U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Direct Access Maintenance Scheduled
Direct Access (DA) will not be available from 9:00 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, May 27, 2021 until 1:00 AM (Central Time), Friday, May 28, 2021. The system will be offline for routine server maintenance.
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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
In observance of the Juneteenth Federal holiday, our offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, including the Pay & Personnel Center’s Call Center. All PPC applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled
All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!
June 7, 2021
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
May 24, 2021
Warning Order- Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Implementation
This ALCOAST provides an update and status for the transition
to the new DHS financial management and procurement system called
the Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS). It is scheduled
to go-live CG-wide on 01 October 21 (Q1 of FY22).
April 1, 2021
PPC Customer Newsletter / Servicing Personnel Office Newsletter
Issue 03/21 (March) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Feb. 19, 2021
Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start
If a member’s PCS Transfer Job Data row is not built (should populate upon the approval of the PCS Reporting endorsement), the CGSMR will not automatically start. If this occurs, a help ticket must be submitted to PPC to have the PCS Transfer Job Data row manually added. The SPO MUST manually start CGSMR. The SPO does not have to wait for the Job Data row to be added.
Feb. 1, 2021
Payee Warnings Report for SPO
This guide provides the procedures for a SPO to run the Payee Warnings Report for SPO in Direct Access (DA).
Dec. 7, 2020
Payroll Processing Schedule for CY-2021 (PDF)
E-Mail ALSPO message B/20 provides the Payroll Processing Schedule for Calendar Year (CY) 2021.
Sept. 15, 2020
Direct Access updating process to improve reserve pay
The Coast Guard’s Human Capital System, otherwise known as Direct Access, underwent a change Sept. 4, 2020, to be more effective when paying reserve members as they transition between reserve status and active duty status.
Direct-Access and Reserve Pay (Flag Voice 528)
A significant change was made to the Coast Guard Human Capital Management System (Direct-Access) in order to address concerns with the delay in payment to the Reserve Workforce when transitioning to Active Duty orders This change also reduces the need for PPC interventions and increases the efficiency of Reserve Pay.
Sept. 8, 2020
Servicing Personnel Office Consolidation Update: SFO Galveston SPO Closed
The SPO located at SFO Galveston (008282) has been disestablished in DA. All records previously serviced by the SPO at SFO Galveston have been moved to Base NOLA SPO (042311).
June 3, 2020
Direct-Access Password Reset Guidance
During a recent Direct Access (DA) system upgrade, the forgot password security question "What is your mother's maiden name?" was disabled in DA to reduce the possibility of a compromise of personally identifiable information (PII). For users who originally chose this as a security question, the hint question will now default to "What town were you born in?" but the ANSWER has NOT changed from what the user originally established for "What is your mother's maiden name?"
Oct. 2, 2019
Known Issue: DA Cost of Living Allowance for the Continental United States (CONUS COLA)
An issue has been detected with Direct Access (DA) CONUS COLA transactions.
Oct. 1, 2019
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Update
Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Chapter 11 (TTP Format), Governance - Audits and Reports, posted.
Sept. 17, 2019
Known Issue: DA Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area Monthly Payout Limit
Direct Access does not allow a payment for Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay (HFP/IDP) and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area (HDP-L (DA)) to exceed $325 in a month. Direct Access will deduct any dollar amount over $325.
Aug. 7, 2019
Known Issue: Marital Status and Rehires
We've added a known issue to the Marital Status topic in DA Knowledge Base.
June 30, 2019
Reminder: BAH for Single Recruit, OCS, or Academy Graduates In-Transit
A Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is a temporary housing allowance paid while a member is in a travel or leave status between permanent duty stations, provided the member is not assigned Government quarters, including dependents who may be assigned to Government owned or leased family-type quarters. The Transit rate continues during proceed time and authorized delays en route, including TDY en route.