Policy Documents

  • PDF DocumentDepartment of Defense Government Charge Card Guidebook for Establishing and Managing Purchase, Travel, and Fuel Card Programs - Effective 1 October 2017. The purpose of this guide is to help Department of Defense (DoD) officials establish and manage charge card programs. It provides a high-level overview of the policies and processes, with a goal to streamline and consolidate processes common to the purchase, travel, and fuel card programs. On 14 November 2018, administrative updates were made to incorporate changes from OUSD(A&S) memorandum “Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Prohibited Purchases,” dated 15 August 2018; DoD Class Deviation 2018-O0018, “Class Deviation—Micro-Purchase Threshold, Simplified Acquisition Threshold, and Special Emergency Procurement Authority,” dated 31 August 2018; and OUSD(A&S) memorandum “Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance Related to Class Deviation 2018-O0018 dated August 31, 2018,” dated 21 September 2018. On 24 January 2018, administrative updates were made to incorporate changes in Sections 2.2.3 & A.2.4, and Appendix L related to the 10/20/17 memorandum from the Deputy Director, Program Development and Implementation, “Department of Defense Office of Management and Budget Reporting.”


    • PDF DocumentClick here for the Department of Defense (DoD) Purchase Card Policy Office (PCPO) Government Purchase Card (GPC) Review Best Practice Checklist (July 2012).
  • PDF DocumentThe Director of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy provided the following Purchase Card Data Strategy Memo and Purchase Card Data Management Plan, detailing the functional flow of Purchase Card event life cycle from the request and issuance of the card through the use, to post-use analysis.
  • PDF DocumentInclusion on Personnel Departure Checklists of the Requirement to Turn in Government Charge Cards (June 23, 2003) The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) determined that every personnel departure checklist shall include the requirement to turn in all government charge cards.
  • The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy issues class deviations when necessary to allow organizations to deviate from the FAR and DFARS. Attachments in Word format for class deviations on this page can be found Here.
  • PDF DocumentThe Policy Log Matrix lists all relevant Purchase Card Policy by year and includes a summary of each policy document for easy browsing.


  • Purchase Card Policy (listed by year)

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
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