Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (PCS Only) (FINC8230)

Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (PCS Only)

Travel Regulations for Defense Agencies, JTR (PCS Only)


Learn the current rules and regulations for permanent change of station (PCS) travel for civilian employees in the Department of Defense (DoD) from expert instructors. Civilian employees are covered by the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR). Students will learn the rules for PCS Service Agreements, travel authorizations, use of Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC), per diem and transportation allowances, international and en route travel, house hunting trips, temporary quarters subsistence expense, 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 involved with processing or certifying PCS orders, claims for per diem travel, transportation allowances, certain other allowances and entitlements of DoD civilian employees. It is highly recommended for approving officers, reviewing officials, supervisors and anyone making a PCS move.




24.0 CPE's

Class Type:

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Comply with current Defense Civilian Personnel, Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
  • Define and describe travel orders and requirements for permanent change of station (PCS) moves
  • 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 PCS reimbursements in all situations
  • Describe the JTR for the movement of household goods, house hunting trips, mobile home allowances, subsistence allowance, transporting and storing privately owned vehicles (POV’s) and residential transactions
  • Provide assistance to civilian employees to resolve complex travel problems
  • Apply the requirements as stated in JTR to determine travel-related entitlements and allowable PCS expenses and travel-related entitlements

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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 summaries

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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