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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
New Direct Access & WebNow Links
Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:
New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
April 2, 2021
Coast Guard adopts DoD form for retired pay accounts
CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.
March 30, 2021
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
March 25, 2021
Career Intentions Worksheet (CG-2045) Update
This is notification that CG-Form 2045, Career Intentions Worksheet, has been updated to allow Command Approvers to electronically submit the approved form via email through a "Submit Button" at the bottom of the page.
March 16, 2021
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter Ten
This Email ALSPO message promulgates an update to the Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual (PPPM), PPCINST M1000.2 (series). This message promulgates chapter ten of the PPPM.
March 15, 2021
Health Record Disposition Delays due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Be sure to obtain a copy of your health record prior to separation or retirement.
March 12, 2021
Policy Update: For FY21 Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) has increased
Educational benefits jumped from $2,250 to $3,750 annually for active duty and reserve members.
March 9, 2021
Mandatory Updates to MILCONNECT (Flag Voice 541)
Coast Guard employees are required to update their work contact information in milConnect, as
part of the ongoing transition from the Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) version of Microsoft
Teams to Coast Guard Teams and in order to meet the requirements set forth by US CYBER
COMMAND in Task Order 14-0025.
Feb. 24, 2021
Reserve Manual updated for easier use
The Reserve Policy Manual has been divided into three documents for easier use. The change is part of the Coast Guard’s broader effort to improve the way the service manages the reserves.
Feb. 10, 2021
Reserve Policy Distribution
This message promulgates a new manual (Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual, COMDTINST M1001.2), a new instruction (Electronic Based Distributed Learning Instruction, COMDTINST 1500.7) and a new edition of the Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M001.28D.
Feb. 5, 2021
How to Find What Your TRICARE Plan Covers
Are you familiar with all the ways TRICARE covers you? TRICARE offers comprehensive coverage to help you get and stay healthy. This year, get familiar with what's covered. Knowing what services are and aren't covered will help you avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.
Feb. 1, 2021
Payee Warnings Report for SPO
This guide provides the procedures for a SPO to run the Payee Warnings Report for SPO in Direct Access (DA).
Jan. 19, 2021
Coast Guard Support Offers Online Tax Filing & Consultation
Coast Guard personnel, employees, and their dependent family members my file their federal and state taxes online for free.
Jan. 12, 2021
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter 7: Continuation of Service Published
PPPM Chapter 7, Continuation of Service, is now available.
Dec. 29, 2020
2021 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY21.
Dec. 11, 2020
Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10 (series) Updated
Change 2 to Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10 (series) has been issued.