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Joint Travel Regulations Changes

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TitleDescriptionEffective Date
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 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/CTD for MAP/CAP 18-24(E), Zero-Emission Vehicle Rental Vehicle Charging Related ExpensesThis item provides a clarification to JTR Table 2-8 to include the following: (1) A provision under rule 4 that includes when the nearest compatible charging station has no charge points open and available as a reason the rental company’s refueling charges may reimbursed. (2) A rule to clarify a parking fee is reimbursable when the parking fee is a result of entering an airport parking lot or garage that offers free ZEV charging in order to charge the rental ZEV before return.6/1/2024
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(I) "Clarification of Rental Vehicle Expenses" it was identified that the changes made to Table 2-8 Rule 5 must be rescinded.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/CTD for MAP/CAP 27-24(I) Miscellaneous CorrectionsThis item corrects miscellaneous minor grammatical errors in the Joint Travel Regulations.5/1/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 31-24(E), Add Jordan, Joint Training Center, as an Administrative Household Goods (HHG) Weight Allowance LocationThis item adds Jordan, Joint Training Center, as an administrative Household Goods (HHG) Weight Allowance Location. In accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), paragraph 051402, household goods (HHG) weight allowances can be administratively reduced at a permanent duty station (PDS) outside the continental United States (OCONUS) based on conditions at that location. Effective on June 18, 2024.6/18/2024
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 36-22(I), Replace "Gas" with "Fuel"The Federal Register was updated to implement a final rule proposed by the General Services Administration. The update changes references of “gas” to “fuel” and further defines fuel to account for other types of vehicle power sources, such as hydrogen, propane, and electricity. See Federal Register notice Vol. 87, No. 78, Friday, April 22, 2022.5/23/2022
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 60-23(E), Travel In and Around the PDSThis item clarifies that for Service members and employees who are working remotely, whose official worksite is as defined in 5 CFR 531.602 and determined under the criteria in 5 CFR 531.605, whose remote official worksite is not within a defined local area, the local area will be within 50 miles of that remote official worksite. For remote Service members and employees within the local commuting area, transportation expenses between a Service member’s or an employee’s official worksite and the Service’s or organization’s worksite may be authorized, at the discretion of the Service’s or organization’s remote work policy.7/18/2023
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 79-23(E), Clarification of Reimbursable Lodging Expenses Associated with Rental or Lease of Nonconventional Lodging such as a Single-Family Home or ApartmentThis item clarifies JTR Paragraph 020303-G, indicating that rental or lease of a single-family home or apartment is considered long term lodging regardless of whether the lodging costs are accrued daily, weekly, or monthly. This item also clarifies Table 2-8,indicating that parking at a single-family home or apartment is considered part of the lodging cost and not separately reimbursable. This item also clarifies Table 2-16 fees, such as tourism, safe, service, or resort fees may only be reimbursed in conjunction with conventional lodging(hotel and motel establishments).10/19/2023
UTD/CTD for MAP/CAP 8-24 (I) -- Add AFRICOM Funded Environmental and Morale Leave (FEML) Locations and DestinationsThis item updates the Joint Travel Regulation’s Authorized Funded Environmental and Morale Leave (FEML) Locations and Destinations supplement by designating five new AFRICOM locations.2/23/2024
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