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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.
June 24, 2020
Procedures for Processing Conscientious Objectors
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 1900.8A establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures governing conscientious objectors and processing requests for discharge or change of duty assignment based on conscientious objection.
June 2, 2020
Temporary Separation Guides Published
ALCGPSC message 064/20 announces the publication of the Temporary Separation Guide for Officers and the Temporary Separation Guide for Enlisted, which provide guidance and procedural information to support Coast Guard personnel and commands in navigating the processes and procedures for Temporary Separation (TEMPSEP) from the Coast Guard and return to active duty.
Jan. 24, 2020
Don't Forget to Update DEERS
Make sure that your records in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) are up to date with your latest life events.
June 22, 2019
Direct Access Orders Integration Process
The Orders Integration Process explained.
June 21, 2019
Process for Adding a Separation/Retirement TONO/LOA to DA Orders
Direct Access no longer automatically adds a Travel Order Number(TONO)/Line of Accounting(LOA) to Separation and Retirement Orders. TONOs/LOAs are now added by DCMS-831 (PCS TONO Funds Manager) if the member elects to relocate upon separation/retirement to their Home of Record/Home of Selection. This change will ensure that the Coast Guard only allocates funds to members who are actually moving/incurring costs.
June 20, 2019
Reserve Classification and Category on RELAD Transactions
SPO auditors reminded to review all data entry before approving transactions.
Amending Separation Orders to a later date
The process for amending a separation order is determined by the status of the order.
June 19, 2019
Separation Processing Reminder - Terminal Leave
All leave must be accounted for upon separation.
June 18, 2019
Separations - Issues with Delay En route and Approvals
All separations can and should be approved as soon as all the information is completed on the separation orders (prior to or on the day of departing on terminal leave).
June 17, 2019
Thinking About Canceling Your SGLI Prior to Separation to Save a Few Dollars? Don't do it!
Canceling SGLI Prior to Separation is not a good idea.
May 22, 2019
Retired Pay "High-3" Calculator Launched
The Department of Defense has introduced a new "legacy" High-3 Retirement Calculator to help members (Active Duty and Reserve) under the high-3 retirement system to estimate their retired pay.
May 1, 2019
Issuance of Form DD-214 to Reserve Component Members
Reserve Component personnel ordered to active duty for a contingency operation for a period greater than 30 days will be issued a DD Form 214
Nov. 21, 2018
Permanent Promotion Obligated Service for Voluntary Retirement
ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 137/18 announced an error in a recent change to the Military Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1000.4. The two-year obligated service requirement for promotion was inadvertently omitted. This requirement is still in effect: “complete the two-year obligated service requirement incurred for a permanent promotion. (An officer will not be promoted if he or she has an approved voluntary retirement on file).”
April 6, 2018
Issuance of DD-214s and Discharge Certificates
A quick rundown of when these forms are needed.
March 29, 2018
Active Duty? Enroll to Continue TRICARE Coverage After Retirement
Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which TRICARE programs best suit your and your family’s needs.