FedGovContracts.com

Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: May 4, 2001

SUBJECT: Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Payment of Travel Expenses from a Non-Federal Source

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 4, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 87, page 22491

AGENCIES: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: GSA is proposing to amend the FTR to permit after-the-fact agency acceptance of payment from a non-federal source for travel expenses to a meeting under two circumstances.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The FTR is Chapters 300 through 304 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The regulations proposed for amendment are under Chapter 304, Payment of Travel Expenses from a Non-Federal Source.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 3, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Mr. Michael E. Hopkins, Regulatory Secretariat (MVR), Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405-0001; e-mail: RIN.3090-AE19@gsa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT: Jim Harte, Travel Team Leader, Travel Management Policy Division (MTT), 202-501-0483.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: GSA is proposing to rewrite 41 CFR Part 304 in the "plain language" style of regulation writing as a continuation of its effort to make the FTR easier to understand and use.

In addition to the rewriting, GSA proposes to amend the part to make two changes:

  1. To permit after-the-fact agency acceptance of payment from a non-federal source for travel expenses to a meeting under the following two circumstances prescribed in FTR 304-3.13, After I begin travel to a meeting, what should I do if a non-Federal source offers to pay for one or more of my travel expenses without my or my agency's prior knowledge?:


  2. The requirement that a meeting or similar function be sponsored or co-sponsored by a federal agency in order to fall within the scope of this part would be removed (see current FTR 304-1.2, General).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

    Copyright 2001 by Panoptic Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.

    Return to the Dispatches Library.

    Return to the Main Page.