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Workbook on Acceptance of Travel Expenses from Non-Federal Entities

Detailed Description

31 U.S.C. § 1353 enables USGS to accept reimbursement or in-kind donations from non-Federal sources for an employee's travel expenses (including transportation, food, lodging, incidental expenses, and registration costs) to certain events related to the employee's official duties.

Acceptance of travel expenses from non-Federal sources under 31 U.S.C. § 1353 is only permitted when the employee's travel is for attendance at an event for which an employee will be in official Travel Authorization status.

The event can be a

  • conference
  • meeting
  • seminar
  • workshop,
  • training course (as an participant or instructor)
  • speaking engagement


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