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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.

May 1, 2019

Pay and Personnel Center Travel eNewsletter/FAQ

2019 Transfer Season is about to be in full swing! Read our newsletter for the latest tips.

April 23, 2019

Critical Housing Area Update: CG Special Missions Training Center (SMTC), Camp Lejeune, NC (Zip Code 28542) Designated

CG Special Missions Training Center (SMTC), Camp Lejeune, NC (Zip Code 28542) as a designated CHA.

March 22, 2019

American Forces Travel - Leisure Travel Website

Through a partnership with the DoD Services, Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) is happy to announce the launch of the first and only military travel booking engine, www.americanforcestravel.com.

Nov. 19, 2018

Obligated Service Requirement to Attend Class "A" School

In order for a member to execute orders to Class A School they must have at least 24 months of service remaining on their enlistment upon graduation from Class A School. It is the responsibility of the member’s Personnel and Admin Office to ensure the member meets the 24 month obligated service requirement prior to executing orders to Class A School.

Oct. 1, 2018

Housing Flexibility for Certain Members With Dependents Undergoing a Permanent Change OF Station (PCS) Within the United States

Purpose. This ACN implements 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).

Sept. 25, 2018

Travel Authorizations That Crossover Fiscal Years

Just a reminder for TPAX Approving Officials, for settlements when travel crosses over fiscal years (e.g. travel begins in FY18 and ends in FY19), the settlement request shall cite both an FY18 and FY19 Line of Accounting. The travel order number should remain the same.

Aug. 20, 2018

Termination of Flat-Rate Per Diem During Long Term TDY - Flag Voice #489

On Monday, 13 August 2018, the President signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. In the NDAA there is a section, entitled: “Prohibition on Per Diem Allowance Reductions Based on the Duration of Temporary Duty Assignment or Civilian Travel,” which includes a repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty (TDY) travel. The policy effecting per diem became effective immediately. This means that flat rate per diem (for travel over 30 days) applies through midnight of the day BEFORE the Act was signed, and normal per diem rules apply as of the date of signature; this applies to members currently performing TDY.

Feb. 15, 2018

Military Member Appeal of Travel Claim Determinations

Claimants have the responsibility to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the Coast Guard is liable to the claimant for the amount claimed.