U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Feb. 21, 2019
Getting Married? Know Your TRICARE Health Care Options
You and your family members may experience changes in TRICARE eligibility and coverage after getting married.
Feb. 20, 2019
Human Resource (HR) Quality Assurance (QA) Tools
E-Mail ALSPO message A/19 implements the use of the Human Resource (HR) Quality Assurance (QA) Tools by Servicing Personnel Offices (SPO). In accordance with the Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDINST M7220.29 (series), Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) and SPOs are required to ensure pay and personnel transactions are submitted accurately and timely. These HR QA tools will assist with meeting the requirements set forth in the Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDINST M7220.29 (series).
Jan. 24, 2019
New Idaho W-4 helps taxpayers estimate paycheck withholding
The Form ID W-4 is here! This first-ever Idaho W-4 form is a new and improved tool to help make the payroll withholding process simpler, easier and specific to Idaho tax law. The Idaho-specific W-4 form is on our website at tax.idaho.gov/w4form.
Jan. 23, 2019
Foreign Language Proficiency Pay Allocations Updated
ALCOAST 014/19 updates both the Interpreter and Linguist allocation lists located on the FLPP page on CGPortal: http://cglink.uscg.mil/cd873734. Changes to allocations go into effect 01 Feb 2019.
Dec. 14, 2018
Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes
When changing a member's state income tax withholding, always insert a new row from the Federal Tax Data tab. This is counter-intuitive given there's a separate State Tax Data tab but that's how it works.
Nov. 19, 2018
Obligated Service Requirement to Attend Class "A" School
In order for a member to execute orders to Class A School they must have at least 24 months of service remaining on their enlistment upon graduation from Class A School. It is the responsibility of the member’s Personnel and Admin Office to ensure the member meets the 24 month obligated service requirement prior to executing orders to Class A School.
Nov. 15, 2018
FY 2019 Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) Announced
ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 133/18 announced FY 2019 Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) for fully qualified active duty, enlisted personnel in pay grades E4-E7 that are exclusively serving CGCYBER assignments in Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) or Cyber Protection Team (CPT).
Nov. 7, 2018
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) 2019 Contribution Limits
The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2019 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution Limits.”
Re-Post: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Online Pledge System Eliminates Paper Pledge Forms, Protects Your Private Information
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations can now be made online. No need to involve your military or civilian servicing personnel office (SPO).
Oct. 29, 2018
Promulgation of Special Duty Pay (SDP) , COMDTINST 1430.1Q
Major Change: Special Duty Pay (SDP) is no longer tied to billets. Effective 01 OCT 18, members will be authorized SDP if they meet all eligibility criteria as announced COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 300926 AUG 18/ACN 087/18
Oct. 2, 2018
Fiscal Year 2019 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates
Fiscal Year 2019 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates are effective on 1 October 2018
Sept. 11, 2018
TRICARE and You: Navigating the Secure Patient Portal
The Tricare Online (TOL) Patient Portal is the secure patient portal that provides registered users access to online health care information and services at military hospitals and clinics.
Sept. 4, 2018
PPC Trouble - Ticket Email Receipts Discontinued
You will no longer receive an e-mail receipt when submitting a trouble ticket form to the Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center.
Aug. 30, 2018
Fiscal Year 2019 Aviation Incentive Pay and Aviation Bonus Program Changes
This message introduces two interventions recommended by the Officer Workforce Planning Team (OWPT) that are necessary to support Coast Guard missions and maintain aviation workforce readiness. (1) Rate increases to Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP), which will go into effect on 01 OCT 2018. (2) The CY2019 Aviation Bonus (AvB) Program, rates and criteria. The CY19 AvB targets retention of Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing aircraft commanders with critical skill sets.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Enlisted Bonus Programs
This ACN announces the results of the Enlisted Workforce Planning Team (EWPT). The EWPT convened from 11-12 June 2018 to deliberate and recommend workforce policy interventions to the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1). Interventions include non-monetary policy changes, Enlistment Bonuses (EB), Critical Skills Training Bonuses (CSTB), Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRB), and Critical Skills Retention Bonuses (CSRB).