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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
April 1, 2021
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 April 2021:
March 16, 2021
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter Ten
This Email ALSPO message promulgates an update to the Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual (PPPM), PPCINST M1000.2 (series). This message promulgates chapter ten of the PPPM.
March 15, 2021
Health Record Disposition Delays due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Be sure to obtain a copy of your health record prior to separation or retirement.
March 12, 2021
COVID-19: Impacted Assignment Year 21 (AY21): PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP 2
This message cancels ALCOAST 030/21 and provides updated information
and resources for Coast Guard military members transferring this
assignment year. While the information provided in this 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. Communications will continue to
be a key factor in the overall success of the transfer season.
What you need to know about transfer season 2021
Getting ready to PCS? Be sure to read this first.
Policy Update: For FY21 Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) has increased
Educational benefits jumped from $2,250 to $3,750 annually for active duty and reserve members.
March 11, 2021
Travel and leave policy returns to pre-pandemic status
With the exception of unofficial foreign travel, the Coast Guard has returned travel and leave approval procedures for military member to pre-pandemic status. All members should continue to make travel decisions based on the most recent travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
March 10, 2021
COVID-19: Calendar Year 2021 Travel and Leave SITREP 2
This ALCOAST cancels SITREP 1 (ALCOAST 046/21) and revises procedures for
foreign/domestic leave and travel. Due to current trends of
the pandemic combined with the national vaccination effort,
leave and travel approval policies, except for unofficial
foreign travel, are returned to pre-pandemic status. However,
leave and travel approving officials should weigh individual
member vaccination status (vaccinated versus un-vaccinated)
and site specific location COVID-19 conditions when conducting
readiness risk assessment and approving leave and travel requests.
March 5, 2021
Transfer season reminders: Household goods, mandatory survey
The 2021 household good (HHG) transportation season will soon be upon us, and with it comes the importance of HHG counseling. To ensure all members have the most success with their movement of HHGs commands are highly encouraged to provide each transferring or separating member with a copy of this ALCOAST and include HHGs counseling on
Transfer season reminders: Personally procured moves
The Household Goods (HHG) transportation peak season, which runs from 15 May through 31 Aug, is fast approaching. During peak season it may be difficult to secure a Government-contracted transportation service provider (TSP) that meets the member’s desired packing, pick-up, and delivery dates. If a TSP cannot be contracted, or if a member prefers,
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: