Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (TDY Only) (FINC7215)

Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (TDY Only)

Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (TDY Only)


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 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.

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) (FINC8230A).




24 CPE's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Comply with current 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
  • Calculate per diem entitlements, reimbursable expenses, and allowances for TDY reimbursements domestic and world-wide
  • Determine subsistence entitlement in conjunction with leave
  • Identify and calculate allowances using special rules for mixed travel (per diem and actual expense)
  • Assist uniformed and civilian personnel in DoD in resolving complex travel problems

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Day one of three

  • 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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