© 2013, 6” x 9” softcover, 204 pages
Product Code B954
By Queen E. (“Queenie”) Cox
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Get the right directions for federal travel!
Don’t get lost in the
tangled web of rules and regulations governing federal travel. Make sure
you have the one guide that will put you on the road to being a
knowledgeable and compliant government traveler—
Navigating Federal Travel: A Q & A Roadmap.
This essential reference is geared not
only to government travelers and those authorizing and approving travel,
but also to those who provide travel management services to government
agencies. The guide is organized in question-and-answer format, similar
to the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), and is presented to be readily
accessible and informative.
The information is based on the author’s
years of experience as a federal travel manager as well as the FTR,
Government Accountability Office and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
decisions, and pertinent legislation and mandates. As a supplement to
the FTR, the guide includes examples of actual and potential situations
the traveler may encounter before, during, and after approval of
The book offers clear and concise information on:
- How to determine the need for travel
- How travel is authorized and by whom
- How the employee pays for expenses incurred in performing official travel
- How the employee is reimbursed for authorized travel and travel-related expenses.
Navigating Federal Travel also
includes coverage of best practices for the Agency/Organization Program
Coordinator (A/OPC), who is responsible for managing the government
travel charge card program. Appendices offer helpful websites and
resources as well as special information for relocation.
Get the right directions and follow the rules with Navigating Federal Travel: A Q & A Roadmap.
and Definitions for Purposes of Travel • Laws, Regulations, and
Mandates • The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals • Before You Travel •
While on Travel • When You Return from Travel • Conferences •
Memberships in Travel Rewards Programs • Relocation • References and
Websites • Relocation Tables • Acronyms • Index
About the Author
E. (“Queenie”) Cox has more than 36 years of military and federal
government experience in finance, budgeting, and travel. Prior to
retiring in 2008 as Travel & Transportation Management Officer, she
held the position of Director, Office of Finance and Budget, at the U.S.
International Trade Commission. She is a co-founder of a Washington,
D.C., travel-based organization called WO-MEN Travel Professionals (
which includes both government and industry travel professionals. She
is also a contributing columnist for the monthly travel newsletter, the Federal Travel Report, published by Management Concepts Press.