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Dec. 31, 2019

2020 Continental United States (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Locations

CONUS COLA is a taxable supplemental allowance designed to help offset higher prices in the highest cost locations in CONUS that exceed the costs in an average CONUS location by 8 percent or more. The program affects approximately 20,000 Service members in 16 Military Housing Areas (MHAs) and 31 other counties in CONUS.

Dec. 13, 2019

DOD Releases 2020 Rates for Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, and Basic Pay

The Department of Defense has released the 2020 Rates for Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, and Basic Pay. These rates will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.8%, Basic Allowance for Subsistence rates will increase 0.9%, and Basic Pay will increase 3.1% over the entire force.

Dec. 12, 2019

2020 Coast Guard Meal Rates

This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY20.

Dec. 9, 2019

Defense Health Agency (DHA) Monitoring Payment Processing Error in TRICARE East Region

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Humana Military are working closely together to quickly assist approximately 75,000 TRICARE beneficiaries affected by a payment processing error that occurred on Thursday Dec. 5. For those affected, health care coverage remains uninterrupted.

Dec. 5, 2019

Coast Guard Pay Manual Update

A new version of the Pay Manual is available.

Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Military Payroll Processing Schedule

E-Mail ALSPO (All Coast Guard Servicing Personnel Offices) Message C/19 provides the Direct-Access payroll processing schedule for calendar year 2020.

Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Adjustments to Retired/Retainer Pay, Survivor Annuities and Premiums

The following Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are effective December 1, 2019, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through the third quarter calendar year 2019. The term "retired pay" includes retainer pay and the term "members" includes former members.

Nov. 14, 2019

Important Notice to Members Who Are Maryland Residents

Did you know that federal and Maryland earned income tax credits are available to certain low-income individuals and families? These credits can reduce the amount of income tax you owe or increase your income tax refund; and, you may qualify to receive some of these credits even if you did not earn enough income to be required to file a tax return.

Oct. 4, 2019

Special Duty Pay and Assignment Pay - Policy Clarification

This message clarifies concurrent receipt of SDP and AP or multiple SDP.

Oct. 2, 2019

Known Issue: DA Cost of Living Allowance for the Continental United States (CONUS COLA)

An issue has been detected with Direct Access (DA) CONUS COLA transactions.

Oct. 1, 2019

Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Update

Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Chapter 11 (TTP Format), Governance - Audits and Reports, posted.

Sept. 17, 2019

Known Issue: DA Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area Monthly Payout Limit

​Direct Access does not allow a payment for Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay​ (HFP/IDP) and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area (HDP-L (DA)) to exceed $325 in a month. Direct Access will deduct any dollar amount over $325.

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.

April 24, 2019

Procedures Issued for Auditing Standard Pay Transactions

E-Mail ALSPO message B/19 implements a standard business process for entering and validating pay transactions entered by Servicing Personnel Offices (SPO).