Federal Travel Regulation (FTR)

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The current FTR includes Amendments from FTR Amendment 2020-01, effective November 15, 2019.

The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) enumerates the travel and relocation policy for all Title 5 Executive Agency employees. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is available at ecfr.gov. Each version is updated as official changes are published in the Federal Register (FR).

The FTR is the regulation contained in 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapters 300 through 304, that implements statutory requirements and Executive branch policies for travel by federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at government expense.

The Administrator of General Services promulgates the FTR to: (a) interpret statutory and other policy requirements in a manner that balances the need to ensure that official travel is conducted in a responsible manner with the need to minimize administrative costs, and (b) communicate the resulting policies in a clear manner to federal agencies and employees.

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Visit the FTR and Related Files to access the working copy of the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) and Travel/Per Diem Bulletins.

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Last Reviewed: 2020-01-10