change your coverage.

Sept. 22, 2021

Temporary BAH Increase - Flag Voice 561

The Secretary of Defense has approved a temporary Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) increase to 56 Military Housing Areas (MHAs) across the United States.