SUBJ: FY23 SPECIAL DUTY PAY (SDP) AND ASSIGNMENT PAY (AP)

ALCOAST 359/22
SUBJ: FY23 SPECIAL DUTY PAY (SDP) AND ASSIGNMENT PAY (AP)
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B. Special Duty Pay (SDP), COMDTINST 1430.1Q
1.This ALCOAST announces results of the FY23 Special Duty Pay and
Assignment Pay Panel (SDP/AP) that convened on 25 Apr 2022. The SDP
and AP levels recommended for FY23 were carefully balanced against
compelling needs, base resources and organizational priorities.
2.The monthly SDP and AP levels are indicated below:
SD-1 – $75 AP-1 – $75
SD-2 – $150 AP-2 – $150
SD-3 – $225 AP-3 – $225
SD-4 – $300 AP-4 – $300
SD-5 – $375 AP-5 – $375
3.This ALCOAST authorizes SDP/AP levels to begin in FY23
(01 Oct 2022 and not before) and are anticipated to remain in
effect until the end of FY23 (30 Sep 2023 and not after) contingent
upon Congress extending the authority to make payments. Monetary
interventions may be adjusted or terminated with not less than 30
days of advance official notice by ALCOAST.
4.FY22 SDP levels remain in effect until 30 Sep 22, at which time
they will terminate. Effective 01 Oct 22, the following enlisted
assignments and select officers are authorized SDP for FY23 at the
levels indicated below. The corresponding SDP Code must be used when
entering SDP transactions into Direct Access (****ALL NON CS INFORMATION REMOVED):
Special Duty Pay (SDP) LEVEL SDP CODE
Independent Duty Food Service Officer (IDFSO)
Cutters Classes: WLIC, WLI, WLR, WTGB, WPB & WPC…….SD-3 IDFSO
Food Service Officer (FSO): Cutter Classes: WLB, WAGB, WSML, WHEC & WIX…………SD-3 FSO 5.SDP commences on the date a member reports to an eligible position and, if applicable, meets the following eligibility criteria (ALL NON CS INFORMATION REMOVED):
p. Independent Duty Food Service Officer (IDFSO) assigned to
cutter classes WLIC, WLI, WLR, WTGB, WPB & WPC: Member is authorized
SDP upon reporting for duty in an eligible billet. The member must
acquire the CS-17 competency code within one year of their reporting
date. If the member does not acquire the CS-17 competency code
within one year of their reporting date, SDP will be suspended until
the CS-17 competency code is authorized by the CS Rating Force
Master Chief.
q. Food Service Officer (FSO) assigned to cutter classes WLB,
WAGB, WSML, WHEC & WIX: Member is authorized SDP upon reporting for
duty in an eligible billet. The member must acquire the CS-18
competency code within one year of their reporting date. If the
member does not acquire the CS-18 competency code within one year of
their reporting date, SDP will be suspended until the CS-18
competency code is authorized by the CS Rating Force Master Chief.
10 Orders (10 USC 12302 or 10 USC 12301(d)) in support of a
contingency, and deployed with a PSU, in order to qualify for SDP.
Reservists on ADOS orders not in support of a contingency (RFO
assistance) would not be authorized SDP.
6.FY22 AP levels remain in effect until 30 Sep 22, at which time
they will terminate. Effective 01 Oct 22, the following enlisted
assignments and select officers are authorized AP for FY23 at the
levels indicated below. The corresponding AP Code must be used when
entering AP transactions into Direct Access (****ALL NON CS INFORMATION REMOVED):
f. Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL): MCPOCG/CMC/CSC: Member
must be serving in the designated billet specified in Paragraph 6
of this ALCOAST.
9.General Guidance for all SDP and AP authorization.
a. No one may be in concurrent receipt of both SDP and AP. If a
Member is eligible to receive both SDP and AP payments in any
respective category, they may elect which Special Pay (SDP or AP)
they wish to receive.
b. No one may be in concurrent receipt of two categories of SDP.
(1) If a Member is serving in a billet which is authorized
SDP, and meets the eligibility standards for another SDP, the
Member is authorized the higher of the two pay amounts.
(2) If a member meets criteria for two categories of SDP
with equal pay levels, the Member is authorized SDP for the
category that best matches his/her primary position at the unit.
c. Effect of injury, illness, or disability on continued SDP or
AP eligibility.
(1) In the event that a Member is injured, falls ill, or is
otherwise physically disabled while performing the duty for which
SDP or AP is paid, SDP or AP may be paid for up to 90 days during
period of the treatment for the condition that would otherwise
render the member ineligible for the special pay. The SDP or AP
will be suspended on the 91st day following the disqualifying
injury, illness, or physical disability.
(2) Any injuries, illness, or physical disabilities incurred
under any circumstances that are not directly related to the
performance of duty for which the SDP or AP is paid will result in
suspension of the special pay effective the day the member’s CO
determines the Member is no longer able to perform the duty for
which the special pay is authorized.
10.SDP/AP eligibility terminates the earlier of the following:
a. The day before the member departs PCS;
b. The date the Member is removed from duty by competent
authority (e.g., relief for cause);
c. The date the Member is no longer qualified (e.g., required
qualifications lapse, is no longer in the rotational watch schedule,
TDY, etc.); and
d. The date a member departs a unit with no expectation of return
prior to separation or retirement (e.g., leave or administrative
absence).
11.Responsibilities:
a. Members authorized SDP or AP under this ALCOAST shall:
(1) Read and understand the conditions for eligibility for
their respective special pay in this ALCOAST;
(2) Notify their CO of any condition or circumstance that
might affect their eligibility for continuation of SDP or AP; and
(3) When their eligibility for SDP or AP has been terminated
or suspended on account of transfer or other reasons, review their
statements of semi-monthly income (payslips) to confirm that the
special pay previously authorized is no longer credited to their
pay accounts. If the special pay has not been stopped when it
reasonably should have, members must set aside the suspected
erroneous payment for eventual repayment and notify their
administrative office in writing of the suspected overpayment.
b. COs must timely notify their SPOs of members’ SDP/AP
eligibility or loss of eligibility including certifying the
documentation for a reservist. Unit P&A offices must regularly
review affected members’ continued eligibility for SDP or AP and
provide timely notice to SPOs when members lose eligibility.
c. P&As and SPOs must submit the proper Direct Access data
entry to commence/terminate SDP/AP payment as appropriate.
12.REF (B) outlines SDP/AP policy. Questions about SDP/AP
eligibility should be directed to the appropriate HQ program
manager. For questions regarding SDP/AP policy contained in
REF (B), contact COMDT (CG-1332) by email to
COMPENSATION@USCG.MIL.
13.RADM B. K. Penoyer, Assistant Commandant for Human
Resources (CG-1), sends.
14.Internet release is authorized.

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