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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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Feb. 13, 2023
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
Dec. 30, 2022
Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) Implementation
This message establishes the implementation of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA).
Dec. 20, 2022
2023 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY23.
Oct. 26, 2022
Fiscal Year 2023 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates
Fiscal Year 2022 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates are effective on 1 October 2022
Oct. 3, 2022
New Procedure for Opt Out of Advancement
This ALCOAST provides updates to policy for enhanced enlisted career flexibility by allowing members to opt-out of advancement without penalty or Personal Data Record documentation.
Change to Policy and Procedures for Servicewide Exam Points
ALCOAST 367/22 announces changes to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2C and ACN 103/21 , and updates cancelation date of ACN 016/22. Specifically, this ALCOAST updates the policy and procedures for Service Wide Exam (SWE) Award Points, Sea/Surf Duty Points, and Incentive Points.
Sept. 13, 2022
Armed Forces Reserve Medal Award Criteria Correction
ALCGPSC 111/22 corrects the criteria for award of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Feb. 11, 2022
How to Prepare a DD-214 for Someone Who Doesn't Have a Middle Name
It easier than you think.
Jan. 21, 2022
Coast Guard Support Offers Online Tax Filing & Consultation
Coast Guard personnel, employees, and their dependent family members my file their federal and state taxes online for free.
Aug. 6, 2021
Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Completion Deadline for Servicewide Exam Waiver Process Guidance
PPC (ADV) has created a process guide which provides reference to policy, procedures and information on submitting Leadership and Management School (LAMS) completion deadline waivers to PPC. LAMS completion deadline waivers are available to allow for certain provisions where individuals are unable to complete LAMS prior to the Servicewide Examination Eligibility Date (SED).
March 16, 2021
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter Ten
This Email ALSPO message promulgates an update to the Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual (PPPM), PPCINST M1000.2 (series). This message promulgates chapter ten of the PPPM.
Oct. 15, 2020
Distribution of Finalized DD-214
The implementation of electronic transmission of DD Form 214 data to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is complete. The Veterans Administration, State Directors of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor have access to DD Form 214 data. SPOs are not required to produce and distribute paper copies 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8. DMDC is the official distribution source of the Military Services authoritative and certified information for all periods of active duty that are completed on or after January 1, 2015.
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 10, 2020
Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Update
ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice (ACN) 033/20 modifies ACN 112/19, the one-year Body Composition Pilot program.
Feb. 19, 2020
Procedures and Development’s – On Demand
Got questions? Don’t quite understand? Is a topic a little fuzzy? Would you like to see 20/20 in 2020?
Nov. 27, 2019
IT Procurement and Acquisition Support Site Launched
ALCOAST ACN 141/19 provides information on the updated information technology (IT) acquisition and procurement review process and announces a new IT Procurement & Acquisition Support Site (ITPASS).
ITPASS is available for use to serve as the CIO’s “front door” for all IT procurement and acquisition requests. Within the ITPASS, users can access the new USCG ITAR Tool which automates the ITAR process and move workflows and communications from e-mail to the web.
Oct. 29, 2019
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Update
Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Chapter 6, Personnel Administration in TTP format is now available. This chapter provides checklists, guides and information required for personnel administration.
Oct. 1, 2019
Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Chapter 11 (TTP Format), Governance - Audits and Reports, posted.
Aug. 7, 2019
Known Issue: Marital Status and Rehires
We've added a known issue to the Marital Status topic in DA Knowledge Base.
Aug. 2, 2019
Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) Change Request Procedure
Requests for adjustments to Aviation Service Date, Officer Service Date, DIFOPS, DIFDEN, DIFPRO, and/or OPFLY TIME require the following steps before PPC (MAS) can make any adjustments.
June 24, 2019
Direct Access Payroll Processing - In Range vs. Out of Range
New pay transactions with effective dates more than 24 pay periods in the past (approximately 1 year) require special handling.
June 12, 2019
Stand-Up of the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R)
This ALCOAST announces that effective 11 June 2019 the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R) achieved initial operating capability. As a result, the legacy Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) is disestablished.
Jan. 24, 2019
New Idaho W-4 helps taxpayers estimate paycheck withholding
The Form ID W-4 is here! This first-ever Idaho W-4 form is a new and improved tool to help make the payroll withholding process simpler, easier and specific to Idaho tax law. The Idaho-specific W-4 form is on our website at tax.idaho.gov/w4form.
Dec. 14, 2018
Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes
When changing a member's state income tax withholding, always insert a new row from the Federal Tax Data tab. This is counter-intuitive given there's a separate State Tax Data tab but that's how it works.
Nov. 19, 2018
Obligated Service Requirement to Attend Class "A" School
In order for a member to execute orders to Class A School they must have at least 24 months of service remaining on their enlistment upon graduation from Class A School. It is the responsibility of the member’s Personnel and Admin Office to ensure the member meets the 24 month obligated service requirement prior to executing orders to Class A School.