Terms and Definitions for Purposes of Travel

It is important to understand the myriad terms associated with government temporary duty (TDY) travel. Many travel disputes could be avoided or resolved simply by understanding the terms and how they are used. The following are some of the most common terms that relate to federal travel. For additional terms, consult with your agency travel manager and refer to the current Federal Travel Regulation (FTR).

Approved accommodation

Any place of public lodging that is listed on the national master list of approved accommodations. The national master list of approved accommodations is compiled, periodically updated, and published in the Federal Register by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ...

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