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Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (TDY 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 06 - Feb 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
San Francisco , CA $829 O
Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
Washington , DC $829 O
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
San Antonio , TX $829 O
Apr 10 - Apr 12, 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
Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Virginia Beach , VA $829 O
Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-FRI
Honolulu , HI $829 O
Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Jacksonville , FL $829 O
Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $829 O
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
San Diego , CA $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 temporary duty (TDY) travel for uniformed members, civilian employees and other personnel in the Department of Defense (DoD) from expert instructors.

Participants will learn the rules for travel authorizations, use of Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC),per diemallowances, transportation allowances,reimbursable allowances, contract (city-pair) discounted airfares, deductible meals, Government lodging and mess availability and non-availability, international travel, actual expense allowances for high cost areas and more.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoDFM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles 1 8
Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles 3 8
Fundamentals and Operations of Finance 1 8

Who should attend?

All individuals who are involved with processing or certifying TDY travel orders, claims for per diem travel, transportation allowances, and certain other allowances of DoD uniformed service members (including regular and reserve components) and all DoD civilian employees. It is highly recommended for all approving officers, reviewing officials, supervisors and anyone who travels two or more times on TDY in one year.

If you need to learn about permanent change of station (PCS) allowances for civilian employees of DoD, see Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (PCS Only) (FINC8230D). To learn about TDY allowances for Non-DoD civilian employees, please see Travel Regulations for Non-Defense Agencies, FTR (TDY Only) (FINC7213D). Level: Intermediate.

Learning outcomes

  • Comply with current Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR) and Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
  • Define and describe the requirements for travel orders and settlement vouchers while performing TDY for DoD agencies
  • Identify and compute allowances and entitlements for uniformed and civilian personnel in DoD who are performing TDY
  • Determine when per diem allowance is authorized as well as under what circumstances allowance is not authorized
  • Calculate per diem entitlements, reimbursable expenses and allowances for TDY reimbursements domestic and worldwide
  • Decide subsistence entitlement in conjunction with leave
  • Identify and caculate allowances using special rules for mixed travel (per diem and actual expense)
  • Provide assistance to uniformed and civilian personnel in DoD to resolve complex travel problems

Course outline

<h1>Day one of three </h1>
  • Introduction to Temporary Duty Travel (TDY)
    • Introduction, Applicability and General Rules
    • Acronyms, Definitions and Websites
    • Travel Documents
    • Travel Advances
    • Government Travel Card Program
    • Allowable Travel Time for TDY Travel
  • Authorized Methods for Per Diem
    • Lodging-Plus method of per diem
    • Standard CONUS Per Diem Rate
    • Rules and policies for per diem less than 24 hours
    • Rules and policies for per diem more than 24 hours
    • Class Exercises and Discussion
  • End of day activities and summery

Day two of three


  • Authorized Methods of Transportation
    • Modes of Transportation
    • Common Carrier Transportation
    • Government Conveyances
    • Special Conveyances (rental car, bus, etc.)
    • Privately Owned Conveyances
  • Reimbursable Expenses
    • Baggage expenses
    • Tips for transportation expenses
    • Other expenses that are reimbursable
    • Other expenses that are not reimbursable
    • Class Exercises and Discussion
  • End of day activities and summery

Day three of three

  • World Wide Per Diem and Government Mess
    • Deductible Meals
    • Government Meal Rate
    • Proportional Meal Rate
    • Deductible meals and incidentals for OCONUS
    • Class Exercises and Discussion
  • Special Circumstances for TDY Travel

    • Return to PDS while on TDY
    • Travel involving the International Date Line
    • Conferences
    • Long Term TDY
    • Training programs and allowances
    • Leave and absences and allowances
  • Actual Expense Allowance (AEA)
    • Rules and policy for AEA
    • 150 per cent versus 300 per cent of per diem
    • Special Rules for Mixed Travel (Lodging Plus and AEA)
    • Class Exercises and Discussion
  • Personal Emergency Travel
  • End of course activities and summery
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