U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Direct Access Outage Thursday, 19 Dec 0001 Hrs. to Tuesday, 31 Dec 2359 Hrs. (Eastern Time)
Direct Access (DA) will not be available for units, SPOs, members or retirees & annuitants from 0001 (EST) on Thursday, 19 December 2019 to 2359 on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 (EST). This outage is necessary to support 2020 pay rate and other regulatory changes. The self-service password reset feature will also be disabled during this outage.
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
June 21, 2019
Reimbursement of Spouse State License and Certification Costs
This message announces the policy and procedures to reimburse a member of the armed forces for qualified re-licensing costs of a spouse due to relocation from another state due to PCS orders. This is another step in reducing the financial burden of transitioning from duty station to duty station within the United States for our Coast Guard Family members.
June 20, 2019
Savings Deposit Plan (SDP)
The Savings Deposit Plan is an important benefit for members deployed on special missions.
June 3, 2019
Updated Guidance on Screening for Overseas Duty
Overseas Screening is no longer required for assignments within the city of Anchorage, Alaska or within the island of Oahu, Hawaii. A full medical pre-screening is no longer required prior to submission of an e-resume as long as the member and the departing command have confirmed there are no indications of a member being unsuitable for overseas assignment.
May 28, 2019
Readiness - Ongoing and Future Contingency Operations Direct That All Users Activate Their CITI-Bank Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC)
June 1st is the official start to hurricane season. Last year, 8 named storms displaced thousands of
Coast Guard members and their families while hundreds of other Coast Guard Personnel, from around
the Nation, surged to respond to the impacted communities. This, along with ongoing contingences the
Coast Guard is responding to, is a strong reminder that all eligible Coast Guard GTCC cardholders should
have a CITI travel card and they should activate their new CITI travel cards in the event of an of
immediate evacuation or deployment.
May 9, 2019
A Change of Address May Mean New TRICARE Health Options
Are you and your family moving? Moving doesn't change your TRICARE eligibility. But it may change the TRICARE health care options available to you and your family. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event.
May 3, 2019
Direct Access Known Issue: PCS Orders - Getting Kicked Out When Trying to Access
We have gotten reports that some of you are getting kicked out of DA when you try to access PCS orders. Programmers have determined that it is due to people making customizations to their PeopleSoft pages. If you are experiencing this issue, you must submit a trouble ticket so that we can fix your account. Please reference " PSUSEROBJTYPE" in your ticket so that we can expedite your request.
May 1, 2019
Pay and Personnel Center Travel eNewsletter/FAQ
2019 Transfer Season is about to be in full swing! Read our newsletter for the latest tips.
April 24, 2019
Now Enroll Your Family in a TRICARE Plan Online Using milConnect
Staying current on how to enroll in TRICARE health and dental programs will help you and your family get the most out of your TRICARE coverage. Online enrollment through Beneficiary Web Enrollment now takes place through milConnect.
April 23, 2019
Critical Housing Area Update: CG Special Missions Training Center (SMTC), Camp Lejeune, NC (Zip Code 28542) Designated
CG Special Missions Training Center (SMTC), Camp Lejeune, NC (Zip Code 28542) as a designated CHA.
Feb. 21, 2019
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Changes for Spouses of Military Personnel
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) now offers spouses of servicemembers the option of electing to use the same residence as the servicemember for purposes of taxation under certain circumstances.
Dec. 26, 2018
PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2019, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.20 (twenty cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2019 (i.e., the initial travel is started).
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.
Oct. 24, 2018
TRICARE and You: Coverage while traveling
This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits. ... (more)
Oct. 1, 2018
Housing Flexibility for Certain Members With Dependents Undergoing a Permanent Change OF Station (PCS) Within the United States
Purpose. This ACN implements policy concerning Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and
housing assignment flexibility for certain members with dependents undergoing a permanent
change of station (PCS) within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).
Aug. 29, 2018
Shipment of a Privately Owned Vehicle Within the Continental United States
Only ship vehicles when authorized.