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Feb. 6, 2023

mLINQS Training Sessions news update!

This article announces exciting news on upcoming mLINQS training sessions.

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Feb. 3, 2023

ETS Common Errors Guidance for a PPC Customer Care Ticket or SNOW Ticket

This announcement identifies common errors within ETS and what causes those errors. When to submit a PPC Customer Care Ticker or SNOW Ticket.

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Jan. 27, 2023

Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator

Updated Travel sheet with new rates January 27, 2023. Has new look. Has the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter still from last update on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online

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Dec. 14, 2022

Auto De-Obligation of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) and Residuals Update 1

ALCGFINANCE 057/22 updates procedural guidance provided in ALCGFINANCE 044/22 for auto de-obligation of aged temporary duty (TDY) travel balance undelivered obligations (UDO) and residuals.

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Nov. 22, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 002-23, Processing FY23 A/C School and Accession Course TDY Orders

As a reminder, FORCECOM continues to permit local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school, “A” school and Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) course TDY orders to include initiation of the travel authorization, funds certification, and AO approval.  These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools or orders issued at no cost, including no cost orders to Reservists.   Reservists in receipt of no cost school orders must contact their benefiting unit and/or District (dxr) to obtain funding and applicable orders (including POET information), to attend formal “A”, “C” and Accession school training.

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Nov. 16, 2022

Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependents for Tropical Storm Nicole – Update 7 (Final)

This message provides the following updates - Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.

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Nov. 16, 2022

Update on FY23 Reserve Order [POET] Guidance

ALCGFINANCE 053/22 requires all short-term ADOS orders to contain the FY23 POET, cost estimate for pay and FICA, and obligation document number on the Funding tab within Direct Access.

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Nov. 8, 2022

Personally Procured Move (PPM) Payment Delays

ALCGFINANCE message 051/22 provides notification of a temporary delay and expected payment timeline for the processing of PPM reimbursements.

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Oct. 25, 2022

PCS Travel POET Guidance for Orders Issued in FY 2022

PCS orders that were issued in FY22 shall use the FY22 POET funding that was assigned to the orders set. This rule applies regardless of when the actual travel occurs for the member.

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Oct. 20, 2022

Seventh Coast Guard District Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependent for Hurricane Ian (Update6)

This is the 6th and final update. A. Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.

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Oct. 12, 2022

Auto De-Obligation Of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) And Residuals

ALCGFINANCE 044/22 announces that starting in December 2022, CG-833 will begin de-obligating UDO balances on travel where a traveler has not submitted their travel claim within 60 days of completing travel.

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Oct. 5, 2022

Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team Update

On 14 MAR 2022, the Commandant stood up the FSMS Transition Incident Command (IC) to lead and integrate efforts to develop and implement solutions to the challenges related to FSMS transition. This is the team's latest status update.

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Sept. 27, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Reserve Order Guidance

All Coast Guard Finance (ALCGFINANCE) message 039/22 provides guidance for reserve orders starting in early FY23.

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Sept. 27, 2022

ALCOAST 360/22, E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Implementation Update Four

This ALCOAST provides guidance for ETS use in preparation for FY23 and required actions for users and approvers.

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Sept. 23, 2022

DoD Announces Immediate and Long-Term Actions to Help Strengthen the Economic Security and Stability of Service Members and Their Families

DOD to increase BAH rates for 28 military housing areas, TLE duration from 10 to 14 days and up to 60 in some areas, and DLA rates effective 1 Oct 2022.

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Sept. 23, 2022

Government Travel Charge Card - Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance

This message cancels ALCGPSC 081/22. Restrictions on the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA) remain. The expanded use of the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) to support travel until the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team (IMT) objectives are met as indicated in reference ALCOAST 096/22 are extended as well.

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Sept. 19, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 009-22, FY23 "C" School Schedule, ETR Submission Process, and Unit Responsibilities

Effective 15 Sep 2022, the complete FY23 “C” school schedule has been entered in Direct Access (DA). Available FY23 sessions are listed on the “Training” page of the Education and Training Quota Management Command (ETQC) Portal site by clicking on “C" School Course Schedule or Course Description Catalog. Unit Training Officers (UTOs) can submit electronic training requests (ETRs) for all FY23 course sessions listed in DA and should submit requests as soon as a training requirement is identified and the unit can accommodate the member attending.

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Sept. 19, 2022

Competencies, Qualifications, and Tools for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration

This message announces performance support measures for personnel performing military workforce pay, personnel, and administration tasks, a key deliverable for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support-led Personnel Support Initiative (PSI). The competencies, qualifications, and tools outlined here apply to all personnel at Personnel and Administration (P&A) Offices and Servicing Pay Offices (SPOs), and are designed to support doctrine and standards established Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration, PSCNOTE 5402

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Sept. 14, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 008-22, Processing FY23 C School, A School and Accession Course TDY Orders

The successful implementation of practices discussed in reference (a), eliminated the challenges members were experiencing with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. Due to this success, FORCECOM will continue the practice of permitting local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school TDY orders to include initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. Maintaining uniformity in FORCECOM business processes, at the start of FY23, these instructions will also apply to both Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) and “A” school TDY orders. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools.

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Sept. 2, 2022

Critical Housing Areas (CHA) Update

ALCGPSC message 109/22 adds Atlantic City, NJ (Military Housing Area NJ196) as a designated Critical Housing Area (CHA).

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Aug. 30, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate Announced

The FY23 Standard CONUS per diem rate is  $157 and is applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.

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Aug. 18, 2022

GSA Announces Release of 2023 Per Diem Rates

Please note! The FY 2023 rates are NOT the default rates until October 1, 2022. You must follow these instructions to view the FY 2023 rates. Select FY 2023 from the drop-down box above the "Search By City, State, or ZIP Code" or "Search by State" map. Otherwise, the search box only returns current FY 2022 rates.

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Aug. 18, 2022

Flag Voice #587 - Update on TLE Extension Process

Colleagues, I am providing an update on the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension process. As previously announced in Flag Voice 556 and ALCOAST 309/21, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated last year to include an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE, for up to 60 days, to assist those who are

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Aug. 17, 2022

Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update

This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.

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Aug. 10, 2022

E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates

An updated (August 10, 2022) list of ETS frequently asked questions is available via PPC's ETS web page (https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/tvl/ets). This list covers post-go-live issues. Here is a direct link to the file (the file is in PDF format): https://wwsw.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/GUIDES/TRAVEL/ETS/ETSPostGoLiveFAQs.pdf

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