U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
The Pay & Personnel Center Center will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin L King holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021. All applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.
All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!
July 7, 2020
Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE
Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According to the Department of Defense (DoD) website Move.mil, the DoD moves more families than any other organization in the U.S. Whether you’re moving on government orders or on your own, you may have a lot of questions, including what will happen to your health care.
June 10, 2020
Special Needs Program Enrollment Reminder
The Special Needs Program is a mandatory enrollment program for all active duty (AD) and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more. Members must enroll in the Special Needs Program if they have family members who meet enrollment criteria listed in Special Needs Program, COMDTINST 1754.7 (series).
March 23, 2020
Coast Guard Travel and Leave Policy Updated
ALCOAST 098/20 provides Coast Guard members with updated travel and leave policy guidance as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to assist unit commanders to preserve force readiness and accomplish CG missions. Please see paragraph 4, Domestic Travel, for important guidance regarding local leave.
March 4, 2020
Moving with TRICARE from Overseas to Stateside Duty
When you move from an overseas assignment to a new location stateside, your TRICARE eligibility doesn’t change, but your health plan options may. You need to take action by updating your personal information, reviewing health plans you may be eligible for, and transferring your and your family’s TRICARE enrollment. Following some simple steps can help you make a smooth transition to your new location.
Feb. 27, 2020
Authorized Housing Flexibility Options Increase for Service Members and their Families During PCS Moves
Policy concerning Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and housing assignment flexibility for certain members with dependents undergoing a permanent change of station (PCS) within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).
PCS: Inventory Your Belongings Now to Save Time Later
Taking inventory of your belongings is a good way to make your next PCS easier. Don’t depend on the movers to track your items. See these tips for creating an inventory that will save you time and effort when you unpack in your new home.
Feb. 25, 2020
PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The 2020 PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
Feb. 13, 2020
Two Factor Authentication Required for Government Travel Charge Card Online Access
ALCGPSC 023/20 announces the implementation of multi-factor authentication for access to the Government Travel Charge Card's Citimanager system.
During March, the CitiManager system will begin requiring account holders to use a two-factor authentication as an enhanced security measure. Cardholders must ensure their profiles contain up-to-date contact information (e-mail address and/or phone number). The user profile contact information will be used to send authorization codes required for online access to account information.
Jan. 9, 2020
Policy Guidance for COLA, TLA, OHA and BAH Moved
JTR Chapters 8-10 (CONUS-COLA, OCONUS-COLA & TLA, BAH & OHA, respectively,) have been transferred to DoD FMR Vol. 7A (Active Duty & Reserve P&A) as Chapters 26 (BAH & OHA), 67 (CONUS-COLA), & 68 (OCONUS-COLA & TLA) effective 26 DEC 2019
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. 8, 2019
Government Travel Charge Card CITI Bank Updates
ALCGPSC message 125/19 provides important updates for the Government Travel Charge Card program. Topics include changing the default statement delivery to electronic, split disbursement, and more.
Nov. 7, 2019
Fiscal Year 2020 Class "C" School Orders and Travel Guidance
ALCOAST message 344/19 provides information clarifies “C” School TDY travel guidance and highlights critical policy
Aug. 29, 2019
Fiscal Year (2020) Standard Continental U.S. Per Diem Rate Announced
The FY20 Standard CONUS per diem rate is $151 applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.
Aug. 14, 2019
SPO Consolidation Update - Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) SPO to be Disestablished
The SPO located at PATFORSWA (007006) will be disestablished effective 29 August 2019. All records previously serviced by the SPO at PATFORSWA will be moved to BASE Elizabeth City (PS) (046017)
May 9, 2019
A Change of Address May Mean New TRICARE Health Options
Are you and your family moving? Moving doesn't change your TRICARE eligibility. But it may change the TRICARE health care options available to you and your family. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event.