Travel Regulation (www.gsa.gov/ftr. ). 1. 2. Rental Cars. Approval Authority. . Agencies must determine that the use of a rental car is advantageous to the Government and must specifically authorize such use (§301-10.450(a), www.gsa.gov/ftr). . ID: 663295
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Rental Car PolicyFederal Travel Regulation (www.gsa.gov/ftr)
Agencies must determine that the use of a rental car is advantageous to the Government and must specifically authorize such use (§301-10.450(a), www.gsa.gov/ftr).Slide3
Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) U.S. Government Car Rental Agreement
Advantages (§301-10.450(b), www.gsa.gov/ftr):
Agreements are pre-negotiated
Agreements include automatic unlimited mileage and collision damage insurance
Rates cannot be exceeded by the vendorSlide4
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Theft Insurance
Agencies may not reimburse for CDW or theft insurance for travel within the continental United States (CONUS) because (§301-10.451(a), www.gsa.gov/ftr):
The Government is a self-insurer
Rental cars available under the DTMO Agreement include full coverage insurance for damages resulting from an accident while performing official travel
Deductibles paid by the traveler may either be reimbursed directly to the traveler or to the rental agency if the damage occurred while performing official businessSlide5
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Theft Insurance (Continued)
Exception (§301-10.451(b), www.gsa.gov/ftr):
- Reimbursement is allowed for travel outside CONUS when such insurance is necessary because the rental or leasing agency requirements, foreign statute, or legal procedures could cause extreme difficulty for an employee involved in an accident.Slide6
Personal Accident Insurance
- This is a personal expense and therefore not reimbursable
Unauthorized Use of a Rental Car
Travelers are responsible for any additional cost resulting from the unauthorized use of a commercial rental car for other than official travel-related purposes (§301-10.453, www.gsa.gov/ftr).Slide7
Rental Car RequirementsGSA Bulletin FTR 14-05(www.gsa.gov/ftr/bulletins)
Stress the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) requirements for employees’ rental of passenger vehicles while on official travel.
OGP has developed best practices that will help agencies reduce their spending in regards to rental vehicles for temporary duty travel (
) to ensure the most cost-effective use of taxpayer dollars.Slide9
What should agencies do as a result of this bulletin?
Review agency internal travel polices and ensure consistency with FTR rental car requirements (FTR §301-50.450)
Ensure usage of agency’s Electronic Travel Systems (ETS), where available or agency’s Travel Management Center (TMC) when ETS is not available (FTR §301-50.3).
Ensure travelers are familiar with the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), U.S. Government Rental Car Agreement (FTR §301-10.450 (b)).Slide10
Effective date of this bulletin: January 16, 2014
Federal Travel Regulation
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