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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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March 17, 2023
Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
Updated Travel sheet with new rates March 6th, 2023. Has a new look. Has the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter still from last update on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online.
Dec. 13, 2022
E-Mail ALSPO B/22; PDR Scan Into IPERMS – Discontinue Mailing PDRs
E-Mail ALSPO message B/22 updates the procedures in Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) System, COMDTINST 1080.10(Series), for the disposition of physical PDRs in connection with PCS transfers and separations.Download E-Mail ALSPO B/22 - /Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/ALSPO/2022/B22iPERMS-DiscontinueMailingPDRS.pdf
Oct. 18, 2022
Fiscal Year 2023 Reserve Enlisted High Year Tenure (R-HYT)
All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 059/22 provides guidance on the Reserve-High Year Tenure program for fiscal year (FY) 2023. A FY 2023 panel will be held for eligible Reserve enlisted members
in the grades of E-7 and E-8. R-HYT is suspended for all other grades through FY 2023.
Oct. 3, 2022
Suspension of High Year Tenure (HYT)
ALCOAST 368/22 announces the suspension of enlisted HYT for active duty members until January 1, 2025.
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. 21, 2022
EPM-4, Enlisted Career Advisory Branch, Open for Business (ALCGENL 171/22)
The Coast Guard’s first Enlisted Career Advisory Branch (EPM-4) will begin offering career advisory sessions to the Active Duty enlisted workforce on 03 October 2022.
July 8, 2022
Retirees Now Have More Time to Transition Into Their Forever Home
A major change in Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) for household goods (HHG) transportation was announced on June 24. Previously, members had a year following retirement to coordinate their HHG transportation. Now, members have three years to schedule their HHG after retirement.
April 18, 2022
Known Issue: Approval of DD-214s for Reserve Component Members
An issue has been reported concerning the timing of the approval of DD-214 forms for reserve component members.
Feb. 11, 2022
How to Prepare a DD-214 for Someone Who Doesn't Have a Middle Name
It easier than you think.
Dec. 30, 2021
Corrected 2020 OASDI Tax Deferral IRS Form W-2C Available in Direct Access
Per IRS guidance, if you had only one employer during 2020 and your Form W-2c (Corrected Wages and Tax Statement) for 2020 only shows a correction to box 4 to account for employee Social Security tax that was deferred in 2020 and withheld in 2021 pursuant to IRS Notice 2020-65, no further steps are required.
Nov. 4, 2021
Regular to Reserve (R2R) Frequently Asked Questions
The Coast Guard inadvertently misinterpreted a 2010 BCMR ruling for a Regular to Reserve (R2R) case in which it was authorized to close the break in service of a member who transitioned into the Coast Guard Reserve by way of Regular to Reserve (R2R). PPC blanketed this ruling to any R2R Rehire from 2010-2017 and aligned their Anniversary Year with their Pay Base Date.
Oct. 28, 2021
Reminder: If your retirement date is on or after 1 January, 2022, as of 1 November 2021, PPC/RAS will no longer accept Form CG-4700 as your application for retirement pay
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.
Sept. 16, 2021
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.
June 8, 2021
COVID-19: Reserve Demobilization Guidance Issued
ALCOAST 210/21 provides guidance for units and Servicing Personnel Offices (SPOs) on common issues and questions identified during the Release from Active Duty (RELAD) process for reservists recalled to active duty under USC Sec. 12302 or USC Sec. 12301(d) (contingency Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)). For purposes of entitlements and benefits, COVID-19 response is considered a contingency operation.
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. 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.
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.