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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Subscribers to this list will receive notices and information on Coast Guard military pay and personnel policy and procedures. Subscribers will also be notified when active duty and reserve payslips are posted and of both scheduled and unscheduled outages affecting the Direct Access personnel system or the TPAX travel claim liquidation system. Additionally, subscribers will be updated when important information is posted to the Pay and Personnel Center's internet site.
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Dec. 6, 2022
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
Nov. 23, 2022
Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of December
Nov. 16, 2022
Update on FY23 Reserve Order [POET] Guidance
ALCGFINANCE 053/22 requires all short-term ADOS orders to contain the FY23 POET, cost estimate for pay and FICA, and obligation document number on the Funding tab within Direct Access.
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.
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
Sept. 8, 2022
Fiscal Year 2022 Closeout Guidance
ALCGFINANCE provides important information for closing out FY 22 financial data.
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.
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.
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.
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
April 26, 2019
Activating Soon? Your TRICARE Options May Change
Are you a member of the National Guard or Reserve? If so, you may become eligible for active duty medical and dental benefits when called or ordered to active duty under federal orders for more than 30 days. Your family members also become eligible for active duty benefits. Activating is a change in your sponsor status. This is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. This means you may not be able to continue your existing coverage.