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)
Dec. 2, 2019
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 Dec. 2019:
Nov. 8, 2019
Government Travel Charge Card CITI Bank Updates
ALCGPSC message 125/19 provides important updates for the Government Travel Charge Card program. Topics include changing the default statement delivery to electronic, split disbursement, and more.
Nov. 7, 2019
Fiscal Year 2020 Class "C" School Orders and Travel Guidance
ALCOAST message 344/19 provides information clarifies “C” School TDY travel guidance and highlights critical policy
Sept. 27, 2019
Travel Object Class Codes (OCCs) Additions and Updates
The Coast Guard Finance Center has added ten new Travel Object Class Codes and updated several others. These new and updated Object Class Codes are effective immediately.
Sept. 12, 2019
Government Travel Charge Card Program Updates
It's been quite some time since we've been able to send out any updates. We are still behind the 8 ball but at least we can share a few pieces of information.
Aug. 29, 2019
Fiscal Year (2020) Standard Continental U.S. Per Diem Rate Announced
The FY20 Standard CONUS per diem rate is $151 applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.
July 2, 2019
Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations Updated
The Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) has been updated. Get the new version of COMDTINST M4600.17 (series) at https://media.defense.gov/2019/Jul/01/2002152007/-1/-1/0/CIM_4600_17B.PDF.
June 27, 2019
Career Sea Pay (CSP) Entitlement While TDY to a Cutter in Shipyard
Career Sea Pay (CSP) is authorized for members that are permanently or temporarily assigned for duty to a vessel pursuant to competent orders and that the unit's mission is underway. If duty performed was on or about the vessel while it was not underway and the TDY member was not accruing CSP prior to the cutters entry into the shipyard means that there is no entitlement to CSP during that period.
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 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.
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).
Sept. 25, 2018
Travel Authorizations That Crossover Fiscal Years
Just a reminder for TPAX Approving Officials, for settlements when travel crosses over fiscal years (e.g. travel begins in FY18 and ends in FY19), the settlement request shall cite both an FY18 and FY19 Line of Accounting. The travel order number should remain the same.
Sept. 10, 2018
Tip! Bulk Evacuation Orders and Claims
With the recent evacuations on the east coast due to Hurricane Florence, CWO2 Jennifer Brown, CG Sector Delaware Bay, provided updated instructions and examples on how to produce bulk evacuation orders to include dependents. The "zip" file below contains the necessary files and instructions for using MS Word's "Mail Merge" function to take information from a spreadsheet and automatically populate the required fields on travel orders.
Aug. 20, 2018
Termination of Flat-Rate Per Diem During Long Term TDY - Flag Voice #489
On Monday, 13 August 2018, the President signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. In the NDAA there is a section, entitled: “Prohibition on Per Diem Allowance Reductions Based on the Duration of Temporary Duty Assignment or Civilian Travel,” which includes a repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty (TDY) travel. The policy effecting per diem became effective immediately. This means that flat rate per diem (for travel over 30 days) applies through midnight of the day BEFORE the Act was signed, and normal per diem rules apply as of the date of signature; this applies to members currently performing TDY.
Aug. 14, 2018
Repeal of Flat Rate Per Diem for Long Term Lodging Effective 8/13
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 includes an immediate repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty (TDY) travel.