Travel Preparation and Examination (TPAX) System Access Restored U.S. Coast Guard USCG Pay and Personnel Center Travel and TPAX News Update

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The Web-Based Travel Preparation and Examination (TPAX) System is now available for use following an extended outage for a software upgrade.

The following changes were included in the software update:

  • Civilian PCS Taxation module updated.
  • Evacuation claims will be imported into their own EVAC blocks for easier processing.
  • TPAX will not require recertification of an expenditure unless that specific expenditure changes.
  • TPAX/IATS now has the ability to provide occasional meals NTE PMR for EUM claims (JTR change).
  • FY Crossover computations will now display the yearly total for easier input into the financial tab.
  • DLA for Boot camp for individuals who are in LT school of more than 20 weeks is now available.
  • The mode of travel now will default to COMMERCIAL AIR vice Directed Travel by air.
  • The Full Signature Proxy will now be able to change their view to the traveler inbox to work claims that are already there (specifically to fix or forward). They will not be able to CREATE new claims from there.
  • POV shipping has been updated to allow for CONUS to CONUS. The system will automatically choose the proper screen based on the depart and arrive locations within the order information. It will pay the lesser of: MALT vs. shipping charge. Member must have the shipment authorized on orders and provide shipping receipt in the claim.

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