My Coast Guard

Oct. 1, 2020

Case Study: USCG recruits top minority students from Elizabeth City State University

See this video that highlights how the program aims to work with federally recognized Title IV colleges and universities that are eligible for federal funding under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to recruit individuals into our service to better reflect the nation we serve.

Sept. 30, 2020

Announcing the DHS Leader Development Speakers Talent Bank

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeks speakers and facilitators to join its Leader Development Talent Bank.

Sept. 29, 2020

Heading to a command position? Pass the DWO

As you prepare for a new role in an afloat command cadre position, remember you need to pass the Deck Watch Officer Exam (DWO) within a year of reporting to your new position. 

Sept. 28, 2020

Does your CAC or USID card expire soon?

The Department of Defense issued a temporary waiver for expiring identification cards – both common access cards (CAC) cards and Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards – during the pandemic. The waiver for CACs sunsets Sept. 30, as anticipated. USID card holders are getting a little more time; their expired cards will work through June 30, 2021.

Sept. 28, 2020

New federal employees, military personnel to see higher TSP contribution 

New active duty and reserve military members, and new federal civilian employees who are covered by the Blended Retirement System (BRS), will now automatically be enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) at five percent of their basic pay. This change will take effect Oct. 1, 2020. 
 

Sept. 25, 2020

Remember to register to vote or request your absentee ballot for the 2020 election

Under the U.S. Constitution, every U.S. citizen has the right to vote. Every voter must have the opportunity to register and vote whether that is in person or by absentee in any election that they are eligible. To vote in U.S. elections, Coast Guard members and their eligible dependents must be registered in their state of legal residence.

Sept. 24, 2020

Operation Innovation: CG_Ideas@Work 101

CG_Ideas@Work is not just an icon on your Coast Guard standard workstation, it’s a tool to empower the Coast Guard workforce through the exchange of information. The site facilitates the Commandant’s call to lower barriers to innovation, strengthen service innovation initiatives, and accelerate the process of moving the best ideas to service-wide implementation.

Sept. 23, 2020

Impacted by Hurricane Laura, Sally, or Tropical Storm Beta? Help is available!

Coast Guard members are Semper Paratus, always ready to respond when a hurricane strikes. As they selflessly serve others, their homes and loved ones are often in the storm’s path. Behind the scenes, a team of dedicated individuals – spanning numerous specialties – stand ready to ensure that our Coast Guard heroes and their incredible families are always supported, too!  

Sept. 23, 2020

Register for the 2020 DHS Academic and Professional Development Virtual Symposium

The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer invites you to participate in the 2020 DHS Academic and Professional Development Virtual Symposium.

You must register to attend prior to September 25, 202. If you are unable to access the electronic registration form via the hyperlink, please enter the full address into your web browser. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y63PCRG). 
 

Sept. 23, 2020

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Best

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Best, officer in charge (OIC) of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ridley!