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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Travel Policy Branch

​The Travel Policy Branch develops policy and instructions for use across NIH, administers oversight of policies and procedures, and provides travel processing advice. Responsibilities​ include maintenance of the NIH Travel Manual contained in Manual Chapter 1500 assuring consistency with the Federal Travel Regulations and the HHS Travel Manual, provide advice to NIH Leadership and the travel community, and maintenance of the Conference Tracking System for NIH attendance at non-NIH hosted conferences providing approval for travelers to register, and supports the reporting requirements of the Cures Act.​​ ​

Additionally, the Travel Policy Branch administers NIH’s Travel Card program including application for cards, monitoring accounts to avoid delinquencies and improper card usage. For quick Travel Card do's and don'ts, proper use of travel card, traveler agreements, and additional FAQs, visit the  HHS Travel Policy Website.

C​URES Act Reporting​ ​

Federal Travel References​​

NIH Relocation Procedures

Contact Us

Travel Policy Branch

National Institutes of Health,
Office of Financial Management
6701 Rockledge Drive, 3rd Floor​
Bethesda, MD 20892-7784

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