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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage
Direct Access will not be available from Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 0600 (EST) until Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 0600 (EST). This outage is necessary for an upgrade and modernization to Direct Access. For more information see ALCOAST 057/23.
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Jan. 24, 2022
Screening for Overseas Duty, PSCINST 1300.1B
ALCGPSC 012/22 promulgates Screening for Overseas Duty, PSCINST 1300.1B
Jan. 21, 2022
Coast Guard Support Offers Online Tax Filing & Consultation
Coast Guard personnel, employees, and their dependent family members my file their federal and state taxes online for free.
Jan. 14, 2022
Your PCS move just got easier—Coast Guard Mutual Assistance rolls out two new programs in support
Your Coast Guard family’s permanent change of duty station (PCS) move is now supported by two new programs offered by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA). As of Jan. 1, 2022, both programs operate year-round and provide compensation toward specific family relocation fees. The first is a grant, called the Education Advocate Grant, and the second is a no-interest loan, called the Spouse Professional Requirements Loan Program.
Jan. 12, 2022
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).
Jan. 11, 2022
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
Indiana to Phase Out State Income Tax on Military Retirement Pensions and Survivor Benefits by 2022
Indiana House Enrolled Act 1010 will phase in a full income tax exemption for military retirement pensions over four years (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022).
Nebraska to Exempt Military Retired Pay from State Income Tax Beginning in 2022
On 26 May 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 387 into law, allowing 100% of military retirement pay to be exempted from Nebraska income tax starting January 1, 2022.
Jan. 5, 2022
November 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The November 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.
Dec. 30, 2021
Access DoD365 (Including E-Mail) on Your Personal Computer
Your Outlook email, Teams, OneDrive documents and other collaboration tools are now right at your fingertips, and completely secure, without even logging into VDI or VPN. Reservists and Mac users, this one’s for you too!
2022 Dislocation Allowance (DLA)
The purpose of DLA is to partially reimburse a member for the expenses incurred in relocating the household on a PCS, ordered for the Government's convenience, or incident to an evacuation. This allowance is in addition to all other allowances authorized in this Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) and may be paid in advance.
2022 PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2022, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.18 per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2022 (i.e., the initial travel is started). TDY mileage rates changed on 01 January 2022. The new TDY rates shown in the article.
Corrected 2020 OASDI Tax Deferral IRS Form W-2C Available in Direct Access
Per IRS guidance, if you had only one employer during 2020 and your Form W-2c (Corrected Wages and Tax Statement) for 2020 only shows a correction to box 4 to account for employee Social Security tax that was deferred in 2020 and withheld in 2021 pursuant to IRS Notice 2020-65, no further steps are required.
Dec. 8, 2021
October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List
The October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.
Dec. 5, 2021
Resolved: Reserve Leave Not Calculating Correctly
This issue was resolved on 3 December 2021.
Nov. 15, 2021
FSMS Cutover Over Extension to Delay ETS Voucher Submissions
Per ALCOAST 411/21 (below), FSMS cutover has been delayed two weeks.
You will not be able to voucher in ETS until FSMS is “LIVE”. Please continue to keep all of your records (orders, receipts, reservations and any travel documents) in order. You will need these when you voucher/reconcile your travel.
Nov. 4, 2021
Regular to Reserve (R2R) Frequently Asked Questions
The Coast Guard inadvertently misinterpreted a 2010 BCMR ruling for a Regular to Reserve (R2R) case in which it was authorized to close the break in service of a member who transitioned into the Coast Guard Reserve by way of Regular to Reserve (R2R). PPC blanketed this ruling to any R2R Rehire from 2010-2017 and aligned their Anniversary Year with their Pay Base Date.
Oct. 28, 2021
Reminder: If your retirement date is on or after 1 January, 2022, as of 1 November 2021, PPC/RAS will no longer accept Form CG-4700 as your application for retirement pay
CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.
Oct. 4, 2021
ETS First Logon and ADVTRAV Profile Data Transfer
Per ALCOAST 361/21, the entire Coast Guard workforce (military, civilian and reserve) will receive invitations via an email from email@example.com on 04 October 2021 to activate your account. These invitations will expire within 72 hours; failure to activate in the required timeline will create additional administrative workload on support staff. Commands should ensure all service members are provided adequate time to complete the activation process. Accounts will remain active for 90 days and members who have not logged on will receive a reminder to log in or risk the accounts being disabled.
Sept. 17, 2021
Known Issue: Direct Access Excel Spreadsheet Viewing- work around
If your computer has migrated to Office 365/ The Cloud, you may experience issues viewing certain excel spreadsheets from direct access (web pages or excel 2003 version).
Sept. 16, 2021
Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents
END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.
Sept. 15, 2021
WEBNOW-Electronically Imaged Record Viewing Slated for Upgrade 16/17 September.
Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Imaged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.
Sept. 2, 2021
Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter
Welcome to the PPC ADV Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter will cover the top 10 issues our Data Correction team has seen over the last 3 months and provide you with direction on how to correct or prevent these issues at the field level. We appreciate all your hard work in the field and our goal with this quarterly newsletter is to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed!
Sept. 1, 2021
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs
2020 MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP) REVISED CUTOFFS
November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced
ALCGENL message 140/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam
Aug. 31, 2021
ALCOAST 309/21: Joint Travel Regulations Update to Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE)
ALCOAST 309/21 announces an update to the JTR that now includes an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE for up to 60 days to assist those who are impacted by severe housing shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.