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Travel Policy

The Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) contain the statutory requirements and Executive branch policies for travel by Federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at the Government's expense.

Chapter 301 of the FTR relates specifically to Temporary Duty Travel (TDY).

The Agriculture Travel Regulation (ATR) supplements the FTR and is USDA's primary temporary duty travel policy. The ATR applies to all Departmental employees and other non-contractor individuals executing official Department activities.

The Government Travel Charge Card Regulation contains the policies and procedures governing the use of the USDA travel card program. Travelers with individual travel cards issued by the participating travel card bank may only use them for official travel as described in this regulation.

The USDA Relocation Allowance Regulation is the primary source of USDA policy on relocation allowances.

Your Agency may have additional travel policy or processes. Please contact your Federal Agency Travel Administrators (FATAs) for more information.