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DIRECT ACCESS CHALLENGES

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).

mLINQS ISSUE

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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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

ALCOAST 266/24 SSIC 7220 SUBJ: UPDATES TO RESPONSIBILITY PAY FOR COMMANDING OFFICERS AFLOAT 

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R 081456Z JUL 24 MID120001272396U
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
TO ALCOAST
BT
UNCLAS
ALCOAST 266/24
SSIC 7220
SUBJ: UPDATES TO RESPONSIBILITY PAY FOR COMMANDING OFFICERS AFLOAT 
A. 37 U.S.C. Section 352 - Assignment pay or special duty pay
B. Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDTINST M7220.29D
C. 37 U.S.C. Section 306 - Special pay: officers holding positions
of unusual responsibility and of critical nature
1. Under the authority of REF (A), this ALCOAST announces updates to
the rates of pay for Responsibility Pay. IAW REF (B), Responsibility
Pay is authorized for commanding officers of Coast Guard vessels.
The rates of pay have not changed since 1973, when the Coast Guard
first authorized Responsibility Pay. Up until 2018, the rates of pay
were specified by REF (C). However, following the consolidation of
special pay authorities in 2018 and the associated transition of
authority for Responsibility Pay to REF (A), the Coast Guard has the
authority to adjust rates to meet Service needs.
2. Effective 1 May 2024, Responsibility Pay is authorized at the
following monthly rates:
 Pay Grade(s) Rate of Pay
O-6 $300.00
O-5 $250.00
O-4 and below $200.00
3. A change request (CRQ) has been initiated to update the rates of
pay for Responsibility Pay in Direct Access (DA). No action is
required by affected officers or their Personnel and Administration
Offices (P&A). Upon completion of the CRQ, eligible officers will
be paid any owed difference between the old and new rates.
4. All other provisions of section 4.D. of REF (B) remain in effect.
5. The contents of this message will be incorporated into the next
change to REF (B), which will be released within the next year.
6. This message will be cancelled on 07 JUL 2025.
7. POC: Questions regarding this ALCOAST may be directed to Office
of Military Personnel Policy, Compensation Division (CG-1M12) at:
SMB-COMDT-COMPENSATION@uscg.mil.
8. Area and District Commanders must bring the contents of this
ALCOAST to the attention of all commanding officers afloat. P&As and
Servicing Pay Offices (SPO) must ensure their staffs understand and
are prepared to counsel members on this ALCOAST.
9. RADM M. W. Raymond, Assistant Commandant for Military Personnel
(CG-1M), sends.
10. Internet release is authorized.