Changes to the Joint Travel Regulations Coming May 1 - Preview Version Available
Please be aware that the May 2017 Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) will be reorganized. This new framework includes revised Chapters 1-3 covering general travel policies, standard allowances, and TDY travel. It will replace the old Chapters 1-4 and 7. These revised chapters use plain language and standardized terminology, and include extensive use of if/then tables to explain all possible travel situations in place of long paragraphs. It is important to note that the policies contained in the May 2017 JTR cover all of the travel authorities that it does today. No policies will change but may be rearranged according to the new framework and/or rewritten to ease understanding.
These changes are part of the first phase of the Defense Travel Management Office’s effort to simplify policy and make the JTR easier to navigate, easier to understand, and shorter in length. Subsequent phases will address the remaining chapters and appendices.
The May 2017 version of the JTR will be published on 1 May 2017. A preview version of the revised JTR is available as part of the approved Uniformed Travel Determination (UTD)/Civilian Travel Determination (CTD) 37-17(I) – Revised JTR Updates posted on the Notable Travel Policy Changes webpage. This version should be used to update any JTR paragraph references in publications and training materials.
For more information on the new framework, go to: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/Revised_JTR_graphic.pdf.
DTMO is also offering an updated JTR Distance Learning course to help explain these changes. For more information on how to sign up for this training, go to: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/Training/JTR_Modules_1-Pager.pdf.
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