Joint Travel Regulations Changes

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TitleDescriptionEffective Date
UTD for MAP 24-24(I), Correction to Realign the JTR to Statutory Authority for the Career Intermission ProgramThis item realigns the JTR with the statutory authority contained in 10 USC §710 that entitles Service members participating in the program to "travel performed from the residence of the member, at the time of release from active service to participate in the program, to the location in the United States designated by the member as his residence during the period of participation in the program;...". The JTR originally stated "...HOS in the U.S..." but was inadvertently changed to “CONUS” in the December 2017 rewrite.4/19/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 23-24(I), Partially Rescinding MAP-CAP 12-24 (I)This item clarifies that due to review by the Office of General Counsel subsequent to the publication of MAP-CAP 12-24 (I) "Clarification of Rental Vehicle Expenses" it was identified that the changes made to Table 2-8 Rule 5 must be rescinded. Additional changes may be implemented once guidance is received regarding rental vehicle vendors charging the Government Administrative Rate Supplemental (GARS) after April 1, 2024 for reservations made prior to April 1, 2024 and how the U.S. Government will recoup any charges that may have occurred.4/15/2024
UTD for MAP 101-23(R), Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension – Vandenberg SFB, CA (CA026)This item reinstates the Vandenberg SFB, CA Military Housing Area (MHA) CA026 as a location to receive an extended Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) under the authority in 37 U.S.C. § 452(b)(11). Due to a shortage of housing in the Vandenberg SFB, CAMHA, personnel require additional time to locate and secure permanent housing. This item reinstates Vandenberg SFB, CA as a location to receive up to 60 days TLE.3/28/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 14-24(E), Privately owned vehicle (POV) constructive cost analysis updateThis item inserts clarifying language identified in GSA’s Federal register notice2023-00733, which issued a final ruling to clarify the calculation of “constructed cost” as it relates to temporary duty (TDY) travel. This item clarifies that what factors should be compared to privately owned vehicle costs to when preparing a constructive cost analysis. Prior Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and General Services Board of Contract Appeals(GSCBA)decisions also address the compiling of cost associated with the method selected as most advantageous to the government (See In the Matter of Russell E. Yates, GSBCA No.15109–TRAV (Jan. 28, 2000); In the Matter of Stephen M. England, CBCA 3903–TRAV (Jan.30,2015)).3/19/2024
UTD for MAP 19-24(I) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Recertification – Edwards AFB/Palmdale, CA (CA457)This item extends the TLE extension recertification dates for the Edwards AFB/Palmdale CA (CA457) Military Housing Area (MHA). The initiating local command documented and certified the continued existence of a housing shortage.3/14/2024
UTD for MAP 15-24(I), Clarify Inactive Duty Training (IDT) Outside the Normal Commuting AreaThis item clarifies that allowances paid to Reserve component (RC) members performing IDT outside the normal commuting distance are limited to expenses for travel to and from the IDT location (as identified in JTR, par. 032304-B).3/13/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 05-24(I), Clarification of Limitation on Lodging Taxes and Fees ReimbursementThis item clarifies that if a traveler does not utilize lodging at or below the lodging portion of the applicable per diem rate, and is not authorized AEA, lodging taxes and percentage-based fees will be prorated to what the Government would have paid if the traveler did utilize lodging at the per diem rate. If the TDY location is an ILP location, the same applies to the published ILP rate rather than the per diem rate.3/7/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 13-24(I), Clarification of Electronic Travel System Authorization AuthorityThis item clarifies that travel authorizations produced in an electronic travel system are not required to use or reproduce a corresponding DD Form 1610 as long as the system contains all data elements required by FTR, Chapter 301, Appendix C. A printed copy of an electronic travel authorization is considered a valid order if it contains the data elements that would be included in a DD Form 1610.3/6/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 12-24(I), Clarification of Rental Vehicle ExpensesThis item clarifies rental vehicle expenses that are reimbursable based on the U.S. Government Rental Car Agreement #5 with an implementation date of April 1, 2024.3/6/2024
UTD for MAP 9-24(I) -- Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Recertification – Atlantic City, NJ (NJ196)This item extends the temporary lodging expense (TLE) extension recertification dates for the Atlantic City, NJ (NJ196) Military Housing Area (MHA). The initiating local command documented and certified the continued existence of a housing shortage on February 21, 2024.3/4/2024
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