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Sept. 27, 2021

Travel and Leave FAQs

Q. What is the local leave area?A. Local leave and liberty areas for all units is now defined as an area not to exceed 50 miles of a member’s home and 50 miles of a member’s worksite, although commuting from home to work and back in excess of 50 miles, each way, will remain authorized. All previously approved leave to travel beyond the local area

July 20, 2021

ALCOAST 245/21 SUBJ: COVID-19: CANCELLATION OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2

R 021803Z JUL 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTBTUNCLASALCOAST 245/21SSIC 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CANCELLATION OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 092141Z MAR 21/ALCOAST 096/21B. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8 (series)1. This ALCOAST cancels REF (A). Due to current trends

Feb. 12, 2021

NEW: Travel, leave policy for Calendar Year 2021

The Coast Guard has announced updated policy regarding travel and leave limitations and procedures due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The major revision is that you can seek approval for official travel or leisure travel from the first O-5/GS-14 in their chain of command, or your unit CO/OIC. Previously, approval had to come from

Feb. 11, 2021

ALCOAST 046/21 SUBJ: COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 1

R 111643Z FEB 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOAST UNCLASALCOAST 046/21SSIC 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 021304 NOV 20/ALCOAST 396/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 011820 JUN 20/ALCOAST 259/20D. COVID-19 PLANORD (series) E.

Nov. 2, 2020

ALCOAST 396/20 SUBJ: COVID-19: TRAVEL AND LEAVE POLICY - UPDATE 3

R 021304 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N06200//ALCOAST 396/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: TRAVEL AND LEAVE POLICY - UPDATE 3A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 012111 JUN 20/ALCOAST 211/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 011820 JUN 20/ALCOAST 259/20 D. COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Telework FAQs

 B13 (formerly C2) Q: Can I telework? A: In order to telework, you must be in a telework-eligible position, obtain supervisor’s approval, take telework training, and complete a telework agreement. ALCOAST 166/20 provides additional guidance.DHS is encouraging agencies to maximize their telework capacity. ALCOAST 166/20 helps commands and

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 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 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

May 21, 2020

ALCOAST 187/20 COVID-19: SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY DURING FY2020

R 211536 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N07220//ALCOAST 187/20COMDTNOTE 7220SUBJ:  COVID-19: SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY DURING FY2020A. Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Memo dtd: 16 APR 2020B. SEC 701 OF TITLE 10, U.S. CODEC. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences,