Thu, 06/24/2004


Department of Defense
Government Travel Charge Card Users
Disbursement of Travel Allowances Directly to Creditors
Per Public Law 107-314, December 2, 2002, Section 1008, Part 2784a. (a)

1. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Council 214 referred to as the Union and the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) referred to as Management hereby enter into this MOA which will apply to bargaining unit members covered by the Master Labor Agreement (MLA).

2. With respect to this MOA, the Parties recognize and affirm that other travel-related provisions are addressed in Article 22 of the Master Labor Agreement. The Parties further acknowledge that "The Government Travel Card And The DOD Initiative To Reengineer Travel" MOA dated Oct. 23/29 1998 and the "Collection of Delinquent Bank of America Debts Process Flow and Assumptions" (Salary Offset Procedure) MOA dated 5 December 2001 are still current and applicable to AFMC and the AFGE Council 214 bargaining unit members. Other than the provisions contained in this MOA, no other provisions of the two above referenced MOAs are changed by this agreement. (NOTE: The time limitation referenced in paragraph 11 of the Oct 23/29 1998 MOA was removed as part of a 30 Jun 03 MOA on the Defense Travel System).

3. Part 2784a, Section 1008 of Public Law 107-314 provides for mandatory "split disbursement" of travel allowances. The Parties to this MOA agree that Council 214 bargaining unit members, if using the Government Travel Charge Card, will comply with the aforementioned public law. The Parties further affirm that supervisors or approving officials are also now required to review and sign all travel claims IAW DoDFMR, Volume 9, Chapter 5, paragraph 050201F.

4. Management agrees to add to the DD Form 1610, JAN 2001 "Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DoD Personnel" in block 16 a notice to travelers that they must request "split disbursement" and provide a total dollar amount to be split after travel has been completed. The amount split disbursed to the creditor (currently the Bank of America) should include all outstanding Government Travel Card Charges for the travel covered by the voucher to include but not limited to transportation, rental vehicle and/or lodging expenses as applicable.

5. All remedies available under the MLA or 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71 are available to the Parties if either party believes the other has failed to comply with any of the requirements of this MOA.


Pat Thompson 24 Jun 04
Fred Curwin 24 Jun 04
For Management DateFor the Union Date
Mike Madges 24 Jun 04
For Management Date
24 Jun 04 Travel Card.pdf64.33 KB