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
New Direct Access & WebNow Links
Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:
New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
Feb. 24, 2021
Reserve Manual updated for easier use
The Reserve Policy Manual has been divided into three documents for easier use. The change is part of the Coast Guard’s broader effort to improve the way the service manages the reserves.
Feb. 19, 2021
Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 007/21 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 March 2021.
Feb. 10, 2021
Reserve Policy Distribution
This message promulgates a new manual (Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual, COMDTINST M1001.2), a new instruction (Electronic Based Distributed Learning Instruction, COMDTINST 1500.7) and a new edition of the Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M001.28D.
Updated procedures when reservists are injured in the line of duty
After carefully considering input from the field, PSC-RPM is changing some administrative processes to assist members and Commands. The new processes will take effect immediately.
Feb. 2, 2021
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
Dec. 11, 2020
October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List
The October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.
Oct. 26, 2020
2021 Reserve High Year Tenure Suspension
ALCGRSV message 065/20 announced the suspension of 2021 High Year Tenure for the Reserve Enlisted Workforce.
Sept. 28, 2020
Reserve Bonus and Special Pay Programs for Fiscal Year 2021
Per ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 109/20, effective 1 October 2020, the following SELRES bonuses and special pays are authorized. ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 110/20 announces a bonus offer for eligible physician assistants who commission and affiliate with the Coast Guard SELRES as a designated DCPA to serve in a Port Security Unit (PSU) reserve physician assistant billet (Officer Specialty Code PHA10).
Temporary modifications to eligibility requirements for Reserve Good Conduct Medal (RGCM)
Opportunities for reserve members to schedule drills have been impacted due to the disruptions of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This may result in reserve members being unable to obtain the required 70 retirement points for the Reserve Good Conduct Medal (RGCM) as required in Coast Guard Medals and Awards Manual, COMDTINST M1650.2E. A qualifying year will consist of 50 points rather than the normal 70 points. This modification will be in place from March 1, 2020, until a determined date in the future.
Sept. 16, 2020
FY21 Reserve Active Duty for Training (ADT) Scheduling Requirements
This ALCOAST announces key deadlines Selected Reserves (SELRES) members and commands must adhere to when scheduling Active Duty for Training (ADT) in FY21.
FY21 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) Allocations
This ALCOAST announces FY21 Reserve Additional Training Period (ATP) allocations to amplify guidance from ALCOAST 343/20
FY21 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 FY21.
Sept. 15, 2020
Direct Access updating process to improve reserve pay
The Coast Guard’s Human Capital System, otherwise known as Direct Access, underwent a change Sept. 4, 2020, to be more effective when paying reserve members as they transition between reserve status and active duty status.
Direct-Access and Reserve Pay (Flag Voice 528)
A significant change was made to the Coast Guard Human Capital Management System (Direct-Access) in order to address concerns with the delay in payment to the Reserve Workforce when transitioning to Active Duty orders This change also reduces the need for PPC interventions and increases the efficiency of Reserve Pay.
July 7, 2020
Available Now: TRICARE Retiring from the National Guard or Reserve Brochure
Are you a National Guard or Reserve member who has retired or is about to retire? When you retire from the National Guard or Reserve, your TRICARE coverage changes. Learn how TRICARE options may change for you and your family and what you must do.