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May 9, 2024

Moving headaches? Call the PCS Assist Team - MyCG Article

MyCG Article Moving headaches? Call the PCS Assist TeamBy MyCG StaffThe Permanent Change of Station Assist Team (PCS) is back in action and ready to support Coast Guard members and families facing uniquely difficult relocations. It will operate weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. central time, from April 15 to September 15.  Members can call (844)

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May 8, 2024

ALCOAST 211/24 - MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENT REQUEST SHAREPOINT PROCESS

This ALCOAST announces the release of a new Miscellaneous (Misc) Payment M360 Application (app) to facilitate submission of member payment requests to FINCEN. The app builds on the successful transition of personally procured move (PPM)payments to a M360 app solution last year, which enabled significantly improved speed of PPM payments. The M360

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April 12, 2024

ALCOAST 169/24 2024 HURRICANE SEASON - ENSURING PERSONNEL READINESS

Hurricane season begins 01 June and continues through 30 November. In preparation, it is vital that all Coast Guard members, civilians, and their families become familiar with the tools and resources available to them.ALCOAST 169/24

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March 11, 2024

ALCOAST 116/24 FY24 INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM - PHASE 2

This ALCOAST announces the expansion of FY24 Inactive Duty Training Travel Reimbursement Program (IDT-TRP) to Phase 2. The policy outlined in this message is contingent upon expected FY24 funding levels.ALCOAST 116/24

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March 11, 2024

ALCOAST 115/24 AY2024 HOUSEHOLD GOODS (HHG) AND MANDATORY CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY (CSS) INFORMATION

The assignment year (AY) 2024 Household Good (HHG) transportation season will soon be upon us. To ensure all members have the most success with their movement of HHGs, commands are highly encouraged to provide each transferring or separating member with a copy of this ALCOAST and include HHG counseling on PCS check-out sheets. The transportation

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Oct. 23, 2023

ALCOAST 403/23 FY24 INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

This ALCOAST announces the establishment of the FY24 Inactive Duty Training Travel Reimbursement Program (IDT-TRP) effective the date of this message. The policy outlined in this message is contingent upon expected FY24 funding levels.

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Sept. 12, 2023

E-GOV TRAVEL SYSTEM (ETS) UPDATED GUIDANCE

This ALCGPSC provides guidance for ETS use in preparation for FY24 and required actions for users and approvers.

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June 27, 2023

Updated - How to Submit PCS Advance Request and File PCS Travel Claims

FY23 PCS Travel claim procedures.

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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): https://wwsw.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/GUIDES/TRAVEL/ETS/ETSPostGoLiveFAQs.pdf

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Jan. 14, 2022

Your PCS move just got easier—Coast Guard Mutual Assistance rolls out two new programs in support

Your Coast Guard family’s permanent change of duty station (PCS) move is now supported by two new programs offered by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA). As of Jan. 1, 2022, both programs operate year-round and provide compensation toward specific family relocation fees. The first is a grant, called the Education Advocate Grant, and the second is a no-interest loan, called the Spouse Professional Requirements Loan Program.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.