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.
Feb. 2, 2021
PPC Customer Newsletter / Servicing Personnel Office Newsletter
Issue 01/21 (January) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Feb. 1, 2021
Payee Warnings Report for SPO
This guide provides the procedures for a SPO to run the Payee Warnings Report for SPO in Direct Access (DA).
Jan. 29, 2021
New Shipmate Form will help you welcome incoming members
The U.S. Coast Guard has a new tool to help commands get to know newly arrived members.
Good to go: USCG authorizes PCS and HHG shipments for 2021
PCS and household good shipments are authorized until further notice, and the Coast Guard is optimistic that the 2021 PCS season will go smoothly.
Key initiatives from last year will remain in place to support members relocating due to permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Meanwhile, a New Shipmate Form will help units make the transition easier for their new members.
Here’s what you need to know about the services, tools and policy ready to support you during PCS 2021.
Assignment Year 2021 PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP
ALCOAST message 030/21 provides information and resources for Coast Guard members transferring in the upcoming assignment year. While the information provided in the message will be of particular interest to those transferring in AY21, it also includes critical information to commands, supervisors, and SPO/ADMIN offices to assist their members in planning, preparing for, and executing PCS orders.
Jan. 28, 2021
RADM Hathaway and MCPO Lloyd Pierce release the CG National Retiree Council’s Annual Report
This open letter to Coast Guard retirees was written by RADM (ret.) Jeff Hathaway & MCPO (ret.) Lloyd Pierce, co-chairs of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council. The CGNRC was chartered in 1982. Its primary mission is to sustain open and positive lines of communication between the Commandant and the entire Coast Guard military retiree community through the Commandant’s executive agent, the Director of Military Personnel (CG-13).
Understanding Repayment of the Payroll Tax Deferment
As announced in announced in ALCOAST 329/20, the Government deferred Social Security tax collection from September through the end of 2020. Recent legislation changed the repayment period. Now, the 2020 deferred Social Security taxes will be collected in 24 installments (previously 8 installments) from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between January 15 and December 30 (previously April 30), 2021.To calculate the impact on your military pay, please see the Payroll Tax Deferral Guide.
Jan. 26, 2021
Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update
ACN 009/21 promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.
Jan. 22, 2021
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs
ALCGENL 010/21 establishes the 2020 revised cutoffs for advancement to E-9.
November 2020 Servicewide Exam Cutoffs Announced
ALCGENL message 011/21 provides the cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam
Jan. 21, 2021
Next Master Chief Advancement Panel convenes May 10
The 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) will convene May 10 at Coast Guard headquarters. The panel will recommend eligible active duty senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) for advancement to master chief petty officer for all ratings, except the musician rating.
Updated Personal Financial Management Program policy—top four changes you need to know
The Coast Guard recently updated its Personal Financial Management Program policy with several adjustments. Here are the top four changes you need to know:
Jan. 19, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 009/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
Coast Guard National Retiree Council Annual Report for 2020
The report from the 2020 meeting of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council is now available.
2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic
The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.