Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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May 8, 2020


May 6, 2020

When should I contact the PCS Assist Team?

Close to 500 Coast Guard members have already moved, and the PCS Assist Teams are ready to help you too. Here’s what you need to know about the new PCS Assist Teams. Who are the PCS Assist Teams?There are 72 military members now on board the PCS Assist Teams, which will help members and families as they transfer to new units this season. The

May 6, 2020

PCS/HHG SITREP 4 announces new safety measures, limited leave en route, quarantine guidance

PCS Travel is now authorized through June 5, 2020.  Three new safety measures are in place to protect members during their move. Limited leave en route is now authorized. Guidance is now available regarding quarantining members upon arrival. PCS Float Plan v.3 is ready for use.

May 6, 2020

How 80 Coasties saved an Alaskan town during the Spanish Influenza pandemic

Click to view videoPandemic, quarantines, social distancing, facemasks. Too familiar today, these words resonated with equal disquiet for Americans of 100 years ago as Spanish Influenza spread across the world. Every pandemic and its inherent tragedies are unique, but in the Coast Guard’s response today we can hear echoes of 1919, when the crew of

May 5, 2020


May 5, 2020

USCG rolls out virtual collaboration app called CVR Teams

As the country moves into the second month of virtual living, organizations around the globe have reconstructed how they do business. The Coast Guard has also taken this opportunity to update virtual workspace capability for members who are able to telework.Members can now use Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams – the Department of Defense’s

May 5, 2020

Civilian Guidance FAQs

Q: What kind of leave is available for medical care of self/dependents?A: Civilians: As with any illness, if you become sick or expect that you have been exposed to a communicable disease, such as COVID-19, use your sick leave or other time off to go home or take care of yourself or seek medical attention. Sick leave may also be used if it has been

May 5, 2020

Transition Assistance Program FAQs

Q: I am scheduled to retire or separate from the Coast Guard. How can I get the information I need for the transition?A: You can complete the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) online. Pre-separation counseling is available on Learning Management System (LMS) course 10061, or can be found by searching for "Pre-separation." Upon completion of this

May 5, 2020

Voting FAQs

Q: Will I still be able to vote? How do I register to vote and request an absentee ballot in the current climate? A: The pandemic is impacting the primary election season, so we are encouraging all military members and American citizens overseas to visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website to:Register to vote Request an absentee

May 5, 2020

HR/Hiring FAQs

Q. May a supervisor delay the start date of an applicant who has COVID-19 or symptoms associated with it? A. Yes. According to current CDC guidance, an individual who has COVID-19 or symptoms associated with it should not be in the workplace. Q. May an employer withdraw a job offer when it needs the applicant to start immediately but the individual