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Dec. 8, 2021

Reserve Component use of Contracted Airline Fares for IDT

This ALCOAST serves to bring awareness to and provide instructions for using the General Services Administration's (GSA) Airline City Pairs Program (CPP). This program, while not mandatory but authorized lessens the burden for Reserve component travel for IDT by allowing the purchase of contracted government fares. An added benefit is CPP fares can be reserved last minute and are refundable. Members are responsible for service fees.

Nov. 15, 2021

FSMS Cutover Over Extension to Delay ETS Voucher Submissions

Per ALCOAST 411/21 (below), FSMS cutover has been delayed two weeks.  You will not be able to voucher in ETS until FSMS is “LIVE”.  Please continue to keep all of your records (orders, receipts, reservations and any travel documents) in order.  You will need these when you voucher/reconcile your travel.

Oct. 4, 2021

ETS First Logon and ADVTRAV Profile Data Transfer

Per ALCOAST 361/21, the entire Coast Guard workforce (military, civilian and reserve) will receive invitations via an email from etravelservices@cwtsatotravel.com on 04 October 2021 to activate your account. These invitations will expire within 72 hours; failure to activate in the required timeline will create additional administrative workload on support staff. Commands should ensure all service members are provided adequate time to complete the activation process. Accounts will remain active for 90 days and members who have not logged on will receive a reminder to log in or risk the accounts being disabled.

Sept. 9, 2021

E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Schedule Updated.

The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on October 1, 2021. With such a significant transition, we are introducing a series of multiple two to four hour training sessions via virtual webinar sessions. These webinars will be available each week (including two Sunday sessions in October for Reservists) leading up to go-live, and will continue on a bi-weekly basis after go-live until the new calendar year.

Aug. 30, 2021

Joint Travel Regulations Update to Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) - Flag Voice 556

As part of this change, TLE can be extended for up to 60 days due to the severe housing shortage brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This JTR change, however, is not retroactive for expenses incurred prior to 25 August 2021. This change is not a blanket approval to increase all TLE to 60 days; it is intended to target those CONUS areas where the housing market is significantly stressed by the pandemic. 

Aug. 26, 2021

Video: E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Begins on August 31

Master Chief Petty Officer Patricia Pilkington talks about the new travel system E-Gov Travel System, or ETS, coming on board Oct 1, 2021. Pilkington talks about training that users can expect to undergo prior to the new system going live at the beginning of the new fiscal year.

July 29, 2021

Got TRICARE Dental Program Coverage Questions? Here’s a Brochure for You

Are you looking for dental coverage for you and your family? If so, the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) may be able to help. The TDP is for active duty family members, as well as National Guard and Reserve members and their families.

June 11, 2021

New Edition of the BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025

The BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025, has been revised. The issue with digital signatures and locking fields is resolved.

Jan. 5, 2021

Travel Authorizing /Approving Official (AO) Course Offline

The AO Course contains Adobe FLASH Media and has been temporarily removed as Adobe FLASH Media is no longer supported and deemed a cyber-vulnerability by CG-6. Please submit your CG-7421a without any attachments and permissions will be granted. As soon as the course comes back online, we will update our website and require proof of completion of the AO course for new AO's or proof the tests have been completed for renewing AO permissions.

Dec. 15, 2020

Hardship Duty Pay-Restriction of Movement and other COVID-19 Pay and Allowances

ALCOAST 278/20 formally authorizes, as of 03 April 2020, HARDSHIP DUTY PAY-RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT (HDP-ROM) and other temporary policy changes for several travel allowance, Food Service policy, and certain Special & Incentive (S&I) pays as part of the overall military effort to support our members and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pay and Personnel Center is now processing these claims in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures.

Nov. 3, 2020

COVID-19: Travel and Leave Policy - Update 3

This ALCOAST cancels REF (A) and provides all Coast Guard (CG) members with travel and leave policy as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to update procedures for leave and foreign travel. This is in response to the changing force health protection posture in relation to COVID-19.

Oct. 30, 2020

October PPC Travel eNewsletter/Frequently Asked Questions

​The October 2020 edition of the Pay and Personnel Center Travel eNewsletter/Frequently Asked Questions – Update is now available at https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/portals/10/cg-1/ppc/travel/ppctravelenewsletteroctober2020.pdf.

Sept. 8, 2020

Servicing Personnel Office Consolidation Update: SFO Galveston SPO Closed

The SPO located at SFO Galveston (008282) has been disestablished in DA. All records previously serviced by the SPO at SFO Galveston have been moved to Base NOLA SPO (042311).

Aug. 28, 2020

Family Separation Allowance for Housing (FSH) Policy Clarification

​The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Compensation Policy issued a memo on 12 August 2020 which clarifies the policy on entitlement to FSH when dependents are temporarily (e.g. Delay in processing visas by the host country due to COVID-19) prevented from accompanying the member with a PCS to a foreign country​.

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.

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).

Feb. 27, 2020

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.

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

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.

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.

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