End-Month August (1 September Payday) Military Payroll Processing Complete

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"Payslips" for the 1 September 2022 payday are available in Direct Access. Report any discrepancies through the P&A Office (Admin) to the SPO. If SPOs cannot address or need assistance, the SPO will submit a trouble ticket. Payslips can be accessed via the Self-Service "View" menu.

The more you understand some of the basics of the various pay, special pays, and allowances, the better you are able to make sure the information we need to compute your pay each month is up-to-date. The tool available to all military members each payday is the Direct Access Payslip. This report lets you know the information our systems use to process your pay, details about the pay and allowances you are eligible for, payroll deductions, as well as your leave balance. The following guides will help you understand your Payslip.

The end-month payday is Thursday,  1 September 2022. Paydays are the 1st (end-month) and the 15th (mid-month) of each month, or the business day preceding the 1st or the 15th if either should fall on a federal holiday, Saturday or Sunday. Members should not set up automated payments or assume funds will be available prior to published paydays. Members should verify with their financial institutions as to the actual time funds are available to their accounts. See "When is Payday?"  for more information.

Good to know:

New Edition of  the Military Bonus and Incentive Programs Instruction 

Military Bonus and Incentive Programs, COMDTINST 7220.2A is now available.

Major changes include:

a. Chapter 1, Policy and Governance details policies and procedures applicable to all of the Coast Guard's Military Bonus Programs. This includes new policies pertaining to the Blended Retirement System (BRS).

b. Chapter 2, Bonuses Applicable to Active Duty Enlisted Members, and Chapter 3, Bonuses Applicable to Officers, have been restructured.

c. Officer Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) from COMDTINST 7220.20A has been added to Chapter 3. AvIP currently outlined in COMDTINST 7220.20A will be incorporated into the next rewrite of the Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDTINST M7220.29D and REF (C) will be cancelled.

d. The eligibility requirements for the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) have been changed so that members may reenlist at any time within the Fiscal Year (FY) of the member's current end of enlistment (EOE) for the purpose of obtaining an applicable SRB.

e. Members who are currently in a Class A School or apprenticeship program during an offering for an applicable Critical Skills Training Bonus (CSTB) are now eligible to apply for the CSTB bonus. Chapter 2.G. contains the eligibility criteria for the CSTB.

f. Policies pertaining to bonus eligibility for Reservists on short term and long term ADOS orders have been added to Chapter 4, Bonuses Applicable to Selected Reserve (SELRES).

g. The obligated service requirements for the SELRES Enlistment Bonus has changed to eight years (6 years SELRES, 2 years IRR). Chapter 4.E.2 contains the eligibility criteria for the SELRES Enlistment Bonus.

h. Members affiliating in the Reserve Component and transferring to the IRR due to billet non-availability will now remain eligible for the SELRES Affiliation Bonus for up to nine months after affiliation. Chapter 4.E.4 discusses special conditions for affiliating into the Reserve Component.

FSMS Notification of August Month-End Closing 

A scheduled outage will occur for FSMS. The timing and details of the outage is as follows:

  • Effective Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM (Noon) until Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EST

TRICARE Helps You Stay On Top of Preventive Health Care

Preventive health checkups can help prevent health problems before they start. They can also help in the detection of conditions that you may be at risk for. TRICARE covers many types of preventive health care exams and screenings.

2022 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement

This message announces eligibility requirements for the Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (R-MCAP) for advancement to E-9 in the Reserve Component.

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of September

TRICARE Dental Program Health Matters Newsletter Issue 3 | 2022

Do you know all the tricks for protecting your teeth and gums? What happens to your dental benefits when you move? In this newsletter, you'll find the answers to these questions and more information about your TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) benefit. Some of the articles include: When Should You Start Dental Care for Your Young Child? Have Questions? Check Out These Dental Resources for Answers Why You Shouldn't Fear a Root Canal You can download the latest TDP newsletter at www.tricare.mil/publications/newsletters.

Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide

The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.

GSA Announces Release of 2023 Per Diem Rates

Please note! The FY 2023 rates are NOT the default rates until October 1, 2022. You must follow these instructions to view the FY 2023 rates. Select FY 2023 from the drop-down box above the "Search By City, State, or ZIP Code" or "Search by State" map. Otherwise, the search box only returns current FY 2022 rates.

Flag Voice #587 - Update on TLE Extension Process

Colleagues, I am providing an update on the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension process. As previously announced in Flag Voice 556 and ALCOAST 309/21, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated last year to include an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE, for up to 60 days.

Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update

This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 155/22 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 September 2022. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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 PPC-SMB-PPC-PD@uscg.mil. Also, please contact us if you have an announcement you would like to share with our customers