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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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Pay & Personnel Center
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Jan. 27, 2023
Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
Updated Travel sheet with new rates January 27, 2023. Has new look. Has the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter still from last update on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
Dec. 23, 2022
2023 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Rates
CONUS COLA Calculator UPDATED: 12/22/2022 with the rates for 2023. CALIFORNIA - San Francisco 1%. MASSACHUSETTS - Essex County 1%, Hampden County 1%, and Martha's Vineyard 3%. Michigan - Detroit 1%. NEW YORK - New York City 8% and Staten Island 1%.
Dec. 14, 2022
Auto De-Obligation of Aged TDY Travel Balances (UDO) and Residuals Update 1
ALCGFINANCE 057/22 updates procedural guidance provided in ALCGFINANCE 044/22 for auto de-obligation of aged temporary duty (TDY) travel balance undelivered obligations (UDO) and residuals.
Dec. 13, 2022
E-Mail ALSPO B/22; PDR Scan Into IPERMS – Discontinue Mailing PDRs
E-Mail ALSPO message B/22 updates the procedures in Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) System, COMDTINST 1080.10(Series), for the disposition of physical PDRs in connection with PCS transfers and separations.Download E-Mail ALSPO B/22 - /Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/ALSPO/2022/B22iPERMS-DiscontinueMailingPDRS.pdf
Nov. 22, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 002-23, Processing FY23 A/C School and Accession Course TDY Orders
As a reminder, FORCECOM continues to permit local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school, “A” school and Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) course TDY orders to include initiation of the travel authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools or orders issued at no cost, including no cost orders to Reservists. Reservists in receipt of no cost school orders must contact their benefiting unit and/or District (dxr) to obtain funding and applicable orders (including POET information), to attend formal “A”, “C” and Accession school training.
Nov. 17, 2022
Keeping Your DEERS Info Current
Is your information still current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)? If you’re unsure, now is a good time to check. Whether you plan to enroll in a new health plan during TRICARE Open Season or stay in your same plan, showing up as TRICARE-eligible in DEERS is necessary.
Nov. 16, 2022
Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependents for Tropical Storm Nicole – Update 7 (Final)
This message provides the following updates - Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.
Update on FY23 Reserve Order [POET] Guidance
ALCGFINANCE 053/22 requires all short-term ADOS orders to contain the FY23 POET, cost estimate for pay and FICA, and obligation document number on the Funding tab within Direct Access.
Nov. 8, 2022
Personally Procured Move (PPM) Payment Delays
ALCGFINANCE message 051/22 provides notification of a temporary delay and expected payment timeline for the processing of PPM reimbursements.
Oct. 25, 2022
PCS Travel POET Guidance for Orders Issued in FY 2022
PCS orders that were issued in FY22 shall use the FY22 POET
funding that was assigned to the orders set. This rule applies
regardless of when the actual travel occurs for the member.
Oct. 20, 2022
Seventh Coast Guard District Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependent for Hurricane Ian (Update6)
This is the 6th and final update.
A. Evacuation Zone: Following post storm, and in consideration of local government evacuation plans, this messages terminates evacuation authorizations for evacuation zones listed below.
Oct. 5, 2022
Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team Update
On 14 MAR 2022, the Commandant stood up the FSMS Transition Incident Command (IC) to lead and integrate efforts to develop and implement solutions to the challenges related to FSMS transition. This is the team's latest status update.
Sept. 27, 2022
Fiscal Year 2023 Reserve Order Guidance
All Coast Guard Finance (ALCGFINANCE) message 039/22 provides guidance for reserve orders starting in early FY23.
Sept. 23, 2022
Government Travel Charge Card - Financial and Travel System Transition Guidance
This message cancels ALCGPSC 081/22. Restrictions on the use of the Centrally Billed Account (CBA) remain. The expanded use of the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) to support travel until the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) Incident Management Team (IMT) objectives are met as indicated in reference ALCOAST 096/22 are extended as well.
Sept. 2, 2022
Best Places to Work: Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) Topeka
The Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) celebrated its 40th anniversary this summer. Founded in 1982 and located in Topeka, Kansas, PPC oversees payroll administration for Coast Guard members across the country and around the world. With such a critical support role in the service, it’s no wonder people love working at PPC.
Critical Housing Areas (CHA) Update
ALCGPSC message 109/22 adds Atlantic City, NJ (Military Housing Area NJ196) as a designated Critical Housing Area (CHA).
Aug. 30, 2022
Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate Announced
The FY23 Standard CONUS per diem rate is $157 and is applicable for all official travel performed on or after 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
Aug. 18, 2022
GSA Announces Release of 2023 Per Diem Rates
Please note! The FY 2023 rates are NOT the default rates until October 1, 2022.
You must follow these instructions to view the FY 2023 rates. Select FY 2023 from the drop-down box above the "Search By City, State, or ZIP Code" or "Search by State" map. Otherwise, the search box only returns current FY 2022 rates.
Flag Voice #587 - Update on TLE Extension Process
Colleagues, I am providing an update on the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension process. As previously announced in Flag Voice 556 and ALCOAST 309/21, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated last year to include an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE, for up to 60 days, to assist those who are
Aug. 17, 2022
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update
This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.
Aug. 10, 2022
E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates
An updated (August 10, 2022) list of ETS frequently asked questions is available via PPC's ETS web page (https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/tvl/ets). This list covers post-go-live issues.
Here is a direct link to the file (the file is in PDF format):
July 20, 2022
Update to shipping lithium batteries in your PPS
Know when – and how – to certify your lithium batteries for your PCS move.
July 12, 2022
2022 Critical Housing Areas Update
This message adds Astoria/Warrenton, OR and Cape Disappointment/Illwaco, WA (MHA OR241) as designated Critical Housing Areas.
TRICARE - 7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move
Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station (PCS) this summer? Whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Here are seven questions to think about, so you can stay a step ahead of your move.
July 8, 2022
Retirees Now Have More Time to Transition Into Their Forever Home
A major change in Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) for household goods (HHG) transportation was announced on June 24. Previously, members had a year following retirement to coordinate their HHG transportation. Now, members have three years to schedule their HHG after retirement.