Enclosure (3) to COMDTINST 12570.3D
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (G-WP).
Private Persons Assigned Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).
Under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3371 et. seq., the Coast Guard may assign private persons to work
with the Coast Guard for extended periods of time. The Coast Guard does not pay the salaries of
these individuals, but does provide reimbursement for their travel and per diem expenses while on
Individuals of the Award Recipient's Choosing to Attend Major Award Ceremonies.
Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 4503 and 10 U.S.C. 1124, travel expenses for the spouse, or one other
individual of the recipient's choosing, to attend a major award ceremony (e.g., the annual
Secretary's award ceremony, a Commandant level award ceremony, or a prestigious honorary
award ceremony sponsored by a non-Federal organization) may be authorized if the Coast Guard
determines that the presence of this individual would further enhance the purposes of the awards
Spouse of the Master Chief of the Coast Guard.
The spouse of the Master Chief of the Coast Guard is designated the Ombudsman at Large and, as
such, is often required to travel with the Master Chief to visit various Coast Guard units to meet
with the spouses and families of the enlisted personnel. All domestic ITO's for the spouse of the
Master Chief of the Coast Guard must be signed by Commandant (G-WP).
Invitational Travel Orders Not Specific to an Individual Program.
All ITO's that have not been redelegated and are not tied to a specific program are to be approved
by Commandant (G-WP).
COAST GUARD PERSONNEL COMMAND, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Prospective Employees Being Interviewed for High Level and/or Hard to Fill Positions.
Under 5 U.S.C. 5706b, the Civilian Personnel Management Division may, if recommended by the
selecting official, approve payment of expenses for travel to and from a preemployment interview
for an individual being considered for employment with the Coast Guard.