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NOTICE: ADVANCE PREPARATIONS FOR UPCOMING LIMITED AVAILABILITY TO DIRECT ACCESS

At 0600 EST, Wednesday, December 20, 2023, availability to Direct Access will be limited to only those user's performing tasks associated with 2024 payroll and regulatory changes. Direct Access will be reactivated at 0600 EST, Wednesday, January 3, 2024. This limited availability is necessary to prevent the submission of self-service and SPO transactions that could potentially conflict with legislative and regulatory changes. ALCOAST 436/23

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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches
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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. 21, 2023

ALCGENL 262/23 Enlisted Personnel Advancement Announcement (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 262/23 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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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

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Nov. 8, 2023

2024 Tax Season Preparations for Retired & Annuitant 1099R Delivery - ACT NOW

For the 2024 tax season, the Pay and Personnel Center will mail 1099Rs to all retirees and annuitants in January 2024.  Therefore, it is imperative that your mailing address is current in DA.  Now is the time to update your records at  https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/ras/ (under “Update Contact Information”), and this will need to be done by 19

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Nov. 8, 2023

2023 MCAP & MAY SWE REVISED CUTS

The REVISED cuts for 2023 MCAP and May 2023 SWE have been approved and are available Advancements (sharepoint-mil.us).ALCGENL 253/23 2023 MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP) REVISED CUTOFFSALCGENL 254/23 MAY 2023 SERVICEWIDE EXAM REVISED CUTOFFS

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Nov. 7, 2023

ADVANCE PREPARATIONS FOR UPCOMING LIMITED AVAILABILITY TO DIRECT ACCESS

This ALCOAST announces necessary preparations in advance of the scheduled period of limited availability to Direct Access. This is required to ensure members' pay and benefits are updated to reflect the 2024 pay rates and other regulatory changes, which include COLA, BAH, and tax rates.

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Nov. 3, 2023

PROMULGATION OF THE ACTIVATION OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT INSTRUCTION

R 031332Z NOV 23 MID120000594603UFM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTBTUNCLASALCOAST 432/23SSIC 1001SUBJ: PROMULGATION OF THE ACTIVATION OF THE RESERVE COMPONENTINSTRUCTIONA. Activation of the Reserve Component, COMDTINST 3061.2AB. Accessing and Activation of the Reserve Component, COMDTINSTM3061.2C. Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS),

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Nov. 1, 2023

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for November 2023 (reflects requests processed prior to November 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.

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Oct. 30, 2023

ALCGPSC 137/23 RESERVE MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL RESULTS

ALCGPSC 137/23SUBJ: 2023 RESERVE MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL RESULTSA. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series)B. Guidance and Eligibility Criteria for Enlisted Personnel Boards and Panels,PSCINST 1401.21. Commander, CG Personnel Service Center (CG PSC) approved the final report forthe 2023 Reserve Master Chief

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Oct. 23, 2023

ALCOAST 403/23 FY24 INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

This ALCOAST announces the establishment of the FY24 Inactive Duty Training Travel Reimbursement Program (IDT-TRP) effective the date of this message. The policy outlined in this message is contingent upon expected FY24 funding levels.

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Oct. 20, 2023

ALCGRSV 062/23 ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 11-23

UNCLASALCGRSV 062/23SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 11-23A. 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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Oct. 16, 2023

Error in DA Role Removal Messaging - No Permissions Were Removed

October 13-16, 2023, while the DA outage was in place for testing, some members received emails from Direct Access stating that user permissions were removed. These emails were the result of a process not functioning as intended during the testing and can be ignored! No user permissions were removed.  

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Oct. 13, 2023

ALCOAST 270/23 - 2023 RESERVE MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL FINAL ELIGIBILITY LIST

This message serves as the final eligibility list for the 2023 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (RMCAP) which was announced in Ref A. All Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) identified below are candidates for the 2023 RMCAP and should review this message and Refs A thru E in their entirety. Commanding Officers (COs), Officers-In-Charge (OICs) and Senior Reserve Officers (SROs) must ensure all members within their command are aware of their candidacy.

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Oct. 6, 2023

Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

There are a total of 7 competency changes since the latest Dictionary was published and changes since last updated are in blue font color text on the spreadsheet.

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Oct. 4, 2023

EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY (EAD) AND INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESERVE MEMBERS APPROACHING OR BEYOND 16 YEARS OF ACCUMULATED ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE

To help mitigate current enlisted workforce shortages in critical ratings, RPM will exercise leniency in approving waivers to allow reserve enlisted members to enter EAD contracts or integrate into the Regular Component of the Coast Guard and later attain regular retirement.

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Oct. 3, 2023

Eligibility Lists for Reserve Supplemental Advancements Posted

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

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Oct. 3, 2023

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists Posted

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for October 2023 (reflects requests processed prior to October 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.

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Sept. 28, 2023

FY24 SPECIAL DUTY PAY (SDP) AND ASSIGNMENT PAY (AP)

This ALCOAST announces results of the FY23 Special Duty Pay (SDP) and Assignment Pay (AP) Panel that convened on 17-18 Apr 2023. The SDP and AP levels recommended for FY24 were carefully balanced against compelling needs, base resources and organizational priorities.

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Sept. 28, 2023

ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY FOR PRODUCTION RECRUITERS (AIP-PR)  AND RECRUITERS-IN-CHARGE (AIP-RIC)

ALCOAST 359/23 SUBJ: ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY FOR PRODUCTION RECRUITERS (AIP-PR)  AND RECRUITERS-IN-CHARGE (AIP-RIC)

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Sept. 27, 2023

SUBJ: ENTERING AND RECORDING COMMITMENTS AND OBLIGATIONS DURING EARLY FY24 FSMS DOWNTIME

FSMS will be unavailable from 01OCT22 to OOA 14OCT23 to facilitate FY23 year‐end closing and FY24 start processes.   Additionally, it is estimated that funds will not be loaded to the project and task level in FSMS prior to 18OCT23.   

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Sept. 25, 2023

ALCOAST 344/23 EASING ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS - SUSPENSION OF REGULAR ENLISTED EVALUATION REPORTS (EER) FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL IN PAYGRADES E1 THRU E3

In alignment with continuous efforts to reduce administrative requirements across the Service, Regular EERs for Active-duty and reserve enlisted personnel in paygrades E1-E3 are no longer required.

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Sept. 19, 2023

ALCGFINANCE SUBJ: FY24 RESERVE ORDER GUIDANCE

This guidance applies to reserve orders starting in early FY24.

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Sept. 18, 2023

ALCGENL ENLISTED PERSONNEL ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (EPAA) NO. 10-23

The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated effective 01 October 2023 provided the requirements of Refs A through C are met:

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Sept. 18, 2023

ALCGRSV 055/23 ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 10-23

SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 10-23