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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

July 12, 2019

Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.

July 12, 2019

Delayed Implementation of Limitations on Eligibility to Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits

This ALCGPSC announces DoD’s six-month delay of implementation of eligibility limitations to transfer Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to qualifying dependents.

July 9, 2019

Join July 18 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life Coverage

Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you have to enroll in TFL, or when you become eligible for TFL coverage? Are you getting ready to turn 65? Join the "Understanding How TRICARE For Life Coverage Works" webinar on July 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

July 2, 2019

Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations Updated

The Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) has been updated. Get the new version of COMDTINST M4600.17 (series) at https://media.defense.gov/2019/Jul/01/2002152007/-1/-1/0/CIM_4600_17B.PDF.

July 1, 2019

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 July 2019:

June 30, 2019

Reminder: BAH for Single Recruit, OCS, or Academy Graduates In-Transit

A Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is a temporary housing allowance paid while a member is in a travel or leave status between permanent duty stations, provided the member is not assigned Government quarters, including dependents who may be assigned to Government owned or leased family-type quarters. The Transit rate continues during proceed time and authorized delays en route, including TDY en route.

June 28, 2019

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 032/19 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 July 2019.​

June 28, 2019

May 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List

The May 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

June 27, 2019

Career Sea Pay (CSP) Entitlement While TDY to a Cutter in Shipyard

Career Sea Pay (CSP) is authorized for members that are permanently or temporarily assigned for duty to a vessel pursuant to competent orders and that the unit's mission is underway. If duty performed was on or about the vessel while it was not underway and the TDY member was not accruing CSP prior to the cutters entry into the shipyard means that there is no entitlement to CSP during that period.

June 27, 2019

July 2019 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Here is the July 2019 AD & Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

June 26, 2019

Reminder: BAH-Transit to Single Members PCS Transferred from outside the U.S.

The Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is often overlooked by Servicing Personnel Offices resulting in members being underpaid.

June 26, 2019

Moving? Update DEERS for Uninterrupted TRICARE Coverage

Summer is when you and your family may fulfill new orders and move to a new duty station. If you move this summer, don't forget to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Being able to use TRICARE depends on keeping DEERS up to date.

June 25, 2019

Effect of Short Homeport Visit on Family Separation Allowance (FSA-S) Entitlement

My cutter is on a 34 day patrol. If we pull into homeport for a Brief Stop for Logistics (6 hours to transfer personnel, mail, get food) on the 19th day of the patrol and grant no liberty ... would the crew still be entitled to FSA-S?

June 25, 2019

Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) for Officer Candidates

Enlisted members in the accession pipeline are not entitled to Basic Allowance for Subsistence unless they have prior active service.

June 24, 2019

October 2019 Reserve Servicewide Exam Announcement

Summary. This message announces the OCT 2019 RSWE competition for pay grades E-5 through E-9. A member’s failure to receive, review and follow the guidelines of this message will not justify a waiver of these requirements.