As a general rule, you cannot be reimbursed for moving expenses you incurred until you have appointed a federal position and signed an agreement to remain in government service 12 months after your appointment. However, there is an exception for appointees who have carried out transitional activities of the President. These representatives may be reimbursed at any time for eligible travel and transportation expenses incurred after the last presidential elections, once they have signed a service agreement. However, the appointment must take place in the same fiscal year as the President`s transition activities. No, you cannot authorize a travel advance for travel for the renewal of the travel contract.. . . .