Transportation Incentive Program (TIP)
The application deadline for the February TIP distribution (for benefits that can be used in March) is COB Tuesday, January 21, 2014
March Distribution Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2014
April Distribution Deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Change and withdrawal deadline: The 25th of every month (or the last business day before the 25th). All changes must be submitted by the 25th of the month in order to be processed for the distribution or benefit load that will occur in the following month. If the change is an increase, the increase benefit amount will be available to use on the 1st day of the second month after the change is submitted.
Effective October 1, 2013, all new enrollee applications, changes and withdrawals must be submitted via the Transportation Incentive Program System at: https://tips.navy.mil.
Interested in joining TIP? Find a local Reviewing Official near you:
ONCR Reviewing Official Contact Info (PDF 34kb)
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Operations has released the following three memos updating some policy for the Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) for Outside the National Capital Region (ONCR). The memos can be found by following the links below:
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 1 January 2014, DON members are eligible for transit benefits up to $130.00 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.