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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.

Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

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Sept. 28, 2020

Credentialing your Coast Guard experience

Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service.

Sept. 3, 2020

PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter August 2020

Issue 08/20 (August) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.

Sept. 2, 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Advancement Requirements for Leadership Courses

Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) Course, COMDTINST 1500.1A, is updated to temporarily suspend paragraph 10.a. which requires all newly commissioned CWOs to attend and complete the CWOPD course within the first 18 months of commission. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements COMDTINST M1000.2C, is updated to temporarily suspend paragraph 6.a.(2)(c) which requires all E-6 members to attend the CPOACAD prior to advancement to E-7.

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.

July 7, 2020

Access to Military Records During Boards and Panel Season

The PY21 Selection Board season is now underway and the Military Records Section has seen a significant increase in requests for document uploads and copies of member’s Electronically Imaged – Personal Data Records (EI-PDRs) or Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).

July 7, 2020

Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update

This message promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.

June 4, 2020

October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) Announcement

ALCGRSV message 026/20 announces the OCT 2020 RSWE competition for pay grades E-5 through E-9. A member’s failure to receive, review and follow the guidelines of this message will not justify a waiver of these requirements. Commanding Officers shall ensure dissemination of this message to all Reserve enlisted members in their AOR.

May 21, 2020

Meritorious Advancement of Enlisted Personnel

The Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) is a talent management program designed to recognize superior performance and exceptional adherence to our core values that, in an Advancement Authority’s judgment, clearly warrant advancement. MAP provides the process to advance Petty Officers without participation in the servicewide examination (SWE) competition. Meritorious advancement is limited to pay grades E-4 and E-5 to the next higher paygrade

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/

Feb. 28, 2020

Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide

The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.

Dec. 13, 2019

November 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list from the November 2019 servicewide exam is posted on CG Portal

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

Dec. 2, 2019

PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter

The November issue of our newsletter is now online. The newsletter contains articles and messages posted to the PPC website during the month - an "In case you missed it" summary.

Nov. 27, 2019

Coast Guard Implements Master Chief Advancement Panel for Advancement to E-9

ALCGENL 220/19 announces the implementation of the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) for advancement to E-9. The MCAP will convene annually, beginning in 2020, to select eligible active duty Senior Chief Petty Officers for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer.​

Nov. 1, 2019

Additional SWE Points for Electronics Technicians (ET) ​

ETs serving in GWS billets, as identified by EPM-2 and the ET RFMC, in support of MK92, MK48, MK38, and CIWS may receive two (2) SWE points for their assignment beginning with the May 2020 SWE.