Enclosure (3) to COMDTINST 4600.14B
(3) A list of documents being transferred and a complete list, by denomination, of the
actual on hand travelers check inventory. Attachment of a copy of an inventory
list is not acceptable.
8. Authorized Issuance of Travelers Checks.
a. Travelers checks will not be issued in exchange for cash or returned to the agent for
cancellation and cash refund. Once the traveler signs for the checks, the issuance is
b. Travelers checks will not be sold and charged against an individually billed GTCC.
c. Issuance of travelers checks will only be charged against the unit's travelers check
CBA and a travel advance will be established at Coast Guard Finance Center
(FINCEN) in the traveler's name in the Coast Guard accounting records.
d. Travelers checks will only be issued to individuals traveling on Coast Guard orders.
9. Returning Issued Travelers Checks: Once travelers checks have been issued and signed
for by the traveler, they cannot be returned to the travelers check agent. If the travel
orders are cancelled or the traveler did not travel, the traveler is required to submit a
travel claim to liquidate the travel advance.
10. Destroying Travelers Checks When Error Occurs During Issuance.
a. If during the course of issuing travelers checks to a traveler, a mistake is noted (i.e.
Serial number on the signed travelers checks is different than what is on the receipt),
the travelers check agent is required to destroy the checks. Destroying travelers
checks is a two step process:
(1) Complete an American Express Destruction Certificate. Two individuals are
required to witness the destruction and sign the certificate. The travelers check
agent nor the traveler returning the checks can sign as a witness. The completed
certificate must be faxed to American Express at 1-800-594-2509. A copy of the
destruction certificate and questions regarding the preparation of the form and/or
destruction of the travelers checks should be addressed to American Express at 1-
800-447-7677 option 0.
(2) Destroy the checks in such a way that they can not be reproduced or negotiated
(i.e. shred them).
b. Obtain a credit for Destroyed Checks from Citibank by contacting the Citibank Client
Account Manager at 1-800-790-7206, option 4, and then ask to speak to a Department
of Homeland Security (DHS) client account manager. Citibank will require a