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Oct. 1, 2019

Recording the Body Composition Measurements in Direct Access

ALCGPSC 113/19 provides important information for entering body composition data in Direct Access.

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. 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 4, 2019

PPC Customer Newsletter

Here is the May 2019 issue of the PPC Customer Newsletter

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

Feb. 26, 2019

Personnel Accountability System (PAS) Policy Requirements

Personal contact information must be kept current in the authoritative data sources of Direct Access (DA), Active Directory (AD), My Employee Personal Page (MyEPP), and the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

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).

Dec. 14, 2018

Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes

When changing a member's state income tax withholding, always insert a new row from the Federal Tax Data tab. This is counter-intuitive given there's a separate State Tax Data tab but that's how it works.

Nov. 7, 2018

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) 2019 Contribution Limits

The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2019 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution Limits.”

Nov. 7, 2018

Re-Post: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Online Pledge System Eliminates Paper Pledge Forms, Protects Your Private Information

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations can now be made online. No need to involve your military or civilian servicing personnel office (SPO).

Oct. 29, 2018

Promulgation of Special Duty Pay (SDP) , COMDTINST 1430.1Q

Major Change: Special Duty Pay (SDP) is no longer tied to billets. Effective 01 OCT 18, members will be authorized SDP if they meet all eligibility criteria as announced COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 300926 AUG 18/ACN 087/18

Sept. 28, 2018

Implementation of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Online Enrollment System (SOES)

This ALCOAST announces the Coast Guard’s upcoming implementation of the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Online Enrollment System (SOES) as directed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. SOES is a web-based system allowing Coast Guard active duty and reserve members to quickly and easily validate or change SGLI or Family SGLI (FSGLI) coverage amounts and beneficiaries.