Air Force

October 5, 2012

DOD finishes GTC conversion

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The transition from the Controlled Spending Account program to the Government Travel Card program began this summer and will be completed by October.

The Air Force Banking Office previously emailed more than 300,000 Airmen, informing them that their controlled spend account card would convert back to a Government Travel Card, which operates like a standard charge card.

For Airmen who received a CSA card and previously had a GTC or traveled using the CSA without going delinquent, the transition was automatic.

Airmen who have never had the GTC card in the past, but were issued a CSA card and either had delinquent accounts or accounts never used will be notified by their agency program coordinator to apply for the travel card. The application process involves a credit check that will only be performed with applicant’s consent.

The current blue CSA card will now operate like the GTC that was used for many years prior to the CSA. GTCs have fixed credit limits like a regular charge card, and cardholders no longer need to request temporary spend limit increases. If a cardholder’s official travel estimate exceeds their credit limit, they need to discuss their options with their APC.

New to the GTC program is the option for cardholders to request electronic balance refunds, receive automated email reminders when an account is close to becoming delinquent, and a future enhancement to automatically split-disburse most non-mileage expenses such as hotel taxes, excess baggage and rental fuel to the travel card when completing a Defense Travel System voucher.

Requests for credit limit increases on new cards must be coordinated with the cardholder’s supervisor and APC, who is responsible for managing the travel card program. Also, the terms of the GTC include a cash advance fee of 2.2 percent, which is considered a reimbursable travel expense when used for official purposes.

All service members are reminded to ensure their mailing and email addresses remain up to date in the Citibank card system to ensure they receive all correspondence from Citibank.

Though the 99th Comptroller Squadron is not responsible for making the switch, they, along with each unit’s APC and Citibank, are available to help anybody who has questions. Citibank can be reached at (866) 670-6462.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there...
 
 

Palace Chase offers early separation opportunities to Airmen

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Each year thousands of people answer the nation’s call by enlisting or commissioning in the United States Air Force. Some will only serve one term and some will serve many. Sometimes an Airmen may decide that they no longer wish to serve on active duty, but would rather...
 
 

SECDEF visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases during an all-call at the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 26. Carter’s department is responsible for policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluations for the...
 

 

Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a policy memo today allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit si...
 
 

Dempsey: U.S. forces must adapt to deal with near-peer competitors

COPENHAGEN — For the first time since the end of the Soviet Union, the United States is facing a near-peer threat, and that is unsettling to many in the services, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Aug. 17. Following meetings with Danish Chief of Defense Army Gen. Peter Bartram and his...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>