This web site is intended to enhance our mission and vision in providing support and services to the staff, students, and other customers of the Naval Postgraduate School. We provide a number of resources here to help you make travel plans, check travel regulations, view current rates, resolve problems, and suggest improvements to our service.
- Access to DTS (2 Aug 2011)
Welcome to the new era of government travel that can really take you places. Featuring the best practices in industry and plug-and-play components, Defense Travel System streamlines the entire process involved in global Department of Defense (DoD) travel.
- Non-DoD Conference Update (17 June 2013)
If the total cost to Dept of Navy for all DoN attendees, including those from USMC, is more than $20K, then the request must be approved by SECNAV himself, and must be submitted at least 120 days in advance. Notice posted here.
- Important Travel Approval Reminders (4 June 2013)
Since all travel authorizations must be certified as mission essential by RDML Tighe, they must be entered into DTS ten days prior to departure date, and they must include a detailed Trip Description. For non-DoD conference attendance, which must be approved in both SECNAV and OPNAV offices, requests should be submitted to the Travel Office six weeks prior to the event. Details on these requirements are available here.
- New Invitational Travel Procedures (ITA SOP) (31 May 2013)
The procedure for ITA's has changed. Invitational travelers now must use contract city pairs or other government rates for all flights; and government contract rental cars, if authorized. New procedures and forms are posted on the Rules and SOPs page.
- Non-DoD Conference Attendance (12 April 2013)
In accordance with DoD memo dated 29 Sept 2012, and ChNavPers memo dated 5 Apr 2013, approval is required (no matter the cost) for all Department of the Navy (DoN) employees attending non-DoD hosted conferences. Attendance will be limited to personnel in speaking/presenting roles, and after mission-essential determination. All request packages that are determined (by RDML Tighe) to be mission essential will be created by the Travel Office and submitted to Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DoN/AA) via Director, Navy Staff (DNS.)
In accordance with Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) memo of 5 Mar 2013, requests to attend non-DoD hosted conferences will not be approved if 1) conference occurs outside of the U.S. and 2) attendance is funded by DoD.
Contact the Travel Office (phone 2041, or email@example.com ) to schedule an appointment to complete the approval process at least six weeks prior to the start date of the conference. Prior to the appointment, complete and submit the Non-DoD Conference Attendance Request Form, along with a copy of the Conference Agenda, to the Travel Office. This Request Form should include all NPS travelers who are attending the conference. The Travel Office will arrange all travel in connection with this request in DTS.
- Budgetary Guidance for Travel (28 March 2013)
President Tighe's direction on reducing travel in para 4a of her letter of 31 Jan.
- Gift of Travel Approval Update (15 March 2013)
Gift of Travel requests can now be submitted for approval. All requests must be submitted at least six weeks in advance; they must be approved by the Director, Navy Staff, as well as the DoN AA through the non-DoD conference approval process; and they may now only be approved if the entire trip is funded by the travel gift donor. The new SOP can be accessed here.
- Travel Approval Requirements (23 January 2013)
As a result of new direction from OPNAV, NPS President RDML Tighe must approve all travel for NPS personnel, having determined that it is mission essential. The full requirements are contained here. These links contain background guidance from Deputy SECDEF, SECNAV, and Asst, SECNAV for Financial Management.
- The Travel Office is open from 0700 to 1600 Monday through Friday, except it will be closed from 1330 to 1430 on Wednesday for a meeting.
DSN is 756-2041
Fax 831-656-7632 or DSN 756-7632.
- Our official address is:
Naval Postgraduate School
Travel Office, Code 21
1 University Circle, Building 220
Herrmann Hall - Room 038
Monterey, California 93943
- Travel Officer
- NPS Travel Office Passport Agent
Tue-Thur: COMM 831-656-2247, Mon & Fri: 831-324-3769
Available by appointment 0730-1600 Tuesday - Thursday
- DTS Contact Numbers for Help Desks of other commands - Link
NPS Bldg. 300
855 744-4657 | FAX 866 352-9235 (both toll-free)
After hours: 800-359-9999 (toll-free)
- G2 Software Systems contractors working with the Defense Travel System Software
- Lead DTA
Herrmann Hall - Room 038
- NPS DTS Help Desk:
1-866-817-5245 ext 2 | FAX (619) 226-8025
Physically Located in San Diego
DTS Help Desk: DTS-HelpDesk@nps.edu
- DTS Instructor, x3192 | Cell 277-0622
Herrmann Hall - Room 038
| || |