U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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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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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.
March 1, 2021
March 2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule
March 2021 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows.
Feb. 26, 2021
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 March 2021:
Feb. 25, 2021
TRICARE Dental Program Health Matters Newsletter, Issue 1 2021
In the first issue of this newsletter, you'll find no shortage of dental health tips for kids and information on TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) benefits.
PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The 2021 PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
Yeoman in the spotlight: Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Hilleary
Congratulations to Matthew Hilleary for being selected as the 2020 EPOY at AIRSTA Houston!
Feb. 24, 2021
Help impact future Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) rates
By completing the 2021 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Living Pattern Survey (LPS), you can help positively affect future COLA rates – and potentially put more money in your family’s pocket.
Reserve Manual updated for easier use
The Reserve Policy Manual has been divided into three documents for easier use. The change is part of the Coast Guard’s broader effort to improve the way the service manages the reserves.
Check Out: Coast Guard Retirees Now Can Pay TRICARE Enrollment Fees by Allotment
Group A retirees now pay enrollment fees to maintain their TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage. If you're a U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) retiree, you can now pay your enrollment fees by allotment. This will allow you to have your enrollment fees deducted automatically from your military retirement pay.
Feb. 19, 2021
Yeoman in the spotlight: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Rooks
Congratulations to YN2 Jessica Rooks for being awarded ATC Mobile’s Enlisted Person of the Year!
Download Your Region's TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Today!
How much do you know about your TRICARE benefit? In this issue, you can learn how to find a provider, get care, and take command of your health. Here are some of the articles you can read in the latest issue of the TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter:
Electronics Technician (ET) Bonuses
ACN 018/21 announces the authorization of an Enlistment Bonus (EB) and Critical Skills Training Bonus (CSTB). Bonuses are authorized for eligible members with an ET Class A-School convening date after 30 SEP 2020. Members who are currently in ET Class A-school or have graduated, with a class convening date after 30 SEP 2020, must engage with their servicing SPO or Admin shop for bonus determination and obligated service requirements.
Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 007/21 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 March 2021.
Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start
If a member’s PCS Transfer Job Data row is not built (should populate upon the approval of the PCS Reporting endorsement), the CGSMR will not automatically start. If this occurs, a help ticket must be submitted to PPC to have the PCS Transfer Job Data row manually added. The SPO MUST manually start CGSMR. The SPO does not have to wait for the Job Data row to be added.
Feb. 17, 2021
Civilians getting a new performance management system
In 2008, civilian GS supervisors successfully transitioned from the Excellence, Achievement, and Recognition System (EARS) to the Department of Homeland Security Performance Management Program (DHS PMP). The Coast Guard is now preparing to transition all GS employees to DHS PMP. At the same time, the service will launch ePerformance, an automated performance management tool through FedHR.
Fiscal Year 2021 Deadline for Scheduling Inactive Duty Training
Per ALCOAST 057/21, the FY21 deadline for scheduling Inactive Duty Training (IDT) drills, Readiness Management Periods (RMP), and Additional Training Periods (ATP) has been extended. IDT drills, ATPs, and RMPs for pay should be scheduled in Direct Access (DA) as early as possible, and NLT 30 June 2021 unless otherwise exempt by ALCOAST 343/20.