U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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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)
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.
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.”
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.