What is the Jtr?

The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) implements policy and law to establish travel and transportation allowances for Uniformed Service members (i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, and Public Health Service Commissioned Corps).

What is Jtr military?

The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) are for members of the Uniformed Services of the United States and DoD civilian employees and civilians who travel using DoD funding. The JTR contains regulations related to per diem, travel and transportation allowances, relocation allowances, and certain other allowances.

What are PCS entitlements?

TLE is an allowance given to partially offset lodging and meal expenses when a member and/or dependents need to occupy temporary lodging in CONUS (Continental United States) in connection with a PCS. Per diem is actual pay / reimbursement for lodging made during the actual travel days from one duty station to another.

Do you get per diem for PCS?

Service members, civilian employees, and dependents receive per diem for authorized travel days during a PCS. Service members, civilian employees, and dependents must use the mode of transportation most advantageous to the Government. Within the CONUS, a POV is usually the most advantageous for PCS transportation.

Who does the Jtr apply to?

The JTR was written for and only applies to civilian employees of the Department of Defense and the Uniformed Services.

Do I use DTS for PCS?

A traveler performing TDY in conjunction with a permanent change of station (PCS) cannot use DTS. The traveler must process the TDY with the final PCS travel voucher.

How long before I can PCS?

Under the new PCS policy, Airmen must have 24 months on-station before they can apply for a government-paid Join Spouse PCS.

Do you get Bah during PCS leave?

BAH Paid for housing in the United States. BAH-Partial is not authorized during proceed time, leave en route, and travel time on a permanent change of station (PCS) move unless the member is assigned to single type Government quarters and not authorized BAH or OHA.

Is PCS leave chargeable army?

Military members are allowed a permissive TDY (Temporary Duty) for up to 10 days in conjunction with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move between and within the 50 states & District of Columbia. By “Permissive TDY” that means there is no transportation or per diem paid, but members are not charged for leave.

How long do you have to PCS?

The period of time is usually over 31 days, but generally less than 20 weeks. If you’re married and have dependents, they may not be able to move with you. You may be eligible to move a small amount of your belongings with you for a TDY. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is a more intensive process and move period.

How are the provisions of the JTR determined?

Provisions of the JTR are also determined by decisions of the Comptroller General (CG), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) and DoD General Counsel.

Where can I find the JTR for the month?

In the monthly JTR, the cover letter lists all of the policy changes that occurred the previous month. The sections that changed are highlighted in yellow throughout the document. We also publish policy changes throughout the month on the Travel Regulations RSS Feed.

How do you request a JTR policy change?

To request a JTR policy change, submit your recommendation through your chain of command to your component’s MAP or CAP member. The JTR is published on a monthly basis; however, policy changes may occur at any time during the month. In the monthly JTR, the cover letter lists all of the policy changes that occurred the previous month.

When do you pay miscellaneous expenses in the JTR?

Miscellaneous expenses are the various costs associated with PCS that are not covered by other PCS allowances in the JTR. A MEA is payable when a civilian employee vacates a residence at the old Permanent Duty Station (PDS) and establishes a new temporary or permanent residence at the new PDS. MEA is also a taxable entitlement.