Senior Executive Service Flights (SES)

OMB Circular A-126 requires the Solicitor or his principal deputy to authorize all travel on government aircraft by employees above GS-15, members of their families and non-federal travelers. This applies to all government-owned, leased, chartered and rental aircraft. "Mission requirements” are defined in OPM 7, Appendix 1 and specifically excludes travel for meetings or routine site visits. Therefore, for non-mission flights, a cost comparison must be completed and forwarded to the Solicitor.

OPM 7 addresses the Management and Use of Government Aircraft.

To ensure this is a non-mission flight, see the Flow Chart and Decision Memo OPM 7, Appendix 7.

TRAVEL COST ANALYSIS

Cost comparisons are required for all non-mission flights as directed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-126. The ordering office must complete and keep a cost comparison on file.

  • Complete a Travel Cost Analysis sheet, OPM 7, Appendix 6, Form OAS-110.
  • Write a short memo describing the reason for the trip and any other pertinent information, i.e., number of passengers.
  • After completing the Travel Cost Analysis sheet, fax the form and memo to the USDI Solicitor. Solicitor's Office Telephone: 202-208-4423 Fax #: 202-219-6780
    PRIOR APPROVAL MUST BE GIVEN BEFORE THE SES MAY TAKE THE FLIGHT.
  • Complete and attach a Federal Senior Travel Form, OPM 7, Appendix 8, when sending in the OAS invoice.

OPM 7 Appendix 1 - Circular No. A-126
OPM 7 Appendix 6 - Travel Cost Analysis (OAS-110)
OPM 7 Appendix 7 - Flow Chart and Decision Process
OPM 7 Appendix 8 - Instructions for SFTR Spreadsheet

 

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