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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Jan. 23, 2019

Learn More about Your Benefit with 2019 TRICARE Resources

It's a new year, which means it may be time to replace the old with the new. Do you have old or outdated TRICARE brochures or handbooks laying around? If so, now is a great time to check out the new 2019 TRICARE benefit resources. TRICARE publishes handbooks, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, and more. Visit TRICARE Publications to get started.

Jan. 23, 2019

Foreign Language Proficiency Pay Allocations Updated

ALCOAST 014/19 updates both the Interpreter and Linguist allocation lists located on the FLPP page on CGPortal: http://cglink.uscg.mil/cd873734. Changes to allocations go into effect 01 Feb 2019.

Jan. 23, 2019

February Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 002/19 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2019.‚Äč

Jan. 18, 2019

February 2019 Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 005/19 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2018.

Jan. 18, 2019

May 2019 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Competition

This message announces the May 2019 SWE competition for all ratings, except MU, for advancement to pay grades E-5 through E-9.

Jan. 10, 2019

Government Travel Charge Card Bank Transition Delayed

DHS has decided to delay the GTCC transition from JPMC to CITI Bank, allowing for further troubleshooting and a smoother transition. The transition effective date to CITI originally scheduled for November 30, 2018, will now be February 28, 2019.

Jan. 4, 2019

New to TRICARE? The Basics You Need to Know

If you're new to TRICARE in 2019, welcome! You've joined 9.4 million beneficiaries who receive comprehensive health and dental coverage. You can now connect to a network of military and civilian providers worldwide. Learning about your benefit will help you make the most of your coverage and take command of your health this year.

Jan. 4, 2019

Revised Cutoffs and Predictors for Appointment to CWO

The cuts and predictors for the 2018 CWO Appointment Cycle (June 2019 through May 2020) have been revised.

Jan. 4, 2019

CWO Appointment Board Timeline Updated Due to DA Availability

This message provides new dates for 2019 CWO Personal Data Extracts and Profile Letters.

Jan. 2, 2019

PPC Customer Newsletter December 2018

Issue 12/18 (December) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.

Dec. 28, 2018

Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.

Dec. 28, 2018

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for January 2019

Dec. 26, 2018

Need Health Advice? Talk to a Registered Nurse Anytime

Sometimes you need a quick answer to a health question, and it helps to have an expert to turn to. With the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line, you can get advice from a registered nurse anytime, 24/7. Whether you're worried about your sick child, or need health care advice while traveling, the MHS Nurse Advice Line is only a call or click away.

Dec. 26, 2018

PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates

Effective 1 January 2019, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.20 (twenty cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2019 (i.e., the initial travel is started).

Dec. 21, 2018


Here are the locations eligible Continental United States (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in 2019