Yes, the written material should be submitted IAW JTR, Introduction. A Service or Agency submitting written material to the PDTATAC must first send the document to its MAP or CAP representative for review. Services or Agencies may issue related administrative procedures provided they do not conflict with or unnecessarily duplicate JTR provisions.
DODI 5154.31, Vol. 5 requires that PDTATAC staff review all DoD written material that implements JTR provisions to ensure that per diem, travel, and transportation allowances, relocation allowances, and certain other allowances are uniformly applied. The review process applies to all DoD Uniformed Services and DoD Agencies. In addition, the USCG, NOAA, and USPHS may submit written material for review as desired.
The JTR implements regulatory authority for the below travelers.
Uniformed Services: DoD Services, Coast Guard (DHS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps (NOAA Corps) (Department of Commerce), and U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps (HHS). The regulations pertain to per diem, travel and transportation allowances, housing allowances (BAH, FSH, and OHA), relocation allowances, station allowances (COLA, TLA), CONUS COLA, and certain other allowances of Uniformed Service Active Duty and Reserve Component members.
DoD Civilian Employees: The JTR implements GSA's Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) in DoD, and regulates per diem, travel and transportation allowances, relocation allowances, and certain other allowances of DoD civilian employees and other civilians traveling at DoD expense. The State Department Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), Volume 14 applies to DoD civilian employees assigned to the State Department, appointed under Section 625(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for travel and transportation allowances.
The review process consists of assigning a PDTATAC 'regulation' review (RR) number to track the written material through the preliminary review and PDTATAC approval of the written material final draft. Following final PDTATAC clearance and publication, a copy of the published written material must be sent to PDTATAC to complete the review process.
If the preliminary review of the written material shows the need for further action, the marked-up written material is returned for action. The draft is returned to PDTATAC for review/approval once the changes/corrections are made. The approved draft is forwarded to the originator with a tracking number to be annotated in the written material when released. Each change to, or reissuance of, written material requires a separate PDTATAC review.
Written material reviewed by PDTATAC has a tracking number starting with 'RR' (i.e., RR00000) in the beginning page or text of the publication with a version of the following statement. "This (written material has been reviewed by the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee in accordance with DODI 5154.31, Vol. 5, dated 16 October 2015, as PDTATAC Case RR00000."