Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 2300-001

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Government Travel Card Regulation

1 PURPOSE

This regulation prescribes the policies and procedures governing the use of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) travel card program. The Government travel card program was developed to procure transportation services, subsistence, and other allowable travel and transportation expenses incurred during official travel. The goal of the program is to reduce substantially USDA’s cash requirements by diminishing the need for travel advances and improving internal control, cash management and administrative procedures.

2 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

This regulation revises Departmental Regulation 2300-001, “USDA Travel Card Regulation,” dated May 14, 1984. The revised Departmental policy contains procedures that agencies must follow for official travel performed after October 20, 2003. This guidance will remain in effect and should be followed unless superceded by subsequent changes made by law.

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