AF clarifies ITDY dependent travel, transportation allowances|
7/2/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials announced a clarification concerning transportation and travel allowances for Airmen tasked with 365-day extended deployments, commonly referred to as an indeterminate TDY (ITDY).
In accordance with guidance provided in the Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR), effective July 1, Airmen tasked to deploy on 365-Day Extended Deployments will no longer be automatically considered ITDY for purposes of dependent travel and transportation allowances under the JFTR.
Airmen tasked for a 365-day extended deployment prior to July 1 will not be affected by this clarification.
Previously, Airmen tasked for 365-day extended deployments automatically received ITDY entitlements for dependent travel and transportation allowances. These allowances included dependent and household goods movement during the deployed period.
Consistent with the JFTR, ITDY dependent travel and transportation allowances to an alternate place will be authorized on a case-by-case basis, only when the deploying member's orders do not provide for return to his or her permanent duty station (PDS), and the deployment period meets the requirements specified in JFTR.
An extended deployment shall not be considered indeterminate if the TDY period is known and return to PDS is anticipated. This procedure will better align the Air Force with the JFTR guidelines regarding ITDYs.
"The provision of ITDY dependent travel and transportation allowances requires a case-by-case assessment," said Col. Ken Sersun, Air Force Military Force Policy Division chief. "Ending the automatic ITDY dependent travel and transportation allowances ensures better compliance with JFTR guidelines."
Other programs associated with 365-day extended deployments are not affected at this time, said Sersun.
These programs include the three-day option that gives Airmen the option to either separate or retire in lieu of the deployment, as long as they make the decision within three-days of assignment notification; advanced assignment consideration, which gives deploying Airmen an opportunity to request advance assignment consideration upon selection; and 24-month assignment deferment, which gives deploying Airmen the option of requesting a 24-month assignment hold following their return from deployment.
For more information about assignments, deployments and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.
(Courtesy Air Force Public Affairs)