2100 Second Street, S.W.
United States Coast Guard
Washington, DC 20593-0001
1 SEP 1988
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 4600.15
Subj: Policies and Procedures Concerning Travel Orders to Class "A" Schools of Less Than 20
PURPOSE. This instruction prescribes the policy, with regard to pay and travel
entitlements, and the procedure, with regard to order preparation, that all units shall follow
when counseling members and preparing orders to class "A" schools of less than 20 weeks.
DIRECTIVES AFFECTED. The information contained herein shall be incorporated into
COMDTINST M4600 (series), CG Supplement to the JFTR, scheduled for publication by
the fall of 1989. This manual, when published, will replace COMDTINST M4600.12
(series), CG Travel Manual.
DISCUSSION. In 1983, the Coast Guard departed from the policy of issuing PCS/TEMDU
orders to all members ordered to class "A" schools of less than 20 weeks. Since that time,
pay and travel entitlement issues and order preparation procedures have been less than clear
in the minds of those responsible for counseling travelers and preparing travel orders. The
intent of this instruction is to state clearly all possible pay and travel entitlements and to
provide detailed procedures for order preparation purposes.
GENERAL. There are two basic types of travel orders -- PERMANENT and
TEMPORARY. The official definitions can be found in the Joint Federal Travel
Regulations (JFTR), Appendix A.