Travel Regulations

There are a number of policies and guidelines that pertain to travel.  The overarching policy for Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR).

Where the FTR allows Agency flexibility, the Departmental Travel Handbook (CTH) further defines DOC’s travel policies. The OFM/OAP Travel Management Division is responsible for the CTH. A DOC policy expert can be reached at (202) 482-1818.

Other travel-related guidance includes:

Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR)

Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM)

NOAA Travel Handbook

Office of Financial Management
U.S. Department of Commerce

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