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June 13, 2022

Processing Advances for Personally Procured Moves (PPM)

PPM Advances are emailed to the PPM Advance Shared mailbox. That email address is: FIN-SMB-PPMADVANCE@USCG.MIL

June 10, 2022

Standard Mileage Rates for Official Travel (Flag Voice 579)

The IRS just announced increases to the standard mileage rates that will go into effect on 01 July 2022.  These increases will directly affect the mileage reimbursement rate for PCS and TDY travel for military members and civilian employees alike.  The mileage rate for PCS travel will increase from $0.18 to $0.22 per mile, and the mileage rate for TDY travel will increase from $0.585 to $0.625 per mile.

June 6, 2022

Government Travel Charge Card (GTTC) Program: Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance - Update

ALCGPSC message 081/22 cancels ALCGPSC 056/22, further restricts the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA), and extends the expanded use of the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) to support travel until the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team (IMT) objectives are met. These policy waivers offer a reliable means of financial support, particularly for Permanent Change of Station, Long-Term TDY, and Disaster Evacuation Orders. Members who currently do not possess a GTCC are strongly encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary charges to the CBA.

May 31, 2022

Orders for Courses of Instruction of Less Than 20 Weeks

This ALCOAST announces changes to Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations (CGS-JTR), COMDTINST M4600.17B to further the Coast Guard's commitment to providing stability for Coast Guard members and their families in support of a mission-ready total workforce. All members with dependents will be issued TDY orders for courses of instruction of less than 20 weeks, including to OCS and applicable class "A" and "C" schools.

May 23, 2022

PCS Season is Underway. Let’s Talk About Housing

Military members, when you transfer duty stations - perform a permanent change of station or PCS – there are a lot of things to consider. Is there government housing available at your new duty station? If not, where do you want to live relative to your new job? What does the purchase or rental market look like? How much of your housing cost will your basic allowance for housing (BAH) cover?

May 19, 2022

Coast Guard Leased Housing Program Update

Contacting the housing office early in the PCS season allows time to request a waiver to leased housing eligibility if circumstances merit an exception. If Coast Guard leased housing is the best solution, the housing office may now contract that housing in advance, up to 60 days, in order to ensure its availability in time for your arrival.

May 13, 2022

TPAX Profile Creation for New Accessions Required for PCS Travel Advances Claims

Recently accessed members will need to have a TPAX profile built in order to file their PCS claim.

May 13, 2022

Change in household goods calculations: gun safes

A recent change allows the weight of empty gun safes to be excluded from your HHG weight calculation.

May 13, 2022

If you received a PCS Travel Advance, you still may be owed money

If you received PCS travel advances, you are required to submit a travel claim for full compensation.

May 13, 2022

Housing and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Communication

With the ever changing and volatile housing markets throughout the country, it is critical that local commands ensure they are providing inbound members the information needed through the welcome aboard messaging and follow-on discussion with the new command.

May 12, 2022

Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions

ALCOAST 178/22 extends and revises ALCOAST 309/21 (JTR Update/TLE) to extend temporary lodging expense (TLE) up to 60 days to assist those who are impacted by severe housing shortages in Military Housing Areas (MHA). The TLE extension change to the JTR is not retroactive.

April 28, 2022

PSI & PA Units Contact List

The PSI & PA Units spreadsheet​(25 April 2022) (CG Portal Link) provides contact information for SPOs and unit P&A offices that have completed the PSI transition. The spreadsheet can be sorted and filtered by; PSI/P&A Unit Name, Department Name, SPO, or PSI status. The 3rd tab provides the mailing address, the email address, and a point of contact

April 15, 2022

FSMS: Progress Report From the Incident Command

The Coast Guard is extending the due dates for some government travel credit card (GTCC) payments as we continue our transition to a modern financial system. The extensions are intended to help minimize financial impacts on members and units as the service works through the challenges of transitioning to a modern financial system.

April 15, 2022

575 Update on Unvaccinated (COVID-19) Military Personnel

Colleagues, I would like to provide a quick update on the current status of military personnel who have yet to come into compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Roughly 2039 personnel (1559 Active Duty, 480 Reserve Component) remain unvaccinated. Of these, some number have received medical exemptions (permanent, temporary, or both) and religious accommodation.

April 15, 2022

Update on Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Payment Due Dates

The Coast Guard is extending the due dates for some government travel credit card (GTCC) payments as we continue our transition to a modern financial system. The extensions are intended to help minimize financial impacts on members and units as the service works through the challenges of transitioning to a modern financial system. The GTCC program will evaluate each member’s payment requirements and extend the due date on a month-to-month basis. No late fees or payments will be due until you receive your reimbursement. Please talk with your travel manager if you have any questions or need a higher balance waiver.