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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Sept. 26, 2022

Seventh Coast Guard District Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependent for Hurrican Ian

This message serves as the evacuation authorization for all Coast Guard civilian employees not assigned hurricane response activities and Coast Guard active duty dependents as listed. Updated-Evacuation Zone: The authorized evacuation safe haven region is any location a minimum of 51 miles from the evacuation zone, not to exceed 500 miles from permanent duty station or residence.

Sept. 26, 2022

Readiness Management Periods for Recruiting Efforts

This ALCOAST announces an update to the Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual, COMDTINST M1001.2, authorizing Readiness Management Period (RMP) duty to help meet the Coast Guard's active duty, reserve, and officer accession goals. Unless funding is specifically allocated and authorized, RMPs shall be performed without pay, for points only.

Sept. 23, 2022

DoD Announces Immediate and Long-Term Actions to Help Strengthen the Economic Security and Stability of Service Members and Their Families

DOD to increase BAH rates for 28 military housing areas, TLE duration from 10 to 14 days and up to 60 in some areas, and DLA rates effective 1 Oct 2022.

Sept. 23, 2022

DoD Authorizes an Automatic Increase to 2022 BAH Rates for Certain Locations

The Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized temporary increases to 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 28 military housing areas (MHAs) across the United States.

Sept. 23, 2022

Commandant Hosts 40th Annual CG National Retiree Council Meeting

This year’s meeting was held in a hybrid format. During the meeting, the CGNRC discussed ways to support efforts to transition active duty members of the Coast Guard into civilian life and to “better connect active duty members and retirees,” according to Bob Hinds, Retiree Services Program manager.

Sept. 23, 2022

Government Travel Charge Card - Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance

This message cancels ALCGPSC 081/22. Restrictions on the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA) remain. The expanded use of the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) to support travel until the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team (IMT) objectives are met as indicated in reference ALCOAST 096/22 are extended as well.

Sept. 22, 2022

Guidance for Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) Orders Spanning Fiscal Years 2022 to 2023

ALCGFINANCE 035/22 provides guidance for temporary duty travel crossing fiscal years (FY). Specifically, it applies to cases where advanced preparation in FY22 is required to effectively facilitate FY23 travel. FY22 is 30 September 2022 and prior. FY23 is 01 October 2022 through 30 September 2023. PPC (P&D) has also prepared a user guide for the process.

Sept. 21, 2022

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of October

Sept. 21, 2022

EPM-4, Enlisted Career Advisory Branch, Open for Business (ALCGENL 171/22)

The Coast Guard’s first Enlisted Career Advisory Branch (EPM-4) will begin offering career advisory sessions to the Active Duty enlisted workforce on 03 October 2022.

Sept. 21, 2022

Prepare for Upcoming Direct Access Outage

ALCOAST 350/22 announces necessary preparations in advance of the scheduled system outage to Direct Access. The system outage is required to support the Disaster Recovery Test of the Coast Guard's Human Capital Management system. The test is scheduled to begin at 0600 (Eastern Time), Friday, October 14 and should be completed by 0600 (Eastern Time), Saturday, October 15, 2022. The system will not be available to login or use during the test.

Sept. 21, 2022

How Divorce Impacts Your TRICARE Benefits

Thinking about your TRICARE benefits may be the last thought on your mind during a divorce, but it's something you must consider. It’s important you understand how your TRICARE coverage may change for you, your children, and your ex-spouse.

Sept. 21, 2022

Enlisted Career Advisory Branch (EPM-4): Open for Business (Flag Voice 588)

I am pleased to announce that our Personnel Service Center is officially launching the Coast Guard’s first Enlisted Career Advisory Branch (EPM-4)! Consisting of four Enlisted Career Advisors (ECA), EPM-4 will begin offering career advising sessions to our Active Duty Enlisted workforce on 03 October 2022.

Sept. 19, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 010-22: FY23 CPO Academy Electronic Training Requests (ETRs)

This advisory provides procedures for requests to attend the CPO academy during fiscal year 2023. There will be no automatic slating in fiscal year 2023. ETRs (for the CPOA) submitted prior to 16 Sep 2022 have been deleted from Direct Access (DA).

Sept. 19, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 009-22, FY23 "C" School Schedule, ETR Submission Process, and Unit Responsibilities

Effective 15 Sep 2022, the complete FY23 “C” school schedule has been entered in Direct Access (DA). Available FY23 sessions are listed on the “Training” page of the Education and Training Quota Management Command (ETQC) Portal site by clicking on “C" School Course Schedule or Course Description Catalog. Unit Training Officers (UTOs) can submit electronic training requests (ETRs) for all FY23 course sessions listed in DA and should submit requests as soon as a training requirement is identified and the unit can accommodate the member attending.

Sept. 19, 2022

Competencies, Qualifications, and Tools for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration

This message announces performance support measures for personnel performing military workforce pay, personnel, and administration tasks, a key deliverable for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support-led Personnel Support Initiative (PSI). The competencies, qualifications, and tools outlined here apply to all personnel at Personnel and Administration (P&A) Offices and Servicing Pay Offices (SPOs), and are designed to support doctrine and standards established Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration, PSCNOTE 5402

Sept. 19, 2022

Procedures for the Recall to Active Duty of Retired Reservists

Reservists may be recalled, at their consent, for voluntary orders such as Active Duty for Operational Support and Extended Active Duty. This policy also includes the recall of retired reservists.

Sept. 19, 2022

2022 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel Final Eligibility List (ALCGRSV 052/22)

This message serves as the final eligibility list for the 2022 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (RMCAP) which was announced in ALCOAST 310/22.

Sept. 16, 2022

Update to Readiness Management Period (RMP) Policy

ALCOAST 343/22 updates the policy for Readiness Management Periods (RMPS): 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, b. 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.

Sept. 16, 2022

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 170/22 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 October 2022. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

Sept. 16, 2022

Registration for the Virtual Benefits Fair is Now Open!

The annual Virtual Benefits Fair will be available throughout the 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season. The Virtual Benefits Fair is an online health fair that houses 2023 plan information in a single location, enabling military families to browse exhibits, view, and download plan brochures, and connect with BENEFEDS and FEDVIP representatives via chat. Continued online...

Sept. 15, 2022

Leave Balance Guidance for the End of the Fiscal Year

To avoid leave balance issues at the end of the fiscal year, commands and supervisors are directed to approve or disapprove all pending Direct Access (DA) absence requests by COB 19SEP22. Requests submitted after this date must be approved or denied immediately. Military members should check their DA accounts to ensure all pending requests have been cleared prior to the deadline.

Sept. 14, 2022

Personnel Service Center Awards Branch Update

ALCGPSC message 114/22 reminds units of the requirement to provide copies of unit awards to PSC-PSD-mua. It also provides information on award submission requirements and the procedure for Concurrence Requests.

Sept. 14, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 008-22, Processing FY23 C School, A School and Accession Course TDY Orders

The successful implementation of practices discussed in reference (a), eliminated the challenges members were experiencing with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. Due to this success, FORCECOM will continue the practice of permitting local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school TDY orders to include initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. Maintaining uniformity in FORCECOM business processes, at the start of FY23, these instructions will also apply to both Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) and “A” school TDY orders. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools.

Sept. 13, 2022

Coast Guard Celebrates 40 Years in Carlson Building

The U.S. Coast Guard is celebrating 40 years in the Frank Carlson Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. The federal building has been home to the Coast Guard’s Pay and Personnel Center since it first moved to Topeka in 1982.

Sept. 13, 2022

Armed Forces Reserve Medal Award Criteria Correction

ALCGPSC 111/22 corrects the criteria for award of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal

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