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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
June 4, 2021
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated
October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) Announcement
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.
June 3, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 075/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
May 28, 2021
1-SWE coming soon
The active duty enlisted workforce will soon see a change in how often junior petty officers compete for advancement. Beginning with the May 2022 servicewide exam (SWE), the Coast Guard will move to an annual examination, eliminating the November SWE, for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 through E8, an effort known as the 1-SWE .
May 27, 2021
One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE), Flag Voice 548
Please see RADM Nunan's attached Flag Voice regarding One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE)
FSAFeds announces special enrollment period
In response to recent legislation and IRS guidance, FSAFEDS is announcing important changes to Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HCFSAs), Limited Expense Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (LEX HCFSAs) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSAs).
May 26, 2021
How to open the DD-2656 and other advanced PDF forms on a CG standard workstation.
Many people will try opening a PDF form and find that they get an error that says "Please wait." This is not a problem with the form but has to do with the set-up of your computer's browser as the default for opening Adobe Acrobat forms. Many computers use the browser's built-in PDF viewer as the default for opening Adobe forms, but the browser's viewer cannot handle the macros built into the form. The simple solution to this problem is to save the form to your computer and then open the form by starting Acrobat Reader DC (from the start menu) and use it to open the form from its saved location. This should open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC rather than your browser, allowing full functionality.
May 19, 2021
Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 015/21 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 June 2021.
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 071/21 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 June 2021. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
April 1, 2021
PPC Customer Newsletter / Servicing Personnel Office Newsletter
Issue 03/21 (March) of the PPC Customer Newsletter is now available.
Updated study guide for Service Wide Exam
FORCECOM established a bank of over 500 questions upon which the Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) section of the test will be based. With input from the field, the collaborative team of subject matter experts, and senior enlisted leaders, removed outdated questions and references were updated so members can be more efficient while studying the content. The references are now based on where the most current and relevant information is located. Piloting the use of a question bank to help guide learning begins with the MAY21 SWE and will continue for at least two testing cycles to collect data and determine the impact.
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.
March 12, 2021
Policy Update: For FY21 Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) has increased
Educational benefits jumped from $2,250 to $3,750 annually for active duty and reserve members.
March 5, 2021
November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced
ALCGENL message 028/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam