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Our Pay and Personnel Center team members are users of Direct Access –just like you– and are similarly impacted by challenges with the system.  Though the Pay and Personnel Center does not own or control repairs to Direct Access, we continue to advocate with the Program Office to prioritize repairs and the C5I Service Center to conduct those repairs.  We appreciate your patience and grace during this time period.

In essence, Direct Access is our ship . . . and our ship is damaged and undergoing depot-level repairs.  The crew at the Pay and Personnel Center are just as eager for Direct Access to come back to fully mission capable, so we can better serve our Coast Guard families.

Note: The issue which was preventing the issuance of PCS orders and entitlements has been resolved.  If you continue to experience issues with your PCS orders or entitlements, the Pay and Personnel Center PCS Assist Team is standing by to assist (844-727-2022, PCSAssist@uscg.mil).


USCG is still facing an issue in mLINQS with selecting the "assigned to" option from the drop-down menu and in the employee tab for certain states such as California, Ohio, Connecticut and Maryland. mLINQS has indicated that this is not a problem with the mLINQS software, but rather a browser settings issue with the Coast Guard (the settings are currently inaccessible to the average user and unit IT support). We are currently in communication with CG-9336 to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

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ALCGRSV 055/23
A. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series)
B. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
C. Body Composition Standards Program, COMDTINST 1020.8 (series)
1. The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated
effective 01 October 2023 provided the requirements of Refs A-C are met:
Rank  Name                   DEPTID  SPOID
BMC   Ignacio Sanchez        000539  042191
BMC   Korina Covaci          000281  041675
BMC   Nicholas Nida          000534  042191
BMC   Christye Greene        038632  041675
BM1   Nicholas Seaton        038622  046734
BM1   James Barker           000026  042311
BM1   Jesse Adams            000585  046604
BM1   Christopher O'Connor   000362  002667
BM2   Tyler Frederick        038652  042191
CS2   Larry Gillam           000619  046017
DCC   John Elwood            007498  041675
DCC   Dallas Bowman          044220  038079
DCC   Tomas Kaselionis       038676  042599
DC1   Jeffrey Brown          038363  046604
DC1   Conor Schwilke         038686  038079
GMC   Robert Kotowski        007291  042822
ME2   Jack Garrity           038653  042191
ME2   Lydia Miller           006796  042822
ME2   Erik Herrin            038643  042311
MKCS  Orlando Hasche         048348  042256
MKCS  Brian Padgett          006828  046017
MKCS  Lawrence Blanton       044223  042030
MKC   Jason Vallier          048900  042312
MK1   Dennica Ricciardi      007640  006420
MK1   Seong Kang             000678  045431
MK1   Darrell Pearce         000286  046604
MK1   Aaron Levinson         000011  041675
MK1   Robert Balandran       038662  042632
MK1   Kurt Korpi             006394  042822
MK1   Ryan Jessup            000011  041675
MK1   Taylor Young           000566  002667
MK1   Austin Ballard         000018  042191
MK1   Bradley Wilson         007857  042191
MK1   Rhett Beauregard       048348  042256
MK2   Bayoan Perez Cruz      000445  041675
MST2  Heather Walker         007592  042030
OSCM  Georgina Smith         006394  042822
PA1   James Connor           008991  042191
YNC   Ashley Pike            046670  046670
2. The Commanding Officers’ (COs) recommendation for advancement (Ready)
must be maintained for the period from recommendation to advancement. In
addition, E-7, E-8, and E-9 candidates must not have an unsatisfactory
conduct mark on an enlisted evaluation for 24 months prior to the terminal
eligibility date. Personnel failing to maintain the COs recommendation
(Ready) for this period shall be invalidated from the Reserve Service Wide
Exam (RSWE) and Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (R-MCAP) in which
they participated. Personnel who have been invalidated must be recommended
and qualify again through a new RSWE or R-MCAP competition.
3. COs shall immediately notify those members eligible for advancement and
take the appropriate administrative action. COs may withhold or cancel
advancements of ineligible personnel IAW Ref B and Art. 3.A.1 of Ref C.
When an advancement is withheld or cancelled, the COs shall immediately
notify Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) by email via AOIX at CMD-SMB-CG-PPC
and info CMD-SMB-CG-PSC. Please note C2OIX does not transfer to AOIX.
4. Per Article 3.A.10 of Ref A, personnel in certain ratings must meet
security clearance requirements for advancement.
5. COs shall ensure personnel advancing to pay grades E-7 thru E-9
obligate required service prior to advancement per Article 3.A.21.c
of Ref A.
6. The rank order number for each individual identified for advancement in
the ERAA is no longer indicated. The RSWE Advancement Eligibility List
containing the original rank order number may be found at the Pay and
Personnel Center (PPC) SharePoint site: https://uscg.sharepoint-mil.us/
20Data%20Corrections.aspx but is subject to change. This ERAA, to include
unit designations, will be made available at the above PPC SharePoint site.
7. Upon approved advancement, members are authorized to update their rank
as it appears in the Global Address List (GAL) from the Self-Service portal
at https://edms.uscg.mil/SelfService. This can be done as a standard user
without requiring admin-privileges. Rank updates do not require a call to
CGFIXIT or submission of a CGFIXIT Ticket. A self-help tech-tip guide on
how to update your rank in the GAL may be found at the following SharePoint
site: https://uscg.sharepoint-mil.us/sites/C5IKnowledge/UserTechTips/
8. POCs for this message are CWO3 Arnold Z. Uhrina, email:
Arnold.Z.Uhrina@uscg.mil, phone: 202-795-6514 or YNC Jeffree C. Craigwell,
email: Jeffree.C.Craigwell@uscg.mil, phone: 202-795-6500.
9. CAPT T. E. Fryar, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
10. Internet release authorized.