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PPC Call Center Phone Contact Update

Effective Monday, 11 May 2020, PPC's Call Center will resume taking live phone calls.  

The phone number for PPC Customer Care is 1-866-772-8724 and the hours of operation are 0700 - 1600 Central Time.

All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!

Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

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July 6, 2020

PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter

The June edition of the PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter is now available.

June 26, 2020

July 2020 AD/RES Payroll Processing Schedule

​July 2020 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows:

June 12, 2020

Supplemental Clothing Allowance for Reduced Initial Seabag Issue

ALCOAST 099/20 announced that reduced initial seabags were being issued at accession points (Cape May/Academy). To account for this, we have created a new "Type" of Supplemental Clothing Allowance. For a member that is issued a reduced seabag, enter a Supplemental Clothing Allowance transaction and select "Reduced Initial Sea Bag" from the "Type". This will mostly impact the accession points, but if someone is missed, the servicing SPO may need to enter the transaction.

May 29, 2020

Active Duty and Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Here is the June 2020 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Military Payroll Processing Schedule

E-Mail ALSPO (All Coast Guard Servicing Personnel Offices) Message C/19 provides the Direct-Access payroll processing schedule for calendar year 2020.

Oct. 2, 2019

Known Issue: DA Cost of Living Allowance for the Continental United States (CONUS COLA)

An issue has been detected with Direct Access (DA) CONUS COLA transactions.

Oct. 1, 2019

Recording the Body Composition Measurements in Direct Access

ALCGPSC 113/19 provides important information for entering body composition data in Direct Access.

Oct. 1, 2019

October 2019 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Here is the October 2019 AD & Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Sept. 17, 2019

Known Issue: DA Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area Monthly Payout Limit

​Direct Access does not allow a payment for Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay​ (HFP/IDP) and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area (HDP-L (DA)) to exceed $325 in a month. Direct Access will deduct any dollar amount over $325.

Aug. 7, 2019

Known Issue: Marital Status and Rehires

​We've added a known issue to the Marital Status topic in DA Knowledge Base.

June 4, 2019

PPC Customer Newsletter

Here is the May 2019 issue of the PPC Customer Newsletter

May 6, 2019

Direct Access Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start failure

Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start failure. If a member reports in TEMDU first and then to the cutter CGSMR doesn’t auto start and needs to be manually started via meal rate request

Dec. 14, 2018

Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes

When changing a member's state income tax withholding, always insert a new row from the Federal Tax Data tab. This is counter-intuitive given there's a separate State Tax Data tab but that's how it works.

Nov. 7, 2018

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) 2019 Contribution Limits

The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2019 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution Limits.”

Oct. 29, 2018

Promulgation of Special Duty Pay (SDP) , COMDTINST 1430.1Q

Major Change: Special Duty Pay (SDP) is no longer tied to billets. Effective 01 OCT 18, members will be authorized SDP if they meet all eligibility criteria as announced COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 300926 AUG 18/ACN 087/18