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Dec. 14, 2022
Auto De-Obligation of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) and Residuals Update 1
ALCGFINANCE 057/22 updates procedural guidance provided in ALCGFINANCE 044/22 for auto de-obligation of aged temporary duty (TDY) travel balance undelivered obligations (UDO) and residuals.
Nov. 22, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 002-23, Processing FY23 A/C School and Accession Course TDY Orders
As a reminder, FORCECOM continues to permit local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school, “A” school and Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) course TDY orders to include initiation of the travel authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools or orders issued at no cost, including no cost orders to Reservists. Reservists in receipt of no cost school orders must contact their benefiting unit and/or District (dxr) to obtain funding and applicable orders (including POET information), to attend formal “A”, “C” and Accession school training.
Nov. 16, 2022
Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependents for Tropical Storm Nicole – Update 7 (Final)
This message provides the following updates - Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.
Update on FY23 Reserve Order [POET] Guidance
ALCGFINANCE 053/22 requires all short-term ADOS orders to contain the FY23 POET, cost estimate for pay and FICA, and obligation document number on the Funding tab within Direct Access.
Oct. 12, 2022
Auto De-Obligation Of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) And Residuals
ALCGFINANCE 044/22 announces that starting in December 2022, CG-833 will begin de-obligating UDO balances on travel where a traveler has not submitted their travel claim within 60 days of completing travel.
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
Fiscal Year 2023 Reserve Order Guidance
All Coast Guard Finance (ALCGFINANCE) message 039/22 provides guidance for reserve orders starting in early FY23.
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
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. 14, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 008-22, Processing FY23 C School, A School and Accession Course TDY Orders
The successful implementation of practices discussed in reference (a), eliminated the challenges members were experiencing with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. Due to this success, FORCECOM will continue the practice of permitting local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school TDY orders to include initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. Maintaining uniformity in FORCECOM business processes, at the start of FY23, these instructions will also apply to both Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) and “A” school TDY orders. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools.
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. 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):
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.
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.
ETS Group Travel Authorization Process Guide
Groups over 10 members that are going to the same location can use the group authorization in ETS. When completing the authorization the major and minor must be the same for all members otherwise ETS will not allow for selecting the members in the group authorization.
May 24, 2022
2022 Hurricane Season - Ensuring Personnel Readiness
Hurricane season begins 01 June and continues through 30
November. Given the past years' hurricanes and evacuations, it is
critical we remain vigilant and be prepared this hurricane season.
May 23, 2022
Action Required: Preparing ETS Profiles Prior to Hurricane and Wildfire Season
ALCOAST 199/22 requires all personnel (active duty, reservists, and civilians) to ensure their ETS accounts are active, and their
profiles are up to date with all dependent information added, by 01 June. This is critical to enabling processing of dependent claims in ETS and reimbursement payments via FSMS.
Feb. 4, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 005-22, Guidance for A and C School Travelers and Command Representatives
Direct Access (DA) Training Administration System (TAS) has been reactivated following the successful conversion of Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) accounting data for FY22 "A" & "C" School orders. Although the system is online, the interface between DA, FSMS, and ETS is experiencing unforeseen complications in the processing of "A" & "C" School orders.
Dec. 30, 2021
2022 PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2022, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.18 per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2022 (i.e., the initial travel is started). TDY mileage rates changed on 01 January 2022. The new TDY rates shown in the article.
Nov. 15, 2021
FSMS Cutover Over Extension to Delay ETS Voucher Submissions
Per ALCOAST 411/21 (below), FSMS cutover has been delayed two weeks.
You will not be able to voucher in ETS until FSMS is “LIVE”. Please continue to keep all of your records (orders, receipts, reservations and any travel documents) in order. You will need these when you voucher/reconcile your travel.
Oct. 4, 2021
ETS First Logon and ADVTRAV Profile Data Transfer
Per ALCOAST 361/21, the entire Coast Guard workforce (military, civilian and reserve) will receive invitations via an email from firstname.lastname@example.org on 04 October 2021 to activate your account. These invitations will expire within 72 hours; failure to activate in the required timeline will create additional administrative workload on support staff. Commands should ensure all service members are provided adequate time to complete the activation process. Accounts will remain active for 90 days and members who have not logged on will receive a reminder to log in or risk the accounts being disabled.
Aug. 26, 2021
Video: E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Begins on August 31
Master Chief Petty Officer Patricia Pilkington talks about the new travel system E-Gov Travel System, or ETS, coming on board Oct 1, 2021. Pilkington talks about training that users can expect to undergo prior to the new system going live at the beginning of the new fiscal year.
Dec. 15, 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.
Nov. 3, 2020
COVID-19: Travel and Leave Policy - Update 3
This ALCOAST cancels REF (A) and provides all Coast Guard (CG) members with travel and leave policy as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to update procedures for leave and foreign travel. This is in response to the changing force health protection posture in relation to COVID-19.