Travel Management Policy Overview

GSA's travel management policies seek to improve the management and systems utilized by federal agencies to enable efficient travel by their employees.

These efforts involve:

  • Continuously evaluating travel programs and policies;
  • Examining new technologies and automated systems;
  • Analyzing the impact of current and proposed regulations, laws, executive orders, and international agreements;
  • Facilitating the Interagency Travel Management Committee (ITMC); 
  • Facilitating the Travel Executive Steering Committee (TESC); and 
  • Educating and training of federal travel professionals.

Access the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) and Travel/Per Diem Bulletins.

GSA announced the establishment of the Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) on December 26, 2012.  The purpose of the GTAC is to review existing travel policies, processes, and procedures that are accountable and transparent to aid in meeting agency missions in an effective and efficient manner at the lowest logical travel cost. The GTAC provides an opportunity for travel industry leaders, and other qualified individuals to offer their expert advice and recommendations to GSA. Through the review process, the GTAC will address current industry and Federal travel trends and provide advice and make recommendations for improvements to increase travel efficiency and effectiveness, reduce costs, promote sustainability, and incorporate industry best practices.  The GTAC shall be a continuing advisory committee with an initial two-year term and will automatically expire two years from the date of the charter filing, unless renewed prior to expiration.

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Last Reviewed 2015-10-25