Many Changes Coming for Coast Guard Travelers in Fiscal Year 2022 USCG Pay and Personnel Center Travel and TPAX News Update

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The systems Coast Guard travelers use to book travel, fund orders, and submit travel claims will be changing on 1 October 2021. We bid farewell to; the Travel Management Center (ADVTRAV), TPAX, and, the Core Accounting System Suite (CAS). The Coast Guard has issued several messages and MyCG news articles about upcoming transitions. We've listed them below for your reference.

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Sept. 15, 2021

Travel Assist Teams are Here to Help you Learn the New Electronic Travel System

https://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2774789/travel-assist-teams-are-here-to-help-you-learn-the-new-electronic-travel-system/ 

The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on Oct. 1, 2021, the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 (Q1 of FY22). ETS is the Coast Guard’s all-in-one travel system that will assist our members with booking travel, creating and approving orders, and submitting travel claims.


Sept. 14, 2021

How to Process Dislocation Allowance During the FSMS Cutover Period

http://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2773890/how-to-process-dla-during-the-fsms-cutover-period/

As the service moves to a new travel system, here’s what you need to know regarding DLA if you are PCSing.


Sept. 14, 2021

Coast Guard Switching to New Travel Management Center (TMC) as Part of a System Modernization

http://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2773808/coast-guard-switching-to-new-travel-management-center-tmc-as-part-of-a-system-m/

What you need to know about the new Travel Management Center


Sept. 14, 2021

ALCOAST 335/21, Cutover Financial System (CFS) – Guidance and Expectations

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2f14a84

This ALCOAST provides details about the capabilities and use of the Cutover Financial System (CFS) during the Coast Guard's transition to the Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS). During this period (1 Oct 21 – 17 Nov 21), the Coast Guard will be without a financial application to record obligations and track account balances.


Sept. 14, 2021

How To Use Your Government Travel Card During the FSMS Cutover Period

https://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2772868/how-to-use-your-government-travel-card-during-the-fsms-cutover-period/

You may have heard about the new Financial Management System (FSMS) and the new travel system (ETS) coming online at the beginning of October. As this occurs, there is a scheduled “cut over period” and in order to assist travelers with this transition, the Coast Guard has announced an immediate temporary expanded use of the government travel charge card (GTCC). During this time members who are performing a permanent change of station (PCS), long-term temporary travel, or who are under disaster evacuation orders may use their travel cards, whereas normally they would not be allowed.


Sept. 13, 2021

New Travel Management Center (TMC) For Travel Reservations And Ticketing

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2f0c474

Starting 01 October 2021, all official travel (e.g. airline, bus, ship, Alaska Marine Highway System, rental vehicle, lodging) must be arranged through CWTSato. Travelers shall continue using ADTRAV for reservations through 30 September 2021 if the travel is commencing before 15 October 2021.


Sept. 9, 2021

E-Gov Travel Service (ETS) List of Frequently Asked Questions Updated

https://dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/travel/ets

Questions are coming in as we approach the ETS implementation date of 1 October 2021. We added that all TPAX claims must be approved by the AO no later than 17 September 2021. We also updated the link to the ETS Webinar schedule.


Sept. 9, 2021

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

http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/news/Article/2745694/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.


Sept. 1, 2021

Rental Car Shortage Felt by Federal Travelers

http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/news/Article/2761166/rental-car-shortage-felt-by-federal-travelers/

Earlier this summer, the Rental Car Subcommittee of the National Defense Transportation (NDTA)’s Passenger Travel Advisory Council notified the Defense Travel Management Office that rental car industry efforts to restore their fleets to pre-pandemic levels have been hindered by the impact of a microchip shortage that has affected automakers’ ability to meet current car production demand.


Sept. 1, 2021

GSA Announces FY22 City Pair Program Contract Award

https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/newsroom/news-releases/gsa-city-pair-program-creates-economic-growth-by-awarding-eight-new-contracts-for-fy22-07132021?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govDelivery

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 City Pair Program scheduled airline passenger transportation services contracts, which are projected to save the federal government an estimated $1 billion next FY. This continues GSA's proven track record of providing the best value for the government and the American people.


Aug. 26, 2021

Video: E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Begins on August 31

http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/news/Article/2747993/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. 19, 2021

Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Implementation Update Two

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2ebb0a2

ALCOAST 286/21 provides an update on the Coast Guard's transition to a new integrated financial system called Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS). With less than 60 days until "cutover," this is also a call to action for all-hands, including financial management and procurement services (FMPS) professionals, field commanders, and end-users, to play an active role in facilitating this monumental transition


Aug. 19, 2021

Interim Guidance for FY22 Temporary Duty/TDY Travel Orders Preparation

http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/news/Article/2738563/interim-guidance-for-fy22-temporary-dutytdy-travel-orders-preparation/

​All Coast Guard Finance (ALCGFINANCE) message 027/21 provides guidance for preparation of TDY and Local Travel (current Doc Types 11 &13) orders as the Coast Guard Transitions from CAS/FPD to the new FMS and E-Gov Travel System (ETS).


July 20, 2021

Video introduces new electronic travel system

https://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2699418/coast-guard-introduces-new-electronic-travel-system/

Master Chief Petty Officer Patricia Pilkington, the Coast Guard’s yeoman rating force master chief, provides a brief introduction to the service’s new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS). U.S. Coast Guard video.


July 14, 2021

SITREP 1 - E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Implementation

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e81bd4

ALCOAST 254/21 announces the transition to the new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS). ETS is scheduled to go-live CG-wide on 01 October 2021. ETS is an all-in-one online travel system geared to book travel, create and approving orders, and submit travel reimbursement claims.


July 13, 2021

How you can prepare for the new travel system

https://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2666583/how-you-can-prepare-for-the-new-travel-system/

Earlier this year the Coast Guard announced new changes coming next fiscal year. The new Financial Management System Modernization Solution (FSMS) is scheduled to take the place of FPD, Oct. 1, 2021, along with integrating a new E-Gov Travel Services (ETS) travel system. However, with the launch of this new system the service expects some possible interruptions during the launch, including delays in the capability to process travel reimbursements and cash advances for a short time during the transition period.


June 21, 2021

Government Travel Charge Card Financial System Transition

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e4da4a

ALCGPSC 054/21 provides important information for Government Travel Charge Cards during the transition to the new Financial System Modernization Solution​.


May 24, 2021

Warning Order- Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Implementation

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2dacfe6

This ALCOAST provides an update and status for the transition to the new DHS financial management and procurement system called the Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS). It is scheduled to go-live CG-wide on 01 October 21 (Q1 of FY22).


May 7, 2021

New travel system coming soon.

https://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2597962/new-travel-system-coming-soon/

Travel during the new fiscal year will look a little bit different as the service moves away from TPAX and ADTRAV and implement a new E-Gov Travel System 2 or ETS2.


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