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SUBJ/MANDATORY USE OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL AND PAY (NP2) MYPCS TRAVEL VOUCHER
SUBMISSION TOOL AND GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD (GTCC) DURING PERMANENT
CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) TRAVEL//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 184/19 GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD USE DURING
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION TRAVEL.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 176/20 GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD USE DURING PERMANENT
CHANGE OF STATION FULL ROLLOUT.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 286/21 MANDATORY USE OF GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD AND
MYPCS TRAVEL VOUCHER.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 285/21 GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD USE DURING PERMANENT
CHANGE OF STATION LESSONS LEARNED.
REF E IS THE DEFENSE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT OFFICE (DTMO) GTCC
REF F IS THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS.
REF G IS THE DOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) VOLUME 7A.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels references (a) through (c) and
mandates the use of the MyPCS Travel Voucher and the Government
Travel Charge Card (GTCC) for Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
travel in accordance with the timelines listed in paragraph 2. The
MyPCS Travel Voucher is a fully automated, electronic travel claim
voucher capability introduced to the Fleet in 2019. Its use has
streamlined the travel claim process, increasing accuracy and
reducing processing timelines. The GTCC has also been authorized
for PCS travel since 2019. These efforts are a proven capability
providing Sailors and their families a reliable mean of financial
support during and after a PCS move. These represent another MyNavy
HR milestone toward delivering better quality of service to Sailors
and their families through a modernized pay and personnel process.
Reference (d) provides information and guidance to reinforce
procedures for using the GTCC during a PCS travel.
2. Timeline. On 01 Jan 2022, Phase I of the mandatory use of the
MyPCS Travel Voucher and GTCC for PCS travel was implemented for all
Active Duty (AD) and Training and Administration of the Reserve
(TAR) in paygrades E-9 and O-6 and above. Mandatory use of the
MyPCS Travel Voucher and GTCC for PCS will expand to other paygrades
as reflected below.
a. MyPCS Travel Voucher: 01 Jul 2022, all AD and TAR Service
Members in all paygrades are required to use the MyPCS Travel
Voucher for submission of PCS travel claims, except for members
reporting to commands listed in paragraph 10c. Mandated use of the
MyPCS Travel Voucher was previously expanded to include Selected
Reservists executing Active Duty for Operational Support and Officer
Recall PCS orders.
b. GTCC Phase II: 01 Jul 2022, all Service Members in paygrades
E-7 and above and O-4 and above will be required to use the GTCC for
PCS travel expenses.
c. GTCC Phase III: 01 Jan 2023, all Service Members in all
paygrades will be required to use the GTCC for PCS travel expenses.
a. Use of the GTCC for PCS travel applies to personnel traveling
on both Continental United States (CONUS) and outside CONUS (OCONUS)
PCS orders who are:
(1) Active Duty
(2) Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR)
(3) Selected Reservists (SELRES) executing Active Duty for
Operational Support (ADOS) and Officer Recall PCS orders
b. Use of the GTCC for PCS travel does not apply to:
(1) Personnel on accession, separation, or retirement orders
(2) DoD Civilian personnel and contractors
(3) Individual mobilization augmentees
(4) Individual Ready Reserve Navy personnel
(5) Individuals not eligible to obtain a GTCC or are otherwise
explicitly exempted by reference (e)
c. New accessions eligible to receive a GTCC will apply for and
receive their GTCC upon check-in at their first Permanent Duty
4. Actions and Responsibilities.
a. Commanders and supervisors. Ensure Agency Program
Coordinators (APC), Command Pay and Personnel Administrators
(CPPA), and GTCC cardholders adhere to all applicable instructions.
Commanders and supervisors at all levels are responsible for
ensuring compliance with Section 040103 of reference (e).
b. APCs. APCs shall be reflected on command check-in and check-
(1) Losing command. APCs will consult with all Service
Members during the check-out process and advise them of the rules,
regulations, and requirement to use the GTCC for PCS travel for all
authorized expenses (paragraph 5). In accordance with reference
(e), APCs shall verify the cardholders GTCC is active, in a Mission
Critical (MC)/PCS status, and has a zero balance prior to the
Service Member detaching from the command. Credit, retail, and cash
withdrawal limits above the default limits in reference (e) must be
adjusted to accommodate requirements for the duration of PCS travel.
If the APCs approval maximum is insufficient for the duration and
requirements of PCS travel, the affected APC shall consult the next
higher APC hierarchy level for further consideration. APCs shall
provide MC/PCS status expiration date and advise the Service Member
to call MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) to renew MC/PCS status every 90
days as necessary.
(2) Gaining command. Upon arrival at the gaining command,
APCs will ensure the cardholders account is transferred into the
gaining command hierarchy and account status adjustments are made to
update the members phone number, email address, physical mailing
address or other pertinent information which changed due to the
move. Under no circumstances should an APC either close a
cardholders GTCC account or remove the cardholder from MC/PCS
status, as it will have negative effects on the timeline towards
c. CPPAs. The CPPA shall be reflected on command check-in and
check-out sheets. Gaining command CPPAs shall ensure members submit
their MyPCS Travel Vouchers within five working days of arrival.
d. Cardholders. Service Members using the GTCC for official
government travel are encouraged to register on Citimanager
(https://home.cards.citidirect.com/CommercialCard/login). Failure to use the
GTCC for authorized PCS expenses may subject the cardholder to appropriate
administrative or disciplinary action.
(1) Before travel: During check out with the APC/CPPA, the
Service Member shall provide a copy of their PCS orders, estimated
PCS expenses and a contact number where the Service Member can be
reached during travel.
(2) During travel: Service Members shall keep receipts for all
reimbursable expenses. Cardholders who have reached their credit
limit or experience a declined GTCC when attempting to make an
authorized purchase should call MNCC for assistance to raise their
credit limit or to determine if a Merchant Category Code (MCC) block
may restrict that vendor. Service Members will be reimbursed for
PCS expenses up to their maximum entitlement per reference (f).
Overspending of entitlements may result in personal indebtedness and
the cardholder will be subject to repaying the remaining balance on
(3) Extended PCS travel (>120 days): Cardholder accounts are
placed in a MC/PCS status while a Service Member is traveling to
their new PDS. MC/PCS status protects the Service Member from any
payments being due on the GTCC until 60 days after coming out of
MC/PCS status. Citibank program limitations only allow accounts to
be in a MC/PCS status for 120 days at a time. To prevent the
Citibank bill from coming due prior to the Service Member reporting
to their PDS, Service Members must contact their detaching command
APC or MNCC Pro Cell at (833-330-MNCC) Option 2 to have their MC/PCS
status extended. Failure to extend the account in MC/PCS status may
result in the Service Member being placed in a past due or
delinquent status and ultimately lead to loss of GTCC privileges and
potential damage to personal credit rating.
(4) Upon check-in to PDS: Cardholders shall review their GTCC
account for accuracy and ensure all supporting receipts are
submitted using the MyPCS Travel Voucher to ensure sufficient funds
are allocated to pay the full balance on the card when the travel
claim is liquidated. Service Members shall check-in with the APC
and CPPA to submit their travel voucher using MyPCS Travel Voucher
within five working days and before executing any permissive TDY.
Split disbursement is mandatory when using GTCC for PCS.
(5) To verify full payment has been completed upon MyPCS
Travel Voucher liquidation, Service Members shall review their
Advice of Payment in MyPay.
(6) MNCC will verify GTCC balance when liquidating travel
claims to result in a zero balance on the GTCC. This may result in
per diem funds being applied to produce a zero balance.
(7) Service Members should verify their GTCC balance on Citi
Manager has been paid in full after their travel has been
(8) Individual cardholders are responsible for timely payment
of their GTCC balance. Any outstanding balance on the GTCC must be
paid within 60 days of coming out of MC/PCS status. Account
delinquency may adversely impact the Service Members assignability,
financial health, security clearance, or credit history. Accounts
become past due 31 days after checking in to the command. 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 could affect the cardholders credit.
5. Authorized and unauthorized uses of the GTCC for PCS travel.
a. Service Members should note PCS travel expenses are not
necessarily directly reimbursed. Reimbursement is based on PCS
allowance rules in accordance with Chapter 5 of reference (f).
b. The GTCC is authorized for the following travel expenses:
(1) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) at the old or new CONUS
PDS. See Chapter 5 of reference (f) for information on TLE.
(2) Fuel and electric vehicle charging for a Privately Owned
Vehicle (POV) when POV is the authorized mode of transportation.
(3) Rental car and fuel, when a rental car is the authorized
mode of transportation.
(4) Lodging. Service Members will be reimbursed per reference
(f) Chapter 2.
(5) Meals. Service Members will be reimbursed per reference
(f) Chapter 2.
(6) Dislocation Allowance (DLA) Expenses. These are expenses
related to DLA normally used to establish a household (e.g., carpet
cleaning, utility deposits). If the Service Member uses the GTCC
for DLA expenses and does not exceed their authorized entitlement,
the member will receive the full amount of the difference when their
travel claim is liquidated. If the Service Member was issued
advanced DLA, the member shall not use the GTCC for DLA expenses.
(7) Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or bank teller withdrawals
up to the monthly cash withdrawal limit in reference (e). A 2.4
percent non-reimbursable fee applies to any amount withdrawn. ATM
charges are not reimbursable expenses.
c. The GTCC is not authorized for the following travel expenses:
(1) DLA expenses when issued advanced DLA.
(2) Dependent use without the Service Member.
(3) Commercial airfare for PCS travel. Commercial airfare
will continue to be booked by the Navy Passenger Transportation
Office (NAVPTO). No commercial airfare charges will be made to a
Service Members GTCC account including when the Service Members
orders contain intermediate stops to PDS.
(4) Personal travel arrangements incurred during leave in
conjunction with orders. See reference (e) for further details.
(5) Personally Procured Moves (PPM) operating expenses (e.g.,
rental truck/trailers, moving supplies, furniture pads, rope, oil,
weight ticket fees).
(6) Accession, separation, or retirement travel.
(7) Payment of debt owed to creditors.
(8) Personal expenses unrelated to travel expenses (e.g.,
automobile repairs, medical expenses, childcare, entertainment, or
(9) Short-term storage-in-transit (SIT) or long-term non-
temporary storage (NTS) of PPMs or other household goods.
(10) Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA). In accordance with
reference (g), TLA may be authorized by the TLA Authority when a
Service Member or dependent is reporting to an OCONUS location and
needs to occupy temporary lodging at personal expense. TLA cannot
be paid for with the GTCC since it is a pay entitlement, not a
travel entitlement. Additionally, TLA expenses cannot be split
disbursed to Citibank.
6. GTCC Misuse. Commanders, supervisors, CPPAs, and APCs will
ensure Service Members using their GTCC are advised of authorized
and prohibited uses of the GTCC for PCS travel. Examples of misuse
include but are not limited to:
a. Expenses unrelated to PCS travel.
b. ATM cash withdrawals made more than three working days prior
to official government travel or excessive ATM cash withdrawals for
amounts exceeding authorized meals and incidental expense amounts.
c. Intentional failure to pay undisputed charges in a timely
d. Personal use for entertainment or gambling. Military
personnel who violate the specific prohibitions contained in
reference (e) can be subject to administrative or disciplinary
action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) based on
the nature of the misconduct involved.
7. Travel Advance Guidance.
a. If desired and qualified per reference (f), a Service Member
under PCS orders may request advanced DLA. If issued, the GTCC
shall not be used for DLA expenses.
b. Service Members may request an Advance Operating Allowance
for Household Goods (HHG) PPMs and Advance Basic Pay and still use
their GTCC for all authorized travel expenses.
c. All other travel advances (per diem, mileage, Temporary
Additional Duty (TAD) travel) are not authorized with concurrent use
of the GTCC. Qualified exceptions will be restricted to non-
concurrent travel of dependents and Service Members not eligible to
receive a GTCC per reference (e).
d. Use of the GTCC and receipt of travel advances for the same
entitlement could result in indebtedness to the Government through
over expenditure of entitlements, and Service Members may be subject
to administrative and disciplinary action.
8. TLE guidance. APCs shall ensure Service Members planning on
using TLE at their PDS remain in a MC/PCS status while using the
GTCC for TLE expenses. The Service Member shall check-in with their
CPPA immediately upon arrival and submit their MyPCS Travel Voucher
within five working days regardless of whether TLE has been used.
Service Members who use their GTCC for TLE expenses to their PDS
should file a supplemental Travel Voucher upon completion of their
temporary lodging stay via MyPCS Travel Voucher and ensure split
disbursement is annotated. Reference (f) Section 0506 details TLE
eligibility, reimbursement, and limits.
9. Dual-military PCS guidance. Dual-military Service Members
conducting concurrent PCS moves have separate Lines of Accounting
and funding allocated. Therefore, Service Members shall each use
their GTCC for respective PCS expenses (meals, fuel, etc.) in
accordance with this NAVADMIN and file separate MyPCS Travel
Vouchers for individual travel.
10. MyPCS Travel Voucher.
a. Use of the MyPCS Travel Voucher greatly reduces errors and
expedites reimbursement. It provides Service Members the ability to
submit an electronic travel voucher with photo upload functionality
for receipts using a personal or government computer, mobile device
or tablet. Additional capabilities of MyPCS Travel Voucher include
the travel entitlements calculator, lean orders, and a custom-
tailored PCS checklist for use before departure. It also gives
Service Members and CPPAs greater visibility of the status of
submitted PCS Travel Vouchers. MyPCS Travel Voucher may be accessed
via MyNavy Portal (MNP) at https://my.navy.mil/.
b. Effective 01 Jul 2022, use of the MyPCS Travel Voucher is
mandatory for submission of PCS travel claims. The enterprise
Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) system is a backup solution
if unable to use MyPCS Travel Voucher; however, the use of eCRM will
delay timely travel claim liquidation.
c. Use of the MyPCS Travel Voucher is not required for GTCC
users reporting to Aircraft Carriers (CVN), Submarine Tenders (AS)
and Flag Ships (LCC). MyPCS Travel Voucher will be expanded to
these commands this fall.
d. CAC-free access using a mobile device requires the Service
Member to establish a CAC-free user name and password via MNP.
Using a CAC-enabled machine, go to MNP, click "Login" in the top
right corner, select "Login Help & FAQs" from the drop-down, then
select "How do I set up CAC-free Access?" Follow directions
provided on the page. Video tutorials are available
athttps://my.navy.mil/tutorials.html. Once a CAC-free account is
established, the password is valid for 60 days.
11. Customer Support and Online Resources.
a. Phone and email support is available 24/7 from the MNCC Pro
Cell at 833-330-MNCC (6622) Option 2 or via e-mail at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or from Citibank (800-200-7056).
b. MNP registration for CAC-free access to MNP:
c. MyPCS Travel Voucher via MNP: https://my.navy.mil/.
d. GTCC for PCS information guide and training briefs:
e. Downloadable NP2 quick start guides: https://my.navy.mil/np2.html.
f. User Productivity Kits (UPKs) and interactive training
modules: https://prodhr.np2.navy.mil/ and navigating to "Training"
in the top menu, select "Assignment, Leave, and Travel".
g. Questions regarding this NAVADMIN or GTCC for PCS policy
should be addressed to PERS-45 Assignment, Leave, and Travel
Business Design Owner (BDO) at email@example.com. Questions
regarding MyPCS Travel Voucher and issues using your GTCC during PCS
should be addressed to MNCC.
12. To evaluate program effectiveness, Service Member satisfaction,
and collect feedback for continued improvements, GTCC users are
strongly encouraged to complete a brief survey available at
13. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//