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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. 8, 2022

Personally Procured Move (PPM) Payment Delays

ALCGFINANCE message 051/22 provides notification of a temporary delay and expected payment timeline for the processing of PPM reimbursements.

Nov. 7, 2022

Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator

Added the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online

Oct. 25, 2022

PCS Travel POET Guidance for Orders Issued in FY 2022

PCS orders that were issued in FY22 shall use the FY22 POET funding that was assigned to the orders set. This rule applies regardless of when the actual travel occurs for the member.

Oct. 5, 2022

Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team Update

On 14 MAR 2022, the Commandant stood up the FSMS Transition Incident Command (IC) to lead and integrate efforts to develop and implement solutions to the challenges related to FSMS transition. This is the team's latest status update.

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.

Sept. 23, 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.

Sept. 23, 2022

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.

Sept. 8, 2022

Fiscal Year 2022 Closeout Guidance

ALCGFINANCE provides important information for closing out FY 22 financial data.

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.

Aug. 18, 2022

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): https://wwsw.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/GUIDES/TRAVEL/ETS/ETSPostGoLiveFAQs.pdf

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 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.

July 12, 2022

2022 Critical Housing Areas Update

This message adds Astoria/Warrenton, OR and Cape Disappointment/Illwaco, WA (MHA OR241) as designated Critical Housing Areas.

July 12, 2022

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 23, 2022

Updated - How to Submit PCS Advance Request and File PCS Travel Claims

Example of including paid PCS advances to a voucher added.

June 23, 2022

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.

June 23, 2022

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.

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