U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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July 20, 2021
Video introduces new electronic travel system
Master Chief Petty Officer Patricia Pilkington, the Coast Guard’s yeoman rating force master chief, provides a brief introduction to the service’s new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS). U.S. Coast Guard video.
July 14, 2021
SITREP 1 - E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Implementation
ALCOAST 254/21 announces the transition to the new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS). ETS is scheduled to go-live CG-wide on 01 October 2021. ETS is an all-in-one online travel system geared to book travel, create and approving orders, and submit travel reimbursement claims.
July 13, 2021
How you can prepare for the new travel system
Earlier this year the Coast Guard announced new changes coming next fiscal year. The new Financial Management System Modernization Solution (FSMS) is scheduled to take the place of FPD, Oct. 1, 2021, along with integrating a new E-Gov Travel Services (ETS) travel system. However, with the launch of this new system the service expects some possible interruptions during the launch, including delays in the capability to process travel reimbursements and cash advances for a short time during the transition period.
July 6, 2021
COVID-19: Cancellation of Calendar Year 2021 Travel and Leave SITREP 2
ALCOAST 245/21 cancels ALCOAST 096/21. Due to current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort, policies for foreign and domestic leave and travel are returned to pre-COVID procedures as outlined in Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8 (series). However, leave and travel approving officials should weigh individual member vaccination status (vaccinated versus unvaccinated) and site-specific COVID-19 conditions when conducting readiness risk assessment and approving leave and travel requests.
June 21, 2021
Government Travel Charge Card Financial System Transition
ALCGPSC 054/21 provides important information for Government Travel Charge Cards during the transition to the new Financial System Modernization Solution.
June 3, 2021
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 June 2021:
May 24, 2021
Warning Order- Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Implementation
This ALCOAST provides an update and status for the transition
to the new DHS financial management and procurement system called
the Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS). It is scheduled
to go-live CG-wide on 01 October 21 (Q1 of FY22).
May 19, 2021
2021 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.
In preparation, it is vital that all Coast Guard personnel be
familiar with the tools and resources available to them.
Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive
phenomena. You cannot be ready to help others, unless you and
your family are ready first.
May 7, 2021
New travel system coming soon.
Travel during the new fiscal year will look a little bit different as the service moves away from TPAX and ADTRAV and implement a new E-Gov Travel System 2 or ETS2.
March 11, 2021
Travel and leave policy returns to pre-pandemic status
With the exception of unofficial foreign travel, the Coast Guard has returned travel and leave approval procedures for military member to pre-pandemic status. All members should continue to make travel decisions based on the most recent travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
March 10, 2021
COVID-19: Calendar Year 2021 Travel and Leave SITREP 2
This ALCOAST cancels SITREP 1 (ALCOAST 046/21) and revises procedures for
foreign/domestic leave and travel. Due to current trends of
the pandemic combined with the national vaccination effort,
leave and travel approval policies, except for unofficial
foreign travel, are returned to pre-pandemic status. However,
leave and travel approving officials should weigh individual
member vaccination status (vaccinated versus un-vaccinated)
and site specific location COVID-19 conditions when conducting
readiness risk assessment and approving leave and travel requests.
Jan. 4, 2021
2021 PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2021, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.16 (sixteen cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2021 (i.e., the initial travel is started). TDY mileage rates changed on 01 January 2021. The new TDY rates shown in the article.
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.
Oct. 30, 2020
October PPC Travel eNewsletter/Frequently Asked Questions
The October 2020 edition of the Pay and Personnel Center Travel eNewsletter/Frequently Asked Questions – Update is now available at https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/portals/10/cg-1/ppc/travel/ppctravelenewsletteroctober2020.pdf.