Federal Travel Regulation: Reimbursement of Fees for Nonconventional Lodging, 3783 [2019-02138]

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ACTION: Notice of Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 19–04, Reimbursement of fees for conventional and nonconventional lodging. AGENCY: Per the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), agencies may reimburse employees for the use of nonconventional lodging ‘‘when there are no conventional lodging facilities in the area (e.g., in remote areas) or when conventional facilities are in short supply.’’ As the use of nonconventional lodging amongst Federal travelers has grown, so have questions about the associated fees agencies may reimburse. FTR Bulletin 19–04 clarifies what fees agencies may reimburse when employees use either conventional or nonconventional lodging while on official temporary duty (TDY) travel. This Bulletin is located at www.gsa.gov/ ftr under the ‘‘FTR & Related Files’’ tab. DATES: Applicable date: February 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, please contact Jill Denning, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202–208–7642, or by email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 19–04. SUMMARY: Dated: February 7, 2019. Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–02138 Filed 2–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 3783]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02138]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MA-2019-01; Docket No. 2019-0001, Sequence No. 3]


Federal Travel Regulation: Reimbursement of Fees for 
Nonconventional Lodging

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 19-04, 
Reimbursement of fees for conventional and nonconventional lodging.

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SUMMARY: Per the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), agencies may 
reimburse employees for the use of nonconventional lodging ``when there 
are no conventional lodging facilities in the area (e.g., in remote 
areas) or when conventional facilities are in short supply.'' As the 
use of nonconventional lodging amongst Federal travelers has grown, so 
have questions about the associated fees agencies may reimburse. FTR 
Bulletin 19-04 clarifies what fees agencies may reimburse when 
employees use either conventional or nonconventional lodging while on 
official temporary duty (TDY) travel. This Bulletin is located at 
www.gsa.gov/ftr under the ``FTR & Related Files'' tab.

DATES: Applicable date: February 13, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, please 
contact Jill Denning, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide 
Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202-208-7642, 
or by email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 
19-04.

    Dated: February 7, 2019.
Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-02138 Filed 2-12-19; 8:45 am]
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