Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741-5742; 20 U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; E.O. 11609, as amended, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 586.
Subpart A—Requirement to Report Agency Payments for Employee Travel and Relocation
§300-70.1 What are the requirements for reporting payments for employee travel and relocation?
Agencies (as defined in §301-1.1 of this subtitle) that spent more than $5 million on travel and transportation payments, including relocation, during the fiscal year immediately preceding the survey year must report such total agency payments annually, as described in this part:
(a) Specific information on reporting payments for temporary duty travel are in this subpart.
(b) Specific information on reporting payments for employee relocation are in Part 302-1 of this subtitle.
§300-70.2 What information must we report, and when must we report it?
GSA provides the list of data elements, the report formats, and the due dates in a series of FTR Bulletins. GSA coordinates these FTR Bulletins with the affected agencies and updates them as necessary. FTR Bulletins are available through: http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
§300-70.3 How long will we have to respond to the travel survey?
The survey will specify the due date. The head of your agency must appoint a designee at the headquarters level responsible for ensuring that the survey is completed and returned to GSA by the due date. Upon receiving a survey, you must submit the designee’s name, address, and telephone number to the Director, Travel Management Policy Division (MTT), Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405.
§300-70.4 How do we respond to the travel survey if we have major suborganizations?
If you have major suborganizations, you must submit responses as follows:
(a) A separate response from each suborganization which spent more than $5 million for travel and relocation during the fiscal year immediately preceding the survey year;
(b) A consolidated response covering all your suborganizations which did not spend more than $5 million for travel and relocation during the fiscal year immediately preceding the survey year; and
(c) A consolidated response which covers all components of your agency.
Subpart B—Requirement to Report Use of Other Than Coach-Class Transportation Accommodations
§300-70.100 Who must report use of other than coach-class transportation accommodations?
An agency as defined in §301-1.1 of this subtitle.
§300-70.101 Where can we find what information we are required to report?
GSA will issue a Bulletin which will inform agencies of the required information and reporting format(s) for any trip in which the agency authorized and paid for transportation that exceeded the use of coach-class or lowest first-class accommodations. Negative submissions are required. Bulletins regarding the Federal Travel Regulation are located on the Internet at www.gsa.gov/bulletin.
§300-70.102 How often must we report the required information?
You must annually submit the required information to GSA no later than 60 days after the end of each fiscal year.
§300-70.103 Are there any exceptions to the reporting requirement?
Yes. You are not required to report data that is protected from public disclosure by statute or Executive Order. However, you are required to submit, in a cover letter to GSA, the following aggregate information.
(a) Aggregate number of authorized other than coach-class trips that are protected from disclosure;
(b) Total cost of actual other than coach-class fares paid that exceeded the coach-class fare; and
(c) Total cost of coach class fares that would have been paid for the same travel.
NOTE to §300-70.103: If the aggregate information is also protected from public disclosure then a negative report must be submitted to GSA.