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Feb. 23, 2024

Sustainable Defense Travel – Travel Green on your next Official Trip

To support the goals in President Biden’s Executive Order 14057 of December 8, 2021, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability, the White House has issued instructions that direct Federal agencies to prioritize the use of sustainable transportation for official travel. The December 14, 2023 Memorandum [PDF, 6 pages] provides guidance to agencies to make the use of sustainable transportation easier to access and book, consistent with agency missions and fiscal responsibility.

Feb. 20, 2024

UTD-CTD for MAP-CAP 104-23(I), Sustainable Transportation for Official Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel

This is a statutory (S) item implementing the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations Parts 301-10 and 301-70, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-24-05 “Catalyzing Sustainable Transportation Through Federal Travel,” and Executive Order 14057, “Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability.” FTR Bulletin 24-02, published in the Federal Register on December 18, 2023, states, “This bulletin clarifies existing regulations for determining the method of transportation that is most advantageous to the Government and encourages Federal travelers to make sustainable, cost-effective transportation choices when conducting official TDY travel.

Feb. 15, 2024

UTD for MAP 6-24(I) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Recertification – Moody AFB, GA (GA081)

This item extends the TLE extension recertification dates for the Moody AFB GA (GA081) Military Housing Area (MHA). The initiating local command documented and certified the continued existence of a housing shortage.

Feb. 12, 2024

TAC Outreach Call 02/13/2024: DTS Login Process

We invite you to join the TAC Outreach Call held Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET to discuss the login process for DTS and error messages that may occur.

Jan. 31, 2024

UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 04-24(I), Remove Reference to Travel Modernization Pilot Program Exemption

This item removes the Travel Modernization Pilot Program exemption for using Defense Table of Distances.

Jan. 30, 2024

UTD for MAP 14-23(R), Child Care Reimbursement Incident to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

This item implements a new pilot program pursuant by Section 627 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. In accordance with Section 627, the Secretary of Defense must carry out a pilot program to reimburse a member of the Armed Forces for travel and transportation expenses incurred by a child care provider during a permanent change of station (PCS) when child care is not available at a military child development center at the new permanent duty station (PDS) within 30 days of the Service member’s reporting date.

Jan. 30, 2024

UTD-CTD for MAP-CAP 102-23(I), Add Language Clarifying Use of a Transportation Network Company (TNC)

This item clarifies and expands the use of a Transportation Network Company (TNC) in the Joint Travel Regulations.

Jan. 29, 2024

GovTravels 2024 – There’s still time to register!

The 2024 GovTravels Symposium will be held Monday, February 26 through Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jan. 24, 2024

Save on Lodging Taxes in Exempt Locations

In some states and U.S. territories (e.g. Puerto Rico), federal travelers on official business are exempt from paying certain lodging taxes when using a DoD Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC).

Jan. 19, 2024

TAC Outreach Call 01/23/2024: Groups and Membership Rules

We invite you to join the TAC Outreach Call held Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 0800 (8 AM) and 1300 (1 PM) ET to discuss how groups and membership rules in DTS work.