The Department of Defense has posted “Conference Guidance 3.0” on the DoD Conference Policies and Controls web site, http://dcmo.defense.gov/ProductsandServices/DoDConferencePoliciesandControls.aspx. It supersedes and cancels previous guidance.
The following guidance should encourage potential MLTW attendees to request their organization to fund TDY:
“Approval authority for conferences with a total cost of$100,000 or less not sponsored or hosted by DoD is delegated to the lowest appropriate level, as follows:
(1) For conferences costing $3,000 or more per attendee or $600 or more per day per civilian employee or military member, approval is delegated to officials who are at the grade of 0-5, GS-14, or equivalent, and at least one level above the supervisors with normal TDY /TAD approval authority for such employees or military members, consistent with organizational guidelines.
(2) For conferences costing less than $3000 per attendee and less than $600 per day per civilian employee or military member, and for no-cost conferences, approval authority is delegated to supervisors with normal TDY /TAD approval authority, consistent with organizational guidelines.”
Watch your Service/Command for additional guidance.