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.
Dec. 14, 2020
New Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) rates go into effect 01 JAN 2021.
Monthly ENL-BAS rates increases $13.79 to $386.50; monthly OFF-BAS increases $9.50 to $266.50.
Dec. 11, 2020
October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List
The October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.
Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10 (series) Updated
Change 2 to Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10 (series) has been issued.
Dec. 10, 2020
PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter November 2020
Issue 11/20 (November) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Dec. 9, 2020
2021 Adjustments to Retired/Retainer Pay, Survivor Annuities and Premiums
The following Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are effective December 1, 2020, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through the third quarter calendar year 2020. The term "retired pay" includes retainer pay and the term "members" includes former members.
COLAs for Retired Pay
Coast Guard JROTC Instructor Position openings for retired CG members in the 2021-2022 academic year
United States Coast Guard —
The Coast Guard is pleased to announce the establishment of two new CG JROTC units: one at Lucy Beckham High School (LBHS) in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and one at Pinellas Park High School (PPHS) in Largo, FL, in the 2021-2022 academic year. We are encouraging the highest caliber influential leaders who meet the program qualifications and have a passion for developing service-minded citizens to pursue the opportunity of being a CG JROTC instructor at one of these units. Interested individuals should begin right away by applying for Navy JROTC instructor certification as key deadlines are fast approaching. After receiving certification, individuals will apply directly with the appropriate school districts in the spring of 21.
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
Dec. 8, 2020
Thrift Savings Plan changes, 2021 IRS Annual Deferral Limit
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is changing the way catch-up contributions are elected and withheld starting start in January, 2021.
Pay increase for members assigned to cutters
Coast Guard members assigned to cutters received a pay increase in October 2020. For the first time in 20 years, sea pay increased by $55 per month for afloat assignments. In addition to this pay increase, the Office of Cutter Forces updated the tiered sea pay table to reflect the nature of duty aboard cutters.
Dec. 7, 2020
Payroll Processing Schedule for CY-2021 (PDF)
E-Mail ALSPO message B/20 provides the Payroll Processing Schedule for Calendar Year (CY) 2021.
2020 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095C Information
ALCGPSC message 139/20 provides information on the availability of IRS Forms W-2 (Wage and Tax
Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) for the 2020 tax year.
IRS Form W-2 and 1095-C - The required 2020 IRS tax forms W-2 (Wage and Tax
Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) will be mailed no later than 31 Jan 2021 to the member’s mailing address listed in Direct Access https://hcm.direct-access.us/psp/HCPRD/?cmd=login. Members who have elected to opt out of receiving the paper forms will be able to download their tax forms from Direct Access and will not receive a paper copy in the mail. Members who have not opted out of paper form receipt are highly encouraged to do so for the reduction of fraud and identity theft while also reducing postage/material costs for the Coast Guard. Commands are highly encouraged to advocate that the most secure method of accessing/receiving IRS Form W-2 is exclusively through Direct Access Self Service. All members with access to Direct Access, regardless of whether they opted out or not, will be able to download and print their individual tax forms starting in late January 2021.
Nov. 10, 2020
Coast Guard Training Centers Implement Home Restriction of Movement for Training (HT-ROM) Procedures
FORCECOM units are now shifting to a Home ROM for Training (HT-ROM) period. Members will be able to complete the14-day ROM at home to enable more flexibility to units and their personnel.
Nov. 6, 2020
Former SPAR celebrates 106th birthday at the Pay and Personnel Center
Coast Guard SPAR Mabel Johnson celebrated her 106th birthday as a guest of Capt. Derek Smith, at the Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center in Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 3, 2020
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results
ALCGPSC message 129/20 is the final report for the 2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) convened on 24 August 2020. The report provides the names of the Senior Chiefs, listed by rate and in order of merit, who are recommended and eligible for advancement to Master Chief.