The DI-2000 form should be used to obtain approval to accept travel expenses for official travel from a non-Federal source. Whenever an employee is on official travel for the Department of the Interior, the Department (or another Federal agency) generally should pay for the travel expenses. Sometimes, however, a private sector entity may offer to pay for those travel expenses, and DOI may be authorized to accept that payment from an outside source under Federal law (31 U.S.C. § 1353; 41 C.F.R. § 304-1).
Ethics review of the circumstances of these payments ensures that the payment of official travel expenses by a non-Federal entity satisfies the necessary conditions and procedures required under these laws. To facilitate this review process, the employee must seek prior approval at least five business days before the event.
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