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BAH Rates Announced 2016 BAH Rates Announced

The Department of Defense has released the 2016 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, which take effect on January 1, 2016. Overall rates will increase an average of 3.4 percent this year.

2016 CONUS Cost of Living Allowance Rates

2016 CONUS Cost of Living Allowance Rates

The DoD has released the 2016 CONUS Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) rates, which take effect on January 1, 2016. Approximately $32 million will be paid to over 25,000 Service members stationed in CONUS in 2016; $7 million more than last year.


Defense Travel Dispatch Fall 2015 Travel Dispatch is Now Available

We are pleased to publish our quarterly newsletter, The Dispatch. Recognizing the need for better communication between the Defense Travel Management Office and the travel community, The Dispatch aims to provide timely travel-related news and updates.

SABRE Discontinues Support of Virtually There SABRE Discontinues Support of "Virtually There"

Effective October 21, 2014, SABRE will discontinue support of "Virtually There." As a result, CWTSato travelers will no longer be able to request copies of missing invoices through the software.

JFTR/JTR Merge Effective October 1: JFTR/JTR Merge

As of October 1, 2014, the Joint Federal Travel Regulations, Volume 1 (JFTR) and the Joint Travel Regulations, Volume 2 (JTR) will be consolidated into one volume, titled the "Joint Travel Regulations.

DTMO Launches RSS Feeds Effective 11/1: Flat Rate Per Diem Policy

In order to encourage travelers to take advantage of cost saving opportunities available for long term travel, travelers performing TDY for more than 30 days in one location (CONUS and OCONUS) will receive a flat rate per diem for each full day of TDY.

DTMO Launches RSS Feeds Effective 10/1: Incidental Expenses Policy

IIn an effort to simplify policy, align with industry best practices, and reduce travel costs for the Department, the Incidental Expense policy in Appendix A of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) will be revised to expand the definition of incidental expenses.

TSA Pre-Check Program Expands Make Summer Air Travel Easier with TSA PreCheck

Enjoy faster, hassle-free airport security screening when you participate in TSA’s PreCheck program.

DTMO Homepage Modification

72-Hour Auto Cancellation Expanded

On October 1, 2013, the 72-hour auto cancellation policy will be expanded to apply to international flights.  This policy is already in effect for domestic flights.

Restricted Fares DoD Expands Capabilities of its Travel Policy Compliance Program

The DoD Travel Policy Compliance Program has expanded its capabilities to query potential errors of $100 or more for vouchers approved on or after October 1, 2012.

2013 Excellence in Practice Awards And the winners are...

DTMO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Excellence in Practice Awards, which recognizes the top performers in DoD travel for the value they bring and the services they provide to their travel program.

Restricted Fares New Checklist for Restricted Airfares

As of February 27, 2013, the JFTR and the JTR requires an Authorizing Official to complete a Restricted Fare Checklist as part of the decision process for determining the feasibility of using a restricted airfare.

New Surcharge on Visa Purchases New Surcharge on Visa Purchases

As of January 27, 2013, merchants are permitted to impose a surcharge on all credit card transactions using a Visa or MasterCard product, which includes the Government Travel Charge Card.

IRS Mileage Rates
IRS Announces 2013 Mileage Rates for Tax Purposes

IRS announced new mileage rates for 2013 in IR-2012-95, Nov. 21, 2012. The rates are $0.565 for business (TDY and local) POC travel and $.024 for medical and moving (PCS) POC travel. The rates are not official for Government travelers until GSA adopts them. GSA has not advised when those rates will be published or effective.

Introducing TraX Touch, Our New Travel Tool Introducing TraX Touch, Our New Travel Tool

TraX Touch, the mobile version of Travel Explorer, launches.

Pay DTS Debts through Pay.Gov Pay DTS Debts through the Pay.Gov Website

DTS users who need to settle a debt can now make payments online through the website.

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