What are PCS orders?

In the United States Armed Forces, a permanent change of station (PCS) is the assignment, detail, or transfer of a member or unit to a different duty station under competent orders which neither specify the duty as temporary, nor provide for further assignment to a new station, nor direct return to the old station.

How many days PCS leave?

10 days
Military members are allowed a permissive TDY (Temporary Duty) for up to 10 days in conjunction with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move between and within the 50 states & District of Columbia. By “Permissive TDY” that means there is no transportation or per diem paid, but members are not charged for leave.

What is the Aval date on PCS orders?

An officer’s “Aval date” is the first day of their leave date.

What is a levy packet?

A levy brief is a meeting that provides guidance and useful information to members of the armed forces who have been reassigned to another military post. These briefings play an important role in transitioning military personnel from one station to another.

Can you refuse PCS?

If the PCS Order is in an Authorized or Ready status, only PSC Assignment Officers (AO) can cancel the Order and/or TONO. If the Orders are in an En Route or Finished status, the Servicing Personnel Office (SPO) must cancel the Order.

How do I find my PCS orders?

Once you log in to AKO, you will see “Army Links” on the right side of the page. Click on “Assignment Satisfaction Key”, then “On Orders”. Your assignment location can be seen there. You must remember though that nothing is official until your orders are published.

Does tle cover food?

TLE is an allowance intended to partially pay members for lodging/meal expenses incurred by a member/dependent(s) while occupying temporary lodging in the Continental United States (CONUS) in association with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move.

Can I take leave during a PCS?

Service members can get delay-en-route leave in conjunction with a PCS move. Whenever feasible, they will be authorized annual leave, provided no excess leave is involved. For example, a commander can approve leave so a member can take vacation days on the way to the new duty station.

What does Ted mean on PCS orders?

Randolph says TED stands for “Transfer Effective Date”.

How far in advance do you get PCS orders?

When Do You Receive PCS Orders? Every two to four years is the usual rotation for receiving PCS orders. May 15 to September 30 is peak PCS season.

Where can I get help with a PCS move?

If you plan to do a Personally Procured Move (PPM), see our PPM Overview for more information. To get more PCS tips or information, visit Military.com’s PCS, DITY, & Moving Guide. Get the inside information from those who know.

Where can I find an example of a PCs travel voucher?

An example of an itinerary for PCS dependent movement can be found on page 5 of this guide. Completion of the PCS dependent travel portion of the voucher can be filed separately or with the Soldier’s PCS travel voucher. When the dependent’s travel itinerary is different from

Where can I find the PCs checklist and Fact Sheet?

Download the PCS Checklist & Fact Sheet (CONUS/Stateside or OCONUS/Overseas). Complete the ETS/retirement transition brief. Information for both of those can be found along the left side of the webpage. Soldiers & Spouses are highly encouraged to review those documents to assist with the transition process.

Where to get a PCs voucher for the Army?

Army Personnel Travel Pay TRAVEL CUSTOMER SERVICE INQUIRIES Please see your Defense Military Pay Office regarding any PCS travel issues. Your local DMPO will assist you in preparing your claim (Soldier, Dependents, Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE), Do-It-Yourself (DITY) Move, Separation and/or Retirement); and will then forward