Part 301-1-Applicability

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707.
§301-1.1 What is an "agency" for purposes of TDY allowances?
An agency includes But does not include

An Executive agency, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 105 (except for Government-Controlled Corporations, i.e., mixed ownership Government Corporation as defined in 31 U.S. C. 9101)

A military department

An office, agency or other establishment in the legislative branch The Government of the District of Columbia

An office or committee of either House of Congress or of the two Houses

A Government-controlled corporation A Member of Congress

An office, agency or other establishment in the judicial branch

§301-1.2 What is an "employee" for purposes of TDY allowances?

An "employee" is:

  1. An individual employed by an agency, regardless of status or rank; or

  2. An individual employed intermittently in Government service as an expert or consultant and paid on a daily when-actually-employed (WAE) basis; or

  3. An individual serving without pay or at $1 a year (also referred to as "invitational traveler").

§301-1.3 Who is eligible for TDY allowances?

This chapter covers the following individuals:

  1. Employees traveling on official business;

  2. Interviewees performing pre-employment interview travel;

  3. Employees who must interrupt official business travel to perform emergency travel as a result of an incapacitating illness or injury or a personal emergency situation; and

  4. Threatened law enforcement/investigative employees and members of their family temporarily relocated to safeguard their lives because of a threat resulting from the employee's assigned duties.

Last Reviewed: 2020-01-10