General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

Blended Retirement System (BRS): Answering the “How Do I Opt-In?” Question

After months of preparation, the Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-In Period is about to make its year-long debut! Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, over 30,000 active duty and Reserve members will have the choice to opt-in to the BRS. Here’s how.

Paratus Report: December 2017, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! In this episode, we’ll show you how to make your BRS election in Direct Access and provide a reminder about the Cyber Awareness Challenge so you don’t get locked out of your workstation in 2018!

Bravo Zulu: IHRIM Project of the Year

Bravo Zulu: IHRIM Project of the Year – Direct Access

“This has been the culmination of a 15 year effort to consolidate many individual applications from the Coast Guard and Public Health Service into a single software solution,” Fijalka said. “This was a big investment and a big step forward for the Coast Guard in having visibility and controls over our HR data.”

Military Pay System Changes: 2015

Military pay system changes: Verifying your pay

The Coast Guard is currently completing the most significant change to our pay system in nearly three decades. This major software upgrade constitutes a transition from the outdated Joint Uniform Military Pay System, or JUMPS, to Direct Access’s payroll engine, commonly known as “Global Pay”. There are a few keys to a successful transition that we depend on you for!

Major change coming to Direct Access, action needed

According to Flag Voice 432, published in October by Rear Adm. David Callahan, assistant commandant for Human Resources or CG-1, “Direct Access will be taken off-line to conduct a major software upgrade representing the most significant change to our pay system in nearly two decades.”