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Travel Authorizing /Approving Official (AO) Course Offline

The AO Course contains Adobe FLASH Media and has been temporarily removed as Adobe FLASH Media is no longer supported and deemed a cyber-vulnerability by CG-6. Please submit your CG-7421a without any attachments and permissions will be granted. As soon as the course comes back online, we will update our website and require proof of completion of the AO course for new AO's or proof the tests have been completed for renewing AO permissions.

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Read these guides to learn how to log into Web TPAX for the first time, understand its features, and maintain your account.

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Topic Procedure
Guide (PDF)

Tutorial

First Time Web TPAX User

03 May 2017  11 Feb 2017
Web TPAX Overview 03 May 2017 11 Feb 2017
Changing Passwords in Web TPAX 06 Oct 2017 11 Feb 2017
Updating your Profile in Web TPAX 16 Feb 2017 11 Feb 2017
Correcting Rank in Web- TPAX 06 Apr 2018  
Digitally Signing a PDF (Electronic Signature)  31 Mar 2020  
Attaching and Viewing Documents in Web TPAX 07 Mar 2017  
Printing a Travel Voucher Summary 07 Jan 2017  
Reimbursable Expenses Listing 23 Apr 2019  
Travel Audit Process Overview 10 Jan 2017  
Verify the Status of a Claim 06 Mar 2017  

 


 

 

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Topic Procedure
Guide (PDF)

Tutorial
Travel Audit Process Overview 10 Jan 2017  

 


 

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Topic Procedure
Guide (PDF)
Video
Tutorial
Requesting a PCS Travel Advance 
Use with: Interim Processes for PCS Advances and Vouchers
12 June 2018  
Filing a Manual Travel Claim for PCS 07 Mar 2017  
PCS Claim for Member Only Travel
Use with: Interim Processes for PCS Advances and Vouchers
02 Mar 2020Updated  
PCS Claim for Member and Dependents Travel
Use with: Interim Processes for PCS Advances and Vouchers
18 Mar 2020  
PCS Claim for Member Married to Member
Use with: Interim Processes for PCS Advances and Vouchers
20 Mar 2017  
PCS Claim for Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA)
Use with: Interim Processes for PCS Advances and Vouchers
16 Aug 2017  
PCS Using the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) 05 Mar 2020  
PCS Quarantine 17 Jul 2020  
Adding Dislocation Allowance to a PCS Claim 20 Mar 2017  
Adding Temporary Lodging Expense to a PCS Claim 08 Apr 2019  
Adding TLE for M&IE Only (No Lodging Cost) to a PCS Claim 26 Jul 2019  
Consecutive Overseas Tour (COT) Supplemental Claim 10 Mar 2017  
Crossing the International Date Line 23 Feb 2017  
Currency Conversion for Travel Claims 13 Jan 2017  
Reimbursable Expenses Listing 12 Mar 2019  
Split Disbursement 15 Feb 2017  
Supplemental PCS Settlement 28 Aug 2019  
Civilian PCS Claim Procedures 09 Mar 2017  

 

 

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Topic Procedure
Guide (PDF)
Video
Tutorial
AO TPAX Inbox 02 Feb 2017  
TDY Authorization Approval 13 Feb 2017  
TDY Settlement Approval 29 Jan 2017  
PCS Settlement Approval 23 Mar 2017  
Travel AO Checklist for Post-Travel Pre-Payment Approval (MS Word Format) 04 Dec 2017File in word format N/A
Verify Status of a Travel Claim
12 Dec 2017  


Travel AO Webinar Conducted on 11 April 2017

 

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Topic Procedure
Guide (PDF)
Video
Tutorial
Designating/Removing Full Signature Proxy 17 Feb 2017  
Entering Authorizations or Settlements as Proxy or Full Signature Proxy 17 Feb 2017  
Requesting Travel Advances in TPAX 20 Nov 2019updated  

 

 

 

The Military Human Resource Business Process Standardization (MHR-BPS)  site houses a set of high level (context) and related lower level (process) models, designed for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Yeoman (YN), or designated staff, performing Unit Level Administration and/or Servicing Personnel Office (SPO) functions to reference when completing USCG human resource tasking.

The Military Human Resource Business Process Standardization (MHR-BPS) models are broken into two(2) categories: Context Models corresponding lower level Process Models.

 

 

MHR-BPS Context Model Definition
MHR-BPS Process Model Definition
Context Model is a high level depiction of the overall, end-to-end pay and personnel process for a given functional area (i.e. Entitlements, PCS,Reserve, Separations, Accessions, etc.).
Process Model is a lower level depiction providing the detail needed to guide a YN, or designated staff member, in processing and completing individual pay and/or personnel transactions as part of the process depicted in the overall context model.

Context Model:

Process Models:

 
Procedural Updates and Known Issues

This is a running list of known issues and procedural highlights. 

Also, be sure to visit our branch news page for travel-related news updates.

June 2022

  • 2022 PCS Season Resource Updates

  • Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) Advances and Claims CG Portal Site

    • Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA — The link to access the new Sharepoint platform is https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/fincen/SitePages/TLAClaims.aspx. Within the platform, users will have access to view the user guide to assist with processing claims as well as the ability to view the FINCEN Review workbench to see where claims are in the process.
       
  • Processing Advances for Personally Procured Moves (PPM)

    • Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA — PPM Advances are emailed to the PPM Advance Shared mailbox. That email address is: FIN-SMB-PPMADVANCE@USCG.MIL.
       
  • Standard Mileage Rates for Official Travel (Flag Voice 579)

    • The IRS just announced increases to the standard mileage rates that will go into effect on 01 July 2022.  These increases will directly affect the mileage reimbursement rate for PCS and TDY travel for military members and civilian employees alike.  The mileage rate for PCS travel will increase from $0.18 to $0.22 per mile, and the mileage rate for TDY travel will increase from $0.585 to $0.625 per mile.

May 2022

(*)  YN2 Steinbach, Airstation San Francisco, created and provided these guides.

April, 2022

March, 2022

February, 2022

  • The Travel Assist Team (TAT) is available through March 31. Only approving officials or fund approvers should contact TAT.  

  • DHS FSM Periodically sends FSMS System Status announcements to inform users of both planned and unplanned system outages.  To ensure wide distribution of this information we post these announcements to a System Status Announcement Board  and forward them to the HQ-FMPS-System-Status Distribution Group.  To subscribe to receive FSMS System Status Announcements (Click Here ); To view FSMS System Status Announcements (Click Here).

December, 2021:

  • Discontinued Mandatory Use of CG Form 2070 after 05 Jan 2022ETS streamlines the process for Coast Guard travelers. Members are required to update their profiles with their supervisor's information in the notification portion to confirm entry of travel into ETS. Travelers must receive their command's permission to travel prior to ETS entries. Commands should assist travelers with understanding the appropriate supervisory level to approve travel. Units seeking greater control of member travel may elect to continue to use CG Form 2070. (Ref: Paragraph 4, ALCOAST 456/21, E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Implementation Update Two).