March 1, 1999
BULLETIN NO. 99-02
TO THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
Report on International Travel For FY 1998
The purpose of this Bulletin is to collect information on international
travel expenditures and numbers of individuals who traveled internationally
in FY 1998.
and authority. Section 2505(g) of the Foreign Relations
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999 (part of the Omnibus
P.L. 105-277), states "Not later than 180 days after the date of
enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the President shall
submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report describing--
(1) the total Federal
expenditure of all official international travel in each Executive
branch agency during the previous fiscal year; and
(2) the total number
of individuals in each agency who engaged in such travel."
The report for FY 1998
is due on April 19, 1999.
This Bulletin applies to all Executive branch departments and
is all travel between the United States and other nations, and travel
between other nations. United States refers to the continental United
States, Alaska, Hawaii, and all territories.
to the total obligations incurred and reported in Object Class 21,
travel and transportation of persons, for international travel in
FY 1998. This includes all instances when the Federal government
pays directly or reimburses the traveler. This does not include
payments by contractors or grantees. In addition, this does not
include expenses related to the relocation of Federal employees
(e.g. permanent change of station).
to the total number of people (not full time equivalents) who engaged
in international travel in FY 1998. This specifically refers to
number of individuals, as opposed to the number of trips individuals
take (e.g. a person who takes two international trips is one individual).
materials. The information should be provided in the
format of the attached table (Exhibit A).
6. Due dates.
The information is due to OMB no later than March 12, 1999. Agencies
should send Exhibit A to the OMB Resource Management Office (RMO)
with primary budget responsibility for the agency.
contact. Inquiries concerning this Bulletin may be addressed
to the OMB representative with primary budget responsibility for
Jacob J. Lew
Report on International Travel
($ in millions):
Total number of individuals: