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.