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Tribal Travel Policies & the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR)

Why I Should Attend?

Organizations, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations, for-profit and non-profit organizations, all operate using federal funds, must ensure their travel expenses will be accepted as allowable costs under their federal contracts and grants.  Even organizations that receive private foundation funds must use care and reasonable means of spending grant funds on travel and related expenses. The new Office of Management & Budget (OMB) regulations, commonly referred to as the “Super Circular” require organizations that receive federal funds, to ensure their travel expenses comply with the new “Super Circular”.

The General Services Administration (GSA) developed and maintains Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) for federal agencies.  Most organizations, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations, have adopted the FTR as their operating rules that will govern their travel and related expenses. But staying current with the FTR can be challenging for organizations. The FTR changes periodically to stay current with the changes in the national economy.

Organizations must have a good understanding of how to apply the travel rules. A good understanding and application of the FTR ensure organizations use their contract and grant funds wisely and in compliance with grant and contract rules. This 2-day seminar will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary for applying the FTR; and how to avoid “Questioned Costs” and “Disallowed Costs” under their federal awards.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal administrators, executive directors, personnel officers and staff, program directors and managers, program secretaries, payroll clerks, tribal finance and accounting staff

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