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PPC Call Center Phone Contact Update

The Pay & Personnel Center Center will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin L King holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021. All applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.

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Jan. 5, 2021

Travel Authorizing /Approving Official (AO) Course Offline

The AO Course contains Adobe FLASH Media and has been temporarily removed as Adobe FLASH Media is no longer supported and deemed a cyber-vulnerability by CG-6. Please submit your CG-7421a without any attachments and permissions will be granted. As soon as the course comes back online, we will update our website and require proof of completion of the AO course for new AO's or proof the tests have been completed for renewing AO permissions.

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.

Jan. 1, 2021

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 January 2021:

Dec. 29, 2020

Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) Selection for Government Funded Shipment of POVs

ALCOAST 465/20: COVID-19: Temporary Change to the CG Supplement to JTR - Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) Selection. Due to the effects of COVID-19 to the shipping and transportation industry, the mandatory use of the closest VPC is temporarily relaxed until 31 Dec 2021. Members may utilize the VPC of their choosing as long as that facility is the closest to their old PDS, new PDS, or along the direct route between the two.

Dec. 23, 2020

2021 Dislocation Allowance (DLA)

The purpose of DLA is to partially reimburse a member for the expenses incurred in relocating the household on a PCS, ordered for the Government's convenience, or incident to an evacuation. This allowance is in addition to all other allowances authorized in this Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) and may be paid in advance.

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. 10, 2020

Coast Guard Training Centers Implement Home Restriction of Movement for Training (HT-ROM) Procedures

FORCECOM units are now shifting to a Home ROM for Training (HT-ROM) period. Members will be able to complete the14-day ROM at home to enable more flexibility to units and their personnel.

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.

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 17, 2020

Available Now: PCS Quarantine Guide for TPAX

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