[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 13, 2005)]
[Page 73747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7259]



Federal Travel Regulation; Notice of GSA Bulletin FTR 05-08

AGENCY:  Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION:  Notice of a bulletin.


SUMMARY:  This notice announces GSA Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 
Bulletin 05-08. This Bulletin informs agencies that in accordance with 
the OMB Circular A-123 (revised), Appendix B, issued August 5, 2005, 
new travel charge card policies and guidance are issued to Executive 
Branch departments and agencies in order to help reduce the risk of 
fraud, misuse, and late payments. OMB Circular A-123 (revised), 
Appendix B is effective October 1, 2005. Bulletin FTR 05-08 may be 
found at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletins. An amendment to the FTR on the use 
of the government issued travel charged card is forthcoming.

DATES:  The bulletin announced in this notice is effective December 2, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For clarification of content, contact 
General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 
Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management, at (202) 501-
1777. Please cite Bulletin FTR 05-08.


A. Background

    OMB Circular A-123 (revised), Appendix B, establishes guidance for 
Executive branch agencies for improving the management of government 
charge card programs. The requirements in OMB Circular A-123 (revised), 
Appendix B pertain to the use of charge card programs by agencies and 
their employees and must be included in internal agency regulations, 
procedures, and training materials. Bulletin FTR 05-08 serves as 
guidance to agencies on implementing those policies and guidelines that 
are related to the official travel charge card.

B. Procedures

    Bulletins regarding Federal travel expenses are located on the 
Internet at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletins as Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 

    Dated: December 2, 2005.
Becky Rhodes,
Deputy Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E5-7259 Filed 12-12-05; 8:45 am]