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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.

Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Pay and Personnel Center Travel eNewsletter/FAQ


The April 2019 edition of the PPC Travel eNewsletterFile in PDF Format is now available. This issue includes the following items of interest:

We Pay What We Can
BLUF: We will pay everything that we legally can and make sure it will pass audit

Decedent Affairs Officer (DAO) Communications with Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) Travel (TVL) Branch Chief
BLUF: Call me!  I will drop everything to assist you and the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO)

CG7421-A Form and Requirements
BLUF: Memo is no longer required, just proof of Approving Official (AO) course completion

Tips for Travel Claim Processing
BLUF: Some frequent errors resulting in kickbacks

Official Distance
BLUF: Use T-Pax, don’t bother with Defense Table of Official Distance (DTOD)

BLUF: Tell us why, help us help you

Travel Order Number (TONO) to TONO Per Diem and Lodging
BLUF: How to input to ensure you get all your money

Rental Vehicle Reimbursement Information
BLUF: (AO)’s need to educate travelers and not approve unauthorized charges

Rental Vehicles and Government Administrative Rate Supplemental (GARS)
BLUF: Rental Vehicles is the big one; don’t set your people up for Falor, we mean failure

Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) More Advantageous
BLUF: Be sure your traveler qualifies

Various Units on Orders
BLUF: T-Pax (AO) must be from the same unit as orders (AO)

Travel Lodging Expense (TLE)
BLUF: Clarification on policy.  Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) takes precedence 

Education and Training Quota Management Command (ETQC) Orders and AO’s Signing Unauthorized Amendments
BLUF: ALCOAST 343/18 tells you what you can and what you need approval for

Authorizing Official Requirements
BLUF: Memo? What memo? And a test out option

Manual Claim Submissions
BLUF: Guidelines that will help everyone

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Advances/PCS Signature Proxy
BLUF: More tools, less “It’s not my job”

Post Audit Process
BLUF: If we e-mail you, we need something

Shout Out!
BLUF: Amazing work by YN2 Amato from Base Boston

April 2019 edition of the PPC Travel eNewsletterFile in PDF Format