Travel Expenses

The Service may accept gifts of travel expenses from non-Federal sources on your behalf in certain situations such as meetings and other similar events.   Acceptance of these travel expenses must be approved by your supervisor and ethics counselor before you start your trip.

For additional information see:

Also, in limited circumstances, you may be permitted to accept a gift of personal travel (transportation, lodging, and meals), or travel expenses, even if the gift is from a "prohibited source" or is given because of your official position. For more information see:

Frequent Flyer Benefits

The Federal travel regulations allow you to retain, for personal use, the frequent flyer miles that you earn on official travel.  For more information see: 41 CFR 301-53 "Frequent Traveler Programs."

Other Travel Regulations

(Note:  These are not ethics regulations.  Please contact your travel coordinator in the Division of Financial Management for more information.)

  • Frequent flyer miles. The Federal travel regulations allow you to retain, for personal use, the frequent flyer miles that you earn on official travel.  For more information see: 41 CFR 301-53 "Frequent Traveler Programs."
  • Airline compensation for involuntary denial of seat for employee on plane.  See: 4 CFR 301-10.116 
  • Airline compensation for employee voluntarily vacating seat on plane. See:  4 CFR 301-10.117
  • Service policy regarding use of rental cars. See: 265 FW 5Temporary Duty Travel  
  • Service policy regarding use of Service vehicles. See: 320 FW 10Home-to-Work Transportation; and 320 FW 5Motor Vehicle Use, Operation and Storage