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Aug. 3, 2021

Moving Delays? You might qualify for an Inconvenience Claim

Over the past 25 years, Cmdr. Kristen Serumgard and her husband have moved 18 times, most recently at the height of the pandemic with their six-month-old baby in tow. So, Serumgard, who commands the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, is no stranger to relocation headaches. Still, she’s been struck by the sheer volume of complaints she’s heard this season. Huge delays in getting stuff picked up or delivered. Movers missing appointments or canceling at the last minute. Moving companies arriving without a truck or a packing crew. Or showing up after the service member already had to fly to their new station.

July 26, 2021

PCS Update - Household Goods Scheduling and Inconvenience Claims

ALCOAST 269/21 provides an update regarding the challenges associated with this year's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season.

July 26, 2021

T-PAX Authorizing Officials Validation Request - Immediate Action Required for Units

The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on 01 October 21 (Q1 of FY22). With such a significant transition, we are in the process of updating all approval level POCs in order to mitigate risks associated with this transition period. Units need to ensure that all Authorizing Officials (AO) information is validated in T-PAX NLT Friday, 30JUL21. PPC will begin transferring this data to ETS 02AUG21

July 20, 2021

PCS and TRICARE

Are you moving away this summer? If so, you aren't alone. Summer is a time of transition for military families with permanent change of station (PCS) orders, which means adjusting to new surroundings and new people. Whether you're moving to another state or relocating overseas, there are important steps you need to take to ensure a smooth PCS move.

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 17, 2021

New: Extensions for expiring CAC and USID cards

Does your card expire soon? Here's what you need to know.

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 26, 2021

PCS expenses have you stressed? Know your options

Moving is expensive, here are some resources to help

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.