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Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program: Appropriation Lapse Guidance

Published Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:16 CST

ALCGPSC 020/15 provides important information on Government Travel Charge Card and Centrally Billed Account usage should a lapse in funding occur.


Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

Published Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:16 CST

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated following information 01 March 2015:

To access this information, visit the DTMO Website.


TQC Training Advisory 002-15: Impact to Pre-Arrival Training

Published Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:30:01 CST

1. The Training Quota Management Center (TQC) is responsible for scheduling and issuing orders to Class "C" school training in accordance with the Performance, Training and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10 (series), which includes mandatory pre-arrival training.

2. TQC is currently unable to receive reports that identify members in receipt of permanent change of station orders (PCS) to cutters and specific shore units that require pre-arrival training.

3. Commands and Unit Training Officers are highly encouraged to contact TQC schedulers with any questions or issues regarding members who are in receipt of PCS orders and have not received notification of pre-arrival training orders in accordance with the Cutter Training and Qualification Manual, COMDTINST M3502.4 (series). The list of TQC schedulers and their assigned courses are available at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/tqc/default.asp.

4. Members and units can verify enrollment status in Direct Access by following these steps:

  1. SELF-SERVICE/SELF-SERVICE FOR COMMANDS/USE/STUDENT TRAINING SUMMARY.
  2. Enter the member's EMPLID and press search.

Members can verify their enrollment status in CGBI by following the following steps:

  1. Launch CGBI and click on the UNIT view, then click the TRAINING tab.
  2. Go to the POSITION BASED information block and click on DETAIL next to COURSES.
  3. Search employee status by position.

Training information can also be located in CGBI.

5. Please disseminate to subordinate commands, all Servicing Personnel Offices, and designated unit Training Officers.

6. TQC Customer Service Phone Number: 757-366-6583.

7. CG TQC POC: LTJG Corinne Powers, Executive Officer.

8. Internet release is authorized.


TDY due to Discipline

Published Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:30:16 CST

YNCM Tracy Ripkey, COMDT (CG-1332)

It happens throughout the Coast Guard, member gets in trouble, an investigation is underway, and member is awaiting NJP or court martial. Typically, the command will generate TDY orders to a local unit to remove the member from the command while things are sorted through. The trouble comes with what are members travel entitlements and properly preparing the orders.

In accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), a member is not in a official travel status due to discipline (JTR 7620), therefore perdiem is NOT AUTHORIZED. Commands should seek a TDY unit where Quarters and Messing is available. Travel to the TDY site is at a reduced mileage, as per JTR 2600. During actual travel, Meal tickets should be used, or reimbursement (per JTR 7620), not to exceed the Meal ticket rate (JTR 2030). Any commercial lodging required enroute to the TDY location should be paid for / arranged through the command using a Purchase Request / Agreement. As a reminder, because this is not official travel, the member is NOT AUTHORIZED to use the Government Travel Charge Card.

To further complicate matters, often this TDY ends up exceeding 180 days. Which, per JTR 2230 requires approval from Commandant (CG-1332). Commands should be tracking members who are TDY, therefore requests to exceed 180 days should come in 30 days prior to the 180 days mark. Often, we are receiving them MONTHS after the fact. In addition, per COMDTINST M1000.8A, Chapter 1.A.8, an Administrative Assignment would be a proper course of action, and better utilize general detail, and allow for future assignment of personnel into the billet.

And lastly, it is very important to be mindful of what pay a member is receiving, and how long term TDY impacts this. Sea pay should stop after 30 days of TDY, and be sure to evaluate the BAS impacts for a member.

Policy is out there regarding these types of situations, the unfortunate truth is the policy is not always sought out, read ahead of time and / or followed. This results in overpayments, in addition to countless man-hours on administrative procedures, research after the fact, and redirection. Please be proactive, share this info and discuss within your command / admin, and ships office.

YNCM Tracy A. Ripkey, COMDT (CG-1332)
Travel & Compensation Division


Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Policies

Published Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 13:30:16 CST

COMDTINST 4600.14D on Government Travel Charge Card Policies has just been released. It updates the general order contained in paragraph 5.a.(2) of COMDTINST 4600.14C to clarify that personal use of a GTCC while not on travel orders is a violation of the general order. See http://www.uscg.mil/directives/ci/4000-4999/CI_4600_14D.pdf for more information.


PCS Mileage (MALT) and TDY Mileage Rates

Published Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:30:01 CST

Effective 1 January 2015, the MALT (monetary allowance in lieu of transportation) rate per authorized POC (privately owned conveyance) is $0.23 (twenty three cents) per mile. This rate is effective for all PCS travel that commences on or after 1 January 2015 (i.e., the initial travel is started).

TDY mileage rates changed on 01 January 2015. The new TDY rates are:

POC:
$0.575 - Automobile (if no GOV is available)
$0.23 - POC use instead of a government furnished vehicle (if a GOV is available) when use of a government furnished vehicle is to the government's advantage.
$0.545 - Motorcycle
$1.29 - Airplane

Current and previous PCS and TDY mileage rates are posted at http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/otherratesMile.cfm.


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