Overview: The DTS travel policy outlines the rules and regulations for booking and paying for government travel, including airfare, lodging, rental cars, and meals. It provides guidance on travel authorizations, reimbursement rates, travel expenses, and travel card usage.
The policy aims to ensure that government travel is cost-effective, in compliance with regulations and meets the needs of the DoD and its employees.
TDY Travel Policies 101 test answers
Question 1: What is not true about DoD travel policy?
A. The JTR covers both TDY travel allowances and reimbursable expenses.
B. The JTR is an AO’s primary reference for DoD travel regulations.
C. Your local and Component business rules can expand upon the JTR.
D. An AO can approve payment for items not addressed by the JTR.✅
Question 2: When the AO approves a rental car for the traveler’s use at the TDY location, which of the following is not a valid use of that official rental car?
A. Transport other travelers to or from the airport
B. Travel between lodging and dining facilities
C. Official travel around the TDY location
D. Travel to visit relatives on non-duty days✅
Question 3: What is not true about booking official flights?
A. You should always try to select a flight on a U.S. flag carrier.
B. You should always try to select a GSA City Pair flight.
C. You should always try to select the least expensive flight.✅
D. You should always try to use economy or coach class seating.
Question 4: What is one of the advantages of the GSA City Pair flights?
A. Discounted, capacity-controlled seats are available on every flight.✅
B. They are always the cheapest flights for Government travelers.
C. Ticket prices don’t change, except for last-minute bookings.
D. Only a small penalty charge applies if you cancel or change a flight.
Question 5: Which of the following statements about using a POV on official travel is true?
A. You do not need to complete a Constructed Travel Worksheet for one-way POV (car or motorcycle) trips that exceed 400 miles.
B. If official travelers ride together, only the traveler paying the vehicle operating expenses can claim a mileage allowance.✅
C. If the AO directed you to fly commercial air, the AO cannot authorize you to receive reimbursement for any POV expenses.
D. If driving is cheaper than the directed transportation mode, the AO will limit your reimbursement to the cost of the directed mode.
Question 6: All of the following individuals are going TDY to U.S. installations. The AO can direct most of them to use Government quarters or privatized lodging, but which individual is not required to stay in either Government quarters or privatized lodging?
A. A DoD civilian employee at a non-ILP location✅
B. A DoD civilian employee at an ILP location
C. A uniformed member at an ILP location
D. A uniformed member at a non-ILP location
Question 7. Which of the following is not included in the per diem rate when traveling in CONUS?
A. Incidental expenses
B. Lodging room rate
C. Answer: Lodging tax✅
D. Meals allowance
Question 8. A uniformed member is TDY to a U.S. installation, will be staying in Government quarters, and has all three meals available in a Government dining facility. Which meal rate will apply to the traveler?
A. Locality Meal Rate
B. Proportional Meal Rate
C. Government Meal Rate✅
D. Incidental Expenses Only
Question 9: Which statement is not true about receipts?
A. You must provide a valid receipt for every individual expense of $75.00 or more.
B. A receipt must be itemized, legible, match the claim amount, and show the payment.
C. You must supply receipts for all lodging.
D. You must supply receipts for all trip expenses you claimed on the voucher.✅
Question 10. Which of the following statements is true?
A. If the JTR doesn’t mention an item, you must justify it in order to receive reimbursement for it.
B. The JTR allows the AO to approve reimbursement for any claim if you supply the correct receipt.
C. The JTR must mention an item in order for the AO to approve you to receive reimbursement for it.✅
D. The JTR doesn’t list all reimbursable expenses, so the AO has the authority to approve any claim.