My Coast Guard

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!

Sept. 22, 2020

CG updates meritorious advancement program

If you work hard enough, you might have the opportunity to skip the service wide exam and still advance to the next pay grade. The Coast Guard has updated the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) providing members new opportunities to be recognized and advanced in the process.

Sept. 22, 2020

Credentialing your Coast Guard experience

The Coast Guard is paying you to prepare for your next job.

Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service. 

Sept. 21, 2020

CANCELLED: Vice Commandant testifies before Congressional hearing focused on Arctic

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. If and/or when this event is rescheduled, we will post here for your awareness.

Watch live Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, as Vice Commandant, Adm. Charles Ray testifies before a Congressional Hearing focused on the Arctic.

Sept. 18, 2020

Coast Guard Announces Outlook to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Do you know how the seafood you eat is caught? It’s possible the fish you buy came from an illegal fishing haul. It’s estimated that one in five fish in an industry with a sales value of over $400 billion are brought to market through unlawful methods. Fishing communities subject to the standards that promote good governance of resources are disadvantaged when illegally caught fish enter the market.   

The Commandant has announced a plan to combat the multi-billion dollar international black market in fishing, pursuing new efforts and international partnerships to combat economically and environmentally unsustainable fishing practices.