Part 301-53 -- Using promotional materials and frequent traveler programs


FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION MEMORANDUM NO. 2002-001 (II.G.1.)


To: Bureau Assistant Directors, Administration

Director, National Business Center

Bureau Finance Officers

Finance Officer, National Business Center


From: William E. Webber /s/

Focus Leader, Asset and Debt Management

Office of Financial Management


Subject: Use of Frequent Traveler Benefits - Travel Advisory 5


Attached is a copy of Federal Travel Advisory Number 5, dated December 31, 2001, issued by the General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy. The travel advisory

allows employees to immediately use accumulated travel bonus points and benefits for personal travel. Authority to use benefits obtained as a result of official travel for personal use is contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002.


GSA will issue an amendment to the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR 301, and other controlling regulations in the near future. Additional guidance will also be issued on the taxability of these benefits when used by an employee for personal travel.


Please direct any questions you may have on this subject to Mr. Lesley Oden on (202) 208-6225.


Prior Financial Administration

Memoranda on this Subject:

  • No. 84-162 (II.G.1.), November 19, 1984 - Canceled
  • No. 88-018 (II.G.1.), March 02, 1988 - Canceled
  • No. 90-072 (II.G.1.), September 6, 1990 - Canceled
  • No. 92-071 (II.G.1.), December 1, 1992 - Canceled
  • No. 96-019 (II.G.1.), May 29, 1996 - Canceled
  • No. 96-028 (II.G.1.), July 10, 1996 - Canceled
  • No. 96-049 (II.G.1.), November 5, 1996 - Canceled
  • No. 97-004 (II.G.1.), February 3,1997 - Canceled
  • No. 97-019 (II.G.1.), April 22, 1997 - Canceled
  • No. 98-009 (II.G.1.), June 11, 1998 - Canceled
  • No. 99-004 (II.G.1.), January 25, 1999, 1990 - Canceled
  • No. 99-031 (II.G.1.), July 21, 1999 - Canceled
  • No. 2000-17 (II.G.1.), May 31, 2000 - Canceled
  • No. 2001-02 (II.G.1.), January 23, 2001 - Canceled