Federal Travel Regulation; Conference Planning-Prepayment of Registration Fee
This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by clarifying that advance payment of discounted conference fees may be treated as an allowable travel advance, and by adding a new section to allow for the reimbursement of the prepayment of ``early bird'' discounted registration fees to attend a conference or training seminar. This clarification is added to allow agencies to take advantage of discounted ``early bird'' registration discounts, thereby saving Government funds. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
Federal Travel Regulation; Travel of an Employee with Special Needs-Services of Attendants
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), to clarify existing authority under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 701-796l, and 5 U.S.C. 3102, that allows agencies to reimburse employees with special needs for expenses incurred for the services of an attendant while on official travel. Specifically, this final rule amends the FTR by adding reimbursement for ``services of an attendant traveling with an employee with special needs'' as a miscellaneous expense item. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http:// www.gsa.gov/ftr.