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Travel Regulations for Non-Defense Agencies, FTR (PCS Only)

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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Nov 07 - Nov 09, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
May 22 - May 24, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Virginia Beach , VA $829 O
Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
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Course overview

Learn the current rules and regulations for permanent change of station (PCS) travel for civilian employees in non-DoD agencies from expert instructors. Participants will learn the rules for PCS Service Agreements, travel authorizations, use of Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC), per diem allowances, transportation allowances, international travel, en route travel, house hunting trips, temporary quarters subsistence expense, household goods movement, shipment of privately owned vehicle (POV), residential transactions, miscellaneous expense allowance, relocation income tax allowance, temporary change of station and more.

Please note: Effective October 1, 2016, the length of this course will change to 3 days and the credit will change to 24 CPE.

Who should attend?

All individuals who are involved with processing or certifying PCS orders, claims for per diem travel, transportation allowances, and certain other allowances and entitlements for civilian employees in non-DoD agencies. It is highly recommended for all approving officers, reviewing officials, supervisors and anyone who will be making a PCS move. If you need to learn about TDY allowances for civilian employees in Non-DoD agencies, please see Travel Regulations for Non-Defense Agencies, FTR (TDY Only) (FINC7213D). Level: Intermediate.

Learning outcomes

  • Comply with current Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) as contained in Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) chapters 300 through 304
  • Define and describe the requirements for Service Agreements, travel orders and requirements for civilian personnel performing PCS moves for non-DoD agencies
  • Identify and compute allowances and entitlements for civilian personnel who are performing PCS moves
  • Calculate per diem entitlements, reimbursable expenses, allowances for PCS moves and total PCS reimbursements in all situations
  • Describe and utilize the FTR for the movement of household goods, house-hunting trips, temporary quarters subsistence allowance, transporting and storing POVs, residential transactions, miscellaneous expense allowance and more
  • Assist civilian employees in order to resolve complex travel problems

Course outline

Day one of three

  • Introduction to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel
    • Introduction, Applicability and General Rules
    • Acronyms, Definitions and Websites
  • Service Agreements
  • PCS Overview, Travel Authorizations and Travel Rules
  • En route Travel
  • Per Diem
  • Transportation authorized
  • End of day activities and summary

Day two of three

  • House-Hunting Trips (HHT)
    • Lodging Plus Method
    • Lump Sum Method
  • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expenses (TQSE)
    • Actual Expense Method
    • Lump Sum Method
    • FTA, TQSA and other Allowances for foreign OCONUS areas
  • Household Goods Movement and Storage
  • Mobile Home Allowances
  • End of day activities and summary

Day three of three

  • Transporting, Shipment and Storage of POVs
  • Residence Transactions and Relocation Services
  • Miscellaneous Expense Allowances (MEA)
  • Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA)
  • Temporary Change of Station (TCS)
  • End of course activities and summary
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