Review of written material that implements the regulations in the JTR
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 01 October 2014
- Are DoD Services, non-DoD Services (NOAA, USCG and USPHS) and Agencies required to submit written material implementing JTR provisions for review?
- What are the provisions in the JTR?
- What is the regulation review process?
- How do I know if PDTATAC has reviewed written material containing JTR provisions?
1. Are DoD Services, non-DoD Services (NOAA, USCG and USPHS) and Agencies required to submit written material implementing JTR provisions for review?
Yes. DoD Directive 5154.29 requires that the PDTATAC staff review all DoD written material that implements the JTR to ensure per diem, travel and transportation allowances are uniformly applied. Non-DoD Uniformed Services are encouraged to submit their written material. The written material should be submitted IAW JTR, par. 1020.
2. What are the provisions in the JTR ?
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.
3. What is the regulation review process?
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.
4. How do I know if PDTATAC has reviewed written material containing JTR provisions?
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 DoDD 5154.29, dated 9 March 1993, as PDTATAC Case RR00000.”
See JTR, par. 1020 for review requirements.