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
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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.
May 13, 2022
Housing and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Communication
With the ever changing and volatile housing markets throughout the
country, it is critical that local commands ensure they are providing inbound
members the information needed through the welcome aboard messaging and
follow-on discussion with the new command.
May 12, 2022
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions
ALCOAST 178/22 extends and revises ALCOAST 309/21 (JTR Update/TLE) to extend
temporary lodging expense (TLE) up to 60 days to assist those who
are impacted by severe housing shortages in Military Housing Areas
(MHA). The TLE extension change to the JTR is not retroactive.
March 31, 2022
November 2021 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs
ALCGENL 030/22 revises the cutoffs for participants of the November 2021 SWE.
Feb. 11, 2022
Issue With Tax Data on Direct Access Payslips for January, February, and March
2022 FSMS payslip improvement testing for January, February and March will show partially configured tax, allotment, and deduction data.
Feb. 9, 2022
2022 Critical Housing Areas Announced
This ALCGPSC announces the Military Housing Areas (MHA) and zip codes
meeting the eligibility criteria for designation as a CHA. This ALCGPSC
applies to all areas in the continental United States where dependents are
authorized to accompany service members.
Jan. 25, 2022
What Will You Pay? Check TRICARE Cost Resource
Have questions about health care, pharmacy, or dental costs? You should check out the TRICARE Costs and Fees 2022 Fact Sheet. This resource provides an overview of most of your costs and fees for TRICARE health plans, the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, and the TRICARE Dental Program
Read the article to learn more.
Jan. 14, 2022
Your PCS move just got easier—Coast Guard Mutual Assistance rolls out two new programs in support
Your Coast Guard family’s permanent change of duty station (PCS) move is now supported by two new programs offered by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA). As of Jan. 1, 2022, both programs operate year-round and provide compensation toward specific family relocation fees. The first is a grant, called the Education Advocate Grant, and the second is a no-interest loan, called the Spouse Professional Requirements Loan Program.
Dec. 30, 2021
2022 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY22.
2021 PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2022, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.18 per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2022 (i.e., the initial travel is started). TDY mileage rates changed on 01 January 2022. The new TDY rates shown in the article.
Dec. 29, 2021
Military members: Here’s your military compensation for 2022
Changes in basic pay, BAS, BAH, CONUS COLA
2022 Military Active and Reserve Component Base Pay Tables
The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act includes a 2.7% across the board increase in basic pay for military personnel. The increase is effective on 1 January 2022.
2022 Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) Rates
Here are the BAS rates for 2022 (effective 1 January 2022)
Dec. 15, 2021
Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for 2022 Released
The Department of Defense has released the 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates. BAH rates will increase an average of 5.1 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2022. An estimated $25.6 billion will be paid to approximately one million service members. The temporarily increased BAH rates, effective October 1, 2021 for 56 military housing areas across the country, will expire on December 31, 2021 and will be replaced by the 2022 BAH rates.
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.