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Nov. 22, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 002-23, Processing FY23 A/C School and Accession Course TDY Orders

As a reminder, FORCECOM continues to permit local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school, “A” school and Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) course TDY orders to include initiation of the travel authorization, funds certification, and AO approval.  These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools or orders issued at no cost, including no cost orders to Reservists.   Reservists in receipt of no cost school orders must contact their benefiting unit and/or District (dxr) to obtain funding and applicable orders (including POET information), to attend formal “A”, “C” and Accession school training.

Nov. 16, 2022

Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependents for Tropical Storm Nicole – Update 7 (Final)

This message provides the following updates - Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.

Nov. 7, 2022

Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator

Added the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online

Oct. 25, 2022

PCS Travel POET Guidance for Orders Issued in FY 2022

PCS orders that were issued in FY22 shall use the FY22 POET funding that was assigned to the orders set. This rule applies regardless of when the actual travel occurs for the member.

Oct. 20, 2022

Seventh Coast Guard District Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependent for Hurricane Ian (Update6)

This is the 6th and final update. A. Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.

Oct. 12, 2022

Auto De-Obligation Of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) And Residuals

ALCGFINANCE 044/22 announces that starting in December 2022, CG-833 will begin de-obligating UDO balances on travel where a traveler has not submitted their travel claim within 60 days of completing travel.

Oct. 5, 2022

Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team Update

On 14 MAR 2022, the Commandant stood up the FSMS Transition Incident Command (IC) to lead and integrate efforts to develop and implement solutions to the challenges related to FSMS transition. This is the team's latest status update.

Sept. 29, 2022

ALCGFINANCE 040/22, Entering and Recoding Commitments and Obligations During Early FY23 FSMS Downtime

This message provides guidance for creating and tracking financial obligations during the upcoming FSMS outage.

Sept. 27, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Reserve Order Guidance

All Coast Guard Finance (ALCGFINANCE) message 039/22 provides guidance for reserve orders starting in early FY23.

Sept. 27, 2022

ALCOAST 360/22, E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Implementation Update Four

This ALCOAST provides guidance for ETS use in preparation for FY23 and required actions for users and approvers.

Sept. 23, 2022

Government Travel Charge Card - Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance

This message cancels ALCGPSC 081/22. Restrictions on the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA) remain. The expanded use of the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) to support travel until the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team (IMT) objectives are met as indicated in reference ALCOAST 096/22 are extended as well.

Sept. 22, 2022

Guidance for Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) Orders Spanning Fiscal Years 2022 to 2023

ALCGFINANCE 035/22 provides guidance for temporary duty travel crossing fiscal years (FY). Specifically, it applies to cases where advanced preparation in FY22 is required to effectively facilitate FY23 travel. FY22 is 30 September 2022 and prior. FY23 is 01 October 2022 through 30 September 2023. PPC (P&D) has also prepared a user guide for the process.

Sept. 19, 2022

Competencies, Qualifications, and Tools for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration

This message announces performance support measures for personnel performing military workforce pay, personnel, and administration tasks, a key deliverable for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support-led Personnel Support Initiative (PSI). The competencies, qualifications, and tools outlined here apply to all personnel at Personnel and Administration (P&A) Offices and Servicing Pay Offices (SPOs), and are designed to support doctrine and standards established Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration, PSCNOTE 5402

Sept. 8, 2022

Fiscal Year 2022 Closeout Guidance

ALCGFINANCE provides important information for closing out FY 22 financial data.

Aug. 30, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate Announced

The FY23 Standard CONUS per diem rate is  $157 and is applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.

Aug. 18, 2022

GSA Announces Release of 2023 Per Diem Rates

Please note! The FY 2023 rates are NOT the default rates until October 1, 2022. You must follow these instructions to view the FY 2023 rates. Select FY 2023 from the drop-down box above the "Search By City, State, or ZIP Code" or "Search by State" map. Otherwise, the search box only returns current FY 2022 rates.

Aug. 18, 2022

Flag Voice #587 - Update on TLE Extension Process

Colleagues, I am providing an update on the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension process. As previously announced in Flag Voice 556 and ALCOAST 309/21, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated last year to include an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE, for up to 60 days, to assist those who are

Aug. 17, 2022

Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update

This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.

Aug. 10, 2022

E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates

An updated (August 10, 2022) list of ETS frequently asked questions is available via PPC's ETS web page (https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/tvl/ets). This list covers post-go-live issues. Here is a direct link to the file (the file is in PDF format): https://wwsw.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/GUIDES/TRAVEL/ETS/ETSPostGoLiveFAQs.pdf

June 23, 2022

Updated - How to Submit PCS Advance Request and File PCS Travel Claims

Example of including paid PCS advances to a voucher added.

June 23, 2022

Financial Resources for Your PCS

June officially marks the start of permanent change of station (PCS) season for many Coast Guard families. At least 3,500 members will make a PCS transfer over the next few months, so during this time of transition, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is reminding our members of their key programs offering financial support to ease the strain of relocation.

June 13, 2022

Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) Advances and Claims CG Portal Site

The link to access the new Sharepoint platform is https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/fincen/SitePages/TLAClaims.aspx. Within the platform, users will have access to view the user guide to assist with processing claims as well as the ability to view the FINCEN Review workbench to see where claims are in the process.

June 13, 2022

Processing Advances for Personally Procured Moves (PPM)

PPM Advances are emailed to the PPM Advance Shared mailbox. That email address is: FIN-SMB-PPMADVANCE@USCG.MIL

June 10, 2022

Standard Mileage Rates for Official Travel (Flag Voice 579)

The IRS just announced increases to the standard mileage rates that will go into effect on 01 July 2022.  These increases will directly affect the mileage reimbursement rate for PCS and TDY travel for military members and civilian employees alike.  The mileage rate for PCS travel will increase from $0.18 to $0.22 per mile, and the mileage rate for TDY travel will increase from $0.585 to $0.625 per mile.

May 31, 2022

ETS Group Travel Authorization Process Guide

Groups over 10 members that are going to the same location can use the group authorization in ETS. When completing the authorization the major and minor must be the same for all members otherwise ETS will not allow for selecting the members in the group authorization.

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