U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Direct Access Outage Thursday, 19 Dec 0001 Hrs. to Tuesday, 31 Dec 2359 Hrs. (Eastern Time)
Direct Access (DA) will not be available for units, SPOs, members or retirees & annuitants from 0001 (EST) on Thursday, 19 December 2019 to 2359 on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 (EST). This outage is necessary to support 2020 pay rate and other regulatory changes. The self-service password reset feature will also be disabled during this outage.
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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)
Dec. 6, 2019
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
Dec. 2, 2019
Active Duty and Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
Here is the December 2019 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
Nov. 27, 2019
Procedures for Personnel Actions During DA Year-End Limited Access Period (19-31 Dec)
Direct Access will not be available for the last half of December. This message provides information for personnel actions during this period.
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.
Advance Preparations for Upcoming Limited Availability to Direct Access
At 0001 EST, Thursday, December 19, 2019, availability to Direct Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with 2020 payroll and regulatory changes. Direct Access will be reactivated at 2359 EST, Tuesday, December 31, 2019. This limited availability is necessary to avoid the submission of self-service and SPO transactions that potentially conflict with legislative and regulatory changes.
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
PPC Customer Newsletter
The September issue of our newsletter is available.
Recording the Body Composition Measurements in Direct Access
ALCGPSC 113/19 provides important information for entering body composition data in Direct Access.
October 2019 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
Here is the October 2019 AD & Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
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. 7, 2019
Known Issue: Marital Status and Rehires
We've added a known issue to the Marital Status topic in DA Knowledge Base.
June 30, 2019
Reminder: BAH for Single Recruit, OCS, or Academy Graduates In-Transit
A Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is a temporary housing allowance paid while a member is in a travel or leave status between permanent duty stations, provided the member is not assigned Government quarters, including dependents who may be assigned to Government owned or leased family-type quarters. The Transit rate continues during proceed time and authorized delays en route, including TDY en route.
June 6, 2019
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family SGLI Premium Reductions
ALCOAST 193/19 announces the new reduced monthly premium rates for life insurance coverage under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family Service members Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) programs. These premium reductions make these great life insurance programs even better benefits than they currently are. These premium reductions do not require any actions by the members.
June 4, 2019
Here is the May 2019 issue of the PPC Customer Newsletter