U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Effective Monday, 11 May 2020, PPC's Call Center will resume taking live phone calls.
The phone number for PPC Customer Care is 1-866-772-8724 and the hours of operation are 0700 - 1600 Central Time.
All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!
Aug. 3, 2020
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 August 2020:
July 20, 2020
Hardship Duty Pay-Restriction of Movement and other COVID-19 Pay and Allowances
ALCOAST 278/20 formally authorizes, as of 03 April 2020, HARDSHIP DUTY PAY-RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT (HDP-ROM) and other temporary policy changes for several travel allowance, Food Service policy, and certain Special & Incentive (S&I) pays as part of the overall military effort to support our members and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pay and Personnel Center is now processing these claims in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures.
June 26, 2020
July 2020 AD/RES Payroll Processing Schedule
July 2020 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows:
June 12, 2020
Supplemental Clothing Allowance for Reduced Initial Seabag Issue
ALCOAST 099/20 announced that reduced initial seabags were being issued at accession points (Cape May/Academy). To account for this, we have created a new "Type" of Supplemental Clothing Allowance. For a member that is issued a reduced seabag, enter a Supplemental Clothing Allowance transaction and select "Reduced Initial Sea Bag" from the "Type". This will mostly impact the accession points, but if someone is missed, the servicing SPO may need to enter the transaction.
June 9, 2020
Designation of Saudi Arabia for Imminent Danger Pay
Assistant Secretary of Defense Memo dated 04 June 2020 designates the land area of Saudi Arabia for imminent danger pay (IDP) purposes, effective September 14, 2019.
May 29, 2020
Active Duty and Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
Here is the June 2020 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
April 16, 2020
New pay and allowances to help you through COVID-19
Several new pay and allowances are now available to members and their dependents. These entitlements are part of the overall military effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, and include:
Hardship Duty Pay – Restriction of Movement,
COVID-19 Related Galley Meals,
Basic Allowance for Subsistence II (BAS-II),
Continuation of Special and Incentive Pays, and,
Family Stability Act (BAH and Housing Flexibility).
April 2, 2020
Servicing Personnel Office Contact List Update
Email Address Change for Base Portsmouth:
March 25, 2020
Coast Guard Forms Updated
List of recent updates to Forms and Worksheets referenced in the Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual.
Feb. 10, 2020
FY-2020 Non-Rate Enlistment Bonus and Non-Rate Quick-Ship Bonus
ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 020/19 announced a $2,000 non-rate Enlistment Bonus (EB) for new applicants recruited after 30 JAN 2020 into active duty and a $5,000 Quick-Ship (QS) non-rate EB for all recruits slated into a Recruit Training company between 01 Feb 2020 and 31 May 2020 exclusively. Selected applicants may receive both a $2,000 non-rate EB and a $5,000 QS non-rate EB if they meet all eligibility requirements.
Jan. 30, 2020
Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) and Bonus (AvB) Program Instruction Updated
COMDTINST 7220.20A is now online. Major changes include entitlement policy for Retired Officers, recalled to active duty.
Jan. 24, 2020
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.
Jan. 22, 2020
2019 Tax Statements (IRS Forms W-2, 1099R, and 1095)
Year-End Tax forms are now available via Direct-Access Self-Service.
Jan. 9, 2020
2020 BRS Continuation Pay
This ALCOAST announces BRS continuation pay (CP) multiples, timing, and obligated service for Calendar Year (CY) 2020.
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.