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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches
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Feb. 23, 2024

ALCGENL 084/24 - UPDATE MAY 2023 SERVICEWIDE EXAM REVISED CUTOFFS

Advancement cuts are based on forecasted losses and position reductions during a specific period of eligibility and are designed primarily for assignment officer planning purposes. CG Personnel Service Center-Enlisted Personnel Management will revise these cut numbers as new loss data impacting the enlisted workforce becomes available.ALCGENL

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Feb. 23, 2024

ALCGPSC 027/24 - 2024 ANNUAL REVIEW OF CRITICAL HOUSING AREAS (CHA)

This ALCGPSC announces the Military Housing Areas (MHA) and zip codes meeting the eligibility criteria for designation as a CHA. This ALCGPSC applies to all areas in the continental United States where dependents are authorized to accompany service members.ALCGPSC 027/24

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Feb. 22, 2024

Government Wide Changes to Travel Policy That Emphasize Sustainable Travel

“We have been asked to issue an S (or statutory) item to immediately implement Government wide changes to travel policy that emphasize sustainable travel.  OMB issued a memorandum on Dec 14, 2023, that prioritizes sustainable transportation by encouraging use of electric vehicles, rail, and public transit during official travel.  These changes

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Feb. 20, 2024

ALCOAST 087/24 EIGHTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE

A ready and capable Reserve force is as critically important to Coast Guard mission execution today as it has been for 83 years since its founding February 19, 1941.ALCOAST 087/24

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Feb. 20, 2024

ALCOAST 077/24 - EASING ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS - BODY COMPOSITION SCREENING BETA TEST

This ALCOAST announces updates to the Body Composition Screening (BCS) Beta Test announced in REF (A) for the April 2024 semiannual screenings. The goal of the BCS Beta Test is to reduce the total administrative time spent on the BCS and weigh-in processes. The April 2024 BCS Beta Test will expand to include additional units. Military members

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Feb. 20, 2024

ALCGENL 068/24 and ALCGENL 009/24 MCAP Eligibility List and Announcement

This message serves as the initial eligibility list for the 2024 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) announced in Ref A. All Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) identified below are candidates for the 2024 MCAP and should review this message and Refs A thru D in their entirety. Commanding Officers (COs) and Officers-In-Charge (OICs) must ensure

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Feb. 16, 2024

DLA ERROR WORK AROUND UNTIL LONG-TERM SOLUTION IS FOUND

DLA ERROR WORK AROUND UNTIL LONG-TERM SOLUTION IS FOUND:For OA’s created from DA- In DA - change the amount on the employee travel line to include Employee Travel + DLA/Dislocation amount. Decrease the DLA line to $1.00- do NOT $0.00 out the line or it will cancel orders/funding and create bigger errors. Once submitted and amendment has been

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Feb. 12, 2024

ALCGENL 065-24 ENLISTED ADVANCEMENTS EPAA 03-24 MARCH

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 065/24 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 March 2024.  There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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Feb. 12, 2024

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024

The Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to February 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for reserve supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Feb. 12, 2024

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024 

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to February 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Jan. 19, 2024

ALCGRSV 002/24 SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 2-24

The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated effective 1 February 2024 provided the requirements of Refs A-C are met:

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Jan. 18, 2024

SUBJ: ENLISTED PERSONNEL ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (EPAA) NO. 02‐24

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 019/24 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 February 2024. Please visit CG PSC‐EPM's SharePoint site: Enlisted Personnel Management (EPM) (sharepoint-mil.us)

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Jan. 16, 2024

ALCGENL 011/24 SUBJ: MAY 2024 SERVICE WIDE EXAMINATION (SWE) COMPETITION

Summary. This message announces the May 2024 SWE competition for all Ratings, except Cyber Mission Specialist (CMS), Musician (MU), and Public Affairs Specialist (PA). Commanding officers must ensure dissemination of this ALCGENL to all active duty enlisted members in their respective areas of responsibility. Members planning to compete in the SWE shall be aware of the requirements and guidelines contained in this ALCGENL. Failure to do so is not justification for a waiver to compete in the SWE. Furthermore, units, SWE Officers, Education Services Officers, and members planning to compete in the SWE shall familiarize themselves with the contents of references A thru E.

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Jan. 8, 2024

Active Duty Supplemental Advancement List Updated

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for January 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to January 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Jan. 8, 2024

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated to reflect requests processed prior January 1, 2024.The lists and other helpful information are available on the Advancements branch CG SharePoint Online page. 

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Dec. 22, 2023

ALCGENL 273/23 Enlisted Personnel Advancement Announcement (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 273/23 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 December 2023.  There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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Dec. 19, 2023

ALCGRSV 070/23 SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 1-24

ALCGRSV 070/23SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 1-24A. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series)B. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)C. Body Composition Standards Program, COMDTINST 1020.8 (series)1. The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade

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Dec. 13, 2023

Competency Dictionary for the Months of November/December 2023

The Competency Dictionary for the months of November/December 2023: Competency Dictionary.xls (live.com) (a spreadsheet that shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions) has been updated by Commandant (CG-1B-1). There have been 67 competency changes since the latest dictionary was published, and changes since the latest update are in

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Dec. 13, 2023

October 2023 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List

The October 2023 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the Coast Guard SharePoint Online at: October 2023 Reserve SWE ListThe October 22 RSWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on the internet or social media sites.Advancement

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Dec. 1, 2023

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated to reflect requests processed prior December 1, 2023.The lists and other helpful information are available on the Advancements branch CG SharePoint Online page. 

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Dec. 1, 2023

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists Updated

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for December 2023 (reflects requests processed prior to December 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Nov. 29, 2023

ALCOAST 474/23 SUBJ: FY2024 WORKFORCE PLANNING TEAM RESULTS - MONETARY AND NON-MONETARY INTERVENTIONS

This ALCOAST announces the results of the Military Workforce Planning Team (MWPT) FY 2024 deliberations regarding monetary and non-monetary interventions for enlisted and officer personnel. Specifically, this ALCOAST authorizes Enlistment Bonuses (EB), Critical Skills Training Bonuses (CSTB), Critical Skills Retention Bonuses (CSRB), Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRB), and Aviation Bonuses (AvB), as authorized in accordance with REF (A).

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Nov. 28, 2023

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Contribution Limits for 2024 Announced

The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2024 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution limits.” 

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Nov. 16, 2023

Reminder for Soon-to-be-Retirees and DD-2656 Submission

Reminder for Soon-to-be-Retirees: Beginning January 1, 2024, PPC/RAS will no longer accept versions of the Form DD-2656 older than March 2022 as your application for retirement pay. There have been updates made to the form that allow for more efficiencies in processing new retiree accessions. Please submit your DD-2656 to