Please visit the ETS and mLINQS pages found in the Travel dropdown menu, located on the left, for the latest information and guidance. For assistance, please contact PPC Customer Care (uscg.mil).
DLA ERROR WORK AROUND UNTIL LONG-TERM SOLUTION IS FOUND:
For OA’s created from DA-
- In DA- change the amount on the employee travel line to include Employee Travel + DLA/Dislocation amount.
- Decrease the DLA line to $1.00- do NOT $0.00 out the line or it will cancel orders/funding and create bigger errors.
- Once submitted and amendment has been created in ETS:
- Create an amendment to the Trip itself- This will pull in the changes to the POET/Accounting,
- In the Accounting Step- delete the POET line with the DLA/Dislocation name in it,
- Adjust the allocation to be split between the other lines as applicable,
- If an advance was paid out- there will a yellow warning box about the accounting line being removed/deleted. This will not stop the processing of the amendment or voucher,
- Confirm all information is correct and complete amendment/trip.
- Create voucher per normal process- If advance was paid please review the liquidation step to ensure it is being reconciled.
- Submit for approval.
If using a regular authorization and not the OA from DA and no advance has been paid out, combine the employee travel and the DLA amount on the Employee POET in the ETS allocation and remove the DLA line. There is currently no definitive answer if it will work the same way for a regular authorization and an advance that has paid out.
NOTICE: ETS ROUTING POOLS
AOs/Admins are not authorized to change the names of existing or add new routing pools in ETS. Each unit with an active routing chain is authorized to have only two total routing pools unless explicitly given permission to have a third, which would only be set up directly by the PPC Systems team. One pool is for Funds Managers and the other is for Approving Officials and they shall follow the naming scheme of “UNIT – FUNDS MANAGERS” or “UNIT – APPROVING OFFICIALS” in all capital letters like the below example. Changing the names of these pools to deviate from the approved naming scheme negatively affects the reports that are run to keep the system functioning. If you notice your unit has additional or misnamed pools, or are having issues with routing in general, please submit a PPC Trouble Ticket. Violation of this policy may result in revocation of your AO status in ETS.
Pet Transportation Allowance Effective 1 JAN 2024 - JTR 050107 Pet Expenses Due to a PCS (Page 5A-2 of JTR)
Frequently Asked Questions - Defense Travel Management Office
A. Eligibility. A Service member on a PCS order is authorized reimbursement for mandatory quarantine fees for household pets. A household pet is a cat or a dog.
B. Allowances. Reimbursement for the actual cost of these fees is authorized, limited to $550 per PCS move.
C. Pet Quarantine Information. See Pet Quarantine Information and the DTMO website for more details.
D. Pet Transportation. Transportation for a household pet is not a reimbursable expense unless the transportation is due to an evacuation from a foreign PDS in accordance with par. 060204.
E. Changes Effective 2024. On January 1, 2024, the following pet transportation allowances will apply:
1. Eligibility. A Service member on a PCS order with an effective date of January 1, 2024 or later, as defined in Appendix A, may be authorized reimbursement for the costs related to the relocation of one household pet that arises from a permanent change of station. A household pet is a cat or a dog, owned for personal companionship. A Service member is responsible for following rules for importing and exporting a pet to and from the United States in order to be eligible for reimbursement. Denial of entry could result in denial of reimbursement. See How to Compute a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Order’s Effective Date.
2. CONUS. A Service member may be authorized the reasonable and substantiated cost of mandatory microchipping, boarding fees, hotel service charges, licensing fees at the new PDS, and pet shipping fees if the member flies rather than drives, or the pet is shipped separately from the member. Reimbursement for the actual cost of all expenses is limited to $550 per PCS move.
3. OCONUS. A Service member may be authorized the reasonable and substantiated cost of mandatory microchipping, quarantine fees, boarding fees, hotel service charges, licensing fees at the new PDS, testing titer levels for entry, and pet shipping fees if the member flies rather than drives, or the pet is shipped separately from the member. For transoceanic travel, use of Government or Government  procured transportation must be used if available or reimbursement for transportation costs is not authorized. Reimbursement for the actual cost of all necessary expenses described above in connection with the movement of a pet is limited to $2,000 per PCS move.