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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

April 28, 2022

PSI & PA Units Contact List

The PSI & PA Units spreadsheet​(25 April 2022) (CG Portal Link) provides contact information for SPOs and unit P&A offices that have completed the PSI transition. The spreadsheet can be sorted and filtered by; PSI/P&A Unit Name, Department Name, SPO, or PSI status. The 3rd tab provides the mailing address, the email address, and a point of contact

March 24, 2022

Personnel Support Initiative (PSI) Implementation Continues

Colleagues, the Personnel Support Initiative (PSI) is preparing to start Phase Two of implementation.  Starting in AY22, the remaining Base Personnel Support Departments, Districts, Sectors, and Air Stations will transition.  This Flag Voice is an update on the progress made in Phase One, and the way ahead.

Feb. 16, 2022

Guidance for DA Orders Completion During FSMS

​ALCGPSC message 027/22​ provides an update for processing permanent change of station (PCS) orders for members who executed a PCS in the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). P&A offices in coordination with SPOs will have until close of business 17 Feb 2022 to complete all necessary administrative and payroll transactions associated with reporting members in from PCS, including completion of supporting actions for member pay and entitlements. Limited time exists to complete P&A and SPO actions and PPC ticket resolution prior to the SPO payroll cutoff.​

Sept. 15, 2021

WEBNOW-Electronically Imaged Record Viewing Slated for Upgrade 16/17 September.

Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Imaged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.

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.

Feb. 19, 2021

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.

Sept. 8, 2020

Servicing Personnel Office Consolidation Update: SFO Galveston SPO Closed

The SPO located at SFO Galveston (008282) has been disestablished in DA. All records previously serviced by the SPO at SFO Galveston have been moved to Base NOLA SPO (042311).

Aug. 28, 2020

Family Separation Allowance for Housing (FSH) Policy Clarification

​The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Compensation Policy issued a memo on 12 August 2020 which clarifies the policy on entitlement to FSH when dependents are temporarily (e.g. Delay in processing visas by the host country due to COVID-19) prevented from accompanying the member with a PCS to a foreign country​.

April 22, 2020

Servicing Personnel Office Contact List Update

Email Address Change for Base Detachment St. Louis SPO

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.

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.

Aug. 7, 2019

Known Issue: Marital Status and Rehires

​We've added a known issue to the Marital Status topic in DA Knowledge Base.

May 28, 2019

Degree Reporting and Validation

This message announces updates to policy and procedures for entering degree completion data in Active Duty (AD) and Reserve (RES) members' Direct Access (DA) Person Profile record.

May 6, 2019

Direct Access Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start failure

Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start failure. If a member reports in TEMDU first and then to the cutter CGSMR doesn’t auto start and needs to be manually started via meal rate request

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).

Feb. 20, 2019

Human Resource (HR) Quality Assurance (QA) Tools

E-Mail ALSPO message A/19 implements the use of the Human Resource (HR) Quality Assurance (QA) Tools by Servicing Personnel Offices (SPO). In accordance with the Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDINST M7220.29 (series), Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) and SPOs are required to ensure pay and personnel transactions are submitted accurately and timely. These HR QA tools will assist with meeting the requirements set forth in the Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDINST M7220.29 (series).

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