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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage
Direct Access will not be available from Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 0600 (EST) until Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 0600 (EST). This outage is necessary for an upgrade and modernization to Direct Access. For more information see ALCOAST 057/23.
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Feb. 6, 2023
mLINQS Training Sessions news update!
This article announces exciting news on upcoming mLINQS training sessions.
Jan. 26, 2023
Increase To Maximum Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
ALCOAST 036/23 This message announces implementation of an increase to the maximum Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions for Basic Needs Allowance
This article provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Basic Needs Allowance.
Jan. 25, 2023
Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time In Grade Requirement Update
ALCGENL 012/23 This message announces updates to the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time in Grade update for CS, GM, IT and PA.
Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity
ALCGENL 011/23 This message announces Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity - Command Cadre Critical Solicitation - Officer In Charge
Jan. 23, 2023
Advance-To-Position (A2P) BETA Test For Calendar Year 2023 (CY23)
This message establishes advancement and assignment procedures for administrating the A2P beta test in CY23.
Jan. 21, 2023
May 2023 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition
ALCGENL 009/23. This message announces the May 2023 SWE competition.
Update to Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Beyond 30 Years
ALCOAST 014/23. This ALCOAST updates REF (A) by extending the retirement age for active duty enlisted members from 30 years to 34 years of military service.
2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement
ALCGENL 006/23. This message announces the 2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel.
Jan. 17, 2023
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 007/23 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2023. There is a spreadsheet on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Jan. 7, 2023
Workforce Planning Team Results - Judge Advocate Interventions
This ALCOAST announces the approved FY23 judge advocate interventions.
Update to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences
This ALCOAST announces an update to the Coast Guard's Primary and
Secondary Caregiver Leave Policy.
Dec. 30, 2022
Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) Implementation
This message establishes the implementation of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA).
SBP Line of Duty Death - SBP Reversion from Child to Spouse Coverage
Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) in 2023, in that, Active-Duty members who died in the line of duty Optional Annuity for Dependent Children Reversion to Spouse Coverage. This is tied to DIC offset repeal.
SBP-DIC Offset Elimination News
Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) that, in 2023, will fully eliminate the offset (reduction) to SBP annuity payments for surviving spouses who are also receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Dec. 23, 2022
2023 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Rates
CONUS COLA Calculator UPDATED: 12/22/2022 with the rates for 2023. CALIFORNIA - San Francisco 1%. MASSACHUSETTS - Essex County 1%, Hampden County 1%, and Martha's Vineyard 3%. Michigan - Detroit 1%. NEW YORK - New York City 8% and Staten Island 1%.
Dec. 20, 2022
2023 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY23.
Dec. 19, 2022
Flag Voice 593 - Basic Allowance for Housing & Basic Allowance for Subsistence—2023 Rates Released
Last week, 2023 Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates were announced. In most areas, BAH will increase for our members; BAS will also increase for both officers and enlisted members. CONUS Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) rates will be published soon. I want to provide some context to help you ensure your members’ understanding of BAH, BAS, and COLA.
Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for 2023 Released
The Department of Defense has released the 2023 Basic Allowance for Housing rates. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 12.1 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2023. An estimated $26.8 billion will be paid to approximately one million Service members. The significant increase in average BAH rates is reflective of the unique market conditions experienced across many locations nationwide over the past year. While average BAH rates increased substantially, different rental markets experience different market trends, and the 2023 BAH rates reflect those geographic market condition differences.
Dec. 16, 2022
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 231/22 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 January 2023. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of January 2023
October 2022 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List
October 2022 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is posted on PPC's SharePoint Online site (https://uscg.sharepoint-mil.us/sites/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/)
Dec. 14, 2022
Auto De-Obligation of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) and Residuals Update 1
ALCGFINANCE 057/22 updates procedural guidance provided in ALCGFINANCE 044/22 for auto de-obligation of aged temporary duty (TDY) travel balance undelivered obligations (UDO) and residuals.
Equal Pricing For Servicemember Uniform Items (Flag Voice 590)
Colleagues,I am pleased to announce that all required uniform items for Coast Guard members are now sold at equal prices regardless of gender, at Coast Guard Exchanges and ShopCGX.com. Recent studies from both the Government Accountability Office and internal to the Coast Guard identified inequities in prices between men and women’s uniform items.
Dec. 13, 2022
Promulgation OF Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) System
ALCOAST 497/22 announces the promulgation of Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) System,
COMDTINST 1080.10J , and the cancellation of Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10I. The EI-PDR, SPO PDR, and Unit PDR have evolved into the
CGMHRR, and includes the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).