U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage
Direct Access will not be available from Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 9:00 PM (CDT) until Friday, July 1, 2022, at 1:00 AM (CDT). This outage is necessary for system and server maintenance.
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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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
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 24, 2022
E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates
An updated (May 24, 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):
Please submit any new questions to the TMO at HQS-SMB-CG-1332-TravelManagementOffice@uscg.mil.
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.