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Sept. 26, 2022
Seventh Coast Guard District Authorization to Evacuate CG Civilian Personnel and Active Duty Dependent for Hurrican Ian
This message serves as the evacuation authorization for all Coast Guard civilian employees not assigned hurricane response activities and Coast Guard active duty dependents as listed. Updated-Evacuation Zone: The authorized evacuation safe haven region is any location a minimum of 51 miles from the evacuation zone, not to exceed 500 miles from permanent duty station or residence.
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. 22, 2022
Guidance for Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) Orders Spanning Fiscal Years 2022 to 2023
ALCGFINANCE 035/22 provides guidance for temporary duty travel crossing fiscal years (FY). Specifically, it applies to cases where advanced preparation in FY22 is required to effectively facilitate FY23 travel. FY22 is 30 September 2022 and prior. FY23 is 01 October 2022 through 30 September 2023. PPC (P&D) has also prepared a user guide for the process.
Sept. 21, 2022
Prepare for Upcoming Direct Access Outage
ALCOAST 350/22 announces necessary preparations in advance of the scheduled system outage to Direct Access. The system outage is required to support the Disaster Recovery Test of the Coast Guard's Human Capital Management system. The test is scheduled to begin at 0600 (Eastern Time), Friday, October 14 and should be completed by 0600 (Eastern Time), Saturday, October 15, 2022. The system will not be available to login or use during the test.
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 27, 2022
Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator
The updated 2022 (Jul-Sep edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online
July 22, 2022
New PCS and TDY Mileage Rates Effective July 2022
Effective 1 July 2022, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.22 (twenty-two cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 July 2022 (i.e., the initial travel is started).TDY mileage rates changed on 01 July 2022. The new TDY rates
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 13, 2022
Intermediate Determinations - BAH Rate Protection
Personnel Service Center —
Due to a backlog of BAH Rate Protection requests, SPO auditors may start BAH at the "protected rate" in advance of the final approval from PSC. Auditors should use their best judgment when starting members' BAH upon reporting. The BAH Rate-Protect request must still be submitted and final approval received from PSC. SPO/PSIs should set up a
July 12, 2022
Expansion of Government Travel Card Use for PCS Season
You can now use your government travel card to move your personal household goods.
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
ETQC Training Advisory 007-22 Processing "C" School Travel Orders and Vouchers for the Remainder of FY-2022
FORCECOM is continuing to experience multiple issues with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. These issues have forced a change to the “C” school business processes for the remainder of FY22 to ensure students are able to travel without or with minimal manual intervention from SATO and the FC travel adjustment team. Current “C” school processes are unsustainable while ensuring timely obligation and vouchering. FORCECOM is sending the administration of orders to the local unit for initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval.
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.
June 28, 2022
CG Form 1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment
CG-1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment has been updated. The current revision is "06/22". The form has been updated to reflect the use of form DD-1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, in block 18. Here is the link for the new version of the form.
June 27, 2022
Ease the Stress of Making a Permanent Change of Station with Financial Knowledge
The Coast Guard’s mandatory Financial Readiness training can help you plan for this important career step.
June 23, 2022
Updated - How to Submit PCS Advance Request and File PCS Travel Claims
Example of including paid PCS advances to a voucher added.
Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program And Personally Procured Moves (PPM)
ALCGPSC message 085/22 waives the GTCC restriction on PPMs contained for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) to help overcome challenges stemming from the lack of household good (HHG) mover availability. This policy waiver supports increased reliance on PPM for members with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders having difficulty scheduling government furnished movers.
Financial Resources for Your PCS
June officially marks the start of permanent change of station (PCS) season for many Coast Guard families. At least 3,500 members will make a PCS transfer over the next few months, so during this time of transition, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is reminding our members of their key programs offering financial support to ease the strain of relocation.