Opportunity to Provide Input

Transportation Policy affects all federal agencies and Transportation Service Providers who are involved in rate tender or FAR based contracts with Federal agencies. GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), Transportation Policy is responsible by statute (31 U.S.C. 3726; and 40 U.S.C. 481, et seq) for issuing, reviewing and amending the Federal Management Regulations. Part 102-117—Transportation Management and Part 102-118 — Transportation Payment and Audit.

Currently, OGP and the interagency Governmentwide Transportation Policy Council (GTPC) is undertaking a focused review of Part 102-118. Although group activities are limited to Federal participants, we welcome input from all stakeholders at: GSA-OGP-transporationpolicy@gsa.gov: GSA-OGP-transporationpolicy@gsa.gov

The 6 subparts in Part 102-118 Transportation Payment and Audit are being worked in two phases. Phase I includes Subpart A – General, Subpart D – Prepayment Audits of Transportation Services, and Subpart E – Postpayment Transportation Audits. Phase I was published as a proposed rule on 10/1/15 with the final rule anticipated in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of FY16.

Phase II of our review began in FY15 and is expected to conclude by FY17. This phase includes evaluation of Subpart B-Ordering and Paying for Transportation and Transportation Services; Subpart C-Use of Government Billing Documents; Subpart F- Claims and Appeals Procedures and a return look at Subpart A-General. Thereafter, we will review the 13 subparts in Part 102-117—Transportation Management.

To learn more about the rulemaking process, visit http://regulationroom.org/learn/what-rulemaking.

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