Jan. 26, 2023

UTD for MAP 03-23(R) Moody AFB, GA (GA081) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension

This item reinstates the Moody AFB Military Housing Area (MHA) GA081 as a location to receive an extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing. This item reinstates the Moody AFB Military Housing Area (MHA) GA081 as a location to receive up to 60 days TLE.

Jan. 24, 2023

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 01-23(I), Electronic Travel System Use of DD 1610

This item clarifies that travel authorizations or orders produced in an electronic travel system do not require the use of a DD Form 1610. A printout of the travel authorization is considered a valid order as long as it contains the required elements from the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR).

Jan. 24, 2023

CTD for CAP 06-23(I), “Expiration of FTR Bulletin 22-07”

This item removes certain provisions from the JTR which implemented Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) Bulletin 22-07, “Relocation Allowances – Extended waiver of certain Federal Travel (FTR) provisions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.” The bulletin temporarily waived certain provisions of the FTR governing official relocation travel and renewal agreement (RAT) travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. FTR Bulletin 22-07expired effective December 31, 2022.

Jan. 23, 2023

TAC Outreach Call 01/24/2023: DTS Help and Resources

We invite you to join the TAC Outreach Call held Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET to discuss all the resources and help available to you and your travelers for the Defense Travel System.

Jan. 9, 2023

TAC Outreach Call 1/10/2023: Reports in DTS

We invite you to join the TAC Outreach Call held Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET to discuss the different reports in DTS.

Dec. 30, 2022

2023 Mileage Rates + FAQs

This item revises the Mileage Rates Frequently Asked Questions on the DTMO website to reflect revised calendar year (CY) 2023 standard mileage rates established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Dec. 30, 2022

UTD for MAP 90-22(R) Portsmouth, NH/Kittery, ME (NH194) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension

Under JTR, par. 050601-B3, the Navy requested to reinstate a TLE extension for the Portsmouth, NH/Kittery, ME military housing area (MHA) because it has determined that the MHA is experiencing a housing shortage that prevents Service members from obtaining adequate permanent Government-owned, Government-controlled, privatized or private-sector rental housing.

Dec. 27, 2022

UTD for MAP 101-22(I) 2023 Dislocation Allowance (DLA) Rates

This item increases the DLA rates effective January 1, 2023 based on the basic rate of pay increase of 4.6% in the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Dec. 27, 2022

2023 Government Meal Rates + FAQs

Government Meal Rates for 2023 calendar year, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

Dec. 20, 2022

UTD for MAP 87-22(R) Shaw AFB/Sumter, SC (SD263) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension

Under JTR, par. 050601-B3, the Air Force requested a TLE extension for the Shaw AFB/Sumter, SC (SC263) military housing area (MHA) because it has determined that the MHA is experiencing a housing shortage that prevents Service members from obtaining adequate permanent Government-owned, Government-controlled, privatized or private-sector rental housing.

Dec. 13, 2022

UTD for MAP 88-22(R), Seymour Johnson AFB/Goldsboro, NC Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension

Under JTR, par. 050601-B3, the Air Force requested a TLE extension for the Seymour Johnson AFB/Goldsboro, NC (NC183) military housing area (MHA) because it has determined that the MHA is experiencing a housing shortage that prevents Service members from obtaining adequate permanent Government-owned, Government-controlled, privatized or private-sector rental housing.

Dec. 13, 2022

UTD for MAP 84-22(R), Ellsworth AFB/Rapid City, SD Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension

Under JTR, par. 050601-B3, the Air Force requested a TLE extension for the Ellsworth AFB/Rapid City, SD (SD264) military housing area (MHA) because it has determined that the MHA is experiencing a housing shortage that prevents Service members from obtaining adequate permanent Government-owned, Government-controlled, privatized or private-sector rental housing.

Dec. 12, 2022

TAC Outreach Call 12/13/2022: End of Year Grab Bag

We invite you to attend the last TAC Outreach Call of 2022 on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET. We’re calling this one our End of Year Grab Bag.

Dec. 2, 2022

Fall 2022 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: The Secretary of Defense’s “Taking Care of our People” Initiative | Ways to Avoid Improper Payments | Information on GovTravels 2023 | Airline Benefits for Military Travelers | Holiday Travel Tips if Traveling by Air | Updated MyTravel Training Resources

Nov. 4, 2022

TAC Outreach Call 11/08/2022: Groups & Membership Rules

We invite you to attend the TAC Outreach Call on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET. We will discuss Groups and Membership Rules.

Nov. 4, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 89-22(I) TMC Reimbursement for Rental Car and Lodging Reservations

This item adds rental car and lodging Travel Management Company fees to the Joint Travel Regulations as reimbursable expenses. New TMC contracts authorize TMC fees to be charged when booking lodging and rental car reservations.

Nov. 1, 2022

2022 Per Diem Rate Update for Alaska

PDTATAC staff members traveled to the state of Alaska and collected price data from restaurants most frequented by DoD travelers. Staff members then analyzed hotel and restaurant data and calculated updated rates. Effective November 1, 2022, per diem rates are updated for localities in the state of Alaska. A per diem bulletin was published in the Federal Register to notify agencies outside the DoD.

Oct. 21, 2022

TAC Outreach Call 10/25/2022: DTS and TMC Interaction

We invite you to attend the TAC Outreach Call on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET. We will discuss the way DTS interacts with your local Travel Management Company (TMC).

Oct. 19, 2022

CTD for CAP 82-22(I) Waiver of Certain FTR Provisions in Connection with Official Relocation Travel

This item removes relocation allowance exceptions issued under GSA Bulletin FTR 22-02 and incorporates relocation allowance exceptions issued under GSA Bulletin FTR 23-03. Certain provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) are temporarily waived for civilian employees relocating to locations in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona. The effective date for affected counties and tribal reservations in the state of Florida is for official relocation travel performed on or after September 23, 2022. The effective date for affected counties in the state of South Carolina is for official relocation travel performed on or after September 25, 2022. The effective date for affected counties in the state of North Carolina is for official relocation travel performed on or after September 28, 2022. The effective date for affected counties in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is for official relocation travel performed on or after September 17, 2022

Oct. 12, 2022

CTD for CAP 81-22 Correction to Remove Lajes Field Portugal Civilian Accompanied Tour

In accordance with Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness’s July 2, 2015 memorandum, the tour of duty for Department of Defense civilian employees assigned to Lajes Field, Portugal is revised to a 12-month unaccompanied tour. This change provides consistency and standardization of tours of duty for military and civilian personnel. This revision is effective on July 2, 2015.

Oct. 7, 2022

TAC Outreach Call 10/11/2022: Approval Failure Messages

We invite you to attend the TAC Outreach Call on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET. We will be concluding our series about Crossing into Fiscal Year 2023. Part 3 of this series focuses on Approval Failure messages.

Oct. 3, 2022

DoD Authorizes an Increase to 2022 PCS Related Allowances

As part of Secretary Austin’s Taking Care of People initiative and to ease costs that can strain budgets and cause financial uncertainty during Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves, the Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized changes to two PCS allowances: Dislocation Allowance (DLA) and Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) that will take effect October 1, 2022. 

Oct. 1, 2022

UTD for MAP 11-22(R), Extended TLE Due to a Housing Shortage

In support of the Secretary of Defense’s initiative on “Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families,” this item introduces a new circumstance under which a temporary lodging expense (TLE) extension may be granted, outlines substantiating data framework, and modifies the eligibility process. Previously, under 37 U.S.C. § 474a, a Service member’s period of TLE at a location could be extended when that location is in an area covered by a Presidential declaration under the Stafford Act, or a military housing area (MHA) experiencing a sudden increase in Service members assigned to the location.

Oct. 1, 2022

UTD for MAP 74-22(R), Temporary Lodging Expense Increase

As part of the Secretary of Defense’s initiative on “Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families,” the Secretary directed an increase in the standard time limitation for temporary lodging expense (TLE) from 10 days to 14 days during permanent change of station (PCS) moves in CONUS. Additionally, the 5-day time limitation during PCS moves from CONUS to OCONUS moves will be increased to 7 days.

Oct. 1, 2022

UTD for MAP 75-22(R), Dislocation Allowance (DLA) 2022 Rate Increase

In support of the Secretary of Defense's initiative on "Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families," this item increases the Dislocation Allowance (DLA) rates for E-1 through E-4 by $500. Additionally, E-5 and E-6 rates will also be increased. These increases are effective 1 October, 2022. The current methodology of increasing all rates DLA rates based he annual basic pay increase will be effective January 1, 2023.

Sept. 28, 2022

UTD for Multiple Temporary Lodging Expense Extension Requests

The following TLE extension requests have been approved: Bremerton, WA (MAP 65-22); Brunswick, ME (MAP 56-22); JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ (MAP 62-22); JB San Antonio, TX (MAP 67-22); Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT (MAP 71-22); Moody AFB, GA (MAP 69-22); McConnell AFB/Wichita, KS (MAP 56-22); Cannon AFB/Clovis, NM (MAP 5622); Shaw AFB/Sumter SC (MAP 56-22); Ballston Spa/Albany, NY (MAP 56-22); Mountain Home AFB/Elmore County, ID (MAP 57-22); Luke AFB/Glendale, AZ (MAP 57-22); and Goodfellow AFB/San Angelo, TX (MAP 57-22).

Sept. 26, 2022

UTD-CTD for MAP-CAP 61-22(E) Examples of When Travel Management Company Cannot be Reached

This item edits JTR, par. 020207 addressing the authority for an Authorizing Official to certify circumstances for reimbursement when a TMC cannot be reached.

Sept. 26, 2022

UTD for MAP 66-22 (E) Adds Effective Date to Time Limitation for HHG in Connection with Retirement

This item adds an effective date to the time limitation for household goods (HHG) in connection with retirement. A Service member is eligible for the three-year time limitation if the active duty termination effective date is on or after June 24, 2022. MAP 75-21(R), “Change Time Limitation for Travel in Connection with Retirement” is effective on the date approved by the Chair and is not retroactive.

Sept. 22, 2022

TAC Outreach Call 9/27/22: Crossing into Fiscal Year 2023

We invite you to attend the TAC Outreach Call on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET. We will be continuing our series about Crossing into Fiscal Year 2023. Part 2 of this series focuses on document processing and creation.

Sept. 22, 2022

DoD Authorizes an Automatic Increase to 2022 BAH Rates for Certain Locations

As part of Secretary Austin’s commitment to take care of our people, and to ensure our Service members and families are able to secure affordable basic needs (including housing), the Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized temporary increases to 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 28 military housing areas (MHAs) across the United States. The increased BAH rates for affected Service members in these MHAs will take effect October 1, 2022 and continue through December 31, 2022.

Sept. 19, 2022

UTD for MAP 60-22(R) Dover, DE TLE Extension

This item establishes the Dover, DE Military Housing Area (MHA) DE054 as a location to receive an extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing. Effective September 19, 2022.

Sept. 9, 2022

UTD for MAP 59-22(R) Spokane, WA TLE Extension

This item reinstates the Spokane, WA Military Housing Area (MHA) WA310 as a location to receive an extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452.

Sept. 7, 2022

UTD for MAP 47-22(R) Everett WA TLE Extension

This item reinstates the Everett, WA Military Housing Area (MHA) WA307 as allocation to receive an extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37U.S.C. § 452. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing. This item reinstates the Everett, WA MHA as a location to receive up to 24 days of TLE.

Aug. 18, 2022

Fiscal Year Crossover Guidance

Fiscal year crossover information for Travel Managers and Defense Travel Administrators.

Aug. 17, 2022

CTD for CAP 68-22(I), OCONUS Civilian Tour Lengths Correction

This item corrects an error that was made in previous revisions to OCONUS civilian tour length guidance as part of CAP 50-20(E). Effective August 17, 2022.

Aug. 16, 2022

UTD for MAP 64-22(E), Add Tunis, Tunisia to List of Authorized Consumable Goods Allowance Locations

This item would amend the Consumable Goods Allowances (AP-CG-01) website document to authorize a Consumable Goods Allowance for Service members assigned to Tunis, Tunisia. Effective August 16, 2022.

Aug. 12, 2022

Nominations Open for Excellence in Practice Awards

Recognize the individuals that made an outstanding difference in your travel program this year by nominating them for an Excellence in Practice Award. These awards recognize top performers in DoD travel for the value and services they provided to their travel program. Nominations for Fiscal Year 2022 (accomplishments performed beginning October 1,

Aug. 12, 2022

UTD for MAP 45-22(R), Multiple Location TLE Extension Request

This item adds the Military Housing Areas (MHA) listed below as locations to receive additional days of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. This revision is effective on August 12, 2022.

Aug. 10, 2022

UTD for MAP 48-22(R), Cape Cod and Plymouth, MA TLE Extension

This item adds the Cape Cod and Plymouth, MA Military Housing Area (MHA) MA124 as a location to receive an extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. This revision is effective on August 10, 2022.

Aug. 10, 2022

UTD for MAP 50-22(R), Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB, and Keesler AFB TLE Extension

This item adds the Palmdale/Edwards AFB, CA (CA457), Destin/Eglin AFB, FL (FL056), and Gulfport/Keesler AFB, MS (MS168) Military Housing Areas (MHA) as locations to receive an extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. 452. This revision is effective on August 10, 2022

Aug. 1, 2022

UTD for MAP 49-22(E) -- Add Chief of Space Force Operations to JTR, Table 225 and Section 0318

This item adds the Chief of Space Operations into JTR, Table 2-25 and Section 0318, both places in the JTR where the Commandant of the Marine Corps is also listed.

July 21, 2022

Spring/Summer 2022 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: Navigating Travel Disruptions | MyTravel or DTS? Which System to Use | Ten TSA Summer Travel Tips | Strategic Dining- Welcome to DoD Dine Smart Traveler Rewards | State Sales Tax Exemptions for Lodging | Mid-Year Adjustment to Mileage Reimbursement Rates

July 19, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 46-22(E) Travel Management Company (TMC) Cannot be Reached

This item edits JTR, par. 020207 addressing the authority for an Authorizing Official to certify circumstances for reimbursement when a TMC cannot be reached.

July 19, 2022

CTD for CAP 50-20(E), OCONUS Civilian Tour Lengths Revisions

This item makes updated to the Civilian Tour Lengths section of the Tour Lengths and Tours of Duty OCONUS website document. The change removes locations that are no longer relevant and clarifies what the applicable accompanied and unaccompanied tour lengths are for each location.

July 7, 2022

Coronavirus-related Travel Information

The latest updates on foreign and domestic travel restrictions, including DoD-issued memoranda, steps to take before official travel begins, and information on how to change DoD travel reservations.

July 7, 2022

UTD for MAP 39-22(R), Spokane, WA (WA310) TLE Extension

The Air Force has requested extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452 for the Spokane, WA Military Housing Area (MHA) WA310 as a location to receive up to a total of 25 days of TLE. The effective dates for the extension will start on the date approved by the Chair through July 31, 2022. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing. This item adds the Spokane, WA MHA WA310 as a location where Service members may receive additional days of TLE.

July 5, 2022

UTD for MAP 34-22(R), Traverse City, MI TLE Extension

This item adds the Traverse City, MI Military Housing Area (MHA) MI146 as a location to receive up to 60 days of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. The effective dates for the extension of TLE are July 5, 2022 through September 30, 2022. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing.

July 5, 2022

UTD for MAP 42-22(R), Quantico, VA TLE Extension

This item adds the Quantico, VA Military Housing Area (MHA) VA296 as a location to receive up to 27 days of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. The effective dates for the extension of TLE are July 5, 2022 through July 31, 2022. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing.

July 5, 2022

UTD for MAP 40-22(R), Newport, RI TLE Extension

This item adds the Newport, RI Military Housing Area (MHA) RI256 as a location to receive up to 46 days of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. The effective dates for the extension of TLE are July 5, 2022 through August 19, 2022. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, installations are experiencing a housing shortage, which is extending the time period for incoming personnel to find housing.

July 1, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 52-22(I), Revised Calendar Year 2022 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates

This memo implements the revised calendar year 2022 official temporary and relocation mileage rates in the General Services Administration website. This change applies to travel and relocation performed on or after July 1, 2022.

July 1, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 53-22(I), Revised Calendar Year 2022 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates Frequently Asked Questions

This memo updates the Mileage Rates Frequently Asked Questions on the DTMO website with the revised calendar year 2022 official temporary and relocation mileage rates. This change applies to travel and relocation performed on or after July 1, 2022.

June 30, 2022

CTD for CAP 55-22(I), Extension of GSA COVID-19 FTR Waiver Authority

This item rescinds Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 22-04, “Waiver of Certain FTR Provisions During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and replaces it with FTR Bulletin 2207, re-establishing the authority to waive certain FTR requirements for extension of the 1-year time limit for using all PCS allowances, renewal agreement travel (RAT), household good shipments, storage in transit (SIT), and house hunting trip (HHT). FTR Bulletin 22-07 will expire December 31, 2022.

June 6, 2022

High TMC Call Volume Impacts Wait Time

The travel industry is experiencing challenges related to an unexpected surge in travel, including changes to airline schedules, airline cancellations, and staffing shortages. Unfortunately, these challenges are impacting Travel Management Companies (TMCs), resulting in an increased demand for assistance. TMCs are reporting increasing call volume,

May 10, 2022

Enroll today in DoD Dine Smart Traveler Rewards

DoD Dine Smart Traveler Rewards let's you earn rewards while on official travel. Just enroll, dine at participating restaurants, and pay with your Government Travel Charge Card. You'll earn points for every dollar. Redeem the points for gift cards!

May 1, 2022

CTD for CAP 26-22(I) Clarify Purpose of Temporary Extended SIT Authority

This item edits JTR paragraph 054307-B3 to clarify that the SIT extensions up to 730 days that FTR Bulletin 22-04 allows only apply to situations with unforeseen circumstances resulting from COVID-19.

May 1, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 28-22(I) Modify Okinawa, Japan FEML Expiration Designation

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) memorandum, dated April 8, 2022, modified the expiration date for Okinawa, Japan’s designation as a Funded Environmental Morale Leave location.

May 1, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 29-22(I) Establish Kolonia and Port Moresby as FEML Locations

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) memorandum, dated April 12, 2022, establishes Funded Environmental Morale Leave (FEML) locations for Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

April 27, 2022

UTD for MAP 41-21(R)

April 26, 2022

CTD for CAP 31-21(R) Unaccompanied Baggage for Dependent Student Travel

This item specifies the rules for unaccompanied baggage for travel of a civilian employee’s dependent student, to mirror the Service member rules. The Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) Section 285.1 contains the allowances for dependent student travel but does not specify the weight limitation for unaccompanied baggage.

April 21, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 46-21(R) ILP Exemption for Travel System Retaining Government Lodging Availability Documentation.

This item creates an exemption from the Integrated Lodging Program (ILP) requirement to provide a certificate of non-availability number (CNA) for a travel system that retains documentation of Government quarters availability. Instead of requiring a CNA, the system will save documentation of Government quarters availability. The saved documentation will be available to the authorizing official to limit reimbursement if necessary.

April 13, 2022

UTD/CTD MAP/CAP – 11-21(R)

Purpose: This item creates a new miscellaneous reimbursable expense for Service members, civilian employees, and dependents who are required by a foreign host nation to quarantine within the PDS local area during a PCS. Effective: April 13, 2022

April 7, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 62-21(R) Breast Milk Shipment as a Travel Accommodation

PURPOSE: This item specifies that the cost of shipping breast milk may be reimbursed as a travel accommodation for a special need during temporary duty (TDY) travel. EFFECTIVE: April 7, 2022

March 10, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 15-22 (I) Update Funded Environmental and Morale Leave (FEML) Supplement

Purpose: This item updates the Joint Travel Regulation’s, Authorized Funded Environmental and Morale Leave (FEML) Locations and Destinations supplement by changing the table number location for eligibility requirements from Table 4-10 to Table 4-11. Effective: This revision is effective when published on the website at Authorized Funded Environmental and Morale Leave (FEML) Locations and Destinations.

Feb. 14, 2022

UTD for MAP 02-22 (R) Houma, LA TLE Extension

PURPOSE: This item adds the Houma, LA Military Housing Area (MHA) LA326 as a location to receive extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE). EFFECTIVE: February 14, 2022

Feb. 14, 2022

UTD for MAP 05-22 (R) Brunswick, ME CY22 TLE Extension

PURPOSE: This item adds an additional period for which Brunswick, ME MHA (ME136) is a location where Service members may receive up to 48 days of TLE. EFFECTIVE: February 14, 2022

Feb. 2, 2022

UTD for MAP 79-21(R) Norfolk, VA, TLE Extension

Purpose: This item adds the Norfolk, VA Military Housing Area (MHA) VA298 as a location to receive an extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE). Effective: February 2, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

SAP Concur Open

Similar to other software applications, SAP Concur may require planned downtimes or may have unexpected outages. SAP Concur provides a unique feature called SAP Concur Open, which provides information on planned downtimes and even tracks the unexpected outages as well as the root cause of one.

Feb. 1, 2022

UTD for MAP 7-22(R) Sault Ste. Marie, MI and St. Ignace, MI TLE Extension

Purpose: This item extends the Sault Ste. Marie, MI and St. Ignace, MI Military Housing Area (MHA) MI145 as a location to receive an extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. Effective: February 1, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

UTD for MAP 84-21(R) New Orleans, LA, CY 2022 TLE Extension

Purpose: This item adds the New Orleans, LA Military Housing Area (MHA) LA116 as a location to receive an additional extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE). Effective: February 1, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

CTD for CAP 8-22(I) Update FTR Bulletin References from 21-04 to 22-04

Purpose: This item replaces all references to Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 21-04 with FTR Bulletin 22-04. FTR Bulletin 22-04 rescinded FTR Bulletin 21-04 and re-established the information with a later expiration date of June 30, 2022. Effective: When published in the Joint Travel Regulations on February 1, 2022.

Feb. 1, 2022

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 32-21 (R) Invitational Travel Authorization for Volunteers to an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee

Purpose: This item adds a new invitational travel authorization (ITA) category to the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), par. 030501 for individuals who provide voluntary services to support programs of a State committee (SC) of the ESGR. Effective: When printed in the Joint Travel Regulations on February 1, 2022.

Jan. 25, 2022

TAC Outreach Call 1/25/22: Group Authorization

We invite you to attend the TAC Outreach Call on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET, where we will discuss Group Authorizations.

Jan. 21, 2022

UTD for MAP 3-22(R) Coos Bay, Oregon TLE Extension

Purpose: This item adds the Coos Bay, OR Military Housing Area (OR242) as a location to receive extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452. Effective:  January 21, 2022

Jan. 21, 2022

UTD for MAP 04-22(R) Port Angeles, WA 2022 TLE Extension

Purpose: This item adds the Port Angeles, WA Military Housing Area (MHA) WA308 as a location to receive an additional extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE). Effective: January 21, 2022

Jan. 17, 2022

Travel Assistance Center Pilots Callback Feature

Starting January 17, 2022, the Travel Assistance Center will pilot a callback feature that allows callers to hold their place in the queue rather than waiting on the line.

Jan. 1, 2022

W21007 Calendar Year 2022 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates

Purpose: This memo implements the calendar year 2022 official temporary and relocation mileage rates in the General Services Administration website. Effective: January 1, 2022

Dec. 24, 2021

UTD for MAP 66-21(R) Portsmouth, NH/Kittery, ME TLE Extension

This item adds the Portsmouth, NH/Kittery, ME Military Housing Area (MHA) NH194 as a location to receive an extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE).

Nov. 22, 2021

Fall 2021 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: The Journey to MyTravel | Prevent Travel Card Declines: Set a PIN Before You Travel | Registration Now Open for 2022 GovTravels | Use Your Travel Card for Meals – Stay Policy Compliant + Earn Rewards | Motorcoach Driver Shortage Delays DoD Training & Missions | We Hope You’ll Never Need Us, but If You Do We’re Here

July 14, 2021

GSA Announces FY22 City Pair Program Contract Awards

On July 13, 2021, GSA announced the award of the Fiscal Year 2022 City Pair Program (CPP) contracts which were awarded to 8 airlines - United, American, Southwest, JetBlue, Delta, Hawaiian, Alaska, and Silver Airways in 12,626 markets, covering 91.7% of government markets.

June 22, 2021

Watch Now: Interview with a GTCC Program SME

In the latest installment of the Defense Travel Management Office team member Ken Hennessy provides an introduction into the Government Travel Charge Card Program covering policies, benefits, eligibility, as well as the application process, card features, and available customer service options.

June 21, 2021

Summer 2021 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: Rapidly Changing COVID-19 Travel Environment | What Can You Expect During Your Next Hotel Stay? | What’s New with Defense Travel Modernization | Rental Car Shortage Felt by Defense Travelers | Mark Your Calendars for GovTravels 2022 | Dining Traveler Rewards – Too Good to Be True?

April 27, 2021

DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1, 2021

GTCC Email Reminders

The Citibank feed contains ALL transactions, both DTS and MyTravel (SAP Concur). Any time a traveler uses the GTCC, transactions will show up in MyTravel, even when the traveler is using DTS for travel. As a result, DTS travelers who may have never used MyTravel will receive these emails when using their GTCC.

March 22, 2021

Spring 2021 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: GovTravels Symposium Goes Virtual! | Excellence In Practice Award Winners Celebrated At GovTravels 2021 | Learn What’s New With The Integrated Lodging Program | Travel Managers In Action | Take A Peek At Our New Look | Know Before You Go: Travel During The Pandemic

Jan. 1, 2021

UTD for MAP 85-21(R) New London, CT CY 2022 TLE Extension

Purpose: This item adds the New London, CT Military Housing Area (MHA) CT049 as a location to receive an additional extension of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE). Effective: January 1, 2022

Nov. 23, 2020

Fall 2020 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: Performance Based Management: Our Method, Our Success, Our Vision | The Impact of the Pandemic on the Travel Industry | Better Performance Tracking and a Compliance Tool Recode on the Horizon | Lights, Camera, Action! | Travelers are Helping to Shape the DoD Travel System Prototype | GovTravels 2021 Goes Virtual | Check Your Inbox. Defense Travel Enterprise Customer Satisfaction Survey Launches | We Want to Hear From You!

June 22, 2020

Summer 2020 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: Smart Dining. It Just Makes Sense | The Work Doesn’t Stop | It’s Here: New Look For TraX | Update On Defense Travel Modernization Prototype | Practice DTS Simulations Using EWTS | We Want To Hear From You! | Check Out Our New JTR Webpage | TSA Institutes New Security Measures In Response to COVID-19

April 17, 2020

DTS/EWTS Software Update FY20: Expense Release

Note: Information and dates provided below are subject to change without notice. Information will be updated as necessary.I. GENERAL SOFTWARE UPDATE INFORMATION I. FUNCTIONALITY RESOLVED/INCLUDED WITH RELEASE EWTS Release Date: April 13, 2020 DTS Release Date: This release is being scheduled to be implemented in a phased approach across DoD

March 23, 2020

Spring 2020 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: Know Before You Go, Travel Precautions and Guidance | What You Missed At GovTravels | Defense Travel Modernization: The Future Traveler Experience is Now | Our Excellence in Practice (EiP) Award Winners | Travel Managers in Action | Modernizing PCS Travel: The AF Pilot Program Leading the Way

Nov. 18, 2019

Fall 2019 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: DoD Preferred Lodging Means Duty of Care for Travelers | Save the Date for GovTravels 2020 | Get To Know the Team Behind the DTM | “Military Bus” Will Be The DoD Bus Program

March 25, 2019

Spring 2019 Defense Travel Dispatch

Inside: Modernized Travel System Update | Recap of GovTravels 2019 | DTS Goes Mobile | DoD DineSmart: How You Can Make an Impact | 2019 Excellence in Practice (EiP) Award Winners | Beware Admin Fees From Cashless Tolls | Travel Managers In Action