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Direct Access Maintenance Scheduled

Direct Access (DA) will not be available from 9:00 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, March 4, 2021 until 1:00 AM (Central Time), Friday, March 5, 2021. The system will be offline for routine server maintenance.

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New Direct Access & WebNow Links

Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:

New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)

The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.

Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Sept. 18, 2020

Reserve members: schedule ADT for FY21

It is that time of year again for selected reserves (SELRES) members and commands to be aware of key deadlines when scheduling active duty for training (ADT) in fiscal year 2021 (FY21).

Sept. 18, 2020

Reserve members: Scheduling requirements for IDT, RMP, waiver process for FY21

Reserve members and commands should be aware of the following key dates, responsibilities and when scheduling inactive duty training (IDT) drills, readiness management periods (RMP), and additional training periods (ATP) in the new fiscal year. Pay for duty performed not in compliance with this policy may be subject to recoupment.

Sept. 16, 2020

FY21 Reserve Active Duty for Training (ADT) Scheduling Requirements

This ALCOAST announces key deadlines Selected Reserves (SELRES) members and commands must adhere to when scheduling Active Duty for Training (ADT) in FY21.

Sept. 16, 2020

FY21 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) Allocations

This ALCOAST announces FY21 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) allocations to amplify guidance from ALCOAST 343/20

Sept. 16, 2020

FY21 Reserve Inactive Duty Training (IDT), Readiness Management Period (RMP) Scheduling Requirements and Waiver Process

This message announces key dates, responsibilities and policies for commands and SELRES members when scheduling Inactive Duty Training (IDT) drills, Readiness Management Periods (RMP), and Additional Training Periods (ATP) in FY21.

Sept. 15, 2020

Direct Access updating process to improve reserve pay

The Coast Guard’s Human Capital System, otherwise known as Direct Access, underwent a change Sept. 4, 2020, to be more effective when paying reserve members as they transition between reserve status and active duty status.

Sept. 15, 2020

Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate Announced

The FY21 Standard CONUS per diem rate is $151 and is applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.

Sept. 15, 2020

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Special Duty and Assignment Pay Authorizations

ACN 106/20 announces results of the FY21 Special Duty Pay and Assignment Pay Panel (SDP/AP) that convened on 27 May 2020. The SDP and AP levels recommended for FY21 were carefully balanced against compelling needs, base resources and organizational priorities.

Sept. 15, 2020

Use of Expired Uniformed Services Identification (USID) Cards

​As described in attached DoD policy guidance issued on 8 Sep 2020, use of expired USID cards for uniformed retirees, dependents, and annuitants has been extended through JUNE 30, 2021. You are still encouraged to check with RAPIDS facilities in your area to see if they are issuing ID cards at: https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/

Sept. 15, 2020

Direct-Access and Reserve Pay (Flag Voice 528)

A significant change was made to the Coast Guard Human Capital Management System (Direct-Access) in order to address concerns with the delay in payment to the Reserve Workforce when transitioning to Active Duty orders This change also reduces the need for PPC interventions and increases the efficiency of Reserve Pay.

Sept. 11, 2020

Coast Guard approves new initiatives to retain, recruit key enlisted members

The fiscal year 2021 (FY21) Enlisted Workforce Planning Team just announced new policies designed to retain and recruit skilled members in the Coast Guard’s most mission-critical areas.

Sept. 11, 2020

Federal government deferring payroll taxes for certain members, employees

Social Security taxes will be deferred for many federal civilians and uniformed members through the end of this year.

Sept. 9, 2020

Open Season is Coming: Take the Time to Prepare Now

The annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries can enroll in or change health plans for the next year, is right around the corner. Take the time now to learn about your eligibility, fees, as well as health, dental, and vision plan options. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers about open season so you'll be ready.

Sept. 8, 2020

Servicing Personnel Office Consolidation Update: SFO Galveston SPO Closed

The SPO located at SFO Galveston (008282) has been disestablished in DA. All records previously serviced by the SPO at SFO Galveston have been moved to Base NOLA SPO (042311).

Sept. 3, 2020

PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter August 2020

Issue 08/20 (August) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.