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Tag: Separations

Nov. 7, 2022

Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator

Added the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online

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.

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.

March 23, 2022

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Travel Claims, Advances And Travel Reservations For Military Members

ALCOAST 099/22 provides current information for processing PCS advance payment requests and claims. Procedures for making travel arrangements to or from Alaska are provided as well.

Feb. 2, 2022

CG Participation in DoD SkillBridge Program

This Flag Voice announces the Coast Guard’s official participation in DoD’s SkillBridge Program. This program complements the Transition Assistance Program in preparing our separating and retiring members for post-Coast Guard employment. Unlike TAPS, however, SkillBridge is a discretionary program; COs, CDRs and OinCs should only grant permission for members to participate in this up-to-six month program if they can do so with no more than minimal impact to unit readiness.

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

M​embers 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 Assess​ment 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.

June 20, 2019

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.

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