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Sept. 21, 2022

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of October

Sept. 19, 2022

Procedures for the Recall to Active Duty of Retired Reservists

Reservists may be recalled, at their consent, for voluntary orders such as Active Duty for Operational Support and Extended Active Duty. This policy also includes the recall of retired reservists.

Sept. 19, 2022

2022 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel Final Eligibility List (ALCGRSV 052/22)

This message serves as the final eligibility list for the 2022 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (RMCAP) which was announced in ALCOAST 310/22.

Sept. 16, 2022

Update to Readiness Management Period (RMP) Policy

ALCOAST 343/22 updates the policy for Readiness Management Periods (RMPS): RMPs without pay must be a minimum of two hours in duration and not more than one RMP will be performed by an individual in one calendar day; and, b. RMPs for pay will not be less than four hours in duration and not more than one paid RMP will be performed by an individual in one calendar day.

Sept. 9, 2022

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

Aug. 10, 2022

Retiring From National Guard or Reserve? Know Your TRICARE Options

Are you thinking about retiring from the National Guard or Reserve? Since your TRICARE health plan options change as you age, it's important to understand the plans you and your family members may be eligible for at each stage of your retirement years.

April 18, 2022

Known Issue: Approval of DD-214s for Reserve Component Members

An issue has been reported concerning the timing of the approval of DD-214 forms for reserve component members.

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. 30, 2021

Access DoD365 (Including E-Mail) on Your Personal Computer

Your Outlook email, Teams, OneDrive documents and other collaboration tools are now right at your fingertips, and completely secure, without even logging into VDI or VPN. Reservists and Mac users, this one’s for you too!

Dec. 8, 2021

Reserve Component use of Contracted Airline Fares for IDT

This ALCOAST serves to bring awareness to and provide instructions for using the General Services Administration's (GSA) Airline City Pairs Program (CPP). This program, while not mandatory but authorized lessens the burden for Reserve component travel for IDT by allowing the purchase of contracted government fares. An added benefit is CPP fares can be reserved last minute and are refundable. Members are responsible for service fees.

Dec. 8, 2021

October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

The October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Dec. 5, 2021

Resolved: Reserve Leave Not Calculating Correctly

This issue was resolved on 3 December 2021.

Sept. 9, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) and Additional Flying/Flight ATP Allocations

This ALCOAST announces FY22 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) allocations to amplify guidance from ALCOAST 319/21

Sept. 9, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Reserve Inactive Duty Training (IDT), Readiness Management Period (RMP) Scheduling Requirements and Waiver Process

This message announces key dates, responsibilities and policies for commands and SELRES members when scheduling Inactive Duty Training (IDT) drills, Readiness Management Periods (RMP), and Additional Training Periods (ATP) in FY22.

Sept. 8, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Reserve Active Duty for Training Scheduling Requirements

ALCOAST 317/21 announces key deadlines Selected Reserve (SELRES) members and commands must adhere to when scheduling Active Duty for Training (ADT) in FY22.

July 2, 2021

Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement

ACN message 064/21 announces the implementation of the Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (R-MCAP) for advancement to E-9 in the Reserve Component. The R-MCAP will convene annually, beginning in October 2021, to select eligible Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) in the Reserve Component, including members of the Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer for all ratings.

June 8, 2021

COVID-19: Reserve Demobilization Guidance Issued

ALCOAST 210/21​ provides guidance for units and Servicing Personnel Offices (SPOs) on common issues and questions identified during the Release from Active Duty (RELAD) process for reservists recalled to active duty under USC Sec. 12302 or USC Sec. 12301(d) (contingency Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)). For purposes of entitlements and benefits, COVID-19 response is considered a contingency operation. ​

March 16, 2021

Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter Ten

This Email ALSPO message promulgates an update to the Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual (PPPM), PPCINST M1000.2 (series). This message promulgates chapter ten of the PPPM.

May 11, 2020

New Email Address for Reserve Officer Evaluation Reports

Effective immediately, RPM has established a new OER inbox for all IDPL OER submissions, questions, and waiver requests at HQS-SMB-CGPSC-RPM-OER@uscg.mil

April 23, 2020

Inactive Duty Training (IDT) Subsistence Allowance While Drilling Remotely

​ACN 054/20​ promulgates policy regarding IDT subsistence allowance, formally IDT COMRATS, for enlisted reservists performing paid Inactive Duty for Training (IDT), Readiness Management Period (RMP), or Additional Training Period (ATP) drills remotely. ​Coast Guard enlisted reservists who are authorized to conduct training remotely are not authorized a subsistence allowance for periods of IDT, RMP, or ATP performed at their home, regardless of the duration of those periods.

March 3, 2020

Drilling for Points Only - Guidance and Clarification Released

All CG Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 011/20 provides guidance and clarification regarding drilling for reserve points only. Also visit PSC's website a memo template and more information. https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/PSC/Reserve-Personnel-Management-PSC-RPM/RPM-3/Individual-Ready-Reserve-IRR/Drill-for-Points-Only/

Dec. 5, 2019

October 2 019 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List

October 2019 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is posted on the CG Portal

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.

June 12, 2019

Stand-Up of the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R)

This ALCOAST announces that effective 11 June 2019 the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R) achieved initial operating capability. As a result, the legacy Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) is disestablished.

May 1, 2019

Issuance of Form DD-214 to Reserve Component Members

Reserve Component personnel ordered to active duty for a contingency operation for a period greater than 30 days will be issued a DD Form 214

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