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Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage

Direct Access will not be available from Monday, December 19, 2022 at 23:01 (CST ) until Tuesday, January 3, 2022, at 22:59 (CST). This outage is necessary to ensure members' pay and benefits are updated to reflect the 2023 pay rates and other regulatory changes, which include COLA, BAH, and tax rates. See ALCOAST 455/22 for more information.

 

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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Aug. 17, 2022

Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update

This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.

Aug. 10, 2022

E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates

An updated (August 10, 2022) list of ETS frequently asked questions is available via PPC's ETS web page (https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/tvl/ets). This list covers post-go-live issues. Here is a direct link to the file (the file is in PDF format): https://wwsw.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/GUIDES/TRAVEL/ETS/ETSPostGoLiveFAQs.pdf

Aug. 10, 2022

Retiring From National Guard or Reserve? Know Your TRICARE Options

Are you thinking about retiring from the National Guard or Reserve? Since your TRICARE health plan options change as you age, it's important to understand the plans you and your family members may be eligible for at each stage of your retirement years.

Aug. 5, 2022

COVID-19 Special Leave Accrual (Flag Voice 585)

Colleagues, as we near the end of the fiscal year I want to remind you of the phased reduction to the COVID-19 Special Leave Accrual outlined in ACN 055/21. On 01 October 2022, all active duty and qualified reserve military members will be authorized to carryover up to 75 days of leave into FY23.  This will mark the completion of this Special Leave

Aug. 5, 2022

COVID-19: Special Leave Accrual (SLA) Update FY22

​ALCOAST 289/22 is a reminder of the Special Leave Accrual (SLA) policy announced in ACN 055/21.R 041730Z AUG 22 MID200080079446UFM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOAST BTUNCLASALCOAST 289/22SSIC 7220SUBJ: COVID-19: SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) UPDATE FY22A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 011348Z JUN 21/ACN 055/21B. 10 U.S.C. Section 701C. Military

Aug. 2, 2022

Known-Issue: Direct-Access Data Entry of Reserve Maternity Compensation IDT Credit.

ALCOAST 140/22  announced the implementation of a maternity absence policy for new mothers. There will not be a separate Duty Status category in Direct Access (DA) for maternity absence – it is IDT; however, we are working to add a “Maternity Absence” Duty Purpose in DA.  Until that is added, commands should use the MED Duty Purpose. Please be

Aug. 2, 2022

Promulgation of Compensation and Credit for Maternity Leave Taken by Reserve Component Members

This ALCOAST announces the authorization of Inactive Duty Training (IDT) compensation and credit for retired pay purposes for maternity leave, hereby referred to as maternity absence, taken by members of the Reserve Components.

July 28, 2022

Have TRICARE For Life Costs Questions? Find Answers Here

A good understanding of how Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL) work together is important. Here are Q&As to help you better understand the costs associated with TFL. Read the article to learn more

July 27, 2022

2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs

This message revises the advancement cutoffs for the 2021 MCAP

July 27, 2022

May 2021 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL 132/22 announces revised advancement cutoffs for participants of the May 2021 servicewide exam.

July 27, 2022

November 2021 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL 134/22 revises the cutoffs for participants of the November 2021 SWE.

July 22, 2022

New PCS and TDY Mileage Rates Effective July 2022

Effective 1 July 2022, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.22 (twenty-two cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 July 2022 (i.e., the initial travel is started).TDY mileage rates changed on 01 July 2022. The new TDY rates

July 20, 2022

Update to shipping lithium batteries in your PPS

Know when – and how – to certify your lithium batteries for your PCS move.

July 20, 2022

Three Service-Wide Initiatives to Maximize Recruiting Efforts

Comdt (CG-1), Flag Voice #582 - As the Coast Guard seeks to improve recruiting efforts throughout the country, we must take greater strides to attract future service members to our workforce. The best way forward is to galvanize the entire Service and our external stakeholders to maximize our recruiting efforts. The Personnel Service Center has directed three initiatives described below and we are planning additional actions. I appreciate your personal support and engagement.

July 13, 2022

Yeoman - Update Your Job Title in the Global Address Book to Receive All-YN Emails!

** YN Distribution Lists – SPREAD THE WORD **  Are you a YN or PERS and you aren’t receiving these emails until a friend forwards it to you?  More than likely, that means you need to update your Job Title in Milconnect.  The distribution list is not managed by a person, but you are automatically added based on that title.  If your current Job Title

July 12, 2022

Expansion of Government Travel Card Use for PCS Season

You can now use your government travel card to move your personal household goods.

July 12, 2022

2022 Critical Housing Areas Update

This message adds Astoria/Warrenton, OR and Cape Disappointment/Illwaco, WA (MHA OR241) as designated Critical Housing Areas.

July 12, 2022

TRICARE - 7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move

Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station (PCS) this summer? Whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Here are seven questions to think about, so you can stay a step ahead of your move.

July 11, 2022

2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results

The list of eligible Senior Chiefs above is effective 01 January 2023 through 16 December 2023.

July 8, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 007-22 Processing "C" School Travel Orders and Vouchers for the Remainder of FY-2022

FORCECOM is continuing to experience multiple issues with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. These issues have forced a change to the “C” school business processes for the remainder of FY22 to ensure students are able to travel without or with minimal manual intervention from SATO and the FC travel adjustment team. Current “C” school processes are unsustainable while ensuring timely obligation and vouchering. FORCECOM is sending the administration of orders to the local unit for initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval.

July 8, 2022

Retirees Now Have More Time to Transition Into Their Forever Home

A major change in Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) for household goods (HHG) transportation was announced on June 24. Previously, members had a year following retirement to coordinate their HHG transportation. Now, members have three years to schedule their HHG after retirement.

June 30, 2022

New to TRICARE? Handbook Helps You Learn Your Health Plan Options

Whether you're on active duty, separating from service, retiring, or a family member, the TRICARE Choices in the United States Handbook can help you learn about your stateside health plan options. It also describes your pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage options.

June 28, 2022

CG Form 1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment

CG-1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment has been updated. The current revision is "06/22". The form has been updated to reflect the use of form DD-1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, in block 18. Here is the link for the new version of the form.

June 28, 2022

May 2022 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

The May 2022 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page or via this link:cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/2022/May22SWEList.pdfThe May 2022 SWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on the internet or

June 27, 2022

Update to Enlisted Evaluation Report Timing

This ALCOAST provides clarifying language on when scheduled/unscheduled Enlisted Evaluation Reports (EERs) are required.

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