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WebNow Upgraded to "Perceptive Experience" - New Link

Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Im​aged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.

Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan Ahead for Disasters With TRICARE

This year, we've seen the devastating effects of hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, and wildfires both in the U.S. and overseas. It's a stark reminder that natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. Planning ahead and staying informed can help keep you and your family safe.

Sept. 16, 2021

Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents

END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.

Sept. 15, 2021

Leave Balance Guidance for end of Fiscal Year 2021 (30 Sep 2021)

​ALCGPSC 090/21, Leave Balance Guidance for end of Fiscal Year 2021, directs ​commands and supervisors to approve or disapprove all pending Direct Access (DA) absence requests by COB 19SEP21. Requests submitted after this date must be approved or denied immediately. Military members should check their DA account to ensure all pending requests have been cleared prior to the deadline. All pending absence requests (leave), scheduled to be completed before the end of the fiscal year, will be auto-approved on 20SEP21. This includes non-chargeable leave that is in a pending status.

Sept. 15, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 "A" and "C" School Orders and TDY Travel Guidance

ALCOAST 341/21, Fiscal Year 2022 "A" and "C" School Orders and TDY Travel Guidance, clarifies "A" and "C" School TDY travel guidance, and highlights critical policy.

Sept. 15, 2021

WEBNOW-Electronically Imaged Record Viewing Slated for Upgrade 16/17 September.

Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Imaged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.

Sept. 15, 2021

Travel Assist Teams are Here to Help you Learn the New Electronic Travel System

The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on Oct. 1, 2021, the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 (Q1 of FY22). ETS is the Coast Guard’s all-in-one travel system that will assist our members with booking travel, creating and approving orders, and submitting travel claims.

Sept. 14, 2021

How to Process Dislocation Allowance During the FSMS Cutover Period

As the service moves to a new travel system, here’s what you need to know regarding DLA if you are PCSing.

Sept. 14, 2021

Coast Guard Switching to New Travel Management Center (TMC) as Part of a System Modernization

What you need to know about the new Travel Management Center

Sept. 14, 2021

ALCOAST 335/21, Cutover Financial System (CFS) – Guidance and Expectations

This ALCOAST provides details about the capabilities and use of the Cutover Financial System (CFS) during the Coast Guard's transition to the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS). During this period (1 Oct 21 – 17 Nov 21), the Coast Guard will be without a financial application to record obligations and track account balances.

Sept. 14, 2021

How To Use Your Government Travel Card During the FSMS Cutover Period

You may have heard about the new Financial Management System (FSMS) and the new travel system (ETS) coming online at the beginning of October. As this occurs, there is a scheduled “cut over period” and in order to assist travelers with this transition, the Coast Guard has announced an immediate temporary expanded use of the government travel charge card (GTCC). During this time members who are performing a permanent change of station (PCS), long-term temporary travel, or who are under disaster evacuation orders may use their travel cards, whereas normally they would not be allowed.

Sept. 13, 2021

New Travel Management Center (TMC) For Travel Reservations And Ticketing

Starting 01 October 2021, all official travel (e.g. airline, bus, ship, Alaska Marine Highway System, rental vehicle, lodging) must be arranged through CWTSato. Travelers shall continue using ADTRAV for reservations through 30 September 2021 if the travel is commencing before 15 October 2021.

Sept. 10, 2021

Reserve Readiness Management Period Policy Updated

ALCOAST COMDT NOTE 088/21 promulgated a change to the minimum hour requirements for Readiness Management​ Period (RMPs) drills to the following: RMPs without pay must be a minimum of two hours in duration and not more than one RMP will be performed by an individual in one calendar day; and, RMPs for pay will not be less than four hours in duration and not more than one paid RMP will be performed by an individual in one calendar day. These changes are effect immediately.

Sept. 10, 2021

Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program: Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance

ALCGPSC 087/21 announces immediate temporary expanded use of the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) to support travel requirements until completion of the new financial system cutover period as indicated in references ALCOAST 194/21 (Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Implementation) and ALCOAST 237/21 (FSMS Implementation Update 1). These policy waivers offer a reliable means of financial support in the absence of standard travel advances being processed or travel claim payments being timely processed, particularly for Permanent Change of Station, Long-Term TAD, and Disaster Evacuation Orders.

Sept. 9, 2021

E-Gov Travel Service (ETS) List of Frequently Asked Questions Updated

Questions are coming in as we approach the ETS implementation date of 1 October 2021. We added that all TPAX claims must be approved by the AO no later than 17 September 2021. We also updated the link to the ETS Webinar schedule.

Sept. 9, 2021

E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Schedule Updated.

The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on October 1, 2021. With such a significant transition, we are introducing a series of multiple two to four hour training sessions via virtual webinar sessions. These webinars will be available each week (including two Sunday sessions in October for Reservists) leading up to go-live, and will continue on a bi-weekly basis after go-live until the new calendar year.