Travel Regulations for Non-Defense Agencies, FTR (TDY Only) (FINC7213)

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

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


Learn the current rules and regulations for temporary duty (TDY) travel for civilian employees in non-DoD agencies 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 for civilian employees in non-DoD agencies. It is highly recommended for all approving officers, reviewing officials, supervisors and anyone who travels two or more times on TDY in one year.




24.0 CPE's

Class Type:

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

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 travel orders and settlement vouchers while performing TDY for non-DoD agencies
  • Identify and calculate allowances and entitlements for civilian personnel who are performing TDY
  • Decide when per diem allowance is authorized and under what circumstances allowance is not authorized
  • Calculate per diem entitlements, reimbursable expenses and allowances for TDY reimbursements for both domestic and worldwide
  • Determine subsistence entitlement with leave conjointly
  • Pinpoint and compute allowances using special rules for mixed travel (per diem and actual expense)
  • Provide assistance to civilian personnel in Non-DoD agencies to resolve 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
    • 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 summary

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