U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Nov. 20, 2019
Coast Guard Pay Manual Update
A new version of the Pay Manual is available.
Nov. 19, 2019
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 211/19 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 December 2019.
Nov. 14, 2019
Join Nov. 21 TRICARE Webinar on Open Season
Open season is here. Be sure to make your choice for 2020 health coverage before open season ends on Dec. 9. If you need help picking a TRICARE health plan or a plan through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, join TRICARE for the open season webinar on Nov. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss your options for 2020 health care, dental, and vision coverage. A Q&A led by the presenters will follow the presentation.
Important Notice to Members Who Are Maryland Residents
Did you know that federal and Maryland earned income tax credits are available to certain low-income individuals
and families? These credits can reduce the amount of income tax you owe or increase your income tax refund; and, you may
qualify to receive some of these credits even if you did not earn enough income to be required to file a tax return.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Payment for Government-Provided Meals
Rule 1: Everyone who gets Basic Pay gets BAS.
Rule 2: If you consume a government-provided meal, you must pay for it.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)
The Coast Guard Pay Manual, Chapter 3, Section A, provides information and policy on officer BAS (OFF BAS) and enlisted BAS (ENL BAS).
Nov. 12, 2019
2020 Thrift Savings Plan Contribution Limits
The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) places limits on the dollar amount of contributions you can make to the TSP. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calculates them every year and they can change annually. The TSP announces the limits on the TSP website and the ThriftLine as well as through its various publications when the limits become available.
Nov. 8, 2019
Government Travel Charge Card CITI Bank Updates
ALCGPSC message 125/19 provides important updates for the Government Travel Charge Card program. Topics include changing the default statement delivery to electronic, split disbursement, and more.
Nov. 7, 2019
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated
Fiscal Year 2020 Class "C" School Orders and Travel Guidance
ALCOAST message 344/19 provides information clarifies “C” School TDY travel guidance and highlights critical policy
Nov. 1, 2019
PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter
The October issue of our newsletter is now online. The newsletter contains articles and messages posted to the PPC website during the month - an "In case you missed it" summary.
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
Additional SWE Points for Electronics Technicians (ET)
ETs serving in GWS billets, as identified by EPM-2 and the ET RFMC, in support of MK92, MK48, MK38, and CIWS may receive two (2) SWE points for their assignment beginning with the May 2020 SWE.
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 Nov. 2019: