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Sept. 16, 2020

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Chief Ryan Torbett

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Chief Petty Officer Ryan Torbett, supervisor of Electronics Systems Support Detachment (ESD) New Haven, CT

Sept. 16, 2020

Share Your COVID-19 lessons learned and best practices with CG leadership

Share your innovation ideas stemmed from COVID-19 with CG_Ideas@Work, a crowdsourcing platform where Coast Guard members, civilians, reservists, and auxiliarists can propose new innovative ideas. Run by the Acquisition Directorate, CG_Ideas@Work is a major source of inspiration for RDT&E and Innovation – the office responsible for capturing new ideas in the Coast Guard.

Sept. 16, 2020

Solicitation for State of the Coast Guard Stories

Do you have a story idea for the State of the Coast Guard 2021? Send your idea to Please send all ideas to SOTCG2021@gmail.com. 

Sept. 15, 2020

Direct Access updating process to improve reserve pay

The Coast Guard’s Human Capital System, otherwise known as Direct Access, underwent a change Sept. 4, 2020, to be more effective when paying reserve members as they transition between reserve status and active duty status. 

Sept. 15, 2020

Celebrating Lt. Tanesha Green-Baker, the 2020 Blacks In Government (BIG) Military Meritorious Service Award

Lt. Tanesha Green-Baker has been selected for the 2020 Blacks In Government Military Meritorious Service Award. The Blacks In Government Military Meritorious Service Award honors military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, men and women, who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective military service or other DoD component.

Sept. 15, 2020

SAPR Training opportunity: The many faces of resiliency

Register for Tuesday, Sept. 15's webinar here, 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m. EDT (8-9:30 a.m. PDT).

Register for Tuesday, Sept. 22's webinar here, 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m. EDT (8-9:30 a.m. PDT).

Recovery from sexual assault takes time and support, and generally does not look the same from one person to another. For some survivors, talking about their assault helps them process the traumatic event they experienced and thus helps them along the road to recovery. Hearing first-hand accounts of those traumatic events helps family members, friends, supervisors, and peers to better understand what trauma looks like and being able to better connect with the survivor. Register for 

Sept. 14, 2020

USCG joins forces with Navy to launch Naval Community College program

The Coast Guard is partnering with the Navy and Marine Corps to establish the U.S. Naval Community College (NCC) with a pilot program that is scheduled to officially kick off in January 2021.

Sept. 12, 2020

Coast Guard approves new initiatives to recruit and retain members

The Coast Guard just announced monetary and non-monetary incentives designed to recruit and retain skilled members in the Coast Guard’s most mission-critical areas. The announcements cover officers and enlisted members and will be implemented in fiscal year 2021 (FY21).

Sept. 11, 2020

Body composition screenings resume Oct. 1

All Body Composition Screenings will resume Oct. 1, after being suspended this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Body Composition Program (“weigh-ins”) is currently in a pilot phase, which has abdominal circumference (AC) as an additional method of compliance, based on medical data indicating that it provides a more accurate health snapshot. The physical fitness test (PFT) also remains a method of compliance during the pilot program extension (01 Oct – 30 Nov). The goal is to improve the Coast Guard's approach to assessing members' health and readiness.

Sept. 11, 2020

Reminder: Payroll tax deferral starts soon

The Government will defer Social Security taxes for many federal civilians and uniformed members through the end of this year. To calculate the impact on your personal pay, please see the “how-to” section below.

You must pay these taxes back in 2021.