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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 8, 2021
PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The 2021 PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
Servicing Personnel Office Contact List Update
Mailing address change for Base National Capital Region
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 26, 2021
Up to 15 days of resiliency absence for members assigned to major cutters
Update March 25,2021 - Per ACN 034/21, COVID-19 Major Cutter Resiliency Absence Update, members who will be executing a PCS transfer in AY21, and are not able to use some or all of their Resiliency Absence days prior to executing their PCS orders, are now authorized to combine Resiliency Absence with their PCS travel, proceed time and leave.
March 16, 2021
Explore Your Provider Options with TRICARE Overseas Program
Are you looking for a doctor overseas? If so, the TRICARE Overseas Program can help you find one. Depending on your sponsor's status and where you live overseas, you may only be able to get care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available. But the good news is that you do have a wide range of civilian providers you can see for care.
March 12, 2021
COVID-19: Impacted Assignment Year 21 (AY21): PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP 2
This message cancels ALCOAST 030/21 and provides updated information
and resources for Coast Guard military members transferring this
assignment year. While the information provided in this message
will be of particular interest to those transferring in AY21,
it also includes critical information to commands, supervisors,
and SPO/ADMIN offices to assist their members in planning, preparing
for, and executing PCS orders. Communications will continue to
be a key factor in the overall success of the transfer season.
What you need to know about transfer season 2021
Getting ready to PCS? Be sure to read this first.
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.
March 5, 2021
Transfer season reminders: Household goods, mandatory survey
The 2021 household good (HHG) transportation season will soon be upon us, and with it comes the importance of HHG counseling. To ensure all members have the most success with their movement of HHGs commands are highly encouraged to provide each transferring or separating member with a copy of this ALCOAST and include HHGs counseling on
Transfer season reminders: Personally procured moves
The Household Goods (HHG) transportation peak season, which runs from 15 May through 31 Aug, is fast approaching. During peak season it may be difficult to secure a Government-contracted transportation service provider (TSP) that meets the member’s desired packing, pick-up, and delivery dates. If a TSP cannot be contracted, or if a member prefers,
March 4, 2021
2021 PCS Season Household Goods Guidance Issued
Two important messages have been issued providing guidance for those with PCS orders this year.
Feb. 11, 2021
2021 Annual review of critical housing areas
This ALCGPSC announces the Military Housing Areas (MHA) and zip codes meeting the eligibility criteria for designation as a CHA. This ALCGPSC applies to all areas in the continental United States where dependents are authorized to accompany service members.
Jan. 29, 2021
New Shipmate Form will help you welcome incoming members
The U.S. Coast Guard has a new tool to help commands get to know newly arrived members.
Good to go: USCG authorizes PCS and HHG shipments for 2021
PCS and household good shipments are authorized until further notice, and the Coast Guard is optimistic that the 2021 PCS season will go smoothly.
Key initiatives from last year will remain in place to support members relocating due to permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Meanwhile, a New Shipmate Form will help units make the transition easier for their new members.
Here’s what you need to know about the services, tools and policy ready to support you during PCS 2021.