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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
June 3, 2020
Direct-Access Password Reset Guidance
During a recent Direct Access (DA) system upgrade, the forgot password security question "What is your mother's maiden name?" was disabled in DA to reduce the possibility of a compromise of personally identifiable information (PII). For users who originally chose this as a security question, the hint question will now default to "What town were you born in?" but the ANSWER has NOT changed from what the user originally established for "What is your mother's maiden name?"
May 8, 2020
A Friendly Reminder: Keep Your DEERS Info Updated
Did you know that not keeping your family's information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) could delay their access to health care? Errors can also cause delays with your claims and delivery of your prescription. Now is an important time to check your DEERS records.
April 23, 2020
Inactive Duty Training (IDT) Subsistence Allowance While Drilling Remotely
ACN 054/20 promulgates policy regarding IDT subsistence allowance, formally IDT COMRATS, for enlisted reservists performing paid Inactive Duty for Training (IDT), Readiness Management Period (RMP), or Additional Training Period (ATP) drills remotely.
Coast Guard enlisted reservists who are authorized to conduct training remotely are not authorized a subsistence allowance for periods of IDT, RMP, or ATP performed at their home, regardless of the duration of those periods.
April 10, 2020
New Military Records SPO Support Email Address
The Military Record Section has transitioned from Public Folders to the Shared Mailbox platform and will no longer utilize the Public Folder functions in Outlook.
March 23, 2020
Coast Guard Travel and Leave Policy Updated
ALCOAST 098/20 provides Coast Guard members with updated travel and leave policy guidance as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to assist unit commanders to preserve force readiness and accomplish CG missions. Please see paragraph 4, Domestic Travel, for important guidance regarding local leave.
March 10, 2020
Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Update
ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice (ACN) 033/20 modifies ACN 112/19, the one-year Body Composition Pilot program.
March 3, 2020
Drilling for Points Only - Guidance and Clarification Released
All CG Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 011/20 provides guidance and clarification regarding drilling for reserve points only.
Also visit PSC's website a memo template and more information.
Feb. 27, 2020
Authorized Housing Flexibility Options Increase for Service Members and their Families During PCS Moves
Policy concerning Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and housing assignment flexibility for certain members with dependents undergoing a permanent change of station (PCS) within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).
TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Issue 1, 2020
Eager to learn more about your TRICARE benefit? Here are just some of the articles you can read in the latest issue of the TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter:
TRICARE Rules for Enrolling and Disenrolling
Your TRICARE Payment Options
Seeking Care While on Active Duty
Take Action to Enroll in a TRICARE Plan When You Retire
Read TRICARE Publications and Take the Survey
Dec. 31, 2019
2020 Continental United States (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Locations
CONUS COLA is a taxable supplemental allowance designed to help offset higher prices in the highest cost locations in CONUS that exceed the costs in an average CONUS location by 8 percent or more. The program affects approximately 20,000 Service members in 16 Military Housing Areas (MHAs) and 31 other counties in CONUS.
Military Accounts Support (MAS) Branch
Branch News & Announcements:
More Military Accounts Support news & announcements.
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.
SPOs (and others) may find these worksheets helpful when auditing a member's pay: