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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.
April 9, 2021
Register for April 15 Webinar on TRICARE For Life
Will you soon be eligible for Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL) coverage? If yes, be sure to join the TRICARE webinar, "TRICARE For Life: Coverage Basics, Eligibility, and Costs," on April 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn important information on how TFL works. The webinar will include a presentation and Q&A. You must register if you want to participate.
April 8, 2021
PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The 2021 PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
April 2, 2021
Coast Guard adopts DoD form for retired pay accounts
CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.
March 25, 2021
Career Intentions Worksheet (CG-2045) Update
This is notification that CG-Form 2045, Career Intentions Worksheet, has been updated to allow Command Approvers to electronically submit the approved form via email through a "Submit Button" at the bottom of the page.
March 15, 2021
Health Record Disposition Delays due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Be sure to obtain a copy of your health record prior to separation or retirement.
March 3, 2021
Here’s how the Personnel Readiness Task Force is working for you
Now finishing its second year, the Personnel Readiness Task Force (PRTF) is a special-assignment, five-person team tackling Coast Guard workforce readiness and retention challenges.
The team creates innovative solutions pulled from research, field input, and from the other services.
Dec. 18, 2020
Separating or Retiring? Take Your Mandatory Transition Training
All members are required to take pre-separation counseling on the Learning Management System (LMS) or a transition seminar. Members are authorized to begin their transition one year out from separation or two years out from retiring. Contact your local transition manager or visit the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) website at https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/CG1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Transition-Assistance-Program/.
Oct. 26, 2020
2021 Reserve High Year Tenure Suspension
ALCGRSV message 065/20 announced the suspension of 2021 High Year Tenure for the Reserve Enlisted Workforce.
Oct. 22, 2020
Veterans Affairs (VA) Separation Health Assessments
Members separating from active duty must complete a Separation History and Physical Examination (SHPE) and a mental health assessment (MHA) prior to separation. Servicemembers who file a disability claim with the VA prior to separation, via the Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program, will receive a VA provided Separation Health Assessment (SHA). ALCOAST Commandant Notice 127/20 authorizes the use of the VA separation Health Assessment to meet the requirements for a military SHPE and MHA.
Oct. 15, 2020
Distribution of Finalized DD-214
The implementation of electronic transmission of DD Form 214 data to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is complete. The Veterans Administration, State Directors of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor have access to DD Form 214 data. SPOs are not required to produce and distribute paper copies 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8. DMDC is the official distribution source of the Military Services authoritative and certified information for all periods of active duty that are completed on or after January 1, 2015.
Oct. 9, 2020
2021 High Year Tenure Waiver Process Guidance Issued
ALCGENL 191/20 provides amplifying guidance on the High Year Tenure (HYT) Professional Growth Point waiver process for 2021 active duty HYT Candidates.
Oct. 8, 2020
Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents
END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.
Oct. 7, 2020
Continued Health Care Benefit Program Rates
TRICARE recently updated the TRICARE Costs and Fees Sheet. The October version includes the new rates (Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021) for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), as well as current 2020 costs and fees for other TRICARE programs. If you need health care as you make a transition to civilian life, the CHCBP gives health coverage for 18 to 36 months. This is temporary coverage for when you lose TRICARE coverage. If you qualify, you may purchase CHCBP coverage within 60 days of loss of TRICARE coverage.
Sept. 28, 2020
High Year Tenure (HYT) Waiver Policy for 2020 and 2021
a. All 2021 and 2022 HYT candidates in paygrades E-3 to E-8 who apply for a waiver and
meet all other eligibility requirements will be granted a waiver with the ability to advance.
b. Members who do not submit a HYT waiver request must be separated IAW REF (B) and will
retain authorized entitlements.
c. Members in the paygrade E-9 remain ineligible for HYT waivers and must submit a
retirement request in accordance with Section 3.G. and 3.H. of REF (B).
d. Members granted a HYT waiver will adhere to all Coast Guard policies and processes,
to include but not limited to reenlistment eligibility, assignments and separation
e. The deadline for 2021 HYT candidates to submit a waiver request is 13 November 2020.
Credentialing your Coast Guard experience
Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service.