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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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.
May 4, 2021
BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
April 8, 2021
Change to May 2021 Servicewide Examination Administration Schedule
ALCGENL 039/21 Update 1, May 2021 Servicewide Examination Competition, announced additional flexibility in administering the exam: The new schedule is:
a. AM and PM 04 MAY 2021 (Tuesday) SWE for ADV to E-5,
b. AM and PM 05 MAY 2021 (Wednesday) SWE for ADV to E-6,
c. AM 06 MAY 2021 (Thursday) SWE for ADV to E-7,
d. PM 06 MAY 2021 (Thursday) SWE for ADV to E-8.
April 1, 2021
Updated study guide for Service Wide Exam
FORCECOM established a bank of over 500 questions upon which the Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) section of the test will be based. With input from the field, the collaborative team of subject matter experts, and senior enlisted leaders, removed outdated questions and references were updated so members can be more efficient while studying the content. The references are now based on where the most current and relevant information is located. Piloting the use of a question bank to help guide learning begins with the MAY21 SWE and will continue for at least two testing cycles to collect data and determine the impact.
March 5, 2021
November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced
ALCGENL message 028/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs
2020 MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP) REVISED CUTOFFS
March 3, 2021
Ceremonial Advancements - Flag Voice 540
I am pleased to announce the institution of a Ceremonial Advancement policy to allow Coast Guard enlisted members the best opportunity to plan, prepare, and execute meaningful advancement ceremonies that properly recognize the career milestone of advancing to the next pay grade, while also considering unit operations and Service needs.
Feb. 11, 2021
Revised Cutoffs for November 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Announced
All Coast Guard Enlisted Message (ALCGENL) 022/21 provides the cutoff number (ADV sequence) and the name of the member at the cutoff position for the respective rate.
Revised Cutoffs for May 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Announced
ALCGENL message 021/21 provides the cutoff number (ADV sequence) and the name of the member at the cutoff position for the respective rate from the May 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List and the 2019 MU Advancement Eligibility List with exception of BM2 which uses the supplemental List.
Feb. 2, 2021
Changes to Rated Sea Time for Advancement to DC, EM, ET, and MK Ratings
ALCOAST ACN 012/21 announces updates to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) regarding rated sea time for advancement in DC, EM, ET, and MK ratings. The new requirements are:
a. E-6 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 12 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
b. E-7 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 36 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
The new sea duty requirements will go into effect for the May 2023 SWE.
Jan. 26, 2021
Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update
ACN 009/21 promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.
Jan. 21, 2021
Next Master Chief Advancement Panel convenes May 10
The 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) will convene May 10 at Coast Guard headquarters. The panel will recommend eligible active duty senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) for advancement to master chief petty officer for all ratings, except the musician rating.
Jan. 19, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 009/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
Jan. 11, 2021
ALCGENL 003/21 May 2021 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition
ALCGENL 003/21 May 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Competition, announces the May 2021 SWE competition for all ratings except for BM2 and MU. for advancement to pay grades E-5 to E-8.
Dec. 16, 2020
May 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) Testing Update
The SWE Process Improvement Team recommended establishing a bank of EPME questions to assist
the enlisted workforce in preparing for SWE competitions.