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Commentary | Jan. 31, 2023

Civilians: Here’s a sneak peek at GovTA

By Christie St. Clair, MyCG Staff

Coast Guard cGovTA log in pageivilian employees, timekeepers, and supervisors won’t need to learn the GovTA system until this summer, however a team is already lasered-focused on creating all the tools they’ll need to transition seamlessly.GovTA home screen with navigation.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) currently uses webTA 3.8. The system has reached end of life, meaning the vendor will stop supporting it. As a result, DHS is implementing the new GovTA (time and attendance) system for its operational and support components. GovTA – the new Time and Attendance System for civilian employees – is expected to go live in summer 2023.

The Coast Guard’s Directorate of Civilian Human Resources’ (CG-12) team developed an extensive change management plan and is now building products to ease    potential pain points involved in launching the new time and attendance system. The office is also determined to make this transition as easy as possible for everyone.”

Although GovTA is not ready yet,  we want to share a sneak peek of what’s to come. 

What are the main differences between webTA and GovTA?

The main differences are in the user interface. GovTA has a more streamlined and modernized appearance that is more intuitive for users and requires fewer clicks away from the homepage to complete daily time and attendance tasks.

What is the timeline for implementation?GovTA time card

Implementation is expected to take place during the summer of 2023. Brown bag information sessions and learning sessions for timekeepers and supervisors will be hosted prior to implementation. Job aids and a Sharepoint site will be available before the sessions and for reference while users adjust to the new system.

GovTA home screenWhat resources are available for learning?

Knowledge-building resources will include job aids for all staff. Timekeepers and supervisors will be encouraged to join learning sessions and brown-bag information events. A Sharepoint site   will house all of this critical information, along with frequently asked questions and other tools designed to make the transition easier. Additionally, users can ask questions by emailing

  • All civilian employees, supervisors of civilians, and timekeepers will have access to job aids, recorded demos, frequently asked questions, and a one-stop Sharepoint site for resources.
  • Timekeepers will have access to the abovementioned resources in addition to timekeeper-specific learning sessions and brown bag information sessions.
  • Supervisors of civilians will have access to the abovementioned resources in addition to supervisor-specific learning sessions and brown bag information sessions.

How can I learn more?

More information will be made available via e-mail and MyCG, as implementation approaches. For specific questions, please email

Prior to implementation, the Coast Guard will fulfill any required bargaining obligations with our labor partners.