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Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage
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Jan. 26, 2023
Increase To Maximum Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
ALCOAST 036/23 This message announces implementation of an increase to the maximum Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions for Basic Needs Allowance
This article provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Basic Needs Allowance.
Jan. 21, 2023
Update to Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Beyond 30 Years
ALCOAST 014/23. This ALCOAST updates REF (A) by extending the retirement age for active duty enlisted members from 30 years to 34 years of military service.
Jan. 17, 2023
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 007/23 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2023. There is a spreadsheet on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Jan. 7, 2023
Workforce Planning Team Results - Judge Advocate Interventions
This ALCOAST announces the approved FY23 judge advocate interventions.
Update to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences
This ALCOAST announces an update to the Coast Guard's Primary and
Secondary Caregiver Leave Policy.
Dec. 30, 2022
Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) Implementation
This message establishes the implementation of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA).
Dec. 23, 2022
2023 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Rates
CONUS COLA Calculator UPDATED: 12/22/2022 with the rates for 2023. CALIFORNIA - San Francisco 1%. MASSACHUSETTS - Essex County 1%, Hampden County 1%, and Martha's Vineyard 3%. Michigan - Detroit 1%. NEW YORK - New York City 8% and Staten Island 1%.
Dec. 20, 2022
2023 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY23.
Dec. 19, 2022
Military Personnel to Receive an 11 Percent Increase in Basic Allowance for Substance (BAS) for 2023
Military members can expect to see the biggest percentage jump for basic allowance for subsistence (BAS) in more than 20 years. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, enlisted members will see their BAS rate will increase to $452.56 a month, while officers will see their rate increase to $311.68.
Flag Voice 593 - Basic Allowance for Housing & Basic Allowance for Subsistence—2023 Rates Released
Last week, 2023 Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates were announced. In most areas, BAH will increase for our members; BAS will also increase for both officers and enlisted members. CONUS Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) rates will be published soon. I want to provide some context to help you ensure your members’ understanding of BAH, BAS, and COLA.
Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for 2023 Released
The Department of Defense has released the 2023 Basic Allowance for Housing rates. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 12.1 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2023. An estimated $26.8 billion will be paid to approximately one million Service members. The significant increase in average BAH rates is reflective of the unique market conditions experienced across many locations nationwide over the past year. While average BAH rates increased substantially, different rental markets experience different market trends, and the 2023 BAH rates reflect those geographic market condition differences.
Dec. 16, 2022
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 231/22 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 January 2023. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Dec. 13, 2022
Promulgation OF Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) System
ALCOAST 497/22 announces the promulgation of Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) System,
COMDTINST 1080.10J , and the cancellation of Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10I. The EI-PDR, SPO PDR, and Unit PDR have evolved into the
CGMHRR, and includes the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
Dec. 6, 2022
ALCOAST 478/22 - Update 1 - FY23 Special Duty Pay (SPP) And Assignment Pay (AP)
Provides numerous changes to FY23 SDP and AP originally authorized in ALCOAST 359/22. Effects SDP for AST Instructors, PSU Tactical Coxswains, Independent Duty Food Service Officers, Food Service Officers, and Precision Marksman-Aviation.
Dec. 1, 2022
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Contribution Limits for 2023 Announced
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 2023 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution limits.”
Nov. 18, 2022
Payroll Processing Schedule for CY-2023 (PDF)
E-Mail ALSPO message A/22 provides the Payroll Processing Schedule for Calendar Year (CY) 2023. The link will open a PDF document.
Nov. 17, 2022
Keeping Your DEERS Info Current
Is your information still current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)? If you’re unsure, now is a good time to check. Whether you plan to enroll in a new health plan during TRICARE Open Season or stay in your same plan, showing up as TRICARE-eligible in DEERS is necessary.
Nov. 16, 2022
2022 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C Information
2022 IRS tax forms W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) will be mailed no later than 31 Jan 2023 to the member's mailing address listed in Direct Access. Members will also be able to download their tax forms from Direct Access. Those who have opted out of receiving paper copies will not receive a paper copy in the mail.
Nov. 2, 2022
Coast Guard Announces FY-23 Monetary Enlisted Interventions - Bonuses
Note: Paragraph 4.f (BM RAP) is revised per ALCOAST 435/22, Update 1, FY23 Workforce Planning Team Results - Enlisted Monetary Interventions. ALCOAST 403/22 announces the results of the Military Workforce Planning Team (MWPT) monetary enlisted interventions. The MWPT convened in May 2022 to develop and recommend workforce policy interventions. Specifically, this ALCOAST authorizes Enlistment Bonuses (EB), Critical Skills Training Bonuses (CSTB), Critical Skills Retention Bonuses (CSRB), and Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRB),
Nov. 1, 2022
Update 1, FY23 Workforce Planning Team Results - Enlisted Monetary Intervention
This message updates ALCOAST 403/22, paragraph 4.f (BM RAP) to read as follows: A $20,000 CSTB is authorized for BM RAP. To be eligible, a member must hold a current boat crew certification on any platform (except punts, skiffs, and ice rescue boats). Commands of new prospective applicants who meet the requirements must submit an A-school request form selecting BM RAP.
Oct. 26, 2022
Fiscal Year 2023 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates
Fiscal Year 2022 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates are effective on 1 October 2022
Oct. 25, 2022
Fiscal Year Selected Reserve (SELRES) Bonuses and Designated Unit Pay (DUP)
This ALCOAST announces FY23 bonus offers for affiliation, enlistment, and assignment in the Coast Guard SELRES. DUP: $15 per (IDT) or (ATP) for reservists assigned to a (PSU), (MESG), or (MSRON).
Fiscal Year 2023 Military Workforce Planning Team Results - Naval Engineering Officer Interventions
authorizes two Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) offers. 1) Naval Engineering 2-4-2 Program. A $100,000 CSRB is
authorized for active duty officers. 2) LCDR/O4 Engineer Officer Afloat. An $80,000 CSRB is
authorized for active duty officers.
Fiscal Year 2023 Military Workforce Planning Team Results - Afloat Officer Interventions
This ALCOAST announces the approved FY23 Afloat
officer interventions. A $40,000 CSRB is authorized as a special incentive
pay to retain active duty officers filling essential underway
assignments, and who agree to obligate a four (4) year ADSC.