Federal Travel Regulations

The current FTR includes Amendments from FTR Amendment 2015-05. Effective July 29, 2015.

The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) enumerates the travel and relocation policy for all Title 5 Executive Agency employees. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is available at gpo.gov/ Each version is updated as official changes are published in the Federal Register (FR). FR publications and FTR looseleaf pages are available at www.gsa.gov/ftr.

The FTR is the regulation contained in 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapters 300 through 304, that implements statutory requirements and Executive branch policies for travel by federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at government expense.

The Administrator of General Services promulgates the FTR to: (a) interpret statutory and other policy requirements in a manner that balances the need to ensure that official travel is conducted in a responsible manner with the need to minimize administrative costs, and (b) communicate the resulting policies in a clear manner to federal agencies and employees.

Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, Travel and Relocation Division sponsors an Interagency Travel Management Committee (ITMC) that provides a forum through which federal agencies can exchange information and ideas for resolving common interests relating to the effective utilization of the FTR. Through the ITMC, GSA strengthens lines of communication and disseminates information to agency representatives. To ensure compliance with internal agency rules and regulations, federal employees are referred back to his/her ITMC representative for direct assistance. The ITMC representative is generally found in the agency’s Office of Finance and/or travel policy office. If additional assistance is needed, please contact travelpolicy@gsa.gov.

Visit the FTR and Related Files to access the working copy of the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) and Travel/Per Diem Bulletins.

Go to GSA.gov for more information

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