Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) - Outside the National Capital Region (ONCR)
Transportation Incentive Program Application (PDF, 668KB)
The application deadline for the June TIP distribution (for benefits that can be used in July) is COB Friday, May 17, 2013.
Future Deadlines:July Distribution Deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
August Distribution Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Any changes (specifically amount changes) sent in by the 1st of the month will be effective for the distribution that occurs at the end of that same month, and any changes sent in after the first will be effective for the following month's distribution.All applications MUST BE TYPED, not hand-written.
Interested in joining TIP? Find a local Reviewing Official near you:
TIP ONCR Reviewing Official Contact Information (PDF, 35.3KB)
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Operations recently signed a memorandum revising some of the Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) for Outside the National Capital Region (ONCR) vanpool policy. The memo can be found by following the link below. In addition, a "Vanpool Information Sheet" has been created to provide a quick reference to the policy issues addressed in the memo in a more user friendly format that can printed and distributed to interested participants.
What is TIP?
The Department of Defense Instruction 1000.27 establishes a mass transit benefit program for outside the National Capital Region. In accordance with this Instruction the Department of the Navy (DON) has implemented the Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) for DON employees (see eligibility requirements below) to help reduce their daily contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as expand their commuting alternatives. Effective April 1, 2013, DON members are eligible for transit benefits up to $245.00 per month (parking fees are not included) for specific pre-approved commuter mass transit transportation costs not to exceed actual expenses.
TIP is designed to pay for mass transit costs incurred by personnel in their local commute from residence to permanent duty station. Participants must accurately claim an amount that reflects their actual commuting cost—failure to do so will result in fraudulent certification on the application and is subject to criminal prosecution. This program is a benefit, not an entitlement; thus, there is no retroactive reimbursement for the program back to its inception.