U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Effective Monday, 11 May 2020, PPC's Call Center will resume taking live phone calls.
The phone number for PPC Customer Care is 1-866-772-8724 and the hours of operation are 0700 - 1600 Central Time.
All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!
Aug. 3, 2020
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 August 2020:
July 21, 2020
Getting ready for a move? Have travel plans? TRICARE Select® Navigator might be the right tool to help you stay healthy in a new place
Eligible TRICARE Select enrollees have a new resource that can help them stay healthy—even when they are in a new place. From dealing with an injury while travelling to finding a new doctor when you move, a new program from TRICARE can help eligible TRICARE Select enrollees.
Updated Assignment Priorities (AP)
ALCGPSC message 079/20 announces the updated Assignment Priorities (AP) for active duty enlisted assignments published on the USCG PSC EPM portal site as a result of the triennial Assignment Priority Review.
July 20, 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.
July 7, 2020
Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Cancelled Sailings and COVID-19 Testing Requirements
The Alaska Department of Transportation has also released new operational protocols to protect against the transmission of
COVID-19 on vessels.
Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE
Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According to the Department of Defense (DoD) website Move.mil, the DoD moves more families than any other organization in the U.S. Whether you’re moving on government orders or on your own, you may have a lot of questions, including what will happen to your health care.
June 10, 2020
Special Needs Program Enrollment Reminder
The Special Needs Program is a mandatory enrollment program for all active duty (AD) and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more. Members must enroll in the Special Needs Program if they have family members who meet enrollment criteria listed in Special Needs Program, COMDTINST 1754.7 (series).
June 9, 2020
Direct-Access Update - Isolation Leave
We added a new leave type, "Isolation Leave" to DA. Leave type is available under "delay enroute" in PCS orders and also as a "non-chargeable absence". If a member has CG SMR running and goes on "Isolation Leave", DA will automatically credit back the meal charges to the member. Members that will continue to have meals provided by the government should not be put on "Isolation Leave". Both PCS and Non-Chargeable Leave procedural guides have been updated.
COVID-19 Impacted AY20 PCS and HHG Shipments-SITREP 6
ALCOAST 224/20 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 20 (AY20): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS – SITREP 6
June 8, 2020
COVID-19 Temporary Change to Vehicle Processing Center Selection
ALCOAST 221/20 - JUN 2020 COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THE CG SUPPLEMENT TO JTR - VEHICLE PROCESSING CENTER (VPC) SELECTION
June 5, 2020
2020 PCS Season - Vehicle Shipping (Flag Voice 524)
To allow flexibility in risk based decisions in PCS moves, the Coast Guard has temporarily adjusted the policy regarding shipping personal vehicles on government orders to and from OCONUS. As announced in ALCOAST 221/20
June 2, 2020
COVID-19 Travel and Leave Policy - Update 2
This ALCOAST provides all Coast Guard members with updated travel and leave policy as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to assist unit commanders to preserve force readiness, accomplish CG missions, and to provide our members healthy outlets to improve mental health and work-life balance while remaining ready and resilient during these unprecedented times.
May 28, 2020
Personally Procured Move (PPM aka DITY Move) Allowance Rate Temporary Increase
ALCOAST 204/20 announces a temporary change to the Joint Travel Regulations, affecting Personally Procured Moves (PPM) (formerly known as DITY moves). The temporary changes described in this message went into effect on 26 May 2020 and expire on 31 December 2020.
May 21, 2020
COVID-19: Impacted Assignment Year 20 (AY20): PCS and HHG shipments – SITREP 5
The Coast Guard continues to execute this year’s PCS season cautiously, balancing risk to mission with risk to members and their families. The cross-enterprise PCS Risk Assessment Team will continue to monitor conditions which could impact a successful PCS and will recommend any changes to the PCS strategy.
May 20, 2020
ALCOAST 180/20 COVID-19: Continuity Of FORCECOM Readiness Activities (To Include Class “A” And “C” Schools)
This ALCOAST updates and clarifies policy for mission-essential and time-sensitive formal training, exercise support, and assessment activities.