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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/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
Feb. 11, 2021
Revised Cutoffs for Appointment to Warrant Grade
Service need necessitated review of the cutoffs established for the 2020 Warrant Officer Appointment Cycle (1 June 2021 through 31 May 2022). As a result, the cutoffs established in ALCGPSC 080/20 are revised and published in ALCGPSC 014/21.
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
Changes to Rated Sea Time for Advancement to DC, EM, ET, and MK Ratings
ALCOAST ACN 012/21 announces updates to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) regarding rated sea time for advancement in DC, EM, ET, and MK ratings. The new requirements are:
a. E-6 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 12 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
b. E-7 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 36 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
The new sea duty requirements will go into effect for the May 2023 SWE.
Jan. 29, 2021
Assignment Year 2021 PCS and HHG Shipments - SITREP
ALCOAST message 030/21 provides information and resources for Coast Guard members transferring in the upcoming assignment year. While the information provided in the message will be of particular interest to those transferring in AY21, it also includes critical information to commands, supervisors, and SPO/ADMIN offices to assist their members in planning, preparing for, and executing PCS orders.
Jan. 26, 2021
Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update
ACN 009/21 promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.
Jan. 21, 2021
Next Master Chief Advancement Panel convenes May 10
The 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) will convene May 10 at Coast Guard headquarters. The panel will recommend eligible active duty senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) for advancement to master chief petty officer for all ratings, except the musician rating.
Jan. 19, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 009/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
Jan. 11, 2021
ALCGENL 003/21 May 2021 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition
ALCGENL 003/21 May 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Competition, announces the May 2021 SWE competition for all ratings except for BM2 and MU. for advancement to pay grades E-5 to E-8.
Dec. 16, 2020
May 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) Testing Update
The SWE Process Improvement Team recommended establishing a bank of EPME questions to assist
the enlisted workforce in preparing for SWE competitions.
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.
Nov. 6, 2020
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results
ALCGPSC message 129/20 is the final report for the 2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) convened on 24 August 2020. The report provides the names of the Senior Chiefs, listed by rate and in order of merit, who are recommended and eligible for advancement to Master Chief.
Nov. 4, 2020
Yeoman in the Spotlight: Chief Petty Officer Richard DePascale
Our Deckplate Leader of the week Chief Petty Officer Richard DePascale, the Admin Chief of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May!
Nov. 3, 2020
PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter October 2020
The latest issue of the PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter is now available.
Providing Guidance for Enlisted Advancement
Enlisted members now have a headquarters branch dedicated to help them with advancement and assignments and to support their professional growth.