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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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Topeka, KS 66683-3591
July 28, 2021
Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) Update
A $100,000 CSRB is authorized for enlisted members who possess the DCO Cyber Operator Competency (CYB-DCO) and enter into a bonus agreement for an additional four (4) years of active service obligation. A $50,000 CSRB is authorized for enlisted members who possess the DODIN OPS Cyber Operator Competency (CYB-DOD), and enter into a bonus agreement for four years of active service obligation. The bonus offerings in the ACN are for FY21 (01 Oct 2020 and not before) and are anticipated to remain in effect until the end of FY21 (30 Sep 2021 and not after).
July 15, 2021
Proper Usage of the Pay Corrections Action Request
The Pay Corrections Action Request is used to shutdown entitlements when necessary. These transactions require an End Date to be entered to STOP the transaction (do NOT use CANCEL to stop a previously authorized transaction – this will result in an erroneous debt to the member). Cancelling an instance of a pay element will reverse all amounts paid or deducted in prior finalized calendars.
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 27, 2021
Judge Advocate General Retention Bonus
ALCOAST 198/21 announces the announces a retention bonus for eligible active duty Direct Commissioned Lawyers (DCL) who are LT/03 officers designated as Judge Advocates within the Coast Guard legal program (CGJAG)
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 13, 2021
New Edition of the Family Separation Allowance Worksheet, CG-2035, Issued
The May 2021 edition of the Family Separation Allowance Worksheet is now available for use.
May 10, 2021
May 2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule
May 2021 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows.
April 29, 2021
Here is a new means of accessing your TSP
Accessing your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) just got easier, especially for those whilst underway. Members can now authenticate their account using their .mil or personal email, rather than their phone number.
Reenlistment Eligibility for Selective Reenlistment Bonus
Reenlistment Eligibility for Selective Reenlistment Bonus ALCOAST 142/21 provides information regarding selective reenlistment bonus (SRB)
April 8, 2021
Servicing Personnel Office Contact List Update
Mailing address change for Base National Capital Region
ALCOAST 142/21 - REENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS
ALCOAST 142/21 - REENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS provides amplifying guidance on reenlistment eligibility.
March 12, 2021
Policy Update: For FY21 Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) has increased
Educational benefits jumped from $2,250 to $3,750 annually for active duty and reserve members.
Feb. 19, 2021
Electronics Technician (ET) Bonuses
ACN 018/21 announces the authorization of an Enlistment Bonus (EB) and Critical Skills Training Bonus (CSTB). Bonuses are authorized for eligible members with an ET Class A-School convening date after 30 SEP 2020. Members who are currently in ET Class A-school or have graduated, with a class convening date after 30 SEP 2020, must engage with their servicing SPO or Admin shop for bonus determination and obligated service requirements.
Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start
If a member’s PCS Transfer Job Data row is not built (should populate upon the approval of the PCS Reporting endorsement), the CGSMR will not automatically start. If this occurs, a help ticket must be submitted to PPC to have the PCS Transfer Job Data row manually added. The SPO MUST manually start CGSMR. The SPO does not have to wait for the Job Data row to be added.