Federal Travel Regulation System Law and Legal Definition
The Federal Travel Regulation System (FTRS) is a federal agency that implements statutory requirements for travel by federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at government’s expense. It is codified at 41 CFR 300-1.1.
The following are the purposes of the FTRS:
1.To interpret statutory and other policy requirements in a manner assuring that the official travel is conducted in a responsible manner with the need to minimize administrative costs;
2.To communicate the federal travel regulation policies in a clear manner to federal agencies and employees.
3.To administer the laws governing travel allowances and entitlements for federal travelers;
4. To continuously evaluate travel and relocation programs and policies;
5.To examine new technologies and automated systems;
6.To analyze the impact of current and proposed regulations, laws, executive orders, and international agreements;
7.To Facilitate the Interagency Travel Management Committee (ITMC); and
8.To educate and train the federal travel professionals.
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