U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
New Direct Access & WebNow Links
Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:
New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
April 1, 2021
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 April 2021:
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.
Oct. 20, 2020
Data Migration for Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Orders
All Coast Guard Finance (ALCGFINANCE) message #047/20 provides guidance on Document Type (DT) 11 and DT 13 Travel Orders for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21). The guidance is necessary to mitigate known issues with travel orders and to prepare travel orders with open obligations for migration from the Core Accounting System (CAS) to the new Financial Systems Modernization Solution
(FSMS), which is scheduled to go live at the outset of FY22.
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.
April 10, 2020
New Military Records SPO Support Email Address
The Military Record Section has transitioned from Public Folders to the Shared Mailbox platform and will no longer utilize the Public Folder functions in Outlook.
March 24, 2020
Coast Guard Training (Including Class "A" and "C" School) Policy Updated
Select DoD Training Facilities and all CG Training Centers (TRACENs), with the exception of the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA), remain open to conduct time-sensitive, mission-essential training. FORCECOM teams remain available to conduct other time-sensitive mission-essential readiness activities, including remote training options as requested by unit commanders.
March 23, 2020
Coast Guard Travel and Leave Policy Updated
ALCOAST 098/20 provides Coast Guard members with updated travel and leave policy guidance as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to assist unit commanders to preserve force readiness and accomplish CG missions. Please see paragraph 4, Domestic Travel, for important guidance regarding local leave.
Jan. 3, 2020
PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
Effective 1 January 2020, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.17 (seventeen cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2020 (i.e., the initial travel is started).
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