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Nov. 14, 2022

Advance Preparations for Upcoming Limited Availability to Direct Access

Direct Access will not be available from Monday, December 19, 2022 at 23:01 PM (CST ) until Tuesday, January 3, 2022, at 22:59 PM (CST). This outage is necessary to ensure members' pay and benefits are updated to reflect the 2023 pay rates and other regulatory changes, which include COLA, BAH, and tax rates. See ALCOAST 455/22 for more information.

Nov. 10, 2022

Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.

Oct. 26, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates

Fiscal Year 2022 Clothing and Uniform Allowance Rates are effective on 1 October 2022

Oct. 3, 2022

Change to Policy and Procedures for Servicewide Exam Points

ALCOAST 367/22 announces changes to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2C and ACN 103/21 , and updates cancelation date of ACN 016/22. Specifically, this ALCOAST updates the policy and procedures for Service Wide Exam (SWE) Award Points, Sea/Surf Duty Points, and Incentive Points.

Sept. 16, 2022

Registration for the Virtual Benefits Fair is Now Open!

The annual Virtual Benefits Fair will be available throughout the 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season. The Virtual Benefits Fair is an online health fair that houses 2023 plan information in a single location, enabling military families to browse exhibits, view, and download plan brochures, and connect with BENEFEDS and FEDVIP representatives via chat. Continued online...

Sept. 14, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 008-22, Processing FY23 C School, A School and Accession Course TDY Orders

The successful implementation of practices discussed in reference (a), eliminated the challenges members were experiencing with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. Due to this success, FORCECOM will continue the practice of permitting local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school TDY orders to include initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. Maintaining uniformity in FORCECOM business processes, at the start of FY23, these instructions will also apply to both Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) and “A” school TDY orders. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools.

Sept. 13, 2022

Coast Guard Celebrates 40 Years in Carlson Building

The U.S. Coast Guard is celebrating 40 years in the Frank Carlson Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. The federal building has been home to the Coast Guard’s Pay and Personnel Center since it first moved to Topeka in 1982.

Sept. 13, 2022

Armed Forces Reserve Medal Award Criteria Correction

ALCGPSC 111/22 corrects the criteria for award of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Sept. 12, 2022

Q&A: What You Need to Know for Federal Benefits Open Season

The Federal Benefits Open Season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 12, 2022. This open season is for dental and vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). FEDVIP is offered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and is separate from TRICARE and TRICARE Open Season activities.

Sept. 12, 2022

A Checklist to Help You Prepare for 2022 TRICARE Open Season

TRICARE Open Season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 13, 2022. Open season is the time when most TRICARE families can make changes to their TRICARE health care coverage for next year. Preparing for open season now can help you make the best selection later.

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.

March 24, 2022

Personnel Support Initiative (PSI) Implementation Continues

Colleagues, the Personnel Support Initiative (PSI) is preparing to start Phase Two of implementation.  Starting in AY22, the remaining Base Personnel Support Departments, Districts, Sectors, and Air Stations will transition.  This Flag Voice is an update on the progress made in Phase One, and the way ahead.

March 17, 2022

How to Get TRICARE Coverage for Your New Child

Welcoming a new child into the family is a joyous event. But there's also much to do, and much to learn, especially for first-time parents. How will you handle your new child's health care coverage? As a TRICARE beneficiary, what's the best way to extend your coverage to your baby?

Jan. 21, 2022

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. 11, 2022

Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration

​Interim Technical Authority Guidance for Military Workforce Pay, Personnel, and Administration, PSCNOTE 5402 is a first step towards establishing doctrine and standards for military workforce pay, personnel, and administration, a key deliverable for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support-led Personnel Support Initiative (PSI). It states guiding principles of Customer Service, Empowerment, and Accountability that describe what success looks like, and sets standards for accuracy, timeliness, availability, responsiveness, transparency in tracking, and training.

Dec. 30, 2021

2022 Coast Guard Meal Rates

This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY22.

Dec. 8, 2021

Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program Revised

ACN 125/21 promulgates a new edition of  Transition Assistance Program, COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). The new instruction can be accessed at https://media.defense.gov/2021/Nov/16/2002893673/-1/-1/0/CI_1900_2B.PDF.

Oct. 28, 2021

Reminder: If your retirement date is on or after 1 January, 2022, as of 1 November 2021, PPC/RAS will no longer accept Form CG-4700 as your application for retirement pay

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.

Sept. 9, 2021

E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Schedule Updated.

The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on October 1, 2021. With such a significant transition, we are introducing a series of multiple two to four hour training sessions via virtual webinar sessions. These webinars will be available each week (including two Sunday sessions in October for Reservists) leading up to go-live, and will continue on a bi-weekly basis after go-live until the new calendar year.

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.

Aug. 6, 2021

Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Completion Deadline for Servicewide Exam Waiver Process Guidance

PPC (ADV) has created a process guide which provides reference to policy, procedures and information on submitting Leadership and Management School (LAMS) completion deadline waivers to PPC. LAMS completion deadline waivers are available to allow for certain provisions where individuals are unable to complete LAMS prior to the Servicewide Examination Eligibility Date (SED).

June 11, 2021

New Edition of the BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025

The BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025, has been revised. The issue with digital signatures and locking fields is resolved.

May 13, 2021

New Edition of the Family Separation Allowance Worksheet, CG-2035, Issued

The May 2021 edition of the Family Separation Allowance Worksheet is now available for use.

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