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Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program And Personally Procured Moves (PPM)


ALCGPSC 085/22

R 171559Z JUN 22 MID200001807283U
ALCGPSC 085/22
A. Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program Policies and 
Procedures, COMDTINST M4600.18 (series)
C. Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
1. This message waives the GTCC restriction on PPMs contained in 
references (a) and (b) for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) to 
help overcome challenges stemming from the lack of household good 
(HHG) mover availability.  This policy waiver supports increased 
reliance on PPM for members with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) 
orders having difficulty scheduling government furnished movers. 
Members who will PCS during FY22 and currently do not possess a GTCC 
are strongly encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible to allow 
for this option.
2. Members electing PPM are encouraged to request advanced payment 
amount equal to 60% of the PPM monetary allowance as authorized by 
reference (c), while the GTCC is authorized to cover the remaining 40% 
of PPM monetary allowance subject to the following conditions:
   (a) Applicable to members in receipt of PCS orders to/from all 50 
   (b) Members requesting a PPM must receive counseling from their 
local Transportation Office (TO) in conjunction with their Personnel 
and Administration (P&A) office.
   (c) The maximum allowance authorized on the GTCC is 40% of the 
monetary allowance on the authorized PPM.  Coast Guard Mutual 
Assistance (CGMA) also remains ready to assist any members with a loan 
to cover the remaining costs if they do not possess a GTCC.
   (d) The GTCC shall not be used to obtain, arrange for, or pay for 
short-term storage in transit (SIT), long-term non-temporary storage 
(NTS), any government reimbursable storage of HHG, or shipment of any 
3. Reimbursable eligible/allowable expenses while performing a PPM 
   (a) Rental: trucks, trailers, hand/appliance dollies, furniture 
   (b) Weighing fees/cost for weight tickets 
   (c) Authorized moving company services 
   (d) Tolls (only on rental trucks)
   (e) Packing/crating materials (non-reusable items)
   (f) Rented blanket wraps
   (g) Gas (rental trucks only, receipts required)
   (h) Boxes (no totes)
   (i) Shipping containers: e.g. Pods, when used for transporting HHG 
only and not for storage
4. Payment for rental vehicles/trailers has to be supported by rental 
contract.  Trailers owned by the service member are not reimbursable. 
Eligible/allowable expenses are deducted from the incentive payment to 
determine financial profit for tax purposes.  Members should direct 
all questions about eligible expenses to their local transportation 
5. Avoiding GTCC Delinquency: Members performing a PPM must be placed 
in a Mission Critical (MC) status while traveling to their new PDS.  
MC status protects the member from any payments being due on the GTCC 
until 30 days after MC expiration.
   (a) To be placed in MC status members must make a request through 
their unit Travel Manager.  Unit Travel Managers will forward the 
request to the GTCC Program Manager for approval.  Members may request 
up to 90 days of MC.
   (b) The GTCC Program Manager will add a temporary Merchant Category 
Code Group (MCCG) so that eligible expenses are not declined.
   (b) Failure to place an account into MC may result in a past due or 
delinquent status.
   (c) Individual cardholders are responsible for timely payment of 
their GTCC balance.
   (d) Account delinquency may adversely impact the member’s career, 
assignability, security clearance and/or credit history.
   (e) Accounts become past due 31 days after checking into your new 
PDS. On day 61, the GTCC is suspended, on Day 75, the cardholder is 
charged a $29.00 per month late fee. On day 126, the member is 
submitted for enrollment in Salary Offset and on day 211, Citibank may 
charge off the debt, which will impact the cardholders credit.
6. Applicability: This policy does not apply to accession, separation, 
or retirement travel.  Additionally, this policy does not apply to PCS 
travel for civilian personnel, Selected Reserve members, or Individual 
Ready Reserve members as these populations do not use the same order 
writing and outbound interview processes.
7. GTCC Travel Managers may direct questions to Mr. Michael Duchossois 
at 703-254-7175 or Michael.A.Duchossois@uscg.mil.
8.  Released by: RDML D. C. Barata, Commander, Personnel Service 
Center (PSC), and RDML J. P. Hickey, FSMS Incident Commander; Director 
of Operational Logistics (DOL).
9. Internet release is authorized.