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May 4, 2020

Professional development while teleworking? No problem.

If you need to fill up your telework hours, consider taking advantage of this time to focus on your own professional development in ways that will give you skills that benefit both you and the Coast Guard in the future.You have plenty of free options available through the Coast Guard, include career training, leadership, and personal

May 1, 2020

How the coronavirus is expediting the future of Coast Guard training

Despite the impact of the coronavirus to the workforce and the economy, the Coast Guard’s missions continue. Executing those missions requires trained, qualified people filling the roles and positions around the country: boat crews, boarding officers, inspectors, pilots, maintenance technicians, logistics specialists and more—all these jobs still

April 28, 2020

After surviving COVID, Coasties save lives by donating plasma

As members of the Coast Guard, our predecessors believed in the saying, “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.”  While that is no longer the expectation, one thing that continues to unite Coasties of all types — active duty, reserve, auxiliary, civilian, retirees and families — is our calling to a life of service.COVID-19 makes this

April 24, 2020

Coast Guard kicks off “Campaign to Retain”

The Coast Guard is encouraging members not to separate or retire just yet. As COVID-19 challenges the Coast Guard’s ability to recruit and train personnel, preserving today’s mission ready total workforce has never been more important, nor more challenging. The Commandant’s “Campaign to Retain” seeks to preserve the Coast Guard’s unique talent and

April 24, 2020

PCS Assist Team is now in place

The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Assist Team is now in place and PCS moves are now authorized through May 22, according to ALCOAST 147/20.“A commander down in Miami was our first call, asking about moves to and from San Juan,” said PCS team lead Chief Warrant Officer Jeremy Bloom, who says the new hotline is already buzzing with questions. “We

April 23, 2020

CG launches new telework site

The Coast Guard’s IT team is now sharing their best insider tips for teleworking. Bookmark their newly-launched Telework website – it will quickly become your go-to site for telework topics while working remotely. Here, you’ll find a list of frequently asked questions specifically related to teleworking, along with user guides and video

April 18, 2020

Just Launched: A PPE ‘One-Stop’ Shop for the USCG workforce

Cmdr. Ken Rockhold and his team, assigned to the Office of Safety and Environmental Health, recognized how much information is being shared across the workforce for personal protective equipment. So his team created a one-stop source for all PPE-related information.“Everything PPE is on our website,” said Rockhold. “The site is user friendly, and

April 18, 2020

Please report your work status

Coast Guard employees will soon be getting a text or email to report their status.The alert will be issued using the Alert and Warning System (AWS), and give you instructions for reporting your status to the Coast Guard Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (CGPAAS).You can access CGPAAS without being connected to the Coast Guard’s network

April 16, 2020

Do try this at home: DIY home-exercise hacks

Click to view largerMCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden hates starting his morning workout. “My most dreaded part of working out is that first five minutes,” he said, “because I’m old and it takes a few minutes to get warmed up. But after I’m finished, I feel accomplished – and ready to kick butt!”He stays on track using a killer playlist, and says it helps

April 13, 2020

New pay and allowances to help you through COVID-19

Several new pay and allowances are now available to members and their dependents.These entitlements are part of the overall military effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.Please contact your local SPO to determine your eligibility for these new pay and allowances: Isolation Allowance (PCS related)Isolation Allowance is the