U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
For E-Gov Travel Sys (ETS) Call the
hotline: 1-866-800-USCG (8724)
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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.
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
Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA —
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.
Processing Advances for Personally Procured Moves (PPM)
Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA —
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.
June 6, 2022
Government Travel Charge Card (GTTC) Program: Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance - Update
ALCGPSC message 081/22 cancels ALCGPSC 056/22, further restricts the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA), and extends 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. These policy waivers offer a reliable means of financial support, particularly for Permanent Change of Station, Long-Term TDY, and Disaster Evacuation Orders. Members who currently do not possess a GTCC are strongly encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary charges to the CBA.
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.
May 24, 2022
E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates
An updated (May 24, 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):
Please submit any new questions to the TMO at HQS-SMB-CG-1332-TravelManagementOffice@uscg.mil.
2022 Hurricane Season - Ensuring Personnel Readiness
Hurricane season begins 01 June and continues through 30
November. Given the past years' hurricanes and evacuations, it is
critical we remain vigilant and be prepared this hurricane season.
May 13, 2022
TPAX Profile Creation for New Accessions Required for PCS Travel Advances Claims
Recently accessed members will need to have a TPAX profile built in order to file their PCS claim.
If you received a PCS Travel Advance, you still may be owed money
If you received PCS travel advances, you are required to submit a travel claim for full compensation.
April 15, 2022
Update on Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Payment Due Dates
The Coast Guard is extending the due dates for some government travel credit card (GTCC) payments as we continue our transition to a modern financial system. The extensions are intended to help minimize financial impacts on members and units as the service works through the challenges of transitioning to a modern financial system. The GTCC program will evaluate each member’s payment requirements and extend the due date on a month-to-month basis. No late fees or payments will be due until you receive your reimbursement. Please talk with your travel manager if you have any questions or need a higher balance waiver.
April 6, 2022
FSMS: Progress Report from the Incident Command
The Coast Guard is making headway toward paying our people and our bills. The Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Transition Incident Command (IC) – working with CGHQ Directorates and the Coast Guard’s Finance Center (FINCEN) – now have 134 personnel surged to address transition challenges. Here's an update on progress to date.
April 1, 2022
Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The updated 2022 PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
March 29, 2022
Coast Guard Works to Pay Backlogged Claims
The Coast Guard has paid more than 25 percent of temporary duty (TDY) backlogged claims in the last week. Additionally, the Travel Assist Team (TAT) will now be available through the remainder of fiscal year 2022 (FY22) to assist with travel claims.