National Work and Family Month

The thoguht of exceeding both at home and at work can be very overwhelming. National Work and Family Month was created to encourage individuals to reduce work-life conflict by identifying challenges employees face and encouraging employers to raise the bar to meet those needs. Here are a few tips to help keep you on track and in the right direction.

Paratus Report

The Paratus Report, Episode 1

Episode 1 of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.


From the Homefront: Dealing with household good overages

Four years after a move, Cheryl Smith and her family received a bill from the Coast Guard for $2,000 in household good overage charges. The bill arrived in May, just before they were getting ready to transfer to their next duty station in Kodiak, Alaska. The bills started going out this past spring, and they are for household goods overages that amounted to about $920,000 in total. The average bill has amounted to about $1,764.

Coast Guard sea pay changes

Changes to Coast Guard career sea pay

The Coast Guard recently revised the three-table sea pay system in an effort to increase compensation for career afloat personnel. The new five-table system takes into consideration desirability of different cutter platforms, personnel tempo, deployment lengths and programmed operational hours.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: LT Todd Taylor’s efforts to help those Coast Guardsmen who are “suffering silently”

Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction, because it explains why people like me hide the disease. My message to that fellow Coastie who is out there struggling, or to the member who wonders whether their shipmate has a problem, just take that first step.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: Retired Chief recounts his suicide attempt, treatment and recovery

A person’s career is not necessarily in jeopardy if they seek help for depression. Even 12 years ago, the Coast Guard realized that depression is a potentially deadly disease and treated my situation medically, not administratively.

Civil Rights

Coast Guard looks to recognize senior leaders committed to civil rights mission

Each year, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Coast Guard leaders who embody the principles of civil rights/human rights, justice and equality and the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Read more about how to nominate a senior leader who is committed to civil rights and the Coast Guard core values.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: One lieutenant’s recovery from alcoholism truly represents a ‘new way of living’

When I finally asked for help, I received treatment and my command was extremely supportive and understanding. I was lucky, and it all seemed to align. I was finally taking action to become a better version of myself, which in fact was just the old me.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month video: Help us break the stigma

September is both National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month. In light of these co-occurring observances, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steve Cantrell is trying to break the stigma of asking for help.

The Paratus Report

Coming soon…The Paratus Report!

On October 1, the Coast Guard will launch a new internal news program, ‘The Paratus Report’, aimed at keeping Coast Guard members informed of key updates and changes that affect them.

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