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Direct Access System Maintenance Planned

Direct Access (DA) will not be available for about 4 hours starting Thursday, 29 October 2020, at 2200 (Eastern Time). They system will available for use Friday, 30 October 2020, at 0200 (Eastern Time). 

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Sept. 30, 2020

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 October 2020:

Sept. 15, 2020

Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate Announced

The FY21 Standard CONUS per diem rate is $151 and is applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.

Sept. 8, 2020

Servicing Personnel Office Consolidation Update: SFO Galveston SPO Closed

The SPO located at SFO Galveston (008282) has been disestablished in DA. All records previously serviced by the SPO at SFO Galveston have been moved to Base NOLA SPO (042311).

Aug. 28, 2020

Family Separation Allowance for Housing (FSH) Policy Clarification

​The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Compensation Policy issued a memo on 12 August 2020 which clarifies the policy on entitlement to FSH when dependents are temporarily (e.g. Delay in processing visas by the host country due to COVID-19) prevented from accompanying the member with a PCS to a foreign country​.

July 21, 2020

Getting ready for a move? Have travel plans? TRICARE Select® Navigator might be the right tool to help you stay healthy in a new place

Eligible TRICARE Select enrollees have a new resource that can help them stay healthy—even when they are in a new place. From dealing with an injury while travelling to finding a new doctor when you move, a new program from TRICARE can help eligible TRICARE Select enrollees.

July 21, 2020

Updated Assignment Priorities (AP)

ALCGPSC message 079/20 announces the updated Assignment Priorities (AP) for active duty enlisted assignments published on the USCG PSC EPM portal site as a result of the triennial Assignment Priority Review.

July 20, 2020

Hardship Duty Pay-Restriction of Movement and other COVID-19 Pay and Allowances

ALCOAST 278/20 formally authorizes, as of 03 April 2020, HARDSHIP DUTY PAY-RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT (HDP-ROM) and other temporary policy changes for several travel allowance, Food Service policy, and certain Special & Incentive (S&I) pays as part of the overall military effort to support our members and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pay and Personnel Center is now processing these claims in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures.

July 17, 2020

Available Now: PCS Quarantine Guide for TPAX

This guide covers most of the common scenarios involving quarantine/isolation periods during PCS transfer.

July 7, 2020

Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Cancelled Sailings and COVID-19 Testing Requirements

The Alaska Department of Transportation has also released new operational protocols to protect against the transmission of COVID-19 on vessels.

July 7, 2020

Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE

Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According to the Department of Defense (DoD) website Move.mil, the DoD moves more families than any other organization in the U.S. Whether you’re moving on government orders or on your own, you may have a lot of questions, including what will happen to your health care.

June 10, 2020

Special Needs Program Enrollment Reminder

​The Special Needs Program is a mandatory enrollment program for all active duty (AD) and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more. Members must enroll in the Special Needs Program if they have family members who meet enrollment criteria listed in Special Needs Program, COMDTINST 1754.7 (series)​​.

June 9, 2020

Direct-Access Update - Isolation Leave

We added a new leave type, "Isolation Leave" to DA. Leave type is available under "delay enroute" in PCS orders and also as a "non-chargeable absence". If a member has CG SMR running and goes on "Isolation Leave", DA will automatically credit back the meal charges to the member. Members that will continue to have meals provided by the government should not be put on "Isolation Leave". Both PCS and Non-Chargeable Leave procedural guides have been updated.

June 9, 2020

COVID-19 Impacted AY20 PCS and HHG Shipments-SITREP 6

ALCOAST 224/20 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 20 (AY20): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS – SITREP 6

June 8, 2020

COVID-19 Temporary Change to Vehicle Processing Center Selection

ALCOAST 221/20 - JUN 2020 COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THE CG SUPPLEMENT TO JTR - VEHICLE PROCESSING CENTER (VPC) SELECTION

June 5, 2020

2020 PCS Season - Vehicle Shipping (Flag Voice 524)

To allow flexibility in risk based decisions in PCS moves, the Coast Guard has temporarily adjusted the policy regarding shipping personal vehicles on government orders to and from OCONUS. As announced in ALCOAST 221/20