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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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Sept. 27, 2022
ALCOAST 360/22, E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Implementation Update Four
This ALCOAST provides guidance for ETS use in preparation for
FY23 and required actions for users and approvers.
Sept. 23, 2022
DoD Announces Immediate and Long-Term Actions to Help Strengthen the Economic Security and Stability of Service Members and Their Families
DOD to increase BAH rates for 28 military housing areas, TLE duration from 10 to 14 days and up to 60 in some areas, and DLA rates effective 1 Oct 2022.
DoD Authorizes an Automatic Increase to 2022 BAH Rates for Certain Locations
The Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized temporary increases to 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 28 military housing areas (MHAs) across the United States.
Government Travel Charge Card - Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance
This message cancels ALCGPSC 081/22. Restrictions on the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA) remain. 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 as indicated in reference ALCOAST 096/22 are extended as well.
Sept. 22, 2022
Guidance for Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) Orders Spanning Fiscal Years 2022 to 2023
ALCGFINANCE 035/22 provides guidance for temporary duty travel crossing fiscal years (FY). Specifically, it applies to cases where advanced preparation in FY22 is required to effectively facilitate FY23 travel. FY22 is 30 September 2022 and prior. FY23 is 01 October 2022 through 30 September 2023. PPC (P&D) has also prepared a user guide for the process.
Aug. 30, 2022
Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate Announced
The FY23 Standard CONUS per diem rate is $157 and is applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
Aug. 18, 2022
GSA Announces Release of 2023 Per Diem Rates
Please note! The FY 2023 rates are NOT the default rates until October 1, 2022.
You must follow these instructions to view the FY 2023 rates. Select FY 2023 from the drop-down box above the "Search By City, State, or ZIP Code" or "Search by State" map. Otherwise, the search box only returns current FY 2022 rates.
Flag Voice #587 - Update on TLE Extension Process
Colleagues, I am providing an update on the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension process. As previously announced in Flag Voice 556 and ALCOAST 309/21, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated last year to include an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE, for up to 60 days, to assist those who are
Aug. 17, 2022
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update
This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.
Aug. 10, 2022
E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates
An updated (August 10, 2022) list of ETS frequently asked questions is available via PPC's ETS web page (https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/tvl/ets). This list covers post-go-live issues.
Here is a direct link to the file (the file is in PDF format):
July 27, 2022
Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The updated 2022 (Jul-Sep edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
July 22, 2022
New PCS and TDY Mileage Rates Effective July 2022
Effective 1 July 2022, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.22 (twenty-two cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 July 2022 (i.e., the initial travel is started).TDY mileage rates changed on 01 July 2022. The new TDY rates
July 20, 2022
Update to shipping lithium batteries in your PPS
Know when – and how – to certify your lithium batteries for your PCS move.
July 13, 2022
Intermediate Determinations - BAH Rate Protection
Personnel Service Center —
Due to a backlog of BAH Rate Protection requests, SPO auditors may start BAH at the "protected rate" in advance of the final approval from PSC. Auditors should use their best judgment when starting members' BAH upon reporting. The BAH Rate-Protect request must still be submitted and final approval received from PSC. SPO/PSIs should set up a
July 12, 2022
Expansion of Government Travel Card Use for PCS Season
You can now use your government travel card to move your personal household goods.
2022 Critical Housing Areas Update
This message adds Astoria/Warrenton, OR and Cape Disappointment/Illwaco, WA (MHA OR241) as designated Critical Housing Areas.
TRICARE - 7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move
Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station (PCS) this summer? Whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Here are seven questions to think about, so you can stay a step ahead of your move.
June 28, 2022
CG Form 1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment
CG-1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment has been updated. The current revision is "06/22". The form has been updated to reflect the use of form DD-1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, in block 18. Here is the link for the new version of the form.
June 27, 2022
Ease the Stress of Making a Permanent Change of Station with Financial Knowledge
The Coast Guard’s mandatory Financial Readiness training can help you plan for this important career step.
June 23, 2022
Updated - How to Submit PCS Advance Request and File PCS Travel Claims
Example of including paid PCS advances to a voucher added.
Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program And Personally Procured Moves (PPM)
ALCGPSC message 085/22 waives the GTCC restriction on PPMs contained for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) to help overcome challenges stemming from the lack of household good (HHG) mover availability. This policy waiver supports increased reliance on PPM for members with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders having difficulty scheduling government furnished movers.
Financial Resources for Your PCS
June officially marks the start of permanent change of station (PCS) season for many Coast Guard families. At least 3,500 members will make a PCS transfer over the next few months, so during this time of transition, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is reminding our members of their key programs offering financial support to ease the strain of relocation.
June 16, 2022
ETS Traveler/Arranger Basic Training Recording
Traveler/Arranger Basic - This training covers E2/ETS Overview, Getting Started – logging in for the first time, updating profile and basic navigation, Creating Travel Documents – Authorizations including reservations, and comparative trips, Vouchers and Local Travel Claims.
June 13, 2022
Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) Advances and Claims CG Portal Site
Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA —
The link to access the new Sharepoint platform is https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/fincen/SitePages/TLAClaims.aspx. Within the platform, users will have access to view the user guide to assist with processing claims as well as the ability to view the FINCEN Review workbench to see where claims are in the process.
Processing Advances for Personally Procured Moves (PPM)
Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA —
PPM Advances are emailed to the PPM Advance Shared mailbox. That email address is: FIN-SMB-PPMADVANCE@USCG.MIL