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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Jan. 21, 2021

Next Master Chief Advancement Panel convenes May 10

The 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) will convene May 10 at Coast Guard headquarters. The panel will recommend eligible active duty senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) for advancement to master chief petty officer for all ratings, except the musician rating.

Jan. 21, 2021

Updated Personal Financial Management Program policy—top four changes you need to know

The Coast Guard recently updated its Personal Financial Management Program policy with several adjustments. Here are the top four changes you need to know:

Jan. 19, 2021

November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised

Per ALCGENL 009/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).

Jan. 19, 2021

Coast Guard National Retiree Council Annual Report for 2020

The report from the 2020 meeting of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council is now available.

Jan. 19, 2021

2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.

Jan. 19, 2021

2020 Tax Statements (IRS Forms W-2, 1099R, and 1095)

Year-End Tax forms are now available via Direct-Access Self-Service.

Jan. 19, 2021

Coast Guard Support Offers Online Tax Filing & Consultation

Coast Guard personnel, employees, and their dependent family members my file their federal and state taxes online for free.

Jan. 15, 2021

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 008/21 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Feb 2021. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

Jan. 14, 2021

Clarification of Continuous Duty On Board a Ship Required for FSA

ALCOAST Commandant Notice 004/21 implements the provision in Section 615 the 2021 NDAA that amends Subsection 427(a)(1)(B) of Title 37 U. S. Code to include the periods in home port before, during, and following a cutter’s deployment away from home port to be included in the 30 day qualifying period for FSA-S, so long as the with-dependent crewmembers (permanently or temporarily assigned) are ordered to remain aboard that vessel while in home port.

Jan. 13, 2021

End of Year Tax Forms for Retirees and Annuitants

The IRS 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc, forms are now available in Direct Access Self Service. The 1095-B, Health Coverage, forms will be available on or about 15 January. They will not be mailed this year.

Jan. 13, 2021

Update: Payroll tax payback will be spread out through 2021

If you had payroll taxes deferred, the 2020 deferred OASDI taxes will be collected in 24 installments from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31.

Jan. 12, 2021

Understanding the ​Payroll Tax Deferment

​As announced in announced in ALCOAST 329/20, the Government deferred Social Security tax collection from September through the end of 2020. Recent legislation changed the repayment period. Now, the 2020 deferred Social Security taxes will be collected in 24 installments (previously 8 installments) from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between January 15 and December 30 (previously April 30), 2021.To calculate the impact on your military pay, please see the Payroll Tax Deferral Guide.

Jan. 12, 2021

Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter 7: Continuation of Service Published

PPPM Chapter 7, Continuation of Service, is now available.

Jan. 12, 2021

COVID-19: Payroll Tax Deferral - Update , Collections

This ALCOAST announces impending modifications to take-home pay, for both civilian employees and military members of the Coast Guard, who had their payroll tax deferred in Sep, Oct, Nov, and Dec 2020.

Jan. 12, 2021

Coast Guard Safe Homes Initiative Update #2 (Flag Voice 534)

This Flag Voice is provided as an update to the Coast Guard Safe Homes Initiative (SHI).