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DTS Training Description and Schedule
DTS User (Traveler)Organizational Defense Travel Administrator (ODTA)
Location: Root Hall, Room 204Location:   Root Hall, Room 204
Schedule:Schedule:   
DateDayTime
14 November 2014Friday0800-1200
DateDayTime
TBD November 2014TBD0830-1030

This class is appropriate for travelers who wish to prepare their own travel authorizations and vouchers. It includes an introduction to the Defense Travel System followed by hands-on exercises in preparing a travel authorization and a travel voucher (claim.) The class size is limited to twelve students.

This class, and the ODTA class on the right, are both required prior to being designated an ODTA. Completion of the User course before taking the ODTA course is required.

Any comments, questions and suggestions, or to sign up for training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at mailto:DTSInstructor@nps.edu.

Video Version of DTS User Course
- Link 
 
This basic version of the course is available here by clicking the Link above. This course is provided for travelers who do not reside in Monterey. It consists of the complete course, but without the hands-on exercises.
NOTE: Before taking the course, you should download the student handouts and procedural trifolds.
You must be logged into the NPS Intranet either directly or through the Virtual Private Network in order to access the course.

"ODTA. Other individuals within local organizations, who work with the LDTA and/or FDTA to assist new personnel in self-registering in DTS, assist travelers with the use of DTS, and ensure efficient use of the Help Desk processes. ODTAs will be required to complete the DTS User and the DTS ODTA Courses given monthly by the DTS Instructor. 

Upon completion of these courses, each ODTA candidate will be given a practical test during which they will have to successfully create a travel authorization and a travel voucher using input from the instructor. 

Upon successful completion of this test, the instructor will request the NPS DTS help desk to grant group access so that the ODTA can create DTS documents for supported travelers.

The ODTA class covers a description of DTS traveler self-registration, DTS administration, the duties of an ODTA, and a description of the administrative modules available to the ODTA. The class size is limited to twelve students.

Any comments, questions and suggestions, or to sign up for training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at  mailto:DTSInstructor@nps.edu.

 


DTS Authorizing Official (AO)

Schedule:  One-on-one basis

This one-on-one training is appropriate for those in management positions who will approve travel authorizations for travelers on their staffs. This training session includes a review of the rules of travel from the JTR/JFTR, and a hands-on exercise in approving an authorization.

To sign up for this training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at  mailto:DTSInstructor@nps.edu.

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