U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Feb. 21, 2020
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 024/20 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Mar 2020.
Feb. 20, 2020
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Feb. 19, 2020
Common Access Card (CAC) Modernization
The Coast Guard will be migrating to a new authentication method in alignment with the Federal government’s use of the Common Access Card (CAC) (DOD/USCG issued photo ID card). All members of the Coast Guard who possess a CAC need to follow this guidance. The CAC is the Coast Guard’s primary means for authentication to access unclassified networks, information systems, and applications.
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BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
Feb. 14, 2020
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Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you're eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage works? Join the "What is TRICARE For Life?" webinar on Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your TFL questions answered. The webinar will discuss TFL eligibility, when to sign up for Medicare, how to get care, and much more.
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Feb. 13, 2020
Flag Voice #514 - Master Chief Advancement Panel
I am pleased to announce a significant change to the way the Coast Guard selects Master Chief Petty Officers. Starting this summer, Master Chiefs will be selected by a panel evaluated by their records of performance, a practice the DoD Services have used since the 1960’s. Previously, scores on standard tests have been the greatest contributing
Two Factor Authentication Required for Government Travel Charge Card Online Access
ALCGPSC 023/20 announces the implementation of multi-factor authentication for access to the Government Travel Charge Card's Citimanager system.
During March, the CitiManager system will begin requiring account holders to use a two-factor authentication as an enhanced security measure. Cardholders must ensure their profiles contain up-to-date contact information (e-mail address and/or phone number). The user profile contact information will be used to send authorization codes required for online access to account information.
Feb. 12, 2020
Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Cancelled Sailings
ALCGPSC 022/20 announced that the Alaska Marine Highway System cancelled all sailings through 1 March 2020. Members in receipt of PCS orders to or from Alaska that are being impacted by the cancellation of sailings through the AMHS are directed to contact their local Personnel and Administrative support staff for additional travel guidance on executing orders.
Feb. 11, 2020
New Process Released for Entering Awards Data for a Group of Awardees
ALSPO message A/20 updates the process for entering honors and awards data for a large group of members who are authorized the same honor or award on the same date.
Feb. 10, 2020
FY-2020 Non-Rate Enlistment Bonus and Non-Rate Quick-Ship Bonus
ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 020/19 announced a $2,000 non-rate Enlistment Bonus (EB) for new applicants recruited after 30 JAN 2020 into active duty and a $5,000 Quick-Ship (QS) non-rate EB for all recruits slated into a Recruit Training company between 01 Feb 2020 and 31 May 2020 exclusively. Selected applicants may receive both a $2,000 non-rate EB and a $5,000 QS non-rate EB if they meet all eligibility requirements.
Feb. 7, 2020
Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide
The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.
Feb. 6, 2020
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
Feb. 4, 2020
Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements Manual Revised
This is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety by Coast Guard commands and members.