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DIRECT ACCESS CHALLENGES

Our Pay and Personnel Center team members are users of Direct Access –just like you– and are similarly impacted by challenges with the system.  Though the Pay and Personnel Center does not own or control repairs to Direct Access, we continue to advocate with the Program Office to prioritize repairs and the C5I Service Center to conduct those repairs.  We appreciate your patience and grace during this time period.

In essence, Direct Access is our ship . . . and our ship is damaged and undergoing depot-level repairs.  The crew at the Pay and Personnel Center are just as eager for Direct Access to come back to fully mission capable, so we can better serve our Coast Guard families.

Note: The issue which was preventing the issuance of PCS orders and entitlements has been resolved.  If you continue to experience issues with your PCS orders or entitlements, the Pay and Personnel Center PCS Assist Team is standing by to assist (844-727-2022, PCSAssist@uscg.mil).

mLINQS ISSUE

USCG is still facing an issue in mLINQS with selecting the "assigned to" option from the drop-down menu and in the employee tab for certain states such as California, Ohio, Connecticut and Maryland. mLINQS has indicated that this is not a problem with the mLINQS software, but rather a browser settings issue with the Coast Guard (the settings are currently inaccessible to the average user and unit IT support). We are currently in communication with CG-9336 to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches
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March 18, 2024

ALCGRSV 011/24 ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) 04-24

The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated effective 1 April 2024 provided the requirements of Refs A-C are met:ALCGRSV 011/24

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March 18, 2024

ALCGENL 124/24 ENLISTED ADVANCEMENTS EPAA 04-24 APRIL

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 124/24 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 April 2024.  There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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March 11, 2024

ALCOAST 117/24 PROMULGATION OF MILITARY SEPARATIONS INSTRUCTION

This ALCOAST announces the promulgation of REF (A) and the cancellation of REFs (B) and (C). The changes listed below highlight Commandant directed action items per the Accountability and Transparency Review results, updates policy to better reflect statutory requirements, and addresses changes in administrative procedures. A summary of major

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March 11, 2024

ALCOAST 116/24 FY24 INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM - PHASE 2

This ALCOAST announces the expansion of FY24 Inactive Duty Training Travel Reimbursement Program (IDT-TRP) to Phase 2. The policy outlined in this message is contingent upon expected FY24 funding levels.ALCOAST 116/24

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March 11, 2024

ALCOAST 115/24 AY2024 HOUSEHOLD GOODS (HHG) AND MANDATORY CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY (CSS) INFORMATION

The assignment year (AY) 2024 Household Good (HHG) transportation season will soon be upon us. 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 HHG counseling on PCS check-out sheets. The transportation

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March 4, 2024

Competency Dictionary Updates February 2024

The Competency Dictionary has been updated effective February 2024: Competency Dictionary (a spreadsheet that shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions) has been updated by Commandant (CG-1B-1). There have been 76 competency changes since the latest dictionary was published, and changes since the latest update are in blue font on the

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March 1, 2024

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for March 2024

The Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for March 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to March 1) have been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for reserve supplemental advancement list placement information.

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March 1, 2024

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for March 2024

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for March 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to March 1) have been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Feb. 26, 2024

ALCGPSC 028/24 PY24 ADPL CWO APPOINTMENT BOARD PRE-BOARD ELIGIBILITY LIST AND PACKAGE SUBMISSION GUIDANCE

The following list, sorted alphabetically by specialty, constitutes the primary and alternate candidates for the Chief Warrant Officer Appointment Board convening 1 APR 2024:ALCGPSC 028/24

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Feb. 26, 2024

ALCGRSV 008/24 ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 3-24

The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated effective 1 March 2024 provided the requirements of Refs A-C are met:ALCGRSV 008/24

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Feb. 23, 2024

ALCGENL 084/24 - UPDATE MAY 2023 SERVICEWIDE EXAM REVISED CUTOFFS

Advancement cuts are based on forecasted losses and position reductions during a specific period of eligibility and are designed primarily for assignment officer planning purposes. CG Personnel Service Center-Enlisted Personnel Management will revise these cut numbers as new loss data impacting the enlisted workforce becomes available.ALCGENL

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Feb. 23, 2024

ALCGPSC 027/24 - 2024 ANNUAL REVIEW OF CRITICAL HOUSING AREAS (CHA)

This ALCGPSC announces the Military Housing Areas (MHA) and zip codes meeting the eligibility criteria for designation as a CHA. This ALCGPSC applies to all areas in the continental United States where dependents are authorized to accompany service members.ALCGPSC 027/24

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Feb. 22, 2024

Government Wide Changes to Travel Policy That Emphasize Sustainable Travel

“We have been asked to issue an S (or statutory) item to immediately implement Government wide changes to travel policy that emphasize sustainable travel.  OMB issued a memorandum on Dec 14, 2023, that prioritizes sustainable transportation by encouraging use of electric vehicles, rail, and public transit during official travel.  These changes

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Feb. 20, 2024

ALCOAST 087/24 EIGHTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE

A ready and capable Reserve force is as critically important to Coast Guard mission execution today as it has been for 83 years since its founding February 19, 1941.ALCOAST 087/24

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Feb. 20, 2024

ALCOAST 077/24 - EASING ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS - BODY COMPOSITION SCREENING BETA TEST

This ALCOAST announces updates to the Body Composition Screening (BCS) Beta Test announced in REF (A) for the April 2024 semiannual screenings. The goal of the BCS Beta Test is to reduce the total administrative time spent on the BCS and weigh-in processes. The April 2024 BCS Beta Test will expand to include additional units. Military members

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Feb. 20, 2024

ALCGENL 068/24 and ALCGENL 009/24 MCAP Eligibility List and Announcement

This message serves as the initial eligibility list for the 2024 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) announced in Ref A. All Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) identified below are candidates for the 2024 MCAP and should review this message and Refs A thru D in their entirety. Commanding Officers (COs) and Officers-In-Charge (OICs) must ensure

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Feb. 12, 2024

ALCGENL 065-24 ENLISTED ADVANCEMENTS EPAA 03-24 MARCH

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 065/24 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 March 2024.  There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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Feb. 12, 2024

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024

The Reserve Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to February 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for reserve supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Feb. 12, 2024

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024 

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for February 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to February 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Jan. 19, 2024

ALCGRSV 002/24 SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 2-24

The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated effective 1 February 2024 provided the requirements of Refs A-C are met:

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Jan. 18, 2024

SUBJ: ENLISTED PERSONNEL ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (EPAA) NO. 02‐24

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 019/24 announces enlisted advancements effective 01 February 2024. Please visit CG PSC‐EPM's SharePoint site: Enlisted Personnel Management (EPM) (sharepoint-mil.us)

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Jan. 16, 2024

ALCGENL 011/24 SUBJ: MAY 2024 SERVICE WIDE EXAMINATION (SWE) COMPETITION

Summary. This message announces the May 2024 SWE competition for all Ratings, except Cyber Mission Specialist (CMS), Musician (MU), and Public Affairs Specialist (PA). Commanding officers must ensure dissemination of this ALCGENL to all active duty enlisted members in their respective areas of responsibility. Members planning to compete in the SWE shall be aware of the requirements and guidelines contained in this ALCGENL. Failure to do so is not justification for a waiver to compete in the SWE. Furthermore, units, SWE Officers, Education Services Officers, and members planning to compete in the SWE shall familiarize themselves with the contents of references A thru E.

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Jan. 8, 2024

Active Duty Supplemental Advancement List Updated

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for January 2024 (reflects requests processed prior to January 1) has been posted. The list is available on PPC ADV's CG SharePoint Online page.Refer to ALCGENL message 035/18 for supplemental advancement list placement information.

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Jan. 8, 2024

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated to reflect requests processed prior January 1, 2024.The lists and other helpful information are available on the Advancements branch CG SharePoint Online page.