Temporary duty assignment

temporary duty assignment ( TDA ), also known as ” temporary duty travel ” ( TDT ), ” temporary additional duty ” ( TAD ) in the Navy and Marine Corps (or TDI for ” temporary duty under instruction “, referring to training assignments) , or ” temporary duty Yonder ” ( TDY ) in the Army and Air Force, refers to a United States Government employee travel assignment at a location other than the employee’s permanent duty station. This type of secondmentis usually of relatively short duration, typically two days to 179 days in length. Not all agencies use this designation. Some government agencies including the Defense Department mandate they are less than six months in duration. [1] Those agencies do not mandate a six-month permanent changes of station (PCS). Continue reading “Temporary duty assignment”