U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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.
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).
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.
FY21 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) Allocations
This ALCOAST announces FY21 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) allocations to amplify guidance from ALCOAST 343/20
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.