Department of Defense Education Activity

Updated Travel Guidance

DoDEA Travel Guidance (January 2023)

airplane sunsetThe Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has updated established policies and procedures for official and unofficial travel to meet Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. The update provides pre- and post-travel guidance for purposes of Force Health Protection (FHP) of DoDEA civilian employees and family members, and contractor personnel.

The attached DoDEA memorandum provides guidance for compliance with all DoD updates and requirements for the various phases of official and unofficial travel.

This guidance applies to travel for DoDEA civilian employees, DoD family members, and DoD contractor personnel. Applicable travel types include Temporary Duty (TDY), Educational Travel (EdT), Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT), Separation/Retirement travel, travel by civilian employees complying with overseas tour rotation agreement requirements, Employee/Dependent Medical Travel (EDMT), and Emergency Visitation Travel (EVT) and Funded Environmental Morale Leave (FEML).

DoDEA COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Guidance (pdf)

RAT Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Reimbursement for COVID-19 Testing Memo

RAT Supporting Documents

RAT Voucher Submission Packet

Upon your return from travel you are required to submit your voucher documentation to DoDEA HQ RAT/EDT Travel Branch for processing. DoDEA HQ is responsible for entering all RAT/EDT vouchers in the Defense Travel System (DTS), per the guidance provided to you with your travel authorizations (funded orders).

Travel Voucher (DD 1351-2)

Travel Voucher form

Travel Voucher Continuation (DD 1351-2C)

Travel Voucher Continuation form.