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Direct-Access PCS, TDY, & Reserve Orders Outage.

1. DA Orders Accounting Data Conversion to FSMS Standard (ALCGPSC 06/22):  ​Direct Access orders are set to "read-only" for all users. Access to Reserve Orders (FSMS) will be available from 0900 to 1900 on Friday, January 21. Please note there will be a new DA menu item on the Reserve Administration pagelet to access these orders. The link title is: FSMS Reserve Orders. Access to other types of DA generated orders (PCS, Retirement, Separations, etc.) will not be restored until sometime during the week of January 23-29. This lockdown is necessary to support the deployment of FSMS. During this period of read-only availability, all FY22 orders will be converted to utilize FSMS accounting data. This applies to all Direct Access orders types: ETQC, PCS, separations, and reserve orders. Units may issue orders via memorandum to authorize travel in urgent and emergency situations.

E-Gov Travel System  (ETS) Status (updated 1000 hrs. Jan 07)

1. Maintenance Completed:  Data migration is complete and the system ready for use. 

2. Vouchering: The ability to enter travel vouchers in ETS is now available.

3. Vouchering prior FY travel: As part of the cutover to FSMS, the Coast Guard migrated open travel obligations. Authorizations will appear in ETS for the member to voucher. Members will select the open authorization within ETS and create a voucher. Members will not need to select accounting information for the Project, Organization, Expenditure and Task (POET) because prior year TONOs were migrated to reimburse against the prior year expenditures. The vouchers should only require approval from an ETS approving official.

4. Current FY Travel: Please be aware that Training, PCS, and Reserve Orders from Direct-Access (DA) will not be available in ETS pending completion of the accounting data conversion during the DA outage described above.

5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): A list of "Post Go-Live" questions and answers is now availablenew.

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Tag: Advancement

Jan. 13, 2022

Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide

The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.

Jan. 12, 2022

2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Announcement

ALCGENL message 002/22​ announces the 2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP), which will convene to recommend eligible active duty Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer for all ratings, except MU. COs and OICs must ensure dissemination of the message to all active duty SCPOs within their commands. SCPOs must be aware of the eligibility requirements outlined in the message and its references.

Jan. 5, 2022

November 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The November 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Jan. 3, 2022

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated

Jan. 3, 2022

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

Dec. 28, 2021

Enlis​ted Rating Advancement Training System (ERATS) Winter 2022 Update​

​ACN 142/21 Enlis​ted Rating Advancement Training System (ERATS) Winter 2022 Update​announces updates to the advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS).

Dec. 8, 2021

Servicewide Exam Point Increase Instituted for Cutter Crews 

Enlisted personnel serving on cutters will receive the most significant boost in Service Wide Exam (SWE) credits in almost 30 years under a new incentive program designed to help compensate for the hardships involved in sea duty.  

Dec. 8, 2021

October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

The October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Oct. 22, 2021

1SWE is coming beginning May 2022

MyCG article about the switch to one servicewide exam per year for active duty members.

Oct. 22, 2021

One Service-Wide Examination (1-SWE) FAQs Updated

The active duty enlisted workforce will soon see a change in how often junior petty officers compete for advancement. Beginning with the May 2022 servicewide exam (SWE), the Coast Guard will move to an annual examination, eliminating the November SWE, for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 through E8, an effort known as the 1-SWE.

Oct. 21, 2021

Supplemental Advancement List Policy and Procedures Updated

Requests for addition to the Supplemental Advancement List will be transitioned from ADMIN OIX to PPC Customer Care tickets effective December 1, 2021. Any requests submitted via ADMIN OIX or other means will not be accepted after January 15, 2022. This change will allow PPC to better track and manage requests in an effort to ensure members in the field continue to receive timely additions to the supplemental lists. If you have any questions please contact the ADV Branch Chief Mr. Wess McElroy. A link to PPC Customer care is below to assist you with your requests.

Oct. 6, 2021

May 2021 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL 160/21 announces revised advancement cutoffs for participants of the May 2021 servicewide exam.

Sept. 2, 2021

​Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter

Welcome to the PPC ADV Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter will cover the top 10 issues our Data Correction team has seen over the last 3 months and provide you with direction on how to correct or prevent these issues at the field level. We appreciate all your hard work in the field and our goal with this quarterly newsletter is to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed!

Sept. 1, 2021

2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs


Sept. 1, 2021

November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced

ALCGENL message 140/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam