[Federal Register: September 11, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 177)]
[Page 52859]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Notice of GSA Bulletin FTR 08-10

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.


SUMMARY: This Bulletin informs agencies that certain provisions of the 
FTR governing the authorization of actual subsistence expenses for 
official travel (both TDY and relocation) are temporarily waived as a 
result of Hurricane Gustav, because it is expected that finding lodging 
facilities and/or adequate meals may be difficult, and distances 
involved may be great resulting in increased costs for per diem 
    GSA Bulletin FTR 08-10 may be found at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.gsa.gov/bulletin.

DATES: The bulletin announced in this notice became effective on August 
31, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 
Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management, at (202) 501-
1777. Please cite FTR Bulletin 08-10.


A. Background

    As a result of the flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Gustav, 
agencies should consider delaying all non-essential TDY and relocation 
to the affected area for a period of 30 days. This is especially 
important with relocation travel because the 120-day maximum for TQSE 
cannot be extended due to statutory restrictions. Given the flooding 
and damage caused by the storm, we cannot effectively determine the 
extent to which the ability to secure lodgings will be compromised. In 
this case, each agency may determine whether this Bulletin applies to 
travel to areas which are impacted by Hurricane Gustav.

B. Procedures

    Bulletins regarding the Federal Travel Regulation are located on 
the Internet at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.gsa.gov/bulletin as Federal Travel Regulation 

    Dated: September 3, 2008.
Becky Rhodes,
Deputy Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E8-21071 Filed 9-10-08; 8:45 am]