Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 4600.14B
9. In accordance with Section 639 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-
447) credit worthiness must be assessed for all new GTCC applicants. The GTCC
issuing bank will perform the credit worthiness check and issue a GTCC in accordance
with the guidelines set forth in OMB CIRCULAR NO. A-123. Applicants who do not
meet the OMB established minimum credit worthiness score will be issued a GTCC with
an initial authorized credit limit of
. The responsible GTCC coordinator is authorized
to increase the credit limit for periods of time the cardholder is on authorized travel and
reduce back to
upon completion of travel. Section C outlines credit limit policy.
The GTCC bank hierarchy system is used to manage various aspects of the GTCC
program. The Coast Guard has numerous hierarchies and each hierarchy normally
accommodates a regional group of Coast Guard units. Every hierarchy has a
designated primary coordinator and in many cases one or more alternate coordinators.
These coordinators are responsible for the oversight of the GTCC program at the units
within their hierarchy and assisting with individual cardholder GTCC maintenance.
Additionally, two regional hierarchies have been established, one at Maintenance and
Logistics Command Atlantic (MLCLANT) and one at Maintenance and Logistics
Command Pacific (MLCPAC). The coordinators at these hierarchies are responsible
for oversight of the GTCC program at the Area level and assisting the unit level
coordinators within their respective designated area of responsibility.
The Personnel Service Center (PSC) website contains a wealth of GTCC cardholder
and coordinator information pertaining to the GTCC program. The information
contained on the website includes a complete list of Coast Guard GTCC coordinators, a
relationship table of department IDs to GTCC hierarchies, links to GTCC cardholder
and coordinator training websites, transaction dispute procedures and forms and various
other useful GTCC program information. The PSC web address is:
http://www.uscg.mil/hq/psc. Select the "Travel" menu option and then select the
"Government Travel Charge Card Program Information Page".
GTCCs are mailed directly to the address indicated on the GTCC application. The
mailing will include specific instructions for activating the GTCC. Cardholder shall
immediately take the required action to activate their GTCC. The cardholder shall
exercise the same degree of care in protecting their GTCC and GTCC account number
as they would with any other personal credit card. Cardholders are personally
responsible for all charges made against their card unless it has been reported lost or
GTCCs will not be stored or kept by an individual other than the individual whose
name is embossed on the face of the GTCC.
B. Eligibility for Issuance of a GTCC.
1. Coast Guard military members (active and reserve) and all civilians (including NAF)
employees are required to obtain a GTCC if they anticipate traveling more than five times a
year. Personnel traveling less than five times a year shall not have a GTCC without written