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