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Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (TDY and PCS)

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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1119 O
Mar 05 - Mar 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1119 O
Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Honolulu , HI $1119 O
May 07 - May 11, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
San Antonio , TX $1119 O
May 14 - May 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1119 O
Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Virginia Beach , VA $1119 O
Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Jacksonville , FL $1119 O
Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1119 O
Aug 06 - Aug 10, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Denver , CO $1119 O
Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Honolulu , HI $1119 O
Oct 01 - Oct 05, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
San Diego , CA $1119 O
Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1119 O
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Course overview

This course covers the rules and regulations for both temporary duty (TDY) travel and permanent change of station (PCS) travel in the Department of Defense (DoD).

Regarding TDY travel, participants will learn the rules for travel authorizations, use of Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC), per diem allowances, 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.

Regarding PCS travel, participants will learn the rules for PCS Service Agreements, travel authorizations, use of Government Travel Charge Card (CTCC), per diem allowances, transportation allowances, international household goods movement, shipment of privately owned vehicles (POVs), residential transactions, miscellaneous expense allowance, relocation income tax allowance, and more.

Who should attend?

All individuals who are involved with processing or certifying TDY and PCS travel orders, claims for per diem travel, transportation allowances, and certain other allowances and entitlements. It is highly recommended for approving officers, reviewing officials, and supervisors.

Level: Intermediate

Learning outcomes

  • Comply with current (JTR) Joint Travel Regulations
  • Describe and define the requirements for travel orders and settlement vouchers while performing TDY for DoD agencies
  • Describe and define the requirements for Service Agreements, travel orders and requirements for civilian personnel performing PCS moves for DoD agencies
  • Identify and calculate allowances and entitlements for uniformed and civilian personnel who are performing TDY and for civilian personnel who are performing PCS moves for DoD agencies
  • Discern when per diem allowance is authorized and under what circumstances allowance is not authorized
  • Compute per diem entitlements, reimbursable expenses, and allowances for both TDY and PCS reimbursements
  • Assist uniformed and civilian personnel in DoD to resolve complex travel problems

Course outline

Day One of Five

  • 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 Five

  • 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 summary

Day Three of Five

  • 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
  • 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
  • End of day activities and summary

Day Four of Five

  • En route Travel
    • Per Diem
    • Transportation authorized
  • House-Hunting Trips (HHT)
    • Lodging Plus Method
    • Lump Sum Method
  • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expenses (TQSE)
    • Actual Expense Method
    • Lump Sum Method
    • FTA and TQSA for foreign OCONUS areas

Day Five of Five

  • Household Goods Movement and Storage
  • Mobile Home Allowances
  • 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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