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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 9, 2021
Mandatory Updates to MILCONNECT (Flag Voice 541)
Coast Guard employees are required to update their work contact information in milConnect, as
part of the ongoing transition from the Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) version of Microsoft
Teams to Coast Guard Teams and in order to meet the requirements set forth by US CYBER
COMMAND in Task Order 14-0025.
March 5, 2021
November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced
ALCGENL message 028/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs
2020 MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP) REVISED CUTOFFS
Transfer season reminders: Household goods, mandatory survey
The 2021 household good (HHG) transportation season will soon be upon us, and with it comes the importance of HHG counseling. To ensure all members have the most success with their movement of HHGs commands are highly encouraged to provide each transferring or separating member with a copy of this ALCOAST and include HHGs counseling on
Transfer season reminders: Personally procured moves
The Household Goods (HHG) transportation peak season, which runs from 15 May through 31 Aug, is fast approaching. During peak season it may be difficult to secure a Government-contracted transportation service provider (TSP) that meets the member’s desired packing, pick-up, and delivery dates. If a TSP cannot be contracted, or if a member prefers,
March 4, 2021
2021 PCS Season Household Goods Guidance Issued
Two important messages have been issued providing guidance for those with PCS orders this year.
Reservists: new Selected Reserve bonus of up to $10k
The Office of Reserve Resource Management has re-engineered the Selected Reserve (SELRES) bonus process and there are currently approximately 800 reservists who may be eligible for a bonus.
March 3, 2021
Yeoman in the spotlight: Petty Officer 2nd Class Angel Sierra
Congratulations to Petty Officer 2nd Class Angel Sierra, U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command, 2020 Enlisted Person of the Year!
Find Answers to Your TRICARE Cost Questions
Have you ever received a medical bill that was higher or lower than you expected it to be? If so, you aren't alone. Health care cost language can often be confusing, and it may not always be clear how much you need to pay for a particular health service. The good news is that familiarizing yourself with cost terms and how your TRICARE plan works, can help you get the most out of your coverage and avoid surprises.
To learn more, read the article.
Ceremonial Advancements - Flag Voice 540
I am pleased to announce the institution of a Ceremonial Advancement policy to allow Coast Guard enlisted members the best opportunity to plan, prepare, and execute meaningful advancement ceremonies that properly recognize the career milestone of advancing to the next pay grade, while also considering unit operations and Service needs.
Here’s how the Personnel Readiness Task Force is working for you
Now finishing its second year, the Personnel Readiness Task Force (PRTF) is a special-assignment, five-person team tackling Coast Guard workforce readiness and retention challenges.
The team creates innovative solutions pulled from research, field input, and from the other services.
Coast Guard announces April 2021 Body Composition Screening process
The Coast Guard will conduct Body Composition Screenings (BCS) in April, with mitigations to account for COVID-19’s ongoing impact on the workforce. Full policy details were announced in ACN 023/21.
March 2, 2021
Yeoman in the spotlight: Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Stumpf
Congratulations to Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Stumpf winner of the 2020 Coast Guard Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Awards for Excellence, Enlisted Personnel E-6 and below category. Petty Officer Stumpf, a yeoman, at the Pay & Personnel Center, in Topeka, KS, streamlined the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) process, creating a database and automating the associated Audit Error Worksheets, seamlessly integrating data from Veterans Affairs and Direct Access. These efficiencies improved processing times by 67%, facilitated clearing a year-long backlog, saved more than 10,000 work hours, and made it possible to complete over 4,400 cases totaling over $35.5M.
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) plan
FLTCIP 3.0 is the current Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) plan, available to new applicants. This group long term care insurance plan offers comprehensive coverage, including a stay-at-home benefit and informal care provided by friends and family*, with added premium stability.
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)-VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Off-Set Phase Out
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 changed the way that Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity payments are reduced (off-set) by the receipt of VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).