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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.
Dec. 8, 2020
Thrift Savings Plan changes, 2021 IRS Annual Deferral Limit
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is changing the way catch-up contributions are elected and withheld starting start in January, 2021.
Nov. 2, 2020
2021 Thrift Savings Plan Contribution Limits Announced
2021 Contribution limits — The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2021 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution limits.”
Oct. 21, 2020
Thrift Savings Plan Catch-up contributions will soon get easier
Starting in January 2021, we will make the catch-up process easier: if you’re turning 50 or older, you’ll no longer need to make two separate elections each year in order to take advantage of catch-up contributions.
Nov. 30, 2018
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Making Changes to the Lifecycle (L) Funds
TSP is planning adjustments to the L Funds in an effort to improve investment outcomes. Effective in January 2019, they will increase exposure to international stocks (the I Fund) from 30% to 35% of the overall stock allocation in all L Funds. The L Income Fund stock allocation (C, S, and I Funds combined) will increase from 20% to 30% over a period of up to 10 years. The L 2030, L 2040, and L 2050 overall stock allocations will hold steady for a period of years before resuming their transitions from stocks to bonds. In addition to improving investment outcomes, this pause will align the L 2030, L 2040, and L 2050 Funds with the L 2060 Fund, which will be introduced in 2020 with an initial stock allocation of 99%.
June 9, 2017
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP Blended Retirement System (BRS) Resources Available
Two new sources of information—a fact sheet and a video—about the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) are now available.
June 6, 2017
DoD Launches Blended Retirement System Comparison Calculator
The Defense Department has launched a comparison calculator for eligible service members to analyze their estimated retirement benefits under the legacy system and the new Blended Retirement System.