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Jan. 21, 2022

Update 1 - Mitigating Efforts for Read-Only Access to Orders Functionality in Direct Access

This message updates the reactivation date in ALCGPSC 006/22 for full access to orders in Direct Access (DA) and outlines mitigation actions for reservists, commands, Personnel and Administration (P&A) offices, and Servicing Pay Offices (SPOs) concerning Reserve orders and pay.

Jan. 11, 2022

Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration

​Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration, PSCNOTE 5402 is a first step towards establishing doctrine and standards for military workforce pay, personnel, and administration, a key deliverable for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support-led Personnel Support Initiative (PSI). It states guiding principles of Customer Service, Empowerment, and Accountability that describe what success looks like, and sets standards for accuracy, timeliness, availability, responsiveness, transparency in tracking, and training.

Dec. 30, 2021

Corrected 2020 OASDI Tax Deferral IRS Form W-2C Available in Direct Access

Per IRS guidance, if you had only one employer during 2020 and your Form W-2c (Corrected Wages and Tax Statement) for 2020 only shows a correction to box 4 to account for employee Social Security tax that was deferred in 2020 and withheld in 2021 pursuant to IRS Notice 2020-65, no further steps are required.

Dec. 17, 2021

2021 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C Information

IRS Form W-2 and 1095-C - The required 2021 IRS tax forms W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) will be mailed no later than 31 Jan 2022 to each members mailing address listed in Direct Access. Members who have selected to opt out of receiving the paper forms will be able to download their tax forms from Direct Access and will not receive a paper copy in the mail.

Dec. 13, 2021

TRICARE Pharmacy Network Changes and TRICARE For Life

CVS Pharmacy is joining the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 15. At the same time, Walmart, Sam's Club, and some community pharmacies are leaving the network. If you're a TRICARE For Life beneficiary, you may be wondering how these changes affect the coverage of your current drugs.

Dec. 8, 2021

How to Access Your Military Records as the Coast Guard Transitions to New Record Management System

As the Coast Guard transitions to the new system, you may experience a slight delay in receiving your official military personnel file (OMPF) as PSC military records staff prepares for training on the new system.

Dec. 8, 2021

Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program Revised

ACN 125/21 promulgates a new edition of  Transition Assistance Program, COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). The new instruction can be accessed at https://media.defense.gov/2021/Nov/16/2002893673/-1/-1/0/CI_1900_2B.PDF.

Nov. 4, 2021

Regular to Reserve (R2R) Frequently Asked Questions

The Coast Guard inadvertently misinterpreted a 2010 BCMR ruling for a Regular to Reserve (R2R) case in which it was authorized to close the break in service of a member who transitioned into the Coast Guard Reserve by way of Regular to Reserve (R2R). PPC blanketed this ruling to any R2R Rehire from 2010-2017 and aligned their Anniversary Year with their Pay Base Date.

Oct. 28, 2021

Reminder: If your retirement date is on or after 1 January, 2022, as of 1 November 2021, PPC/RAS will no longer accept Form CG-4700 as your application for retirement pay

CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.

Oct. 22, 2021

Temporary Separations Manual Updated

ACN 111/21 promulgates an update to the Military Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1040.6 (series)​. The Manual has been completely revised from its previous version and a thorough review of the entire Manual is strongly recommended. Major changes include: removing tour completion and time in grade requirements for enlisted members that wish to TEMPSEP on their EOE, added provisions for members to request a TEMPSEP for hardship instead of a hardship discharge if the hardship is temporary and PSC approves, changed maximum time on TEMPSEP from two years to three years, and requiring members to request a return to active duty at least one year before their expected return date.

Sept. 30, 2021

PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter (3rd Quarter, CY2021)

Issue 05/21 (July, August and September, 2021) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.

Sept. 22, 2021

Retiring From the Service? Get to Know Your TRICARE Options

If you're getting ready to retire from active duty or reserve service, your goal is likely to make a smooth transition to civilian life. TRICARE can help you do that. When you retire from active duty or retire from the National Guard or Reserve, you'll experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). QLEs open a 90-day window where you can enroll in a new TRICARE health plan or change your coverage.

Sept. 16, 2021

Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents

END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.

June 8, 2021

COVID-19: Reserve Demobilization Guidance Issued

ALCOAST 210/21​ provides guidance for units and Servicing Personnel Offices (SPOs) on common issues and questions identified during the Release from Active Duty (RELAD) process for reservists recalled to active duty under USC Sec. 12302 or USC Sec. 12301(d) (contingency Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)). For purposes of entitlements and benefits, COVID-19 response is considered a contingency operation. ​

June 7, 2021

TRICARE Health Coverage Options for Young Adults

Is your child graduating from college this year? Or, are they a recent graduate? This is typically a time of transitions, whether to a new job, home, or city. It's also a time for many new graduates to transition to their own independent health care coverage. If your child is one of them, TRICARE Young Adult is one of several health care coverage options that may fit their needs.