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
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March 24, 2022
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
Jan. 20, 2022
Direct Access Orders Outage Status Update
Access to Reserve Orders (FSMS) will be available from 0900 to 1900 on Friday, January 21. Please note there will be a new DA menu item on the Reserve Administration pagelet to access these orders. The link title is: FSMS Reserve Orders. Access to other types of DA generated orders (PCS, Retirement, Separations, etc.) will not be restored until January 26. This lockdown is necessary to support the deployment of FSMS. During this period of read-only availability, all FY22 orders will be converted to utilize FSMS accounting data. This applies to all Direct Access orders types: ETQC, PCS, separations, and reserve orders. Units may issue orders via memorandum to authorize travel in urgent and emergency situations.
Dec. 8, 2021
Payroll Processing Schedule for CY-2022 (PDF)
E-Mail ALSPO message D/21 provides the Payroll Processing Schedule for Calendar Year (CY) 2022.
Sept. 17, 2021
Known Issue: Direct Access Excel Spreadsheet Viewing- work around
If your computer has migrated to Office 365/ The Cloud, you may experience issues viewing certain excel spreadsheets from direct access (web pages or excel 2003 version).
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 22, 2021
Reserve Inactive Duty for Training Direct Access Approval Process Change
The reserve supervisor is no longer required to send an email notification to the SPO with the batch number stating that members have completed a drill. It was determined that the email being sent to the SPO provided no real value, was a duplication of effort and in many instances slowed down the approval process.
May 10, 2021
May 2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule
May 2021 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows.
April 1, 2021
PPC Customer Newsletter / Servicing Personnel Office Newsletter
Issue 03/21 (March) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
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
Sea Duty for Advancement - Not the Same as Sea Time for Points
The sea/surf duty time for advancement and points are both calculated based on Direct-Access data entry (e.g., PCS report / depart dates, Surfman competencies, and Career Sea Pay start / stop dates). However, different rules apply as to when the "clock stops" with regard to periods of TDY away from the CSP eligible vessel.
June 3, 2020
Direct-Access Password Reset Guidance
During a recent Direct Access (DA) system upgrade, the forgot password security question "What is your mother's maiden name?" was disabled in DA to reduce the possibility of a compromise of personally identifiable information (PII). For users who originally chose this as a security question, the hint question will now default to "What town were you born in?" but the ANSWER has NOT changed from what the user originally established for "What is your mother's maiden name?"
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
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.