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
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 8, 2021
Servicing Personnel Office Contact List Update
Mailing address change for Base National Capital Region
ALCOAST 142/21 - REENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS
ALCOAST 142/21 - REENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS provides amplifying guidance on reenlistment eligibility.
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.
April 1, 2021
PPC Customer Newsletter / Servicing Personnel Office Newsletter
Issue 03/21 (March) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 April 2021:
March 26, 2021
April 2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule
April 2021 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows.
March 16, 2021
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter Ten
This Email ALSPO message promulgates an update to the Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual (PPPM), PPCINST M1000.2 (series). This message promulgates chapter ten of the PPPM.
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 12, 2021
COVID-19: Impacted Assignment Year 21 (AY21): PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP 2
This message cancels ALCOAST 030/21 and provides updated information
and resources for Coast Guard military members transferring this
assignment year. While the information provided in this message
will be of particular interest to those transferring in AY21,
it also includes critical information to commands, supervisors,
and SPO/ADMIN offices to assist their members in planning, preparing
for, and executing PCS orders. Communications will continue to
be a key factor in the overall success of the transfer season.
What you need to know about transfer season 2021
Getting ready to PCS? Be sure to read this first.
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 032/21 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 April 2021. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Policy Update: For FY21 Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) has increased
Educational benefits jumped from $2,250 to $3,750 annually for active duty and reserve members.
March 11, 2021
Travel and leave policy returns to pre-pandemic status
With the exception of unofficial foreign travel, the Coast Guard has returned travel and leave approval procedures for military member to pre-pandemic status. All members should continue to make travel decisions based on the most recent travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
March 10, 2021
COVID-19: Calendar Year 2021 Travel and Leave SITREP 2
This ALCOAST cancels SITREP 1 (ALCOAST 046/21) and revises procedures for
foreign/domestic leave and travel. Due to current trends of
the pandemic combined with the national vaccination effort,
leave and travel approval policies, except for unofficial
foreign travel, are returned to pre-pandemic status. However,
leave and travel approving officials should weigh individual
member vaccination status (vaccinated versus un-vaccinated)
and site specific location COVID-19 conditions when conducting
readiness risk assessment and approving leave and travel requests.
March 9, 2021
Mandatory Updates to MILCONNECT (Flag Voice 541)
Coast Guard employees are required to update their work contact information in milConnect, as
part of the ongoing transition from the Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) version of Microsoft
Teams to Coast Guard Teams and in order to meet the requirements set forth by US CYBER
COMMAND in Task Order 14-0025.