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Permanent Change of Station/Relocation
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 12/24/13

  1. HOUSE HUNTING TRIP (HHT) PRIOR TO MOVE - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  2. TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE (CONUS)
  3. UNIFORMED: TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE (TLE) & TEMPORARY LODGING ALLOWANCE (TLA) / CIVILIAN: TEMPORARY QUARTERS SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE (TQSA) AND FOREIGN TRANSFER ALLOWANCE (FTA) – (OCONUS)
  4. MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE ALLOWANCE (MEA) / DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE (DLA)
  5. REAL ESTATE EXPENSES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  6. RELOCATION SERVICES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  7. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  8. HOME MARKETING INCENTIVE PROGRAM - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  9. PER DIEM FOR PCS TRAVEL
  10. TAX REIMBURSEMENT - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  11. WAIVE LIMITATION ON PCS RELOCATION ALLOWANCES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  12. TEMPORARY CHANGE OF STATION (TCS) - LIMITED RELOCATION ALLOWANCES IN LIEU OF EXTENDED TDY - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  13. PCS ALLOWANCES TIME LIMITATION
  14. TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY OWNED CONVEYANCE (POC)
  15. DEPENDENT TRAVEL WITHIN CONUS BY OTHER THAN POC
  16. HHG TRANSPORTATION
  17. MOBILE HOME TRANSPORTATION
  18. NON-TEMPORARY STORAGE (CONUS)
  19. HHG TRANSPORTATION OUTSIDE CONUS
  20. NONTEMPORARY STORAGE OUTSIDE CONUS
  21. DAMAGE CLAIMS
  22. TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES (POV) (CONUS)
  23. TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE (POV) (OCONUS)
  24. POV STORAGE IN LIEU OF POV TRANSPORTATION - FOR UNIFORMED MEMBERS
  25. DEPENDENT TRAVEL OUTSIDE CONUS
  26. DEPENDENT EARLY RETURN/EARLY RETURN OF DEPENDENT ALLOWANCES

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

1. HOUSE HUNTING TRIP (HHT) PRIOR TO MOVE

(Allowed between PDSs located within CONUS and between PDSs in CONUS and non-foreign OCONUS areas)

(UNIFORMED (UNI): None)
(CIVILIAN (CIV): 5 USC §5724a(b))

Transportation expenses and per diem for the employee & spouse may be authorized for up to 10 days. The Standard CONUS per diem rate applies when house hunting trips are paid under the ‘Lodgings-Plus’ method.

DoD components may pay a single amount (Lump sum) to cover the cost of meals, incidentals and lodging instead of per diem using the ‘Lodgings-Plus’ method. The single amount is:

(a) when employee and spouse both travel, the applicable locality rate multiplied by 6.25, or

(b) when only one of them travels, the applicable locality rate is multiplied by 5.

Transportation or per diem allowances are not authorized for this permissive travel.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

2. TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE

Civilian employees
Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expense Allowance (TQSE)
(CIV: 5 USC §5724a(c))

Uniformed members
Temporary Lodging Expenses Allowance (TLE)
(UNI: 37 USC §474a)

TQSE may be authorized when the new PDS is in CONUS or a non-foreign OCONUS location.
TQSE(AE) (Actual Subsistence Expenses):

TQSE(AE) may be authorized NTE 120 days.

Within CONUS
:
The rate within CONUS for the first 30 days is the Standard CONUS per diem rate NTE $129/day for the employee, $96.75 (75%) for each dependent age 12 or older, $64.50 (50%) for each dependent under age 12).

Non-Foreign OCONUS
:
The rate in a non-foreign OCONUS location is based on the PDS per diem rates.

TQSE(LS) (Lump Sum):

TQSE(LS) may be authorized NTE 30 days; rather than TQSE(AE) NTE rates shown above.

The employee lump sum is 75% of the PDS locality per diem rate (old or new depending on where temporary quarters will be occupied) for the authorized number of days, and 25% for each dependent.

TLE may be authorized NTE:

10 days:
- ICW a PCS to a CONUS PDS, or,

- when reporting to the first CONUS PDS from the HOR or initial technical school and moving dependents.

5 days
:
- ICW a PCS from CONUS to an OCONUS PDS (TLA is received at the OCONUS site), or,

- when reporting to the first OCONUS PDS from the HOR or initial technical school.

Exception
: For locations listed in JFTR, par. U5710-B, payment is limited to 60 days for a PCS to a CONUS PDS for which a temporary increase was prescribed due to:

- a major disaster (PDS must be located in a Presidentially-declared disaster area), or

- the PDS is experiencing a sudden increase in number of members assigned.
Reimbursement may not exceed $290/day/family. Multiply the relevant percentage by the applicable locality per diem rates.

- Member or 1 dependent: 65%

- Member and 1 dependent, or 2 dependents only: 100%

- Each additional dependent:

- age 12 and over, add: 35%

- under age 12, add: 25%
Member-to-member couples:

- each spouse begins with 65% and may be reimbursed up to $290/day,

- Member may NOT claim the other member or the same dependent(s)/same days.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

3. UNIFORMED: TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE (TLE) & TEMPORARY LODGING ALLOWANCE (TLA)

(+ Alaska & Hawai'i)

CIVILIAN: FOREIGN TRANSFER ALLOWANCE (FTA(SE)) & TEMPORARY QUARTERS SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE (TQSA)

(UNI: TLE 37 USC §474a
        TLA 37 USC §475)

(CIV: FTA(SE) 5 USC §5924(2)
TQSA 5 USC §5923(a))

FTA(SE) Maximum 10 days per diem prior to departure from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, plus (TQSA) maximum 90 days expenses after arrival at and 30 days prior to departure from foreign area.

TQSA is paid based on the lodging location.

The 90- and 30-day periods may be extended up to but not more than an additional 60 days in each case if continued occupancy of temporary quarters is required for compelling reasons beyond the employee’s control.

TLE maximum 5 days expenses (max $290/day/family) prior to CONUS departure.

TLA applies to non-foreign and foreign OCONUS locations. TLA if authorized by the OCONUS TLA Authority is:

1. Ordinarily limited to 60 or fewer days lodging & meals after arrival.

2. Usually limited to 10 days prior to OCONUS departure.

3. And when necessary (not personal convenience), Extended Overseas TLA for continued occupancy of temporary quarters.

TLA-Special may be authorized if par. U9195 criteria are met.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

4. MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE ALLOWANCE (MEA) FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE (DLA) FOR UNIFORMED MEMBERS

(Covers miscellaneous relocating expenses)

(CIV: 5 USC §5724a(f))

(UNI: 37 USC §477)

An employee with no dependent(s) receives a $650 ($500 if effective date of transfer before 18 July 2011) flat amount or, if expenses are itemized, an amount up to 1 week's basic compensation.

An employee with dependent(s) receives a $1,300 ($1,000 if effective date of transfer before 18 July 2011) flat amount or, if expenses are itemized, an amount up to 2 week's basic compensation.
An employee-married-to-employee couple with no dependent(s) receives MEA under specific situations.

The maximum MEA authorized must not exceed the highest basic salary for a GS-13.

DLA at the with- or without-dependents rate is paid ICW actual PCS travel. DLA amounts vary by rank and dependency status.

DLA is not authorized for the last PCS (separation or retirement); the first PCS unless the dependents move; and for a member without dependents assigned to GOV’T quarters at the new PDS.

Partial DLA must be paid to a member who is ordered to occupy/vacate GOV’T family-type quarters under specific circumstances.
Partial DLA is paid to a member who is ordered to occupy/vacate privatized housing for the GOV’T’s convenience.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

5. REAL ESTATE EXPENSESFOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

(UNI: None)

(CIV: 5 USC §§5724a(d)(1) - (7))
See HAP website. http://hap.usace.army.mil/ for more information.

Reimbursement is limited to a maximum of 10% on sale price and 5% on purchase price.

(Allowed when old and new PDS are in U.S. or a non-foreign OCONUS area & when return from a foreign PDS is not to same U.S. or non-foreign OCONUS PDS.)

Reimbursement of real estate expenses is not authorized by law for uniformed members.

However, refer to the Homeowner’s Assistance Program (HAP) website for housing assistance that may available for Uniformed members.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

6. RELOCATION SERVICES FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
(GOV’T contractor buys the employee's residence & assists with finding residence at new PDS)

(UNI: None)

See below HAP website for more information found at http://hap.usace.army.mil/home.html.

Contractor purchases employee's residence (limited to house value of $750,000 (Eff 6-30-05), which may be waived) & assists with purchasing residence at new PDS.

(Applies in cases where real estate allowances would be authorized, except as limited by each Service.)

Reimbursement of relocation services expenses is not authorized by law for uniformed members.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

7. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

(UNI: None)

(CIV: 5 USC §§5724a(d)(8) and (e))
See below HAP website for more information found at http://hap.usace.army.mil/home.html.

Property management services are allowed when an:

(1) employee is transferred from the U.S. or a non-foreign OCONUS area to a foreign area, and

(2) returns to a different PDS than the one from which transferred to the foreign area, or

(3) transfers within the U.S. (including to/from/between non-foreign areas) and property management services are authorized in lieu of real estate allowances.

Reimbursement of property management service expenses are not authorized by law for uniformed members.

However, refer to Homeowner’s Assistance Program (HAP) website for housing assistance that may available for Uniformed members.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

8. HOME MARKETING INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

(UNI: None)

(CIV: 5 USC §5756)

See below HAP website for more information found at http://hap.usace.army.mil/home.html.

This program allows a home marketing incentive to an employee who uses the home sale program, and independently and aggressively markets and finds a buyer for the residence.

The amount of the incentive may not exceed the lesser of 1 to 5% of the residence purchase price, $10,000 or ½ of the savings realized from the reduced fee paid to the relocation services company as a result of the employee finding a buyer.

See Uniformed Service member comments regarding the Homeowner’s Assistance Program (HAP).

Reimbursement of home marketing incentive program is not authorized by law for uniformed members.

However, refer to Homeowner’s Assistance Program (HAP) website for housing assistance that may available for Uniformed members.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

9. PER DIEM FOR PCS TRAVEL

(Per diem rates & criteria set by regulations)

(CIV: 5 USC §5724a(a))

(UNI: 37 USC §474)

Within CONUS: Travel by POC or commercial means up to the Standard CONUS rate ($129 as of 10/1/2013 ) set by the General Services Administration (under ‘Lodgings–Plus’) for employee, 75% of the employee's computed rate for the spouse & each dependent age 12 or older, and 50% for each dependent under age 12.

Outside CONUS:
Per diem locality rates apply with the same fractional amounts for dependents listed above.

Travel by POC: Per diem for the member is at the flat Standard CONUS rate ($123 as of 10/1/20/13).

Travel by Commercial Means: Per diem for the member is at the ‘Lodgings-Plus’ rate for the new PDS or the rate for the delay point if the member stops overnight.
Dependent: Per diem is 75% of the member's applicable rate for each dependent age 12 or older, and 50% for each dependent under age 12.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

10. TAX REIMBURSEMENTS FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
(UNI: None)

(CIV: 5 USC §5724b)

Reimbursement for nearly all additional taxes incurred as result of PCS.

Not authorized by JFTR provisions for members. Additional taxes for PCS allowances are rarely incurred by Uniformed Services’ members. See IRS website, Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces for tax information.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

11. WAIVE LIMITATION ON PCS RELOCATION ALLOWANCES

(UNI: None)

(CIV: 5 USC §5738)

DoD component may waive any limitations on PCS allowances for an employee relocating to or from a remote or isolated location who otherwise would suffer a hardship.
PCS allowances authorized by federal statutes/regulations cannot be waived by the Agency/Service or the employee. However, discretionary PCS allowances may be authorized only if the eligible employee and dependents meet the required criteria.

Not authorized in law.  PCS allowances authorized by federal statutes/regulations cannot be waived by the Service or the member. However, discretionary PCS allowances may be authorized only if the eligible member and dependents meet the required criteria.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

12. TEMPORARY CHANGE OF STATION (TCS) - LIMITED RELOCATION (PCS) ALLOWANCES FOR EXTENDED TDY
(UNI: None)
(CIV: 5 USC §5737)

Limited relocation allowances instead of TDY per diem for an extended TDY (6 to 30 months).

When a TCS is authorized, the employee is authorized travel and transportation (including per diem) of dependents, HHG transportation, shipment of POV, relocation income tax allowance, and miscellaneous expense allowance.

May be authorized HHT, TQSE, property management services and NTS for HHG.

Not authorized in law for members. A member is issued TDY or PCS travel order only. Refer to JFTR, par. U2230, TDY over 180 days and Chapter 4, Part I regarding Indeterminate TDY travel order.

TCS order applies to civilian employee only. The member is financially responsible for erroneous PCS allowances received for unauthorized TCS order issued by the Service.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

13. PCS ALLOWANCES TIME LIMITATION

An employee has 1 year (2 years if effective date of transfer before 1 August 2011) in which to complete use of the allowances. This 2-year requirement is in statute and regulations.

However, in unusual circumstances the period for sale and purchase of a residence may be extended for an additional 1 year (2 years if effective date of transfer before 1 August 2011) when authorized by the commanding officer of the activity that is bearing the cost; prior to the allowances expiration period.

If an extension is authorized it also applies to the other transfer allowances.

There is no authority to waive the maximum 2-year limitation for PCS allowances.

Normally allowances authorized in a member's PCS order are valid to that location until receipt of a further PCS order away from that location.

Separated and retired uniformed personnel PCS allowances are limited to 6 months or one year respectively from the official Service release date (refer to JFTR, pars. U5125 and U5130); unless the Services extended such benefits per JFTR, par. U5012-I authority prior to the allowances expiration period.
Extension if authorized is based on the GOV’T interest; not the member’s personal convenience. NTS/SIT of HHG transportation charges beyond the limitation period is the member’s financial responsibility.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

14. TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY OWNED CONVEYANCE (PCS)
(MALT rate set by GSA)
(UNI: 37 USC §474(d))
(CIV: 5 USC §5724(a)(1))

Standard $.235/mile. Effective date 1 Jan 14 ($.235/mile if PCS commenced 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2014)

Standard $.235/mile. Effective date 1 Jan 14 ($.235/mile if PCS commenced 1 Jan – 31  Dec 2014)

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

15. DEPENDENT TRAVEL WITHIN CONUS BY OTHER THAN POC

(UNI: 37 USC §476(a))

(CIV: 5 USC §5724(a)(1))

Within CONUS dependents may be authorized to travel by commercial means (air, rail, bus) unless they elect to travel by POC, from the old PDS to the new PDS.

Within CONUS dependents may be authorized to travel by commercial means (air, rail, bus), unless they elect to travel by POC, from the old PDS to the new PDS.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

16. HHG TRANSPORTATION

(UNI: 37 USC §476)

(CIV: 5 USC §5724(a)(2))

All employees 18,000 pounds with administrative limitation (4,500 pounds) possible if sent OCONUS.

Authorized up to 18,000 pounds, but varies by grade & dependency status. Range: 5,000 pounds (E-1) to 18,000 pounds (O-6 or above) with administrative limitations (25% or 2,500 pounds, whichever is more) possible if sent OCONUS.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

17. MOBILE HOME TRANSPORTATION

(Transportation of a Mobile Home is in lieu of HHG transportation and is authorized only within CONUS, within Alaska, & between CONUS & Alaska)

(UNI: 37 USC §479)

(CIV: 5 USC §5724(b))

When moved by a commercial transporter, reimbursement includes carrier charges, road fares & tolls, permits & charges for pilot car.

If towed by POC, reimbursement is $0.11/mile plus the mileage allowance prescribed for driving the POC.

Mobile home may be transported by GBL.

Reimbursement is limited to what it would have cost the GOV’T to transport the employee's maximum HHG weight allowance.

When moved by a commercial transporter, reimbursement includes carrier charges, road fares & tolls, permits & charges for pilot car.

If towed by POC, reimbursement is for actual costs. For self-propelled mobile home, reimbursement is at $0.51/mile.

Mobile home may be transported by GBL.

Reimbursement is limited to what it would have cost the GOV’T to transport the member's maximum HHG weight allowance.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

18. NON-TEMPORARY STORAGE (NTS) (CONUS)

(UNI: 37 USC §476(d))

(CIV: 5 USC §5726(c))

Only when transferred to an isolated PDS.

At the member's option, with weight & shipment caveat subject to the Transportation Office approval per JFTR, par. U5380 authority.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

19. HHG TRANSPORTATION OUTSIDE CONUS

(Furnishings provided)

(Weight limitation set by regulations)

An employee is authorized 4,500 pounds, plus non-available furniture items, unaccompanied baggage and PBP&E.

The 4,500 pounds may be increased under certain circumstances.

2,500 pounds or 25 percent of HHG weight allowance, plus unaccompanied baggage, non-available furniture items, PBP&E and medical equipment.

The Secretarial Process may authorize an increase above 2,500 pounds.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

20. NONTEMPORARY STORAGE OUTSIDE CONUS

(UNI: 37 USC §476(d))

(CIV: 5 USC §5726(b))

May be authorized for tour length if HHG cannot be used.

At the member's option, with weight and shipment caveats.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

21. DAMAGE CLAIMS

JAG Manual

An employee typically has nine months from the date of delivery to file a claim directly with the carrier to receive full replacement value (repair or replacement). Claims can still be filed through the military claims office for up to two years but these claims may receive only the depreciated rate.  Questions should be addressed to your military claims office.

Claims are processed through the Personal Property Shipping Office or Transportation Service Provider (TSP) responsible for the area in which the HHG were delivered.

Claims are limited to $40,000 depreciated value of the shipment regardless of weight.

Purchase of additional insurance coverage is not addressed in JTR.

A member typically has nine months from the date of delivery to file a claim directly with the carrier to receive full replacement value (repair or replacement). Claims can still be filed through the military claims office for up to two years but these claims may receive only the depreciated rate. Questions should be addressed to your military claims office.

Claims are processed through the Personal Property Shipping Office or Transportation Service Provider (TSP) responsible for the area in which the HHG were delivered.

Claims are limited to $40,000 depreciated value of the shipment regardless of weight.

Purchase of additional insurance coverage is not addressed in JFTR.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

22. TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES (POV) (CONUS)

(UNI: 10 USC §2634, 37 USC §476)

(CIV: 5 USC§ 5727(c))

DoD component may authorize/ approve the transportation of up to two POVs incident to a PCS within CONUS or travel to a first PDS within CONUS when advantageous and cost effective to the GOV’T.

Uniformed Service may authorize/approve the transportation of one POV incident to a PCS within CONUS or travel to a first PDS within CONUS when:

(1) the member is medically unable to drive or does not have the time to drive (par. U5415), or

(2) a military unit home port change, and

(3) under JFTR, par. U5417 authority.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

23. TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE (POV) (OCONUS)
Maximum POV damage reimbursement is limited to $20,000 per shipped POV at GOV’T expense.

(UNI: 10 USC §2634, 37 USC §476(h))

(CIV: 5 USC §5727)

Transportation may be authorized for one POV for a PCS to an OCONUS PDS, between OCONUS PDSs and upon return to CONUS or a non-foreign OCONUS area.

Shipment may be authorized for a non-emergency replacement POV (one every 4 years) and an emergency POV - when approved by the DoD component.

Transportation may be authorized for one POV incident to a PCS to an OCONUS PDS, between OCONUS PDSs and upon return to CONUS.

Shipment may also be authorized for a replacement POV during any 4-year period.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

24. POV STORAGE IN LIEU OF POV TRANSPORTATION

(UNI: 10 USC §2634)

(CIV: None)

Not authorized in law. The employee is financially responsible for POV storage charges if erroneously authorized by the Agency.

A member is authorized storage of a POV when:

(a) ordered to an OCONUS PDS to which a POV isn't permitted to be transported, or

(b) sent TDY on a contingency operation, for more than 30 days.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

25. DEPENDENT TRAVEL OUTSIDE CONUS

(UN I: 37 USC §474)

(CIV: 5 USC §5724(a)(1))

GOV’T or commercial air travel to a new PDS outside CONUS is authorized.
Premium-class transportation (exceeds coach accommodation) must not be authorized or approved for PCS travel as the arrival or reporting time is not mission-critical.

GOV’T or commercial air travel to a new PDS outside CONUS is authorized.
Premium-class transportation (exceeds coach accommodation) must not be authorized or approved for PCS travel as the arrival or reporting time is not mission-critical.

ALLOWANCE

CIVILIAN

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBER

26. OCONUS DEPENDENT EARLY RETURN (ERD)/EARLY RETURN OF DEPENDENT

The Agency may authorize a dependent(s) early return to the United States from a foreign OCONUS PDS to the employee’s actual residence or an alternate location before the tour completion. See JTR , Chapter 5, Part J.

If authorized, the dependents’ travel and transportation expenses are the employee’s financial responsibility subject to possible reimbursement once the OCONUS tour is completed. GOV’T funded travel is at the Agency’s discretion based on GOV’T interest (not personal convenience).

The Service may authorize an early return of dependent(s) to an authorized location from a non-foreign or foreign OCONUS PDS before the member’s OCONUS tour is completed. The Service may approve an ERD if in the GOV’T’s interest. See JFTR, Chapter 5, Part J.

If authorized, travel and transportation allowances to the authorized location are allowed but if a POV is shipped under ERD travel order, the member forfeits the authority to ship a POV upon the OCONUS tour completion.

See par. U5205 for Travel and Transportation Allowances for a Dependent Relocating for Personal Safety (CONUS and OCONUS applicability).

Most dollar limits on civilian allowances are imposed either by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) (41 CFR §302) or Joint Travel Regulations, Volume 2 (JTR). JTR is the DoD supplement to FTR. Most dollar or weight limits on uniformed personnel allowances are imposed by law or directly/indirectly by the Services through JFTR. Some JFTR limits are based on DoD policy (Pers, Trans); some Service-unique policies implemented through regulations that supplement JFTR.

 

For more information about uniformed member allowances, see the Joint Federal Travel Regulations, Volume 1 (JFTR) on this website under the Travel Regulations tab. JFTR has the information. Here's where it is:

  • General Rules (JFTR, Ch 5, Part A)
  • Member Travel (JFTR, Ch 5, Part B) - Travel via Homeport/Designated Place
  • Dependent Travel (JFTR, Ch 5, Part C) (More than 2 POCs, JFTR, par. U5015-B)
  • HHG Shipment (w/Storage) and/or NTS (JFTR, Ch 5, Part D & App F)
  • POV Shipment (JFTR, Ch 5, Part E, Section 1)
  • POV Storage (JFTR, Ch 5, Part E, Section 2)
  • Mobile Dwelling Shipment in lieu of HHG Shipment (JFTR, Ch 5, Part F)
  • Dislocation Allowance DLA (JFTR, Ch 5, Part G)
  • Temporary Lodging Expenses (TLE) CONUS (10/5 Days) (JFTR, Ch 5, Part H)
  • Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) OCONUS (JFTR, Ch 9, Part C)

For more information about civilian employee allowances, see the Joint Travel Regulations, Volume 2 (JTR) on this website under the Travel Regulations tab. JTR has the information. Here's where it is:

  • General Rules (JTR, Ch 5, Part A)
  • PCS Order Preparation (JTR, App I)
  • Employee Travel (JTR, Ch 5)
    • First Duty Station Travel, JTR, pars. C5080-A and C5080-B
    • Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT), JTR, Ch 5, Part K
    • Separation Travel from OCONUS Duty, JTR, par. C5085
    • Career SES Appointees Move Home, JTR, par. C5090
  • Dependent Travel (JTR, Ch 5, Part C) - More than 2 POCs (JTR, par. C5900-C)
  • HHG Shipment (w/Storage) and/or NTS (JTR, Ch 5, Part D & APPs A & F)
  • POV Shipment (JTR, Ch 5, Part E)
  • Mobile Dwelling Shipment in lieu of HHG Shipment (JTR, Ch 5, Part F)
  • Miscellaneous Expense Allowance (MEA), (JTR, Ch 5, Part G)
  • Subsistence Expenses while Occupying Temporary Quarters (TQSE) (JTR, Ch 5, Part H)
  • Real Estate Transaction Expenses (JTR, Ch 5, Part P, Section 1)
  • Relocation Service Companies (JTR, Ch 5, Part Q, Section 1)
  • Property Management (PM) Services (JTR, Ch 5, Part Q, Section 2)
  • Home Marketing Incentive Payments (JTR, Ch 5, Part Q, Section 3)
  • Relocation Income Tax Allowance ( RIT Allowance), (JTR, Ch 5, Part N)
For all per diem rates, go to the Per Diem Rates Section.

 

 

     
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