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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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Feb. 6, 2023
mLINQS Training Sessions news update!
This article announces exciting news on upcoming mLINQS training sessions.
Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list for active-duty supplemental advancements has been updated.
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated.
Feb. 3, 2023
ETS Common Errors Guidance for a PPC Customer Care Ticket or SNOW Ticket
This announcement identifies common errors within ETS and what causes those errors. When to submit a PPC Customer Care Ticker or SNOW Ticket.
Jan. 27, 2023
Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
Updated Travel sheet with new rates January 27, 2023. Has new look. Has the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter still from last update on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
Jan. 26, 2023
Increase To Maximum Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
ALCOAST 036/23 This message announces implementation of an increase to the maximum Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions for Basic Needs Allowance
This article provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Basic Needs Allowance.
Jan. 25, 2023
Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time In Grade Requirement Update
ALCGENL 012/23 This message announces updates to the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time in Grade update for CS, GM, IT and PA.
Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity
ALCGENL 011/23 This message announces Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity - Command Cadre Critical Solicitation - Officer In Charge
Jan. 23, 2023
Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of February 2023.
Advance-To-Position (A2P) BETA Test For Calendar Year 2023 (CY23)
This message establishes advancement and assignment procedures for administrating the A2P beta test in CY23.
Jan. 21, 2023
May 2023 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition
ALCGENL 009/23. This message announces the May 2023 SWE competition.
Update to Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Beyond 30 Years
ALCOAST 014/23. This ALCOAST updates REF (A) by extending the retirement age for active duty enlisted members from 30 years to 34 years of military service.
2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement
ALCGENL 006/23. This message announces the 2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel.
Jan. 17, 2023
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 007/23 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2023. There is a spreadsheet on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Jan. 7, 2023
Workforce Planning Team Results - Judge Advocate Interventions
This ALCOAST announces the approved FY23 judge advocate interventions.
Update to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences
This ALCOAST announces an update to the Coast Guard's Primary and
Secondary Caregiver Leave Policy.
Jan. 4, 2023
Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season - Section 643 of Public Law 117-263
Section 643 of Public Law 117-263, December 23, 2022, Congress approved a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season.
Dec. 30, 2022
Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) Implementation
This message establishes the implementation of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA).
SBP Line of Duty Death - SBP Reversion from Child to Spouse Coverage
Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) in 2023, in that, Active-Duty members who died in the line of duty Optional Annuity for Dependent Children Reversion to Spouse Coverage. This is tied to DIC offset repeal.
SBP-DIC Offset Elimination News
Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) that, in 2023, will fully eliminate the offset (reduction) to SBP annuity payments for surviving spouses who are also receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Dec. 23, 2022
2023 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Rates
CONUS COLA Calculator UPDATED: 12/22/2022 with the rates for 2023. CALIFORNIA - San Francisco 1%. MASSACHUSETTS - Essex County 1%, Hampden County 1%, and Martha's Vineyard 3%. Michigan - Detroit 1%. NEW YORK - New York City 8% and Staten Island 1%.
Dec. 20, 2022
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
2023 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY23.
Dec. 19, 2022
Military Personnel to Receive an 11 Percent Increase in Basic Allowance for Substance (BAS) for 2023
Military members can expect to see the biggest percentage jump for basic allowance for subsistence (BAS) in more than 20 years. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, enlisted members will see their BAS rate will increase to $452.56 a month, while officers will see their rate increase to $311.68.