U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Direct Access Maintenance Scheduled
Direct Access (DA) will not be available from 9:00 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, March 4, 2021 until 1:00 AM (Central Time), Friday, March 5, 2021. The system will be offline for routine server maintenance.
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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.
March 4, 2021
2021 PCS Season Household Goods Guidance Issued
Two important messages have been issued providing guidance for those with PCS orders this year.
Jan. 29, 2021
Good to go: USCG authorizes PCS and HHG shipments for 2021
PCS and household good shipments are authorized until further notice, and the Coast Guard is optimistic that the 2021 PCS season will go smoothly.
Key initiatives from last year will remain in place to support members relocating due to permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Meanwhile, a New Shipmate Form will help units make the transition easier for their new members.
Here’s what you need to know about the services, tools and policy ready to support you during PCS 2021.
Assignment Year 2021 PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP
ALCOAST message 030/21 provides information and resources for Coast Guard members transferring in the upcoming assignment year. While the information provided in the message will be of particular interest to those transferring in AY21, it also includes critical information to commands, supervisors, and SPO/ADMIN offices to assist their members in planning, preparing for, and executing PCS orders.
Jan. 19, 2021
2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic
The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.
Jan. 13, 2021
Update: Payroll tax payback will be spread out through 2021
If you had payroll taxes deferred, the 2020 deferred OASDI taxes will be collected in 24 installments from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31.
Jan. 12, 2021
COVID-19: Payroll Tax Deferral - Update , Collections
This ALCOAST announces impending modifications to take-home pay, for both civilian employees and military members of the Coast Guard, who had their payroll tax deferred in Sep, Oct, Nov, and Dec 2020.
Jan. 6, 2021
2021 Civilian (GS) Salary Tables
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has the 2021 GS salary tables available on their web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2021/general-schedule/.
Jan. 4, 2021
2021 Military Basic Pay Increase
On, January 1, 2021, the full Senate, by a vote of 81-13, overrode President Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021. The House did the same on Monday by a vote 322-87. The bill is now law securing the 3.0 percent military pay raise for 2021.
2021 PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2021, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.16 (sixteen cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2021 (i.e., the initial travel is started). TDY mileage rates changed on 01 January 2021. The new TDY rates shown in the article.
Jan. 1, 2021
Please Complete the 2021 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Living Pattern Survey
Members: Help DoD set the new COLA rates for all services
Dec. 29, 2020
2021 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY21.
Dec. 16, 2020
New BAH Rates for 2021
On average, 2021 BAH will increase on average 2.9 percent. Actual BAH increases vary by location.
Dec. 15, 2020
2021 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates Published
The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) has updated the BAH Calculator with 2021 BAH rates.
Dec. 14, 2020
New Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) rates go into effect 01 JAN 2021.
Monthly ENL-BAS rates increases $13.79 to $386.50; monthly OFF-BAS increases $9.50 to $266.50.
Dec. 8, 2020
Thrift Savings Plan changes, 2021 IRS Annual Deferral Limit
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is changing the way catch-up contributions are elected and withheld starting start in January, 2021.