PPC Customer Newsletter December 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center News Update

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Issue 12/18 (December) of the PPC Customer Newsletterpdf warning is now available.

This issue includes the following items:

  • Direct-Access Maintenance Outage Extended
  • Defense Travel Management Office Allowances Update
  • January 2019 Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement
  • January 2019 Enlisted Advancement Authorization
  • Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Completion Deadline for Servicewide Exam Waiver Process Guidance
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) 2019 Contribution Limits
  • Supplemental Advancement Lists
  • October 2018 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List
  • PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates
  • November 2018 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List Posted
  • Blended Retirement System Opt-In Period Closure
  • Periodic Health Assessment
  • DOD Releases 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
  • Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual Chapters One, Two, and Three
  • Retirement Forms and Worksheets
  • State Tax Withholding for Residents of Oregon
  • DOD Releases 2019 CONUS COLA Rates
  • Calendar Year Costs for TRICARE Resets Jan. 1
  • 2018 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C Information
  • Direct Access User Guides and Tutorials Added or Updated in December
  • Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes
  • Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
  • What's New in WEB-TPAX Ver. 7.1

PPC Customer Satisfaction Survey:

We continually monitor our processes in an ongoing attempt to Improve service. Anytime you receive service from us, you are invited to fill out our customer service survey at: https://surveys.uscg.mil/Community/se.ashx?s=6F20F77475DF73B4

Note: In order to ensure the safety and security of your information our Customer Satisfaction Survey is only accessible from within the Coast Guard Data Network. If you would like to provide feedback on the service you received, but do not have access to the Coast Guard Data Network (via a Coast Guard Standard Workstation), please contact us by email to PPC-DG-M-Feedback@uscg.mil.


Did you know our web site a new address?

The links below provide quick access to the new versions of pages and files that were the most visited on our old site. Use the Menu, located at the top of the left column of each page, to navigate to our branches and products. Use the Feedback Button, located at the bottom of the left column, to let us know how we are doing or to ask for assistance in locating content.

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This is an update from the U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center in Topeka, KS. We use this distribution list to keep our customers informed about USCG Travel policy, the TPAX travel claim system, the Direct Access HR system, and matters pertaining to military pay and benefits.If you are no longer interested in receiving updates from PPC, please follow the link (at the end of this message) in the SUBSCRIBER SERVICES section to unsubscribe. Address any comments, concerns, or questions to richard.a.etheridge@uscg.mil. Also, please contact me by email if you have an announcement you would like to share with our customers