June 23, 2022 —
R 171559Z JUN 22 MID200001807283U
FM COMCOGARD PSC WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD (GTCC) PROGRAM AND PERSONALLY
PROCURED MOVES (PPM)
A. Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program Policies and
Procedures, COMDTINST M4600.18 (series)
B. ALCGPSC 081/22, GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD (GTCC) PROGRAM:
FINANCIAL AND TRAVEL SYSTEM TRANSITION GUIDANCE – UPDATE
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
(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.