An authorized order (assignment or tour) that allows dependents to travel to the new PDS.
A military member's dependent acquired through marriage, adoption, or other action during the course of a member's current tour of assigned duty. The term doesn't include persons dependent on the member or children born of a marriage that existed before the beginning of a current overseas tour.
Full-time duty in the active service (37 U.S.C. 101(18)) of a Uniformed Service, and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a Service school by law or by the Secretary concerned. A member is considered to be on active duty while in a travel status or while on authorized leave.
The ratification or confirmation of an act already done.
The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (see 37 U.S.C. 101(4)).
The giving of permission before an act.
AUTHORIZED DEPENDENT TRAVEL
Travel authorized in official orders or by the secretarial process to allow Dependents to travel.
A destination authorized by official orders for the member and/or dependents.
That part of the member's prescribed weight allowance of household goods that is not carried free on a ticket used for personal travel; it is separated from the bulk of the Household Goods and usually is transported by expedited mode because it's needed immediately or soon after arrival at destination interim pending arrival of the major portion of the household goods. Unaccompanied baggage may consist of personal clothing and equipment, essential pots, pans, and light housekeeping items, collapsible items such as cribs, playpens, and baby carriages; and other articles required for the care of dependents. If necessary you can also ship a small amount of professional books, paper & equipment in your unaccompanied baggage shipment.
Items such as refrigerators, washing machines, and other major appliances or furniture must not be included in unaccompanied baggage.
Please keep in mind the weight you ship as Unaccompanied Baggage counts against your total shipping weight allowance.
The code word used to designate a personal property shipment of a deceased member/employee.
A small vessel used to travel on the water, powered by either wind, power or oars. A boat 14 ft can be shipped as household goods and 14 ft or more as specialized transportation.
CALLED / RECALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY
The official notification/order to bring a member back into the Armed Services for a tour of Active Duty. The active duty may be temporary or long term depending on the circumstances.
Computer Based Training
CHANGE OF HOMEPORT CERTIFICATE (CHP)
The Homeport Port Certificate is issued by the Commanding Officer to change a homeport of a vessel. The Certificate authorizes specific transportation entitlements dependent on the effective date of the Homeport Change issued and the individual's tour assignment. The entitlement to use a Change of Homeport Certificate will expire 1 year from the effective date of the homeport change. Note: For Navy members, there must be a minimum of 12 months remaining in order to use a Homeport Change Certificate.
Housing that is not on base/post and purchased/rented on the commercial market.
COMMAND SPONSORED DEPENDENT
Dependent(s) residing with the member at an OCONUS location, where the accompanied-by-dependents tour is authorized and the member is authorized to serve that tour, and where the dependent(s) meet the following conditions:
Except in the case of acquired dependent(s), and children born after the effective date of the member's PCS order, the dependent(s) are entitled to travel to the member's duty station at Government expense incident to the PCS orders.
The dependent(s) are authorized by the appropriate authority to be at the member's duty station.
As a result of their residence in the vicinity of the member's duty station, the dependent(s) entitled the member to station allowances at the with-dependents rate.
See regulations of the Service concerned for criteria for command sponsorship of dependents.
Dependent Travel authorized and performed simultaneously with the member to a new PDS on official orders.
CONSECUTIVE OVERSEAS TOUR (COT)
The PCS reassignment of a member from one overseas PDS to another overseas PDS, regardless of whether it is within the same country or intra or intertheater. Completion of the initial overseas tour isn't essential. (Exception to the PCS requirement is when member serves an in place COT.)
Consumables may consist of foodstuff items, household or other personal items that are to be consumed and need replacement. Consumables cannot include any prohibited items (i.e., hazardous). The member should have received information from the sponsor advising which types of consumables are not available at the new location.
CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES (CONUS)
The 48 contiguous States and District of Columbia.
CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE (COR)
Continental United States
CONUS DESIGNATED PLACE
A place in the continental United States [CONUS] to which dependents are specifically authorized to travel when a member is ordered to an unaccompanied or dependent restricted tour.
Except for transportation for the purpose of obtaining OCONUS medical care (par. U5240-G1) the term " dependent " as used in this Volume means:
a member's spouse;
a member's unmarried child under 21 years of age (an infant born after the effective date of PCS orders will also be considered a dependent when the travel of the mother to the new station at Government expense before the birth of the child was precluded by Service regulations because of the advanced state of the mother's pregnancy or other medical reason(s) as certified by a medical doctor or for other official reason(s) such as awaiting completion of the school year by other children in the family etc.);
a member's unmarried child who is under 23 years of age (includes a child 21 and over but under 23 years of age described in items 4, 5, and 6), is enrolled in a full-time course of study in an institution of higher education approved by the Secretary concerned for the purposes of this definition, and is in fact dependent on the member for more than one-half of his or her support;
a member's unmarried stepchild (stepchild is excluded as a dependent after divorce of the member from the stepchild's parent by blood) (includes illegitimate child of member's spouse, B-177061/B-177129, December 13, 1974) under 21 years of age;
a member's unmarried adopted child (including a child placed in the home of the member by a placement agency for the purpose of adoption) under 21 years of age;
a member's unmarried illegitimate child under 21 years of age if the member's parentage of the child is established in accordance with criteria prescribed in regulations of the Service concerned;
a member's unmarried child 21 years of age or over who is incapable of self-support because of mental or physical incapacity and is, in fact, dependent on the member for over one-half of his or her support; (children under this item include a member's child by blood, a stepchild, an adopted child, a child placed in the home of the member by a placement agency for the purpose of adoption, and an illegitimate child if the member's parentage of the child is established in accordance with criteria prescribed in regulations of the Service concerned);
a member's parent and a spouse's parent, stepparent, parent of the member or spouse by adoption, or any other person (including a former stepparent) who has stood in loco parentis to the member at any time for a continuous period of at least 5 years before the member became 21 years of age who (a) is, in fact, dependent on the member for more than one half of his or her support and has been so dependent for a period prescribed by the Secretary concerned, or (b) became so dependent due to a change of circumstances arising after the member entered on active duty and the dependency of the parent on the member is determined on the basis of an affidavit submitted by the parent and any other evidence required under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned;
for transportation authorized in par. U5215 B, a member's unmarried child who traveled at Government expense to an OCONUS PDS incident to the member's assignment thereto and who by reason of age or graduation from (or cessation of enrollment in) an institution of higher education, would otherwise cease to be a dependent of the member, while the member is serving at an OCONUS PDS;
for return transportation to CONUS, the former spouse and/or dependents or former dependent children of a member when such dependents or former dependents are located OCONUS, even though the marital relationship with the member was terminated by divorce or annulment before the member was eligible for return transportation. (See par. U5240-E.)
Determination of Dependency made on or after 1 July 1994
an unmarried person who:
is placed in the legal custody of the member as a result of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States (or Puerto Rico or a possession of the United States) for a period of at least 12 months; and i. hasn't attained the age of 21, or ii. hasn't attained the age of 23 years and is enrolled in a full time course of study at an institution of higher learning approved by the Secretary concerned, or iii. is incapable of self support because of a mental or physical incapacity that occurred while the person was considered a dependent ofthe member or former member under item 1 or 2, and
is dependent on the member for over one-half of the person's support, as prescribed in regulations of the Secretary concerned; and
resides with the member unless separated by the necessity of military service or to receive institutional care as a result of disability, incapacitation, or such other circumstances as the Secretary concerned may by regulation prescribe; and
isn't a dependent of a member under any other paragraph.
For entitlement purposes under this Volume:
the spouse of a member, who is also a member on active duty, won't be considered a dependent except for purposes of travel between the port of overhaul, inactivation or construction, and the homeport as authorized in par. U7115-A, or for transportation for survivors of a deceased member authorized in par. U5242-A1;
a child won't be considered as a dependent of both the mother and father who are members on active duty.
a member may not be paid for a dependent, for any period during which that dependent is entitled to basic pay IAW 37 U. S. C. 204.
DEPENDENT RESTRICTED TOUR
An OCONUS PDS with an established tour that doesn't permit command sponsored dependents. Also referred to as unaccompanied hardship overseas tour or remote tour.
DEPENDENT TRAVEL ORDER
Dependent Travel order is an official order authorizing bona fide dependents travel in conjunction with their sponsors new duty assignment.
A place in CONUS or in a non-foreign OCONUS area; a foreign OCONUS place to which dependents are specifically authorized to travel when a member is ordered to an unaccompanied or dependent restricted tour; an OCONUS place at which a member is scheduled to serve an accompanied tour after completing an unaccompanied or dependent restricted tour; an OCONUS place in the vicinity of the old PDS at which dependents remain while a member serves a dependent-restricted or unaccompanied tour and a foreign OCONUS place to which dependents are specifically authorized to travel when early return of dependents is authorized.
The following are considered duty stations for the purpose of entitlement to the transportation and storage of HHG and mobile homes:
the home of a member at the time of
appointment to regular Service from civilian life or from a reserve component;
being called to active duty for 20 weeks or more or being called to active duty for training for 20 weeks or more;
being recalled from the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, or recalled from retirement (including temporary disability);
enlistment or induction into the Service (regular or during emergency);
the place to which a member is actually assigned for duty, including a place from which the member commutes daily to the assigned station or, for members on sea duty, the homeport of the vessel or mobile unit to which the member is assigned;
the place where a vessel is being built or being fitted out is considered as a shore duty station until the date of commissioning, at which time the homeport assigned to such vessel is the new station;
the home of the member upon (a) retirement; (b) transfer to a Reserve component, the Fleet Reserve, or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; (c) release from active duty; (d) discharge, resignation, or separation, all under honorable conditions; or (e) temporary disability retirement.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PCS ORDERS
For members being separated or retired, the effective date for determining the entitlement to travel and transportation allowances (authorized weight of HHG, eligibility for travel of dependents, etc.) is the last day of active duty.
This doesn't apply to reservists being separated and recalled retired members who continue in an active duty status during the time allowed for return travel home. For those members, and members other than those being separated or retired, it is the date a member is required to begin travel from the old PDS, the member's home or PLEAD, the last TDY station, or the designated place, whichever applies, in order to arrive at the new PDS, home, or PLEAD, on the date authorized by the mode of transportation authorized and/or used. The following are examples of computing the effective date of orders:
EXAMPLE 1. Member ordered to make a PCS is required to report to the new PDS on 10 June. The member travels by POC and is authorized 7 days travel time. Authorized and actual reporting date10 June.
Less 7 days travel time actually used 3 June.
Add 1 day 4 June.
Effective date of PCS order 4 June
EXAMPLE 2. Member ordered to make a PCS is required to report to the new PDS on 10 June. The member anticipates that the official distance of 2100 miles shall be traveled by POC. The member changes plans and travels by air. The member reports in on 9 June.
Authorized reporting date 10 June
Actual reporting date 9 June
Less 1 day travel time 8 June
Add 1 day 9 June Effective date of PCS order 9 June
EXPEDITED MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
A premium transportation service operated by a common carrier for the accelerated or protected movement of HHG between specified points.
EXCESS COST ADJUDICATION FUNCTION (ECAF)
Determines excess costs incurred by DOD customers in connection with shipments of personal property, and pursues recovery of unearned transportation charges against carriers for missing and/or destroyed items.
FULL REPLACEMENT VALUE (FRV)
Full Replacement Value (FRV) means that lost or destroyed item(s) will be replaced, or you will be paid the replacement cost of the lost or destroyed item(s). FRV protection is a significant improvement over the old Personal Property Program that only paid you for the depreciated value of your lost or destroyed item. As a general rule, the TSP will repair, or pay you for the repair of damaged items, or replace, or pay you for the replacement of items lost or destroyed beyond repair. FRV is standard protection and is provided at no additional cost to you for all HHG, iHHG and UB shipments. FRV will be available for your items placed in Storage-in-Transit (SIT) as well as Non-Temporary Storage (NTS). FRV will also apply to your mobile homes and boats/trailers that are part of your household goods shipment.
Just like other types of liability, there are limits to the TSPs liability for loss or damage to personal property. In order to obtain FRV, claims must be filed directly with the TSP, not the Military Claims Offices (MCO). Additionally, FRV claims must be filed within nine months, not the present two years. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the MCO. If your claim is filed directly with the TSP within nine (9) months of delivery, then the TSPs liability on each household goods shipment is a minimum of $5,000 per shipment, or a maximum of $4.00 times either the net weight of the household goods shipment or the gross weight of the international unaccompanied baggage (iUB) shipment, in pounds, not to exceed $50,000
In order to be eligible for Full Replacement Value (FRV), you must file a claim directly with the Transportation Service Provider (TSP) via DPS within 9 months from the date of delivery. If the claim is filed more than 9 months from the delivery date, or immediately with the Military Claims Office (MCO) after delivery, you will only be eligible for depreciated value up to two years from delivery. TSP liability is determined by $5,000 per shipment or $4.00 times the net weight for household goods or gross weight for unaccompanied baggage, whichever is greater, up to a maximum of $50,000. The transportation service provider is responsible to obtain cost estimates for the following:
-Repair of damaged property to original condition
-Replace with an item of like kind and quality
GOVERNMENT PROCURED TRANSPORTATION
Transportation procured directly from a commercial carrier with a Government Transportation Request (GTR) or other document issued by an appropriate Government official.
Housing units on or near a military installation in the U.S. and/or its territories and possessions that are owned, operated and maintained by the Government.
HOME OF RECORD (HOR)
The place recorded as the home of the individual when commissioned, appointed, enlisted, inducted, or ordered into the relevant tour of active duty. The place recorded as the home of the individual when reinstated, reappointed, or reenlisted remains the same as that recorded when commissioned, appointed, enlisted or inducted or ordered into the relevant tour of active duty unless there is a break in service of more than one full day. Only if a break in service exceeds one full day, can the HOR be changed by the member.
Travel and transportation allowances are based on the officially corrected recording in those instances when, through a bona fide error, the place originally named at time of current entry into the Service wasn't in fact the actual home. Any such correction must be fully justified and the home, as corrected, must be the actual home of the member upon entering the Service, and not a different place selected for the member's convenience.
An officer who received a commission or warrant from an enlisted grade or was called to active duty as an officer while serving as an enlisted member and erroneously designated the place where then serving as the home may be paid allowances to the HOR in the enlistment papers upon subsequent separation from the Service or release from active duty, provided the member certifies erroneous designation of a duty station or a nearby place as the home at time of commission whereas the home was in fact the place shown in the enlistment papers.
HOME OF SELECTION (HOS)
The place selected by a member as the member's home upon retirement (including transfer to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve), discharge with severance or separation pay, placement on the temporary disability retired list, or involuntary release to inactive duty with readjustment or separation pay under the conditions stated in par. U5130-A1.
The port in which a vessel is registered or permanently base or a port from which a ship primarily operates regardless of its registry.
A health facility where member's on official orders go to receive treatment and medical care.
All belongings associated with the home and all personal effects belonging to a member and the member's dependents on the effective date of the member's permanent or temporary change of station orders which can be legally accepted and transported as HHG by an authorized commercial carrier (see advisory note, below) in accordance with the rules and regulations established or approved by an appropriate Federal or State regulatory authority, except the items listed in 1 through 8, below.
Also included are spare parts for a POV (extra tires and wheels, tire chains, tools, battery chargers, accessories, etc.) and a pickup tailgate when removed to install a camper or for other reasons. Additionally, when parts which are an integral or attached part of the vehicle must be removed due to high pilferability or vulnerability to damage, such parts may be transported as HHG (e.g., parts of a vehicle, including seats, tops, winch, spare tires, portable auxiliary gasoline can(s) and miscellaneous associated hardware, all of which are subject to pilferage and damage, may be removed and transported as HHG). Snowmobiles and vehicles (such as motorcycles, mopeds, and golf carts) may be shipped as HHG.
The term " household goods " doesn't include the following:
personal baggage when carried free on tickets;
automobiles, trucks, vans and similar motor vehicles; airplanes; mobile homes; camper trailers; and farming vehicles (see Chapter 5, Part E for OCONUS shipment of POVs);
live animals not required in the performance of official duties, including birds, fish and reptiles;
articles of HHG acquired after the effective date of PCS orders except when purchased in the United States for shipment to an OCONUS duty station with the approval of the appropriate authority of the Service concerned; when they are bona fide replacements of articles which have become inadequate, worn out, broken, or unserviceable on or after the effective date of orders but before the date the bulk of the HHG are released to the transportation officer or carrier for shipment (43 Comp. Gen. 514 (1964)); or replacement items of HHG, not to exceed the member's authorized weight allowance, in cases where a member's original shipment of HHG is destroyed or lost during transportation incident to a change of temporary or permanent station, through no fault of the member concerned (B-229189, December 9, 1988);
cordwood and building materials (B-133751, November 1, 1957 and B-180439, September 13, 1974);
HHG for resale, disposal or commercial use rather than for use by the member and dependents;
privately owned live ammunition (B-130583, May 8, 1957).
hazardous articles including explosives, flammable and corrosive materials, poisons; propane gas tanks. See DoD 4500.9-R, DTR, Part IV, for examples of hazardous materials.
NOTE: Local laws or carrier regulations may prohibit commercial shipment of certain articles that aren't included in the preceding itemization. Articles, such as those listed in the following itemization, are frequently prohibited by such laws and regulations:
property liable to impregnate or otherwise damage equipment or other property (e.g., hazardous articles including explosives, flammable and corrosive materials, poisons, etc.);
articles which can't be taken from the premises without damage to the article or the premises;
perishable articles including frozen foods, articles requiring refrigeration, or perishable plants unless:
shipment is to be transported not more than 150 miles or delivery accomplished within 24 hours from the time of loading,
no storage of shipment is required, and
no preliminary or en route services or watering or other preservative method is required of the carrier. Items which are irreplaceable or are of extreme value or sentiment aren't provided special security even though extra-value insurance may be purchased. Members and their dependents will be advised to personally transport these types of items. See par. U5330-E concerning expedited shipment for such items.
IN PLACE CONSECUTIVE OVERSEAS TOUR
An in place consecutive overseas tour is one in which upon completion of an initial overseas tour, to include voluntary extensions, a member agrees to serve another prescribed tour at the same PDS. The effective date of an IPCOT order is the first day of duty on the new tour. No PCS movement is involved.
INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE (IVR)
The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for accessing the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) shipment information using a telephone.
A member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps shall be considered to be involuntarily separated for the purposes of this regulation if the member was on active duty or full time National Guard duty on 30 September 1990. Also included is a member of the Coast Guard who was on active duty after 30 September 1994. These members had to have been denied reenlistment or have been involuntarily discharged under other than adverse conditions as those conditions are characterized by the Secretary concerned.
Whether a discharge is under adverse conditions for DOD personnel is determined by referring to the reasons for separation as well as the character of the member's service, as determined in accordance with DOD Directive 1332.14 for enlisted members and DOD Directive 1332.30 for officers, and in appropriate Coast Guard directives for Coast Guard personnel. To qualify for transition benefits, the member must be separated involuntarily:
under honorable conditions and either,
for enlisted members, not for reasons of misconduct, separation in lieu of court-martial, or for other reasons established by the military department concerned for which service normally is characterized as under other than honorable conditions or,
for officers, not for resignation in lieu of trial by court-martial, or misconduct or moral or professional dereliction if the discharge could be characterized as under other than honorable conditions.
Each Secretary concerned, without further delegation, may designate certain categories of involuntary retirements as also eligible.
JOINT FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS (JFTR)
The regulations pertaining to per diem, travel and transportation allowances with regard to household goods, relocation allowances, and certain other allowances of Uniformed Service members (including regular and reserve components).
LAST DUTY STATION
For the purpose of computing a member's own travel allowances on separation, the term " last duty station " at time of separation means the last duty station (permanent, temporary, or temporary additional) where the member was, in fact, on duty, or a hospital if he or she was undergoing treatment there.
In the case of a long-term leased vehicle, the member must provide written authority from the leasing company to have the vehicle transported to the new PDS, designated place, or other authorized destination, as applicable. All requirements stated in the lease are the responsibility of the member.)
LETTER-IN-LIEU OF ORDERS
A letter in lieu of orders can be used for the transportation of HHG before a PCS order is issued and is authorized if it is supported by a statement from the member taking responsibility for the costs of the shipment if the PCS orders are revoked or the PDS is changed.
LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION
A letter written and signed by the member who has official orders that names another person to act in their behalf for the shipment of their personal property. An unofficial letter vice an official document of Power of Attorney.
LOCAL ECONOMY QUARTERS
Living Quarters off base/post in the local area of the member's assigned duty station
LOCAL/ SHORT DISTANCE MOVE
A move of HHG for a short distance between residences within a metropolitan area, NTS facility. A local/short distance move is authorized in conjunction with separation, retirement and reassignment. A local move is a move involving either drayage or shipment of HHG for a short distance between residences or to or from non-temporary storage facility in the area of the member's PDS, or in the area of the member's last PDS when the member is authorized a final move incident to separation or retirement. Local moves incident to reassignment or PCS to a new duty station near the old duty station involve a move between residences within a metropolitan area. Local moves not incident to a PCS involve a move between residences within the daily commuting distance of the PDS. A local move of HHG includes necessary packing, crating, hauling, unpacking and uncrating incident to the move.
A commissioned officer, commissioned warrant officer, warrant officer, and enlisted person, including a retired person, of the Uniformed Services. As used in this definition, " retired person " includes members of the Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve who are in receipt of retainer pay.
The status of a member who is officially carried or determined to be absent in a status of:
missing in action;
interned in a foreign country;
captured, beleaguered, or besieged by a hostile force; or
detained in a foreign country against the member's will.
A mobile dwelling constructed or converted and intended for use as a permanent residence and designed to be moved overland, either self-propelled or by towing. It includes all HHG, personal effects, and professional books, papers and equipment contained in the mobile home and owned or intended for use by the member or the members' dependents. A mobile home includes a house trailer, a privately owned rail car converted for use as a residence (51 Comp. Gen. 806 (1972)), and a boat a member uses as the place of principal residence (62 Comp. Gen. 292 (1983)).
NON-AUTHORIZED DEPENDENT TRAVEL
Official orders that restrict or prohibit the travel of dependents for any period of time.
NON- COMMAND SPONSORED DEPENDENT
Dependents residing with the member at an OCONUS location where the accompanied-by-dependents tour may or may not be authorized, and who aren't entitled to travel to and from the member's OCONUS duty station at Government expense nor do they entitle the member to station allowances at the Ã¯Â¿Â½with dependents " rate. These dependents may be Ã¯Â¿Â½acquired dependents " or " individually sponsored by the member Ã¯Â¿Â½into the command without endorsement of the appropriate authority.
NON-FOREIGN DESIGNATED PLACE
The states of Alaska and Hawaii, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and U.S. territories and possessions.
NON- FOREIGN OCONUS AREA
Includes the states of Alaska and Hawaii; the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; and the possessions (Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa) and territories of the United States.
Long-term HHG storage in lieu of transportation. NTS includes necessary packing, crating, and unpacking, uncrating, transportation to and from the storage location, storage, and other directly related necessary services. Also referred to as Extended Storage.
NON-TEMPORARY STORAGE RELEASE
A member request to have the goods they placed into NTS to be removed from this NTS Facility.
NTS PENDING DEPENDENT ENTRY APPROVAL
NTS is authorized for Household Goods when dependents are authorized to travel to the member's new duty station but must wait for command approval for entry to the new duty station.
OCONUS DESIGNATED PLACE
Outside the 48 contiguous states.
A commissioned officer, commissioned warrant officer, and warrant officer, either permanent or temporary, of the Uniformed Services. As used in this definition, " temporary " includes temporary officers whose permanent status is that of an enlisted person.
OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES (OCONUS)
All locations outside of the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia. Alaska and Hawaii are considered OCONUS.
The official who directs travel and has responsibility for the funding.
Locations not authorized on official orders and are subject to excess costs to the member.
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS)
The assignment, detail, or transfer of a member or unit to a different PDS under competent orders which neither specify the duty as temporary, nor provide for further assignment to a new PDS, or direct return to the old PDS. For the purpose of DLA, it includes relocation of a household due to military necessity or Government convenience within the corporate limits of the same city or town in connection with a transfer between activities. It includes a change in the homeport of a vessel or mobile unit. It also includes the change from home or from the PLEAD to the first PDS upon:
appointment or reappointment (including reinstatement) to the regular Service from civilian life or from a reserve component;
call to active duty for 20 or more weeks or call to active duty for training for 20 or more weeks;
being recalled to active duty from the Fleet Reserve or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, or from retirement (including temporary disability retirement);
enlistment or induction into the Service (regular or during emergency).
It further includes the change from the last PDS to home upon:
discharge, resignation, or separation from the Service under honorable conditions;
release from active duty to which called for 20 or more weeks or
release from active duty for training to which called for 20 or more weeks;
transfer to the Fleet Reserve or to the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve;
temporary disability retirement.
PERMANENT CONTACT ADDRESS
A permanent street, city, state, zip address of an individual that is always in contact with the service member in the event of emergency contact and notification.
PERMANENT (DUTY) STATION
The post of duty or official station, including a ship (for the purpose of personal travel and transportation of member's personal effects located on board the ship) and the homeport of a vessel or of a ship-based staff (insofar as travel of dependents, and transportation of HHG, mobile homes, and/or POVs is concerned), to which a member is assigned or attached for duty other than TDY.
The limits of such post of duty or official station should be the ship, or the corporate limits of the city or town in which the member is stationed.
If the member isn't stationed on a ship or in an incorporated city or town, the official station is the reservation, station, or established area, or, in the case of large reservations, the established subdivision thereof having definite boundaries within which the designated post of duty is located.
Duty under Instruction of 20 or more weeks: When a member is ordered to attend a course (or courses) of instruction at a school or installation the scheduled duration of which is 20 or more weeks, the school or installation is that member's PDS regardless of the terms of the orders involved. This "scheduled duration" of a course is composed of the actual period, including weekends, during which the students shall receive instruction. Intervening holiday periods (e.g., recess for Christmas), and incidental time spent prior to or following conclusion of a course aren't part of the scheduled course duration (53 Comp. Gen. 218 (1973)).
Duty under Instruction of less than 20 weeks: When a member who is attending a course (or courses) of instruction the scheduled duration of which was originally less than 20 weeks, is assigned additional or extended instruction, the school or installation is that member's permanent station provided the scheduled, cumulative duration of the instruction is 20 or more weeks, measured from the date of the order directing the additional or extended duty (B-143017, June 17, 1960, 46 Comp. Gen. 852 (1967) and 66 Comp. Gen. 265 (1987)).
PERSONALLY PROCURED MOVES
Personally Procured Moves (PPM) is a personally procured movement of transportation and it allows DOD customers to personally move household goods and collect an incentive payment from the government when they have orders for permanent change of station (PCS), temporary duty (TDY), separation or retirement, or assignment to, from, or between Government quarters. A customer can use certain vehicles to move his or her household goods instead of having the government ship them. Customers may use this option to move all or a portion of their authorized JFTR weight allowance.
POINT OF DEPARTURE (CONUS)
The departure point in CONUS where authorization for shipping HHG or UB terminates when dependents are traveling to an OCONUS location without authorization.
POINTS OF CONTACT
Individual(s) designated by the customer during the movement of personal property who will have knowledge of how to locate the customer in the event the customer cannot be reached.
PLACE FROM WHICH CALLED (OR ORDERED) TO ACTIVE DUTY (PLEAD)
The place of acceptance in current enlistment, commission, or appointment of members of the regular Services, or of members of the Reserve components when enlisted, commissioned, or appointed for immediate active duty. In the case of an inductee, the location of the local Selective Service Board to which the individual first reported for delivery to the induction station regardless of voluntary enlistment in the Regulars or Reserves after induction.
The PLEAD in the case of a Reservist who isn't enlisted, commissioned, or appointed for immediate active duty is the place to which orders to active duty are addressed. The PLEAD shall not change unless a break in service exceeds one full day. In such cases, the PLEAD is the place of entry into the new period of service. Effective 1 January 1983: In the case of a non-prior service midshipman or cadet at a Service academy, civilian college or university, the PLEAD is the place where the member attains a military status or where the member enters the Service. Generally this is the academic institution and not the member's HOR (60 Comp. Gen. 142 (1980)).
PLACE OF DEPLOYMENT
A geographical destination location assigned to a deploying unit on official orders.
PLACE OF STORAGE
The place where HHG are located, whether in a storage warehouse or residence or at any point other than the duty station.
POSSESSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
The term " possessions of the United States " includes Guam, American Samoa and the Guano Islands (see 10 U.S.C. 101(3) and 37 U.S.C. 101(2)).
POWER OF ATTORNEY
The legal document of authority to act for another person in legal and business matters. In this case, shipping personal property for another person.
A survey conducted by a Transportation Service Provider (TSP) prior to the commencement of a personal property move to assess the quantity of goods to be moved. The TSP will also use this opportunity to discuss and assess other details such as access to pick-up and delivery locations, scheduling of packing and delivery dates and handling oversized or bulky items. During this survey, they will assess what necessary packing materials will be needed and answer any questions or concerns that the customer may have about their upcoming move. Customers are contacted to arrange a time to come out to perform this survey, usually within a week after the shipment has been booked with the TSP. If the customer is not contacted about a pre-move survey, they should contact their personal property office for additional information.
Primary Residence refers to the member's address where they are currently living at origin and/or the Primary Residence address they are living at destination.
PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE (POV)
A motor vehicle owned or on a long-term lease (12 months or longer) by the member, or a dependent of the member, that:
is licensed to travel overland on the public highways;
has four or more wheels; and
is designed to carry passengers or HHG.
It also means, at the member's option, a motorcycle or moped if the member doesn't ship a vehicle with four or more wheels on the same orders.
NOTE: In the case of a long-term leased vehicle, the member must provide written authority from the leasing company to have the vehicle transported to the new PDS, designated place, or other authorized destination, as applicable. All requirements stated in the lease are the responsibility of the member.
A motor vehicle that is owned by the member (or a dependent of the member) and is for the personal use of the member or the member's dependents.
Housing units on or near a military installation in the U.S. and/or it's territories and possessions that are acquired or constructed by private persons, under the authority of. Privatized housing is not Government quarters, nor is it Government-controlled quarters, nor is it private sector housing.
PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, PAPERS, AND EQUIPMENT (PBP & E)
Articles of Household Goods in a member's possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or later destination. Includes, but is not restricted to, the following items:
instruments, tools, and equipment peculiar to technicians, mechanics, and members of the professions;
specialized clothing such as diving suits, astronauts' suits, flying suits and helmets, band uniforms, chaplains' vestments, and other specialized apparel not considered to be normal or usual uniform or clothing;
communication equipment used by members in association with the MARS (See DoD 4650.2, Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS));
individually owned or specially issued field clothing and equipment; and
an official award given to a member by a Service (or a component thereof) for service performed by the member in the member's capacity or by a professional society or organization or a U.S. or foreign Government for significant contributions by the member in connection with official duties.
Members are entitled to the shipment of PBP & E incident to separation, relief from active duty, and retirement. In connection with other PCS orders, when it can't be established that the PBP & E involved are for use in the performance of official duties at the next or a later destination, they are considered to be a part of the member's HHG weight allowance.
The term " PBP & E " does not include
furniture (such as bookcases, study desks, file cabinets, and racks) of any kind even though used in connection with the PBP&E.
Reserve components include:
the Army National Guard of the United States;
the Army Reserve;
the Naval Reserve;
the Marine Corps Reserve;
the Air National Guard of the United States;
the Air Force Reserve;
the Coast Guard Reserve; or
the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.
DOD Military Active Duty personnel retire from their respective Service on official retirement orders. Retiree's have one year from their retirement date to make their household goods move to their home of selection.
A place designated for learning. A place designated on official orders that provides courses of instruction and/or special training.
DOD Military Active Duty personnel separate from their respective Service on official separation orders. Separatees have 180 days from their separation date to make their household goods move to a place they elect.
See " Uniformed Services "
The Service Academy is an undergraduate college for individuals to receive their education degrees to become commissioned officers in their respective Branch of Service. Candidates must receive a nomination from a member of Congress.
SPARE PARTS OF POV
Includes but isn't limited to extra tires, wheels, tire chains, tools, battery chargers, accessories, and those small and usually possessed parts or replacements used for repair and replacement of identical parts subject to normal use and wear (extra spark plugs, radiator hoses, fan belts, filters, gaskets, tune-up and repair kits, etc.). Also included are items which serve a seasonal, an emergency, or a convenience purpose such as special seats and beds for children, bottle warmers and similar conveniences, snow and ice removal equipment, auxiliary heaters, and storage boxes.
Special storage is storage incident to temporary duty (TDY), deployment for 90 or more days, or an indefinite period when no permanent change of station (PCS) order is involved.
It includes any shipment, drayage, packing, crating, unpacking and uncrating necessary to place HHG into or remove them from a storage facility.
Any location "specified" by the member. This does NOT carry the connotation that the member will be establishing a "Residence for his dependents" at this location. The member "could" risk excess cost.
TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY)
Duty at one or more locations, other than the permanent duty station (PDS), at which a member performs TDY under orders which provide for further assignment, or pending further assignment, to a new PDS or for return to the old PDS upon completion of the TDY. It also includes that period spent at a location while processing for separation from the Service, release from active duty, placement on the temporary disability retired list, or retirement, when the last PDS is different from the location where processing is accomplished.
An interim residence (dwelling) that the member resides in until permanent housing is established.
TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES
A territory over which the United States exercises sovereignty, including incorporated territories, unincorporated territories, areas at times referred to as dependent areas or possessions, and other areas subject to jurisdiction of the United States. "Incorporated territories" refer to any areas which Congress has "incorporated" into the United States by making the Constitution applicable thereto. "Unincorporated territories" refer to any territories to which the Constitution hasn't been expressly and fully extended.
TRANSPORTATION OF HHG
The shipment, packing, crating, drayage (at point of origin and at destination), temporary storage, uncrating, and unpacking of household goods at Government expense. When ordinary packing and crating methods won't protect household appliances from damage during shipment by any mode, such technical servicing by experienced mechanics as is needed to prepare such appliances for safe transportation and to prepare them for use at destination is authorized. Servicing, as used herein, doesn't include connecting or disconnecting household appliances.
TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES (POV)
Transportation by vessel, including port handling charges, to, from, and between OCONUS ports, and between CONUS ports when incident to changes in homeports. The term doesn't include land transportation to or from such ports, except when transportation of POV is authorized by 37 U.S. Code 554 and is in accordance with regulations of the Service concerned. As customs and other fees and charges required to effect entry of a POV into a country aren't part of transportation, these costs shall be borne by the member.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDER
A Transportation service provider (TSP) is any party, person, agent or carrier that provides freight transportation and related services to a Federal Agency. For a freight (personal property) shipment this would include packers, truckers and storers.
A written instrument issued or approved by the Secretary concerned, or such person(s) to whom authority has been delegated or re-delegated to issue travel orders, directing a member or group of members to travel between designated points.
See " Baggage, Unaccompanied "
A member whose dependents haven't accompanied the member or have accompanied the member at personal expense and aren't command sponsored.
An authorized order (assignment or tour) that does not allow dependents to travel to the new PDS
The Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corps, and Public Health Service.
A military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment.
The 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Items which are irreplaceable or are of extreme value or sentiment aren't provided special security even though extra-value insurance may be purchased. Members and their dependents will be advised to personally transport these types of items.
Sea Duty in afloat units with expected absences from assigned homeports for the major portion of the sea duty assignment.
A base, post, yard, camp or station:
under the local command of a uniformed service,
with permanent or semi-permanent-type troop shelters and a Government mess, and
where there are U.S. Government operations
This term includes only that area actually occupied by those operations (plus the minimum surrounding area necessary for close-in security) and excludes contracted hotels not contained on and operated by the installation.
Unique PCS and TDY orders that are not covered under a specific category of orders.
VEHICLE PROCESSING CENTER (VPC)
There are multiply Vehicle Processing Centers located worldwide where military service members can ship their vehicle to destination duty station. Member must follow the guidelines stated in the "Shipping Your POV" pamphlet.
A craft (ship) designed for water transportation. A ship the member is assigned to for duty either Not Arduous or Unusually Arduous.
A person, especially an infant, placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian.
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