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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

May 23, 2019

Transfer of Education Benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill) Policy Reminder

ALCOAST 177/19 provides a final reminder to transfer Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to eligible dependents prior to 12 July 2019.

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 22, 2019

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May 14, 2019

June 2019 Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 080/19 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 June 2019.

May 13, 2019

Premium LinkedIn for Coast Guard Spouses

LinkedIn and the Coast Guard have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow Coast Guard spouses premium access to LinkedIn.

May 9, 2019

Administrative Remarks, Form CG-3307, Instruction Updated

Commandant Instruction 1000.14D updates the list of authorized and unauthorized personnel to sign Administrative Remarks, Form CG-3307 entries. This Instruction should be reviewed in its entirety by CG members and commands.

May 9, 2019

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

May 9, 2019

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated

May 9, 2019

A Change of Address May Mean New TRICARE Health Options

Are you and your family moving? Moving doesn't change your TRICARE eligibility. But it may change the TRICARE health care options available to you and your family. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event.

May 6, 2019

Direct Access Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start failure

Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start failure. If a member reports in TEMDU first and then to the cutter CGSMR doesn’t auto start and needs to be manually started via meal rate request

May 3, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changed the Way Tax is Calculated.

The IRS encourages everyone to perform a “paycheck checkup” to see if you have the right amount of tax withheld for your personal situation.

May 3, 2019

Treasury and IRS to launch redesigned W-4 Form in 2020 to Ensure Smooth Taxpayer Experience

The Treasury Department announced that the IRS will implement a redesigned W-4 form for tax year 2020, a timeline that will allow for continued work to refine the new approach for the form. As a result of the enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Treasury and the IRS are revising the wage withholding system and Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. In June, the IRS released a draft redesigned form for public comment and received many helpful suggestions for improvements, which they are working to integrate.

May 3, 2019

May 2019 AD/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

May 2019 AD/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows:

May 3, 2019

Direct Access Known Issue: PCS Orders - Getting Kicked Out When Trying to Access

We have gotten reports that some of you are getting kicked out of DA when you try to access PCS orders. Programmers have determined that it is due to people making customizations to their PeopleSoft pages. If you are experiencing this issue, you must submit a trouble ticket so that we can fix your account. Please reference " PSUSEROBJTYPE" in your ticket so that we can expedite your request.

May 3, 2019

Government Travel Charge Card Bank Transition

Per GTCC Program e-mails previously sent to all cardholders, the travel card provider transition from JPMC to CITI is scheduled for 6 May 2019. On this date, cardholders should stop using their previously issued JPMC travel cards and start using their new CITI Travel Cards.