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June 8, 2020

Six practical tips for working on a virtual team

Are you feeling a little disconnected from your colleagues? Now is an excellent time to explore some best practices for working virtually. “Finding ways to stay connected during a time when we are forced apart is essential,” said Leslie Cardona, the First District employee assistance program coordinator. Cardona has been hosting frequent virtual

June 2, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 03 June

Hello Shipmates,Grief is an emotion we experience not only from the loss of a loved one, but also from a change in our normal way of life.  During this time of change, it is important to know the tools we have to overcome grief.  On 3 June 1500-1600 EST, our friends from District 11, Chaplain Erik Neider, Command Chaplain for TRACEN Petaluma, and

June 1, 2020

ALCOAST 211/20 COVID-19 TRAVEL AND LEAVE POLICY – UPDATE 2

R 012111 JUN 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-DCMS-DPR//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS//N06200//ALCOAST 211/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ:  COVID-19 TRAVEL AND LEAVE POLICY – UPDATE 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 202055 MAR 20/ALCOAST 098/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 200952 MAY 20/ALCOAST 180/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/20D. COVID-19

May 29, 2020

USCG authorizes PCS/HHG moves through June 30

PCS Sitrep 5 ALCOAST  authorizes Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and household goods (HHG) moves until June 30. If possible, try to move before July 1, when DoD moves are expected to resume and will make it more challenging to secure movers. What’s new: Some members have reported problems calling the PCS Assist Team from their Coast Guard desk

May 28, 2020

ALCOAST 204/20 COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS – PERSONALLY PROCURED MOVE (PPM)

R 281600 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N04050//ALCOAST 204/20COMDTNOTE 4050SUBJ:  COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS – PERSONALLY PROCURED MOVE (PPM)A. Joint Travel Regulations, par. 051502B. Per Diem, Travel & Transportation Allowance Committee Memo dtd: 26MAY20201. This ALCOAST announces a

May 28, 2020

ALCOAST 203/20 COVID-19: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MARITIME SAR PLANNING COURSE CURRENCY REQUIREMENT FOR SAR WATCHSTANDERS

R 281023 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-5RI//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N16130//ALCOAST 203/20COMDTNOTE 16130SUBJ: COVID-19: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MARITIME SAR PLANNING COURSE CURRENCY REQUIREMENT FOR SAR WATCHSTANDERSA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 250935 MAR 20/ALCOAST 105/20B. U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the National Search and Rescue

May 26, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 27 May

Hello Shipmates,Tomorrow for Wellness Wednesday, we have the honor of discussing mental health concerns and lessons learned from our shipmates in District 1.  D1 includes seven states from Northern New Jersey to Maine. Collectively, this region has experienced 40% of our Nation’s 100,000 COVID deaths.  Our presenters will be Chaplain John Sears,

May 26, 2020

ALSAFETY 013/20 COVID-19: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) SITUATION AND GUIDANCE: SITREP 4

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALSAFETY/013-20_ALSAFETY.docx

May 22, 2020

How to prepare for hurricane season during a pandemic

As hurricane season approaches, the nation is already facing unprecedented challenges due to the historic pandemic. Please keep in mind the following updates from the Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response (CG-OEM): Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases a prediction on how active the hurricane

May 22, 2020

ALCOAST 190/20 COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO IDENTIFICATION CARD RENEWAL POLICIES DURING

R 221246 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N05300//ALCOAST 190/20COMDTNOTE 5300SUBJ: COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO IDENTIFICATION CARD RENEWAL POLICIES DURING COVID-19 – UPDATE – CAC/LAC CERTIFICATE REKEYINGA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 171554 APR 20/ALCOAST 139/20B. Under Secretary Of Defense for Personnel and