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EMPLOYEE TRAVEL EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT HANDBOOK
FY 2010
(as of January 1, 2010)

This copy of the travel handbook reflects current travel policy as for FY 2010.  All rates shown are those currently in effect. Handbooks for previous periods can be found at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/employee/travel/archive/archive.htm. For specific questions, or for further verification of particular travel policies set forth in this handbook, please contact your agency fiscal section.

1000 INTRODUCTION

  • 1001 Introduction
  • 1100 Handbook Organization
  • 1101 Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement Overview
  • 1102 Applicable Travel Law
  • 1103 Definitions and Descriptions of Relevant Travel Terms

2000 GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 2001 Introduction
  • 2100 Travel Authorization
  • 2101 Out-of-State Travel Approval
  • 2102 Travel to Border Cities
  • 2200 Personal Funds to be Used for Travel
  • 2201 Foreign Currency Conversion
  • 2300 Safe Operation of State-Owned or Operated Vehicles by Employees
  • 2301 Accident Reporting Requirements

3000 TRANSPORTATION EXPENSE

  • 3001 Reimbursable Transportation Expenses
  • 3002 Non-Reimbursable Transportation Expenses
  • 3003 Most Economical or Advantageous Mode of Transportation
  • 3004 Travel Expense Reimbursement for Employees Who Become Incapacitated During Travel
  • 3100 Mileage Reimbursement for Use of A Privately Owned or Operated Conveyance
  • 3101 Vicinity Mileage
  • 3102 Additional Reimbursable Expenses When Using A Privately Owned or Operated Conveyance
  • 3103 Use of A Privately Owned Conveyance for Out-of-State Travel Instead of Public Transportation
  • 3200 Use of A State-Owned or Leased Vehicle
  • 3201 Reimbursable Expenses in Using a State-Owned or Leased Vehicle
  • 3300 Travel by Public Transportation
  • 3301 Direct Purchase of Transportation Tickets by Agencies for Employees
  • 3302 Refunds for Fully or Partially Cancelled Transportation Tickets
  • 3400 Travel by Charter or Rental of A Special Conveyance

4000 SUBSISTENCE EXPENSE

  • 4001 Reimbursable Subsistence Expenses
  • 4002 Non-Reimbursable Subsistence Expense
  • 4003 Travel to High-Cost Geographic Areas
  • 4004 Subsistence Expense Reimbursement for Employees Who Become Incapacitated During Travel
  • 4100 Meal Expense Reimbursement
  • 4200 Lodging Expense Reimbursement
  • 4201 Direct Payment of Lodging
  • 4202 Reimbursement for Actual Conference Lodging
  • 4300 Meal Allowance and Lodging Expense Reimbursement for Travel to High-Cost Geographic Areas
  • 4301 Reduced Meal Allowance for Meals Provided at No Cost to the Employee
  • 4302 Reimbursement at a Reduced Subsistence Allowance
  • 4303 Subsistence Reimbursement in Special Travel Situations
  • 4304 Subsistence Expense Reimbursement When Using A Privately Owned Conveyance for Out-of-State Travel Instead of Public Transportation
  • 4305 Reimbursement to Employee for Meal or Lodging Expense incurred for Students, Inmates, Prisoners, and Patients
  • 4306 Subsistence Expense Reimbursement Reportable to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • 4307 State Officers and Employees Exempted from Travel Related Compensation and Allowance Limitations

5000 MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

  • 5001 Reimbursable Miscellaneous Expenses
  • 5100 Local Transportation Charges
  • 5101 Kansas Turnpike Tolls
  • 5102 Baggage
  • 5103 Telephone, Telegraph, and Facsimile Messages
  • 5104 Purchase of Services and Supplies
  • 5105 Registration Fees

6000 COMPLETION INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAVEL-RELATED FORMS

  • 6001 Prescribed Forms and Submission Instructions
  • 6100 DA-121 Travel Expense Detail
  • 6200 DA-125 Travel Payment Vouchers
  • 6300 DA-34 Subsistence or Storage Extension Request
  • 6400 DA-37 Reduced Subsistence Request
  • 6500 DA-27 Notice of Unavailability of the Executive Aircraft

APPENDICES 

 

1000 INTRODUCTION

1001 Introduction

State of Kansas employees may be required to travel in fulfilling their official duties or in attending seminars or other professional or educational activities benefiting the State. The State may reimburse employees, within prescribed limitations, for all necessary and actual travel expenses incurred during travel on official state business.

The Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement Handbook, presented here, is to facilitate the timely reimbursement of employees for allowable travel expenses incurred during travel on official state business. The handbook addresses most common travel situations, but is not intended to be a substitute for knowledge of the existing travel laws and regulations. In addition, state law provides special reimbursement rules and procedures for reimbursing travel expenses of legislators and certain members of boards, commissions, and committees. Reimbursement to these individuals for travel expenses incurred should be made as prescribed by applicable state law.

Travel expense reimbursement may also be allowed as part of employee relocation (See PPM filing 3,607) and employee recruitment (see PPM filing 3,802).

1100 Handbook Organization

The handbook is organized into sections for introductory material, general information, transportation expense, subsistence expense, miscellaneous expense, and sample forms and completion instructions. Paragraph numbers are assigned to the material to provide a quick reference guide to specific items. Appendices are also provided for a border city listing, a high-cost geographic area listing, and a listing for travel related object codes.

1101 Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement Overview

Employees are reimbursed for allowable travel expenses incurred by completing a prescribed travel claim form detailing the travel and expenses and submitting the form to the appropriate authority within the agency, attaching all receipts and supporting documentation required by this handbook. Completed travel claim forms should be submitted to the appropriate agency authority for review and approval as often as required by the agency, but at least once each month. The agency then prepares a voucher (form DA-103, DA-120, or DA-125) and submits the voucher and travel claim (travel claim form, receipts, and supporting documentation) to the Audit Services Team of the Division of Accounts and Reports. Agencies with delegated audit authority should process the document in accordance with the agency's procedures. The voucher and travel claim are reviewed and a payment is issued. Vouchers or travel claim forms requiring correction or additional information are held for resolution, which results in the reimbursement to the employee being delayed. For more complete information in preparing and processing travel claim forms see section 6000, Sample Forms and Completion Instructions.

(Reference: K.S.A. 75-3201)

1102 Applicable Travel Law

The following Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) and Kansas Administration Regulations (K.A.R.) are applicable to reimbursement of travel expenses:

K.S.A. 8-301 et seq. Publicly Owned Motor Vehicles

K.S.A. 75-3072 Authorized Uses of Agency Imprest Funds

K.S.A. 75-3201 et seq. Compensation and Allowances of Public Officers and Employees

K.S.A. 75-4601 et seq. State Vehicles

K.A.R. 1-16-1 et seq. Travel Reimbursement

K.A.R. 1-17-1 et seq. Use of State-Owned or Operated Motor Vehicles on Official State Business

K.A.R. 1-18-1a Maximum Allowance for Use of a Privately Owned Conveyance for Public Purposes

1103 Definitions and Descriptions of Relevant Travel Terms

The following definitions and descriptions of relevant travel terms have been derived from state laws, regulations, and policy statements and are used throughout the policies, procedures, and related information presented here.

Air Terminal: The principal terminal in the general geographic area. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-8)

Border City Travel: Travel outside the borders of the State of Kansas with travel expense reimbursement made at in-state rates. The Director has designated all locations within 200 miles of the Kansas borders as border cities. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18)

Director: The Director of the Division of Accounts and Reports.

Domicile: The place an employee adopts as the employee's place of habitation and has the intention of returning to when absent. 

Employee: A person employed by the State of Kansas and required to travel on official state business. This includes a person employed intermittently by or under an agency as an advisor or advisory committee member, irrespective of whether compensation is paid to such individual or the amount thereof. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-1b)

High-Cost or Special Designated High-Cost Geographic Area: An out-of-state city, town, or area, where subsistence expenses incurred are reimbursed at higher rates than normal rates due to higher subsistence costs associated with the city, town, or area. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18a)

In-State Travel: Travel within the borders of the State of Kansas.

International Travel: Travel outside the fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Lodging Establishment: An establishment in the business of providing lodging to the general public.

Motor Vehicle: A passenger motor vehicle or a truck. A passenger motor vehicle is a motor vehicle designed primarily for carrying passengers and having a gross vehicle weight of not more than 12,000 pounds. A truck is a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained, primarily for the transportation of property and having a gross vehicle weight of not more than 12,000 pounds. (Reference: K.S.A. 75-4601)

Official State Business: The pursuit of a goal, obligation, function, or duty imposed upon or performed on behalf of a state agency. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-17-1)

Official Station - Field Employee: The official station of a field employee is the city or town designated as the employee's official station by the administrative head of the agency. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-2)

Official Station - Office Employee: The official station of an employee assigned to an office is the city or town where the office is located. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-2)

Out-of-state Travel: Travel to the other forty-nine states and the District of Columbia.

Privately Owned or Operated Conveyances: Motor vehicles or other privately owned conveyances including, but not limited to, automobiles (passenger cars, station wagons, trucks, vans, etc.), airplanes, motorcycles, and other similar privately owned conveyances. This does not include conveyances offered publicly for temporary and occasional hire on a trip basis (e.g. rental cars, etc.). (Reference: K.S.A. 75-3203)

Secretary: The Secretary of Administration.

State-Owned or Leased Vehicles: Motor vehicles owned or directly leased by the state or its agencies and specifically excluding privately owned motor vehicles. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-17-1)

State-Owned or Operated Vehicles: All motor vehicles, including privately owned vehicles, authorized for use on official state business. (Reference: K.A.R. 1-17-1)

Subsistence Expense: All charges for meals and lodging, all fees and tips to waiters, hotel porters, bellhops, doormen, and maids. (Reference: K.S.A. 75-3207)

 

2000 GENERAL INFORMATION

2001 Introduction

This section provides general information relating to employee travel such as approvals required prior to travel, how employee travel is financed, and certain responsibilities of employees while traveling on official state business.

2100 Travel Authorization

All in-state or out-of-state travel by employees should be authorized prior to travel by the agency head or designee, whenever possible and as required by agency procedures. In addition, out-of-state travel should be authorized as specified in paragraph 2101.

2101 Out-of-state Travel Approval

(A) Out-of-state travel requiring approval. Approval is required for employee travel outside the borders of the State of Kansas as follows:

  1. Judicial - Except as otherwise prescribed by a majority of the justices of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Administrator or the judicial administrator's designee may grant written approval for out-of-state travel for officers or employees of any agency of the judicial branch.
  2. Legislative - Except as otherwise authorized or provided by statute, (a) the Legislative Coordinating Council may grant approval for out-of-state travel for legislators or officers or employees of an agency of the legislative branch; or (b) a designee of the Legislative Coordinating Council may grant written approval for out-of-state travel for officers and employees of an agency of the legislative branch.
  3. Executive - Except as otherwise prescribed by the officer, board or commission that appointed an agency head, the agency head (chief administrative officer) or the agency head's designee may grant written approval for out-of-state travel for officers or employees of an agency of the executive branch.

(B) Out-of-state travel not requiring approval. No approval is required for out-of-state travel for:

  1. An agency head (chief administrative officer) or appointive members of a board, commission, or similar body that appoints an agency head, unless the appointing authority requires approval by the appointing authority.
  2. Other agencies, departments, or individuals specifically exempted by law.
  3. Travel to border cities as defined in paragraph 2102.

NOTE: Agencies must notify Central Accounting Services of the method used to approve employee out-of-state travel by completing and submitting form DA-26 to Central Accounting Services. Further information regarding out-of-state travel approval and form DA-26 is provided in PPM filing 3,817, Agency Travel Approval - Lodging Reimbursement Rates and Out-of-state Travel.

(Reference: K.S.A. 75-3208)

2102 Travel to Border Cities

Subject to the approval of the Secretary, the Director may designate any city in a state bordering or near Kansas as a border city, except a city designated as a high-cost geographic area. The Director has designated all locations within 200 miles of the Kansas borders as border cities. An employee may be authorized by the agency head or designee to travel to a border city under the Border City Rule.

Travel to a border city under the Border City Rule does not require out-of-state travel approval as specified in paragraph 2101. Also, meal and lodging expenses incurred are reimbursed at in-state reimbursement rates. If a trip to a border city is not made under the border city rule, out-of-state travel approval is required as specified in paragraph 2101 and reimbursement for meal and lodging expenses are made at out-of-state reimbursement rates.

Employee travel claim forms should identify travel to border cities under the border city rule to properly determine travel expense reimbursement. See Appendix C for guidance concerning proper coding of these expenses.

A complete listing of border cities may be found in Appendix A.

See PPM filing 3,904, Border City Travel, for procedures to request that a city be designated a border city or a high-cost border city.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18)

2200 Personal Funds to be used for Travel

Employees shall provide themselves with sufficient personal funds for all anticipated expenses. Advances from the State Treasury or other special funds to cover anticipated expenses are not allowed except from an agency imprest fund as authorized by K.S.A. 75-3072. Employees are not authorized to pay the travel expenses of other employees. However, if employees choose to share lodging accommodations, one employee may claim the entire room charge as specified in paragraph 4200.

In exceptional circumstances or hardship cases, an agency head may authorize a travel subsistence advance from an authorized imprest fund for an amount that will cover the anticipated travel expenses. Travel advances from an authorized imprest fund are recoverable from the employee by: (a) setoff against the accrued pay or other amount due the employee; and (b) other methods provided by law.

To avoid undue hardship on employees, the state has contracted with the UMB Bank to provide personal credit cards to employees who travel frequently on state business. This allows employees to charge amounts incurred during travel and submit a travel claim form and receive reimbursement from the state prior to the credit card billing becoming due. (PLEASE NOTE: Even though obtained through the State, each credit card and its use is the personal responsibility of the employee to whom the card was issued. The State of Kansas accepts no responsibility for employee misuse of these credit cards. All billing questions are to be directed to the card issuer. Agencies interested in obtaining credit cards for employees who travel frequently on state business should contact the Central Accounting Services Section (Velvet.Guy@da.ks.gov) for credit card application information.) Additional Information on the State of Kansas Business Travel Card Program can be obtained at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/genacct/

Agencies may directly purchase transportation tickets for employees as specified in paragraph 3301,  may pay advance registration fees for employees as specified in paragraph 5105, and may pay lodging expenses directly as specified in paragraph 4201

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-1, 1-16-1a)

2201 Foreign Currency Conversion

When a traveler incurs expenses in a foreign currency each expense should be converted to United States dollars (USD). The following methods are acceptable:

  1. Credit card statement: If the expenses are charged, the credit card company will convert them to USD.
  2. Conversion of charges via the internet for the dates of travel. An acceptable site is: http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic - this site allows for built in exchange fees and specific dates.
  3. Currency rate conversion based on actual cash exchange. Use the following formula:

    • F x C = U
      • F = amount of charges in foreign currency
      • C = conversion factor = USD's per unit of foreign currency.
      • U = expense in USD's
    • Example:
      • $100 expenses in Canadian Dollars
        $.68 USD's per Canadian Dollar
        $100 X .68 USD/CD = $68 USD

2300 Safe Operation of State-Owned or Operated Vehicles by Employees

Employees operating a privately owned or state-owned or leased conveyance are responsible for operating the vehicle in a safe and prudent manner and in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local traffic laws. Fines assessed for traffic citations or other violations of applicable traffic law are the responsibility of the employee and are not reimbursable.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-17-3)

2301 Accident Reporting Requirements

If an accident occurs involving a privately owned or state-owned or leased motor vehicle being used for official state business, the following web site provides detailed information required regarding the actions required by the vehicle operator: http://www.da.ks.gov/fm/cmp/information/transition/accidents/

 

3000 TRANSPORTATION EXPENSE

3001 Reimbursable Transportation Expenses

Agencies should discourage the use of privately owned conveyances on official state business and direct their employees to use state-owned or leased vehicles on official state business whenever possible. Employees may be reimbursed for transportation expenses incurred for authorized travel by privately owned or operated conveyances, state-owned or leased conveyances, public transportation (commercial air flights, trains, buses, etc.), and, in some cases, charter or rental of special conveyances. Local transportation expenses such as city bus and taxicab fares are considered miscellaneous expenses and are discussed in section 5000, Miscellaneous Expenses.

3002 Non-Reimbursable Transportation Expenses

Transportation expenses incurred by employees are not reimbursable in the following situations:

  1. Additional transportation expenses incurred as a result of an employee residing in a city or town outside the employee's official station or otherwise incurred because of an employee's choice of residence are not reimbursable.
  2. Transportation expenses incurred commuting between an employee's official station and domicile are not reimbursable.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-2)

3003 Most Economical or Advantageous Mode of Transportation

In authorizing employee travel, the agency head or designee should approve the most economical or advantageous mode of travel and via the usually traveled route.

The most economical mode of airline travel is generally tourist or economy class. The most economical mode of passenger train travel is generally first-class day coach. Specific justification must be furnished with travel claim forms submitted for reimbursement of airfare or train fare when these classes are not used. If these classes are not available, a verifying statement from the travel agency, airline, or passenger train company must be furnished with the travel claim form.

An agency head or designee should assign more than one employee to a vehicle, whenever possible, in authorizing the use of a privately owned or state-owned conveyance.

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-6, 1-16-7)

3004 Travel Expense Reimbursement for Employees Who Become Incapacitated During Travel

If an employee becomes incapacitated due to illness or injury while on official state business away from the official station or domicile, the agency head or designee may authorize payment to the employee for appropriate expenses. These expenses are for the return of the employee and/or the employee's private vehicle to the official station or domicile as appropriate under the circumstances. For subsistence expense see paragraph 4004.

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-3a, 1-16-3b)

3100 Mileage Reimbursement for Use of A Privately Owned or Operated Conveyance

(A) Mileage reimbursement rates. Employees authorized to travel by privately owned or operated conveyance may be reimbursed for allowable miles traveled at a rate fixed and established by the Secretary. Privately owned or operated conveyances include automobiles (passenger cars, station wagons, trucks, vans, etc.), airplanes, motorcycles and other similar privately owned conveyances.

Mileage reimbursement is made at the following rates:

  1. $  .32 cents per mile for privately owned motorcycles.
  2. $  .50 cents per mile for privately owned automobiles.
  3. $1.10 cents per mile for privately owned airplanes.

These reimbursement rates are considered to cover all costs associated with the use of the privately owned conveyance. This includes, but is not limited to: gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, insurance (including uninsured losses, and insurance deductibles resulting from damage to the privately owned conveyance), license fees, depreciation costs, and expenses of any type.

See paragraph 3102 for additional reimbursable expenses in using a privately owned or operated conveyance.

(B) Exceptions to the mileage reimbursement rates. Exceptions to the above mileage reimbursement rates are as follows:

  1. When a mode of transportation is available and less costly than transportation by a privately owned conveyance, mileage reimbursement is limited to the cost of the other mode of transportation.
  2. The agency may pay a specified mileage rate that is lower than the above rates when an employee's travel is not required by the agency and the employee is informed of the specified rate in advance of the travel.

(C) Calculation of mileage.

  1. Travel by privately owned or operated conveyance (other than privately owned airplane) is deemed to be by the usually traveled, most direct route. Mileage figures reported on travel claim forms for travel within the borders of Kansas are verified by Audit Services from the Official 2002 Kansas Distance Chart prepared and published by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Agencies may obtain the KDOT state distance chart directly from the Kansas Department of Transportation or at http://kdot1.ksdot.org/burtransplan/dist_chrt.cgi. Mileage figures for travel outside the borders of Kansas are verified from information and maps published by the American Automobile Association (AAA). For out-of-state travel, the place of lodging may be used as a point of official duty in determining mileage.
  2. Travel by privately owned airplane should use air mile distances (as the crow flies). An acceptable site for verifying the mileage is http://www.indo.com/distance/.

(D) Mileage calculation when residing outside the official station. When an employee begins travel from his or her domicile located in an area other than the city designated as the employee's official station, the employee may be reimbursed for mileage between the employee's domicile and destination or the employee's official station and destination, whichever is less. If the employee returns directly to his or her domicile from the last point of official business, the employee may be reimbursed for mileage from that point to the employee's domicile or that point to the employee's official station, whichever is less. For meal allowance reimbursement when residing outside the official station see paragraph 4100(B).

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-3c, 1-17-11, 1-18-1a)

3101 Vicinity Mileage

The agency head or designee may allow reimbursement to the employee for vicinity miles traveled by privately owned or operated conveyance during official state business within or in the area of the employee's official station or the city, town, or location traveled to. The total vicinity mileage traveled each day for each city should be reported separately on the employee's travel claim form along with the purpose for traveling the vicinity miles and the name of at least one business or individual contacted.

3102 Additional Reimbursable Expenses when using A Privately owned or -Operated Conveyance

The following expenses incurred as the result of using a privately owned or operated conveyance are also reimbursable:

  1. Parking fees when on an official trip.
  2. Tolls paid for toll roads and toll bridges. See PPM filing 10,754 for information on using a K-TAG issued by the Kansas Turnpike Authority for payment of Kansas Turnpike tolls.
  3. Airplane tie-down and landing fees.
  4. When an employee travels by a privately owned airplane, reimbursement may be made for one round trip in a privately owned automobile (mileage expense) or taxi (fare expense) for each of:
    1. transportation between the official station or domicile and the airport in the city in which the official station or domicile is located;
    2. transportation between the airport in the destination city and the place of official business.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-18-1a)

3103 Use of Privately Owned Conveyance for Out-of-state Travel Instead of Public Transportation

When an agency head or designee authorizes the use of a privately owned or operated conveyance rather than public transportation for out-of-state travel, transportation expense reimbursement is determined as follows:

(A)Travel of one employee only. The employee may be reimbursed the lesser of:

  1. The total of: actual mileage traveled (round trip mileage from the employee's official station or domicile to the lodging establishment at the destination, whichever is less), turnpike tolls, and parking charges; or

  2. airfare in lieu of mileage, which is the total of: round trip mileage from the employee's official station or domicile to the nearest airport (whichever is less), round trip economy airfare from the nearest airport to the airport nearest the destination, and round trip mileage from the airport nearest the destination to the lodging establishment.

The cost comparison of option (1) and (2), including a written airfare quote (this can be printed from an internet site) should be attached to the payment voucher. This comparison should be made based on airfare rates available on the date the out-of-state travel request is signed.

In addition to the reimbursement allowed in (1) and (2), the employee may be reimbursed for mileage incurred between the lodging establishment and meetings. No taxi or terminal expenses incurred at the destination are reimbursable.

(B)Travel of two or more employees. When two or more employees are traveling together, mileage reimbursement may be paid to one employee for use of the private conveyance as provided in paragraph 3100.

Upon written, prior approval of the agency head, exceptions to this paragraph may be granted in unusual circumstances when deemed to be in the best interests of the state. A copy of the approval should be attached to the travel claim form when submitted for payment.

For subsistence expense reimbursement when using a privately owned or operated conveyance instead of public transportation see paragraph 4304.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-8)

3200 Use of State-Owned or Leased Vehicle

The agency head or designee may authorize travel for official state business in a state-owned or leased vehicle for:

  1. an officer or employee of the State of Kansas; or
  2. any other person who has been approved by the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, to operate a state-owned or leased vehicle on official state business.

A person must have a valid driver's license to operate a state-owned or leased vehicle. Only other state employees or individuals reasonably engaged in official state business are allowed to ride in state-owned or leased vehicles.

In addition, state law prohibits and provides penalties for personal use of a state vehicle.

(References: K.S.A. 75-4601 et seq.; K.A.R. 1-17-1 et seq.) 

3201 Reimbursable Expenses in Using a State-Owned or Leased Vehicle

Whenever a Wright Express Fleet Card or another authorized agency credit card cannot be used, employees may be reimbursed for routine expenses incurred for gasoline, oil, lubricants, and similar purchases. Employees may also be reimbursed for properly authorized expenditures for vehicle repair and maintenance. Information regarding Wright Express Fleet Cards may be found at http://www.da.ks.gov/fm/cmp/information/transition/fuel/we/default.htm. Information on BPC Automotive Cards is located at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/genacct/Audit/BPCprocedures.htm.

Agencies may request K-TAGs from the Kansas Turnpike Authority (http://ksturnpike.com). Employees may use K-TAGs to charge tolls on the Kansas Turnpike. For further details, see PPM Filing 10,754, Prepaid Turnpike Accounts.

Additional routine expenses incurred by employees such as tolls on bridges, other toll roads, or parking fees are reimbursable as miscellaneous expenses. See section 5000, Miscellaneous Expenses.

Receipts verifying expenditures should be submitted with the employee's travel claim form for state vehicle expenses incurred. However, the responsibility for accurate toll claims incurred on the Kansas Turnpike and whether receipts are required for reimbursement is delegated to each agency. Receipts are not required for unattended tollbooths or unattended parking meters. The expenses incurred should be detailed on the employee's travel claim form as specified in paragraph 6100.

(References: K.A.R. 1-17-1 et seq.)

3300 Travel by Public Transportation

An agency head or designee may authorize employee travel by transportation available to the general public such as commercial air flights, passenger trains, buses, etc., if the transportation is determined to be the most economical and advantageous to the state (See paragraph 3003).

The most economical mode of airline travel is generally tourist or economy class. The most economical mode of passenger train travel is generally first-class day coach. Specific justification must be furnished with travel claim forms submitted for reimbursement of airfare or train fare when these classes are not used. If these classes are not available, a verifying statement from the travel agency, airline, or passenger train company must be furnished with the travel claim form.

Employees are reimbursed for public transportation expense incurred by submitting the official transportation receipt (and any supporting documentation as required above) with the travel claim form, except when tickets are purchased directly by the agency (see paragraph 3301). For airfare, the official transportation receipt is considered to be the passenger copy of the airline ticket or a copy of the booked itinerary from the Internet. The traveler is reimbursed for tickets after the travel is completed.

Employees may also be reimbursed for transportation expenses and parking fees incurred for travel to and from the official station or domicile to the airport or other terminal, and at the destination for:

  1. travel to and from the airport or other terminal to the lodging establishment; and
  2. travel to and from the lodging establishment to meeting locations.

Local transportation expenses such as city bus and taxicab fares are considered miscellaneous expenses as specified in paragraph 5100.

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-6, 1-16-7, 1-16-11, 1-16-12)

3301 Direct Purchase of Transportation Tickets by Agencies for Employees

An agency may directly purchase tickets for an employee for travel by airplane, train, or other commonly recognized transportation from any source.  The UMB Bank VISA Business Travel Account (BTA) or an appropriate cardless Business Procurement Card (BPC) may be used to purchase tickets for air and rail travel. In addition, these tickets can also be charged to an employee's personal credit card. If these tickets are charged to the traveler's personal credit card, the traveler will NOT be reimbursed for the tickets prior to the completion of the related travel. There is no requirement that any tickets be booked by the State Travel Center. As travelers are making reservations through ticket outlets other than the State Travel Center, they need to be aware that air carriers have varying policies regarding presentation of the actual credit card used to purchase airfare at the airport. Questions regarding use of the State Travel Center should be directed to the Division of Purchases. State agencies may direct questions regarding the application process for a BTA  or BPC to the Central Accounting Services Section (Tim.Hund@da.ks.gov) or find additional information at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/genacct/.

Upon receipt of a billing for tickets purchased, an agency should prepare a voucher payable to UMB Bank (for airline tickets) or other transportation entity or travel agency (for rail or bus tickets). The travel claim form must include the following information for each ticket purchased:

  • Name of the employee
  • Beginning date of travel
  • Departure point
  • Destination

3302 Refunds for Fully or Partially Cancelled Transportation Tickets

If the employee's schedule or other circumstances require the employee to cancel all or a portion of a transportation ticket, the employee should:

  1. Obtain a written statement from the transportation company or the company's agent or
  2. Take other necessary action to release the employee from the full or remaining portion of the ticket.

The employee should forward the cancelled or unused ticket to the state agency along with the written statement or other documentation obtained releasing the employee from the ticket. The agency should then obtain a refund for the cancelled or unused portion of the ticket from the travel agency or transportation entity where the ticket was purchased. The traveler should not personally try to obtain the refund.

If the traveler purchased the ticket from personal funds, the traveler should be reimbursed for the ticket as part of the reimbursement for allowable travel expenses incurred. The employee's travel claim form should claim reimbursement for the purchase of the ticket and note that the ticket was retained by the state agency to obtain a refund for the unused portion of the ticket.

3400 Travel by Charter or Rental of Special Conveyance

The agency head or designee may authorize travel by the rental or charter of aircraft, automobiles, boats, buses, or other special conveyances when no public or other ordinary transportation is available. This also applies when public or other ordinary transportation available cannot be used advantageously in the best interest of the state. Authorization for rental or charter of special conveyances should be incorporated in the agency's travel approval process.

An agency that needs to lease or rent an aircraft to meet its travel needs must use the State's executive aircraft if available. If the executive aircraft is unavailable, the agency may then lease or rent a commercial aircraft. In such cases, a completed copy of form DA-27, Notice of Unavailability of the Executive Aircraft, must be attached to the payment voucher when making the lease or rental payment. See section 6500 for information on completing form DA-27.

If the executive aircraft is available for use but an agency feels it has economic or other reasons for using a commercial aircraft, a written request to rent or lease a commercial aircraft must be submitted to the Governor's Office for review. If the Governor's Office approves the request, a copy of the approval must be attached to the payment voucher when making the lease or rental payment.

All automobile rentals must be approved and booked in accordance with the agency's travel policy.

An employee should secure the most economical rental vehicle that adequately fulfills the need of the traveler. (See table below for average vehicle capacity.)

Car Size            Avg. Seating Capacity    Avg. Luggage Capacity
Full-size 5-6 15.6 cu. ft. - 6 pieces
Mid-size 5 13.5 cu. ft. - 4 pieces
Compact 4-5 13.0 cu. ft. - 4 pieces
Economy 4 10.2 cu. ft. - 3-4 pieces
Mini-Van 7 8 pieces

Vehicle size is to be determined by the number of travelers and use. Vehicles are for official use only.

In-state rental of special conveyances should be made through the contracting vendor and paid using the agency's Business Travel Account or an appropriate cardless Business Procurement Card (BPC). The Business Travel Account and Business Procurement Card include Collision Damage Waiver at no additional cost for most vehicles.

Employees are reimbursed for out-of-state rental of a special conveyance by submitting the official receipt for the rental or charter with the travel claim form. Personal accident insurance (PAI), personal effects insurance (PEI), and other supplemental liability insurance are considered personal expenses and are not reimbursable.

Additional information on insurance can be found at
http://www.da.ks.gov/fm/cmp/information/transition/insurance/.

Information on accident reporting can be found at
http://www.da.ks.gov/fm/cmp/information/transition/accidents/.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-13)

 

4000 SUBSISTENCE EXPENSE

4001 Reimbursable Subsistence Expenses

Employees may be reimbursed for subsistence expense incurred when sleeping away from their domicile on official state business is required. The subsistence reimbursement is determined by a quarter day rate for meal allowance and actual lodging expense incurred within prescribed limitations. In limited circumstances and at the discretion of the agency head or designee, employees may be reimbursed for one meal per day for official state business travel in which overnight travel does not occur. The meal reimbursement is determined by a per-meal allowance rate for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as identified in Paragraph 4100(E).

4002 Non-Reimbursable Subsistence Expenses

Subsistence expenses incurred by employees are not reimbursable in the following situations:

  1. Subsistence expenses incurred as a result of an employee residing in a city or town outside the employee's official station or otherwise incurred because of an employee's choice of residence are not reimbursable.
  2. Subsistence expenses incurred within the same city as the employee's domicile or within 30 miles of the official station are not reimbursable. However, when determining the distance, vicinity mileage may be considered in addition to the mileage from the KDOT distance chart. See paragraphs 3100(c) and 3200.
  3. No subsistence expense may be reimbursed to the employee when the subsistence is furnished at no cost to the employee by any federal, state or local agency or division of government.
  4. No subsistence expense may be reimbursed when the employee leaves the official station or domicile and returns on the same day without incurring lodging expense, unless the agency head or designee approves payment to the employee for one meal in limited travel situations in which lodging expense is not incurred. See paragraph 4100(E).

(References: K.S.A. 75-3201, 75-3207; K.A.R. 1-16-2, 1-16-14, 1-16-18)

4003 Travel to High-Cost Geographic Areas

Studies conducted by the Director have shown that meal and lodging costs are higher in certain cities and areas within the United States. The Secretary has designated these areas as high-cost geographic areas. Reimbursement for meal and lodging expense is made at higher high-cost geographic area rates than the normal out-of-state travel rates.

State agencies may request the Director to conduct a study of meal and lodging costs of a city not designated as a high-cost geographic area. The Director may then recommend to the Secretary that the city be designated a high-cost geographic area.

For a complete listing of high-cost geographic areas see Appendix B.

Actual Conference Lodging Reimbursement policies may be found in paragraph 4202.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18a)

4004 Subsistence Expense Reimbursement for Employees Who Become Incapacitated During Travel

If an employee becomes incapacitated due to illness or injury while on official state business away from the official station or domicile, the agency head or designee may authorize payment of subsistence allowance to the employee for a period not exceeding five days. For transportation expense see paragraph 3004.

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-3a, 1-16-3b)

4100 Meal Expense Reimbursement

(A) Quarter day determination. Employees may be reimbursed for meal expense for the allowable number of quarter-days in travel status at an established quarter-day rate. The number of quarter days allowed begins with and includes the quarter day in which the employee departs on official travel and for each quarter day thereafter, except no meal allowance is allowed for the quarter day in which the employee returns to the official station or domicile. A quarter day is a day divided into four six-hour periods as follows:

Quarter I 12:01 A.M. - 06:00 A.M.
Quarter II 06:01 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Quarter III 12:01 P.M. - 06:00 P.M.
Quarter IV    06:01 P.M. - 12:00 Midnight

(B) Quarter day determination when residing outside the official station. When an employee begins travel from his or her domicile located in an area other than the city designated as the employee's official station, the employee's actual departure time must be adjusted for excess travel time incurred. For reimbursement purposes, travel time begins from the employee's official station when it is closer to the destination. Likewise, if the employee returns directly to his or her domicile from the last point of official business, the employee's actual return time must be adjusted for excess travel time incurred for not returning to the official station. The departure and return times are adjusted as follows:

  1. Departure time adjustment:
    1. Subtract the mileage from the official station to the destination from the mileage from the domicile to the destination to determine the excess miles driven.
    2. Divide the excess miles driven by 45 miles per hour to determine the excess travel time.
    3. Add the excess travel time to the actual departure time to determine the time used for computing meal allowance.
  2. Return time adjustment:
    1. Subtract the mileage from the official station to the destination from the mileage from the domicile to the destination to determine the excess miles driven.
    2. Divide the excess miles driven by 45 miles per hour to determine the excess travel time.
    3. Subtract the excess travel time from the actual return time to determine the time used for computing meal allowance.

For mileage reimbursement when residing outside the official station see paragraph 3100(D).

(C) Meal allowance rate. The quarter-day meal allowance rates are as follows (includes all tips associated with meals):

In-state, including border city travel $  9.50
Out-of-state $  9.50
Out-of-state, high-cost geographic area $10.25
Out-of-state, special designated high-cost geographic area    $13.25
International Travel $14 per quarter or actual expenses
not to exceed $90 per day

A complete listing of Border Cities is provided in Appendix A and a complete listing of high-cost and special designated high-cost geographic areas is provided in Appendix B.

See paragraph 4300 for information that may affect the meal allowance paid for travel to high-cost geographic areas.

(D) Exception to the meal allowance rate for international travel. Rather than reimburse employees for quarter days in travel status at the quarter-day rate, agencies may pay meal allowance for international travel as follows:

International Travel: Actual expense incurred with a daily limitation of $90.

Travelers may choose either the quarter-day rate or actual expense method of reimbursement. The reimbursement method selected must be used for the entire trip. A combination of methods is not allowed. If the actual expense method is selected, receipts must be submitted with the employee's travel claim form to verify actual expenses incurred.

(E) Exception to the meal allowance rate for single day trips. The agency head or designee may authorize reimbursement to employees for one meal per day in the following circumstances, when lodging expense is not incurred: (1) the employee is required to travel on official state business, and the employee's workday, including travel time, is extended three hours or more beyond the employee's regularly scheduled work day; or (2) the employee is required to attend a conference or a meeting as an official guest or participant, and a meal is served during the required attendance time. A meal cannot be reimbursed if the place at which the official business is conducted is within 30 miles of the employee's official station or if a meal is provided at no cost to the employee. Each request for reimbursement shall identify the date, departure time, arrival time, destination, meal (the amount of the meal requested), and the purpose of travel. The meal requested for reimbursement (e.g., lunch) should be shown in the "Description of Expense or Purpose of Travel" column, as well as the employee's scheduled work hours for the day (e.g., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Receipts are not required and there is no provision to reimburse an employee if the actual cost of a meal exceeds the per-meal allowance rate. The quarter-day determination does not apply and quarter-day meal allowances cannot be paid. One breakfast, lunch or dinner may be paid, as determined by the agency head or designee, at the following per-meal allowance rates:

Area Breakfast    Lunch      Dinner   
In-state/border city $  9.00 $ 10.00 $19.00
Out-of-state $  9.00 $  10.00 $19.00
Out-of-state high-cost $  9.50 $  11.00 $20.50
Out-of-state special designated  
high-cost area
$12.50 $14.00 $26.50

Frequently asked questions regarding reimbursement of a meal without overnight travel can be found at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/employee/travel/FaqMealReimburse.htm.

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-3c, 1-16-18, K.S.A. 75-3201, 75-3207, 75-3207a)

4200 Lodging Expense Reimbursement

(A) General. Employees may be reimbursed for actual lodging expense incurred, including tips to hotel porters, bellhops, doormen, and maids. The total amount for lodging and tips may not exceed the established lodging expense limitations shown in paragraph (B) below. Taxes associated with lodging are not considered when applying the maximum lodging limit to the traveler's lodging rate. Thus, the amount reimbursed or paid for lodging expense may exceed the established limitation by as much as the amount of associated taxes.

Lodging expense reimbursement is limited to the lodging establishment's lowest available rate for normal single occupancy on the day (or days) the lodging expense was incurred. The official receipt from the lodging establishment must be submitted with the employee's travel claim form for reimbursement. Non-itemized lodging receipts are sufficient for reimbursement unless rates are higher than the single rate and/or include charges in addition to room rate and taxes. Receipts provided to employees using express checkout are also acceptable provided that the dates of lodging, the daily room rate, and the total lodging charges are in agreement. Credit card tissue paper does not qualify as a lodging receipt.

In limited exceptional circumstances, the lodging expense may be reimbursed without the official receipt on presentation of written justification with the travel claim form explaining why the official lodging receipt is unavailable and a statement that the claim represents a true and actual claim in accordance with current travel law. In addition, the justification should include the dates of lodging and an itemized breakdown of charges (daily room rate, taxes, telephone, etc.). The agency head, or designee authorized to approve the travel forms, must approve the justification. If lodging was obtained from another source, a justification of why lodging was not obtained from a lodging establishment must accompany the travel claim form.

Employees are not required to share lodging accommodations with other state employees when traveling. However, if employees choose to share lodging accommodations, one employee may be reimbursed for the entire room charge, with the payment vouchers for those staying in the room cross-referenced.

All out-of-state lodging reservations should be booked in accordance with the agency's travel policy.  

(B) Lodging expense limitations. The daily lodging expense limitations are as follows:

In-state and border city $  77.00
Out-of-state $  98.00
Out-of-state, high-cost geographic area $143.00
Out-of-state travel - special designated high-cost geographic area    $158.00
Conference lodging qualified under K.A.R. 1-16-18a(e) Actual
International travel Actual

A complete listing of border cities is provided in Appendix A and a complete listing of high-cost and special high-cost geographic areas is provided in Appendix B. See paragraph 4300 for information which may affect the lodging reimbursement amount for travel to high-cost geographic areas.

(C) Exceptions to the lodging expense limitations. The daily lodging expense limitations established in paragraph (B) above may be exceeded by the lesser of either: An additional 50% of the applicable lodging expense limitation; or the actual lodging expense incurred; as follows:

  1. A state officer or employee may exceed the daily lodging limitation upon written approval by the agency head or designee who is responsible for approval of employee travel in paragraph 2101.
  2. No approval to exceed the lodging expense limitations is required for an agency head (chief administrative officer) or appointive members of a board, commission, or similar body that appoints an agency head, unless the appointing authority requires approval by the appointing authority. NOTE: Agencies must notify Central Accounting Services of the method used to approve lodging expense reimbursement claims which exceed the maximum lodging limitations as provided above by completing and submitting form DA-26 to Central Accounting Services. Further information regarding form DA-26 is provided in PPM filing 3,817, Agency Travel Approval - Lodging Reimbursement Rates and Out-of-state Travel.

Actual Conference Lodging Reimbursement policies may be found in paragraph 4202.

(References: K.S.A. 75-3207a; K.A.R. 1-16-18)

4201 Direct Payment of Lodging

State agencies may pay lodging expenses directly to lodging establishments via either a warrant or an appropriate cardless Business Procurement Card (BPC) on behalf of state employees in travel status on official state business. Advance payment for lodging is not authorized except one night of lodging may be prepaid with a BPC if a deposit is required.

Agencies are encouraged to contact the lodging establishment in advance and make arrangements for the employee's stay.

Travelers authorized to bill lodging directly to the agency should be specific at check-in as to the appropriate agency to be billed for the charges. Prior to or at the time of checkout, travelers should pay all charges for meals, room service, personal phone calls, movies, laundry, and any other miscellaneous personal charges.

Each payment voucher for lodging expense should include the name of traveler(s), date(s) of lodging, location of lodging, daily room rate, and purpose of travel. Itemized billings should be accumulated and reviewed by the agency, but agencies are not required to submit them to the Division of Accounts and Reports with the payment voucher.

Only lodging (lowest available rate for normal single occupancy) and appropriate taxes (no sales tax within the State of Kansas) should be paid directly to the lodging establishment. Official telephone calls may also be paid directly to the lodging establishment if a statement is included on the payment voucher that the call is in accordance with an established agency policy.

Direct payment of lodging does not supersede or replace any requirements for out-of-state travel approval, approval to exceed lodging rates, or actual conference lodging reimbursement. Agencies should continue to attach appropriate approval forms or affix appropriate signatures to payment vouchers in accordance with the previous instructions you have provided to the Division of Accounts and Reports on Form DA-26. See paragraph 2101 for DA-26 completion instructions.

(Reference: K.S.A. 75-3207a, K.A.R. 1-16-18(2)

4202 Reimbursement for Actual Conference Lodging

Agencies may authorize payment or reimbursement for actual lodging expenses when an employee is required or authorized to attend a conference, and the lodging rate exceeds the applicable lodging expense limitation (including the additional 50%). The agency head must be provided with conference materials indicating that the conference will be held at or in connection with a lodging establishment with rates exceeding both the applicable lodging expense limitation shown in paragraph 4200(B) and the exception provided in paragraph 4200(C).

This provision may be used for the approved conference and for official state business related to the conference, and shall be applicable only to the state employee attending the conference. The term "conference" means any seminar, association meeting, clinic, colloquium, convention, symposium, or similar gathering that is attended by a state employee in pursuit of a goal, obligation, function, or duty imposed upon a state agency or performed on behalf of a state agency.

The agency will designate on Form DA-26, Agency Travel Approval - Out-of-State Travel and Lodging Reimbursement Rates, the method by which they will indicate the approval for payment of the actual cost for conference-related lodging. This approval designation is included in the lower section of the form.

Meal allowance will be reimbursed at the regular meal allowance rate based on the location of the conference.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18a(e))

4300 Meal Allowance and Lodging Expense Reimbursement for Travel to High-Cost Geographic Areas

The following rules apply in determining meal expense for travel to a high-cost or special high-cost geographic area:

  1. Reimbursement at high-cost meal allowance and lodging rates is not allowed when the travel to a high-cost area is only an intermediate stopover at which no official state business occurs.
  2. When travel requires official state business in both a city designated as a high-cost geographic area and in a city not designated as a high-cost geographic area, rates are adjusted accordingly. The rate used to determine meal allowance changes to the new appropriate rate beginning with the quarter day in which the employee arrives at the second destination city.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18a)

4301 Reduced Meal Allowance for Meals Provided at No Cost to the Employee

An agency shall reduce the meal allowance by the amount shown below for each meal provided to an employee if the cost of meals is included in the cost of a registration fee or other fees or charges paid by the agency or supplied without cost by another party. This includes complimentary breakfasts accepted by employees at lodging establishments, excluding light Continental breakfasts.

(Note: Each agency is responsible for reducing meal allowances for complimentary breakfasts accepted by traveling employees. The Division of Accounts and Reports will not audit vouchers for meal allowance reduction for complimentary breakfasts provided by lodging establishments.)

Area Breakfast Lunch Dinner
In-state/border city $  9.00 $  10.00 $19.00
Out-of-state $  9.00 $  10.00 $19.00
Out-of-state high-cost $  9.50 $ 11.00 $20.50
Out-of-state special designated
     high-cost area
$12.50 $14.00 $26.50
International $13.50 $14.50

$28.00

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-18)

4302 Reimbursement at a Reduced Subsistence Allowance

An agency may pay an employee a reduced amount for meal allowance or lodging expense by obtaining the prior approval of the Secretary. To request approval to pay a reduced subsistence amount, agencies should complete and forward form DA-37, Request for Reduced Subsistence Allowance, to the Secretary. See section 6400 for DA-37 completion instructions. In completing form DA-37, agencies should make requests for reduced subsistence amounts based on reducing quarter day meal allowances and lodging expenses in multiples of a half-dollar ($0.50). The Secretary has approved the following instances for reduced subsistence payments, and the use of form DA-37 is not required:

  1. An agency may pay no subsistence or a reduced subsistence amount to an employee if the agency is not requiring the employee to undertake the travel and if the employee is informed of the reduced subsistence amount in advance.
  2. An agency shall reduce the meal allowance paid to an employee if the cost of meals is included in the cost of a registration fee or other fees or charges paid by the agency for the employee as specified in paragraph 4301.
  3. An agency may pay no subsistence to an employee if both meals and lodging will be provided at no cost to the employee.
  4. An agency may pay the reduced subsistence amount requested by the employee.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-15)

4303 Subsistence Reimbursement in Special Travel Situations.

  1. Re-designation of official station. When an employee has been continuously stationed at one location for three months that place shall be immediately designated as the employee's official station and no further subsistence expense incurred there may be reimbursed. This is also true when an employee travels to a location for three months or more and spends more than one-half of the normal work time there. Agencies may make a maximum of two requests to the Director of Accounts and Reports to extend the subsistence payments. Each request may be for a period of three months or less.

    Requests to pay subsistence expenses for the maximum two additional periods should be submitted to the Director of Accounts and Reports on form DA-34, Subsistence or Storage Extension Request. See section 6300 for DA-34 completion instructions.
  2. Leave of absence while in travel status. When an employee is granted leave of absence while on official travel (including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays), the date and hour the leave begins and the date and hour the leave ends should be shown on the employee's travel claim form to properly determine allowable subsistence expenses.
  3. Weekends. Employees may be paid subsistence reimbursement while in travel status on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays even though no official business may occur. An employee may be reimbursed for transportation and subsistence expenses incurred while returning home over the weekend provided the reimbursement amount does not exceed the amount that would have been allowed had the employee remained at the city, town or location traveled to.

(References: K.A.R. 1-16-3, 1-16-4, 1-16-5)

4304 Subsistence Expense Reimbursement when using A Privately Owned Conveyance for Out-of-state Travel Instead of Public Transportation.

When an agency head or designee authorizes the use of a privately owned or operated conveyance rather than public transportation for out-of-state travel, subsistence expense is limited to the following:

  1. Travel of one employee only. Meal allowance is paid only for the travel time that would have been necessary had the employee used the fastest public transportation available. Lodging expense reimbursement is limited to the lodging expense incurred at the point of official state business. Lodging expenses incurred en route are not reimbursable.
  2. Travel of two or more employees. When two or more employees are traveling together in a privately owned conveyance, meal and lodging expenses are reimbursable for the number of days it would take by car via the usually traveled route to the destination. Reimbursement at high-cost meal allowance and lodging rates is not allowed when travel to a high-cost area is only an intermediate stopover at which no official state business occurs.

Upon written, prior approval of the agency head, exceptions to this paragraph may be granted in unusual circumstances when deemed to be in the best interests of the state. A copy of the approval should be attached to the travel claim form when submitted for payment.

For transportation expense reimbursement when using a privately owned or operated conveyance instead of public transportation see paragraph 3103.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-8)

4305 Reimbursement to Employee for Meal or Lodging Expense incurred for Students, Inmates, Prisoners, and Patients

Employees may be reimbursed for expenses incurred for meals or lodging for students, inmates, prisoners or patients during official travel. Reimbursement is based on actual expenses incurred supported by receipts or by the appropriate subsistence rate. The amount reimbursable shall not exceed the established limitations for state officials or employees. The expenses incurred should be classified as sub-object code 2581 for in-state travel, 2582 for out-of-state travel, or 2583 for international travel on the employee's travel claim form.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-22)

4306 Subsistence Expense Reimbursement Reportable to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS requires employers to include fringe benefits in an employee's gross income reported on form W-2. Fringe benefits defined by the IRS include certain payments of meal allowances and other expenses incurred during non-overnight travel or subsistence payments exceeding IRS established maximum reimbursement rates. (Non-overnight travel is considered to be travel where no lodging expense is incurred.) These fringe benefits generally must be paid through the payroll process and are subject to withholding of applicable contributions and taxes. However, the IRS allows for infrequent meal money provided to an employee, to enable the employee to work overtime, to be considered a "de minimis" fringe benefit and be excluded from reportable income. Meals paid in accordance with the policy in paragraph 4100 (E) are considered to meet the requirements for exclusion from the employee's gross income and, therefore, would not require payment through the payroll process. Except for certain reimbursement payments to elected officials, legislators and board members, most state employees are not affected by these requirements.

4307 State Officers and Employees Exempted from Travel-related Compensation and Allowance Limitations

The following state officers and employees are exempted from the travel-related compensation and allowance limitations specified in K.S.A. 75-3201 et seq.:

  • The Governor
  • any member of the Legislature
  • any officer or employee of the legislative branch including the office of Revisor of Statutes or Legislative Research Department
  • any officer or member of the Interstate Cooperation Commission
  • any justice of the Supreme Court
  • any judge of the Court of Appeals
  • the Judicial Administrator
  • Clerk of the Supreme Court
  • any member of the State Board of Law Examiners
  • any member of the Commission on Judicial Qualifications
  • any judge of the District Court
  • any elective state officer
  • any appointed state officer or employee when such appointive officer or employee is required by an elected state officer to accompany such elected state officer on an official trip
  • any designated employee of the governor while representing the Governor at an out-of-state official function.

(Reference: K.S.A. 75-3216)

 

5000 MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

5001 Reimbursable Miscellaneous Expenses

Employees may be reimbursed for miscellaneous expenses incurred during travel such as local transportation fares, purchase of supplies, registration fees, and other similar miscellaneous expenses identified below. Receipts evidencing each miscellaneous expenditure should be submitted with the travel claim form, except no receipts are required for: telephone calls, telegrams, local transportation charges, unattended parking meters, and unattended toll booths.

5100 Local Transportation Charges

Employees may be reimbursed for local transportation charges incurred during travel to conduct official business such as: city bus, taxi fares, local limousine service, shuttle service, and other forms of local transportation. Receipts for these charges are not required. Local transportation charges for personal use, such as travel from a lodging establishment to a restaurant, are not reimbursable.

See paragraph 3400 for the rental or charter of a special conveyance.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-20)

5101 Kansas Turnpike Tolls

Kansas Turnpike tolls are reimbursable. With the implementation of the KTAG program, receipt requirements are no longer appropriate, or practical, in all cases. The responsibility for accurate toll claims, and whether receipts are required for reimbursement, is delegated to each agency. Additional information on the Kansas Turnpike Authority may be found at http://ksturnpike.com.

(Reference: K.S.A. 75-3203)

5102 Baggage

Charges for baggage in excess of the weight or size carried free by transportation companies are reimbursable if such excess baggage is used for official business (excess personal baggage expense is not reimbursable). Charges for storage of the baggage are also reimbursable if related to official business. Specific justification must be submitted with the travel claim form for incurring the baggage weight and storage charges.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-20)

5103 Telephone, Telegraph, and Facsimile Messages

Expenses for official telephone calls, telegraph messages, FAX transmissions, or other authorized communications that must be paid by the employee are reimbursable. Employees placing KANS-A-N calls from access cities must use the local access number when applicable. Expenses incurred from the use of coin-operated telephones to access KANS-A-N are also reimbursable.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-20)

5104 Purchase of Services and Supplies

Expenses incurred for the purchase of office supplies and services are reimbursable when required for official business while in travel status.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-20)

5105 Registration Fees

Registration fees paid for admittance, attendance, or participation in seminars, conferences, or other meetings are reimbursable. The official receipt should be submitted with the travel claim form for reimbursement subject to the following:

  1. Registration fees paid to obtain personal membership or other personal benefits from an organization are not reimbursable. Memberships in organizations must be in the name of the state agency.
  2. Registration fees may be paid by the employee and claimed for reimbursement on the employee's travel claim form or paid directly to the organization by the state agency. A direct payment to an organization by an agency should be made by use of form DA-103 or DA-120. The "travel claim form" should designate: (1) the name of the person attending; (2) the date(s) and place of the event; and (3) the total number of each type of meal included in the registration fee (i.e. number of breakfasts, lunches, or dinners). If no meals are included, the "travel claim form" should state No meals included in the registration fee.
  3. In cases where the cost of meals is included in the cost of registration fees or other fees paid by the agency, the meal allowance amount must be reduced as provided in paragraph 4301.

In limited exceptional circumstances, the registration fee may be reimbursed without the official receipt on presentation of written justification with the travel claim form explaining why the official receipt is unavailable and a statement that the claim represents a true and actual claim in accordance with current travel law. In addition, the justification should designate: (1) the date(s) and place of the event; and (2) the total number of each type of meal included in the registration fee (i.e. number of breakfasts, lunches, or dinners). If no meals are included, the travel claim form should state No meals included in the registration fee. The justification must be signed, not stamped, by the agency head or designee authorized to approve travel claim forms.

(Reference: K.A.R. 1-16-21)

 

6000 SAMPLE FORMS AND COMPLETION INSTRUCTIONS

6001 Prescribed Forms and Submission Instructions

Employees should submit all claims for travel expense reimbursement on prescribed forms to the appropriate section within the agency as often as required by the agency, but at least once each month.

Agencies should prepare a voucher in the normal manner to initiate payment for employee travel claims. The agency head or designee authorizing payment of the travel claim should sign the completed voucher. The voucher and travel claim (travel claim form, receipts, and supporting documentation) should be forwarded to Central Accounting Services for processing. Agencies with delegated audit authority should batch and process these documents in accordance with the procedures adopted by the agency.

Agencies should process vouchers and travel claims in a timely manner to expedite reimbursement to the employee. Information included on vouchers and travel claim forms should either be typed or printed in ink. Sample forms, descriptions, and completion instructions for the most frequently used forms are provided in this section.

6100 DA-121 Travel Expense Detail

Employee requests for reimbursement for travel expenses incurred should be submitted on form DA-121, Travel Expense Detail, or DA-125, Travel Payment Voucher. If the DA-121 is used, it will need to be attached to form DA-103 or DA-120 when submitting the claim for payment. See section 6200 for DA-125 form completion instructions.

The DA-121 provides a standard format to report travel expenses incurred. A supply of the form can be obtained from the Division of Printing. The form is completed as follows:

Document Headings: Enter the 3-digit "AGENCY NO.", 2-digit "DIV. NO." (if required), and the 8-character "CURRENT DOC. NO.," beginning with a prefix followed by a unique 7-digit number. The "CURRENT DOC. NO." should be the same current document number assigned to the payment voucher to provide an adequate audit trail. Also, complete PAGE ___ OF ___ as required.

Employee Information: Enter the appropriate employee information for: "VENDOR NO./SFX" (optional), "PAYMENT INDICATOR (PI)," "EMPLOYEE NAME," "JOB TITLE," "OFFICIAL STATION," "REGULAR DOMICILE," "TRAVEL PERIOD" (beginning date - ending date), and "TRAVEL ORDER NO." (optional).

Dates of Travel, Departure and Arrival Times, and Destination: Expenses should be shown for each day (enter date in the "DATE" column) and in chronological order as incurred. The time of departure from the official station or domicile should be shown in the "DEPARTURE TIME" column and the time of return to the official station or domicile should be shown in the "ARRIVAL TIME" column. Travel times should be stated in hours and minutes and designated either for A.M. or for P.M. In addition, departure times or return or arrival times should be shown for travel identified in paragraphs 4300, 4303(C), 4303(D) and 4100(E).  Otherwise, departure and arrival times are not required for each destination city visited. The destination or point of major expense where reimbursable expenses were incurred should be shown in the "DESTINATION" column.

Private Vehicle Miles: Daily private vehicle mileage should be entered in the "PRIVATE VEHICLE MILES" column. Travel is deemed to be by the usually traveled, most direct route. To properly determine allowable mileage, the DA-121 should provide an explanation when an alternate route must be used due to detours or other circumstances. Vicinity mileage should be shown separately from mileage between the official station or domicile, and destination cities. The purpose of traveling the vicinity miles should be shown in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column along with the name of at least one individual or business contacted. The DA-121 should state in the "COMMENTS" section whether the employee traveled alone or the names of other state employees who accompanied the employee.

Meals: The daily allowance for meals should be entered in the "MEALS" column. For the meal allowance to be available for certain single-day travel situations, as provided in paragraph 4100(E), the meal to be paid and the employee's scheduled work hours for the day (e.g., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) should be identified in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column.

Lodging Name and Amount: Enter the name of the lodging place in the "LODGING NAME" column and enter the amount of actual lodging expense up to the maximum limitation allowed in the "LODGING AMOUNT" column for each day lodging expense is incurred. Tips to hotel porters, bellhops, doormen, and maids should be entered in the "OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNT" column and identified in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column. The daily lodging amount plus tips (excluding taxes) cannot exceed the daily lodging expense limitation. An official receipt from the lodging establishment should be submitted with the travel claim form when lodging expense is claimed. Lodging expense (including taxes) and tips should be classified sub-object code 2581 for in-state travel, 2582 for out-of-state travel, or 2583 for international travel.

Other Expense: Enter amounts incurred in the "OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNT" column for state vehicle expense, public transportation, rental or charter of a special conveyance. Also include subsistence expense incurred for others as provided in paragraph 4305, and miscellaneous expenses such as excess baggage and baggage storage, official telephone calls, faxes, services and office supplies, taxicabs, registration fees, city buses, limousines and other allowable miscellaneous expenses. Each amount entered should be identified in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column.

State Vehicle No.: If a state vehicle was used for the travel, enter the state vehicle number of the vehicle in the "STATE VEHICLE NO." space provided.

Purpose of Travel: A brief explanation of the purpose of official travel should be shown in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column for each trip included on the DA-121.

Column Totals: The columns for private vehicle miles, allowance for meals, lodging expense, and other expense should each be totaled and the amount entered in the total space provided at the bottom of each column. The private vehicle mileage reimbursement rate and reimbursement amount should be entered in the space provided. The total of all expenses should be entered in the space provided for "DOCUMENT TOTAL."

Receipts: All required receipts should be submitted with the DA-121.

Method of Travel: When the DA-121 does not otherwise indicate the method of travel, the employee shall indicate on the last line of the DA-121 or in the "COMMENTS" section the method of travel used. If the claimant was a passenger in a privately owned vehicle, the name of the owner of the vehicle should be noted.

Use of Privately Owned Vehicle When Airfare Was Authorized: If the employee is claiming reimbursement for airfare in lieu of mileage as provided in paragraph 3103, the employee should include a detailed statement with the DA-121 showing the cost comparison on which the reimbursement is based. The amount claimed should be entered in the "OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNT" column and labeled "Airfare in lieu of mileage". This amount should be classified as private vehicle mileage using sub-object code 2511 for in-state travel, 2512 for out-of-state travel, or 2513 for international travel.

Border City Travel: Travel under the Border City Rule should be noted on the lower portion on the DA-121 or in the "COMMENTS" section.

Comments: The "COMMENTS" section may be used to provide additional information to support the claim for reimbursement or provide additional information required elsewhere.

Approval Signatures: The employee must sign and date the "CLAIMANT CERTIFICATION" subject to the agency's policy concerning signatures. Space labeled "AGENCY APPROVALS" is also provided for optional agency approvals.

6200 DA-125 Travel Payment Voucher

Employee requests for reimbursement for travel expenses incurred should be submitted on form DA-121, Travel Expense Detail, or DA-125, Travel Payment Voucher. If the DA-121 is used, it will need to be attached to form DA-103 or DA-120 when submitting the claim for payment. See section 6100 for DA-121 form completion instructions.

The DA-125 combines the travel detail information and required payment voucher information to allow travel claims to be processed using one form rather than the two required when using the DA-121. A supply of the form can be obtained from the Division of Printing. The form is completed as follows:

Document Headings: Enter the 3-digit "AGENCY NO.," 2-digit "DIV. NO." (if required), and the 8-character "CURRENT DOC. NO.", beginning with a prefix followed by a unique 7-digit number, "DOCUMENT DATE" (MMDDYY format), "EFFECTIVE DATE" (MMDDYY format), and "DUE DATE" (optional). Also, complete PAGE ___ OF ___ as required.

Employee Information: Enter the appropriate employee information for: "VENDOR NO./SFX," "PAYMENT INDICATOR (PI)," "EMPLOYEE NAME" and "ADDRESS," "JOB TITLE," "OFFICIAL STATION," "REGULAR DOMICILE," "TRAVEL PERIOD" (beginning date - ending date), and "TRAVEL ORDER NO." (optional).

Funding Information: Enter the appropriate funding information needed to pay the travel claim. Data to be entered is as follows: "SFX; T/C" (transaction code); "REFERENCE DOC," "SFX," and "M" (modifier) - if payment previously encumbered; "FUND;" "BFY;" "INDEX;" "PCA;" "SUB-OBJ;" "AMOUNT;" "AGENCY USE" (optional); and "DOCUMENT TOTAL."

Dates of Travel, Departure and Arrival Times, and Destination: Expenses should be shown for each day (enter date in the "DATE" column) in chronological order as incurred. The time of departure from the official station or domicile should be shown in the "DEPARTURE TIME" column and the time of return to the official station or domicile should be shown in the "ARRIVAL TIME" column. Travel times should be stated in hours and minutes and designated either for A.M. or for P.M. In addition, departure times or return or arrival times should be shown for travel identified in paragraphs 4300, 4303(B), 4303(C), and 4100(E). Otherwise, departure and arrival times are not required for each destination city visited. The destination or point of major expense where reimbursable expenses were incurred should be shown in the "DESTINATION" column.

Private Vehicle Miles: Daily private vehicle mileage should be entered in the "PRIVATE VEHICLE MILES" column. Travel is deemed to be by the usually traveled, most direct route. To properly determine allowable mileage, the DA-125 should provide an explanation when an alternate route must be used due to detours or other circumstances.

Vicinity mileage should be shown separately from mileage between the official station or domicile, and destination cities. The purpose of traveling the vicinity miles should be shown in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column along with the name of at least one individual or business contacted.

The DA-125 should state in the "COMMENTS" section whether the employee traveled alone or the names of other state employees who accompanied the employee.

Meals: The daily allowance for meals should be entered in the "MEALS" column. For the meal allowance to be available for certain single-day travel situations, as provided in paragraph 4100(E), the meal to be paid and the employee's scheduled work hours for the day (e.g., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) should be identified in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column.

Lodging Name and Amount: Enter the name of the lodging place in the "LODGING NAME" column and enter the amount of actual lodging expense up to the maximum limitation allowed in the "LODGING AMOUNT" column for each day lodging expense is incurred. Tips to hotel porters, bellhops, doormen, and maids should be entered in the "OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNT" column and identified in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column. The daily lodging amount (excluding taxes) plus tips cannot exceed the daily lodging expense limitation. An official receipt from the lodging establishment should be submitted with the travel claim form when lodging expense is claimed. Lodging expense (including taxes) and tips should be classified sub-object code 2581 for in-state travel, 2582 for out-of-state travel, or 2583 for international travel.

Other Expense: Enter amounts incurred in the "OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNT" column for state vehicle expense, public transportation, rental or charter of a special conveyance. This also includes subsistence expense incurred for others as provided in paragraph 4305, and miscellaneous expenses such as excess baggage and baggage storage, official telephone calls, faxes, services and office supplies, taxicabs, registration fees, city buses, limousines and other allowable miscellaneous expenses. Each amount entered should be identified in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column.

State Vehicle No.: If a state vehicle was used for the travel, enter the state vehicle number of the vehicle in the "STATE VEHICLE NO." space provided.

Purpose of Travel: A brief explanation of the purpose of official travel should be shown in the "DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE OR PURPOSE OF TRAVEL" column for each trip included on the DA-125.

Column Totals: The columns for private vehicle miles, allowance for meals, lodging expense, and other expense should each be totaled and the amount entered in the total space provided at the bottom of each column. The private vehicle mileage reimbursement rate and reimbursement amount should be entered in the space provided. The total of all expenses should be entered in the space provided for "DOCUMENT TOTAL."

Receipts: All required receipts should be submitted with the DA-125.

Method of Travel: When the DA-125 does not otherwise indicate the method of travel, the employee shall indicate on the last line of the DA-125 or in the "COMMENTS" section the method of travel used. If the claimant was a passenger in a privately owned vehicle, the name of the owner of the vehicle should be noted.

Use of Privately owned Vehicle When Airfare Was Authorized: If the employee is claiming reimbursement for airfare in lieu of mileage as provided in paragraph 3103, the employee should include a detailed statement with the DA-125 showing the cost comparison on which the reimbursement is based. The amount claimed should be entered in the "OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNT" column and labeled "Airfare in lieu of mileage". This amount should be classified as private vehicle mileage using sub-object code 2511 for in-state travel, 2512 for out-of-state travel, or 2513 for international travel.

Border City Travel: Travel under the Border City Rule should be noted on the lower portion on the DA-125 or in the "COMMENTS" section.

Comments: The "COMMENTS" section may be used to provide additional information to support the claim for reimbursement or provide additional information required elsewhere.

Approval Signatures: The employee must sign and date the "CLAIMANT CERTIFICATION" subject to the agency's policy concerning signatures. The agency official authorized to approve payments must sign the "AGENCY PAYMENT CERTIFICATION."

6300 DA-34 Subsistence Extension Request

Form DA-34 is used to request an extension of subsistence payments as provided in paragraph 4303(A). Form DA-34 should be submitted for processing to the Division of Accounts and Reports. The form is completed as follows:

Agency No: The three-digit agency number.

Agency Name: The name of the agency and, when appropriate, the agency division or other unit.

Employee Name: The name of the employee for whom the subsistence extension request is being made.

Job Title: The job title of the employee.

Official Station: The employee's current official station.

Domicile: The employee's current domicile.

Assigned Duty Station: The city or town, other than the official station or domicile, where the employee is assigned to perform official state duties necessitating the payment of subsistence and the request for an extension of subsistence payments.

Period of Request: The beginning and ending dates of the requested subsistence payment extension period.

Reason for the Requested Extension: A complete, detailed explanation justifying the requested extension.

Agency Approval: The signature and date of signature of the agency head or designee authorizing the subsistence payment extension.

Secretary of Administration Approval: The signature and date of signature of the Secretary or designee authorizing subsistence payments for the requested extension period. 

6400 DA-37 Reduced Subsistence Request

Form DA-37 is used to request payment of subsistence at reduced rates as provided in paragraph 4302. Form DA-37 should be submitted for processing as instructed on the form. NOTE: Paragraph 4302 identifies instances where reduction of subsistence payments have been approved by the Secretary and use of form DA-37 is not required. The form is completed as follows:

Agency No: The three-digit agency number.

Agency Name: The name of the agency and, when appropriate, the agency division or other unit.

Employee Name: The name of the employee for whom the subsistence extension request is being made.

Job Title: The job title of the employee.

Travel to: List each destination city where reduced subsistence will be paid.

Purpose of Travel: A brief statement of the purpose of travel.

Reduced Quarter Day Meal Allowance Rate: The requested reduced meal allowance rate. The reduced rate should be stated in a multiple of a quarter dollar ($0.25). Enter $0.00 if no meal allowance will be paid. Leave blank if the meal allowance rate is not being reduced.

Reduced Maximum Daily Lodging Limitation: The requested reduced lodging reimbursement. The reduced amount should be stated in a multiple of a half-dollar ($0.50). Enter $0.00 if no lodging expense will be paid. Leave blank if the lodging amount is not being reduced.

Explanation for Reduced Rates: A complete, detailed explanation justifying the reduced subsistence rates.

Agency Approval: The signature and date of signature of the agency head or designee authorizing the reduced subsistence rates.

Secretary of Administration Approval: The signature and date of signature of the Secretary or designee authorizing subsistence payments at the requested reduced rates.

6500 DA-27 Notice of Unavailability of the Executive Aircraft

Agencies should use the DA-27 when chartering a commercial aircraft due to the unavailability of the state's executive aircraft. An agency completes the DA-27 after determining from the Governor's Office that the executive aircraft is not available for the travel period needed. The agency completes the form and submits it to the Governor's Office for signature. A copy of the DA-27, with the Governor's signature, must be attached to the payment voucher making the commercial aircraft lease or charter payment. The form is completed as follows:

Agency No., Name, and Address: Enter the three-digit number, name, and address of the agency requesting the aircraft.

Name: Enter the name of the agency official requesting the aircraft.

Travel Period: Enter the dates and times that the aircraft is needed.

 

APPENDICES

Appendix A - APPROVED BORDER CITIES

The following cities, areas, and boundaries are approved as border cities as noted:

(A) BORDER CITIES - $9.50 per quarter day meal allowance and $77.00 per day lodging maximum. Except as noted in Section (B), or otherwise, all cities within the boundaries of the counties listed for each state are approved as border cities for travel purposes:

ARKANSAS

Baxter
Benton
Boone
Carroll
Cleburne
Conway
Crawford
Faulkner
Franklin
Fulton
Garland
Independence
Izard
Jackson
Johnson
Lawrence
Logan
Madison
Marion
Montgomery
Newton
Perry
Polk
Pope
Randolph
Scott
Searcy
Sebastian
Stone
Van Buren
Washington
White
Woodruff
Yell

COLORADO

Adams
Alamosa
Arapahoe
Baca
Bent
Boulder
Cheyenne
Clear Creek
Costilla
Crowley
Douglas
Elbert
El Paso
Fremont
Gilpin
Huerfano
Jefferson
Kiowa
Kit Carson
Larimer
Las Animas
Lincoln
Logan
Morgan
Otero
Park
Phillips
Prowers
Pueblo
Sagauche
Sedgwick
Teller
Washington
Weld
Yuma

IOWA

Adair
Adams
Appanoose
Audubon
Boone
Buena Vista
Calhoun
Carroll
Cass
Cherokee
Clarke
Crawford
Dallas
Davis
Decatur
Franklin
Fremont
Greene
Grundy
Guthrie
Hamilton
Hardin
Harrison
Humboldt
Ida
Jasper
Jefferson
Keokuk
Lucas
Madison
Mahaska
Marion
Marshall
Mills
Monona
Monroe
Montgomery
Page
Plymouth
Pocahontas
Polk
Pottawattamie
Poweshiek
Ringgold
Sac
Sac
Shelby
Story
Tama
Taylor
Union
Van Buren
Wapello
Warren
Wayne
Webster
Woodbury
Wright

MISSOURI

Adair
Andrew
Atchison
Audrain
Barry
Barton
Bates
Benton
Boone
Buchanan
Caldwell
Callaway
Camden
Carroll
Carter
Cass
Cedar
Chariton
Christian
Clark
Clay
Clinton
Cole
Cooper
Crawford
Dade
Dallas
Daviess
De Kalb
Dent
Douglas
Franklin
Gasconade
Gentry
Greene
Grundy
Harrison
Henry
Hickory
Holt
Howard
Howell
Jackson
Jasper
Johnson
Knox
Laclede
Lafayette
Lawrence
Lewis
Lincoln
Linn
Livingston
Macon
Maries
Marion
McDonald
Mercer
Miller
Moniteau
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Newton
Nodaway
Oregon
Osage
Ozark
Pettis
Phelps
Pike
Platte
Polk
Pulaski
Putnam
Ralls
Randolph
Ray
Reynolds
Ripley
Saline
St. Clair
Schuyler
Scotland
Shannon
Shelby
Stone
Sullivan
Taney
Texas
Vernon
Warren
Washington
Webster
Worth
Wright

NEBRASKA

All Locations

NEW MEXICO

Colfax
Curry
Guadalupe
Harding
Mora
Quay
San Miguel
Taos
Union

OKLAHOMA

Adair
Alfalfa
Atoka
Beaver
Beckham
Blaine
Caddo
Canadian
Cherokee
Cimarron
Cleveland
Coal
Comanche
Craig
Creek
Custer
Delaware
Dewey Ellis
Garfield
Garvin
Grady
Grant
Greer
Harmon
Harper
Haskell
Hughes
Jackson
Kay
Kingfisher
Kiowa
Latimer
Le Flore
Lincoln
Logan
Major
Mayes
McClain
McIntosh
Murray
Muskogee
Noble
Nowata
Okfuskee
Oklahoma
Okmulgee
Osage
Ottawa
Pawnee
Payne
Pittsburg
Pontotoc
Pottawatomie
Pushmataha
Roger Mills
Rogers
Seminole
Sequoyah
Stephens
Texas
Tillman
Tulsa
Wagoner
Washington
Washita
Woods
Woodward

TEXAS

Armstrong
Briscoe
Carson
Castro
Childress
Collingsworth
Dallam
Deaf Smith
Donley
Gray
Hall
Hansford
Hartley
Hemphill
Hutchinson
Lipscomb
Moore
Ochiltree
Oldham
Parmer
Potter
Randall
Roberts
Sherman
Swisher
Wheeler

WYOMING

Albany
Goshen
Laramie
Platte

(B) OUT-OF-STATE HIGH-COST GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. The cities and areas within the counties or boundaries described in Section (A)that are designated High-Cost Geographic Areas shall not be designated border cities. Travel to these areas requires approval for out-of-state travel as noted in paragraph 2101. The designated High-Cost Geographic Areas included in the border city areas noted in Section (A) are:

COLORADO

Denver, Colorado

OKLAHOMA

Afton, Oklahoma

 

APPENDIX B - HIGH-COST GEOGRAPHIC AREAS

(A) OUT-OF-STATE HIGH-COST GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. $10.25 per quarter day meal allowance and $143.00 maximum daily lodging expense. (click here for High Cost Areas Sorted by State then City)

Afton, Oklahoma, including Shangri-La Resort
Anchorage, Alaska
Aspen, Colorado, including all locations within Pitkin County
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlantic City, New Jersey, including all locations within Atlantic County
Austin, Texas
Avon and Beaver Creek, Colorado
Baltimore, Maryland
Barrow, Alaska
Boca Raton, Florida
Boston, Massachusetts, including all locations within Suffolk County
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Carmel, California
Chicago, Illinois, including all locations within Du Page, Lake, and Cook Counties
Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Edison, New Jersey, including all locations within Middlesex County
Fairbanks, Alaska
Fort Meyers and Sanibel Island, Florida, including all locations within Lee County
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, including all locations within Beaufort County
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, including all locations on the Island of Oahu
Houston, Texas
Indianapolis, Indiana
Juneau, Alaska
Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Kailau-Kona, Hawaii
Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii
Keystone, Colorado, including all locations within Summitt County
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Kodiak, Alaska
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California, including all locations within Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, and Ventura Counties
Miami, Florida
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, including all locations within Hennepin, Ramsey, and Anoka Counties
Morristown, New Jersey
Monterey, California, including all locations within Monterey County
Nashville, Tennessee
Newark, New Jersey, including all locations within Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties
New Orleans, Louisiana, including all locations within Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St Bernard Parishes
Newport, Rhode Island, including all locations within Newport County
Nome, Alaska
Oakland, California, including all locations within Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties
Ocean City, Maryland, including all locations within Worcester County
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including all locations within Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Portland, Oregon
Princeton, New Jersey, including all locations within Mercer County
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California, including all locations within San Diego County
San Francisco, California, including all locations within San Francisco County
San Jose, California, including all locations within Santa Clara County
San Mateo, California, including all locations within San Mateo County
Santa Barbara, California, including all locations within Santa Barbara County
Santa Cruz, California, including all locations within Santa Cruz County
Seattle, Washington, including all locations within King County
South Padre Island, Texas
Stamford, Connecticut
St. Louis, Missouri
Sun Valley, Idaho, including all locations within Blaine County
Tampa, Florida
Tom's River, New Jersey, including all locations within Ocean County
Tucson, Arizona
Vail, Colorado, including all locations within Eagle County
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
White Plains, New York, including all locations within Westchester County

(B) SPECIAL HIGH-COST GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. $13.25 per quarter day meal allowance and $158.00 maximum daily lodging expense.

New York, New York, including all locations within the counties of Nassau and Suffolk

Washington D.C., including the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia, and the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland

(C) INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS. $14.00 per quarter day meal allowance or actual meal expense incurred (supported by receipts) with a $90.00 maximum daily limitation and actual daily lodging expense.

All cities in countries located outside the borders of the United States.

 

APPENDIX C - TRAVEL RELATED OBJECT CODES

The following is a list of object codes applicable to travel. Expenses not appropriately classified as travel or subsistence, but included on travel claim forms, should be assigned proper object codes. See PPM filing 7002, Uniform Expenditure Classification Object Codes for a complete list of object codes.

2501 In-state Travel and Subsistence. Allowable expenses incurred by a state employee or officer while away from the employee's official station or domicile within the borders of the State of Kansas. Please note that border city travel is considered out-of-state travel and coded in the 2502 series if lodging expenses or registration fees are incurred. Travel occurring within the State of Kansas but associated with an out-of-state trip is coded in the 2502 series. Travel occurring within the State of Kansas but associated with an international trip is coded in the 2503 series. All fees associated with travel arrangements should be coded to the same expenditure subobject code as the service being acquired (i.e., the fee for booking an airline ticket should be coded 257X).

2511 Private Vehicle Mileage For In-State Travel (also used in lieu of other transportation codes when reimbursement is made at prescribed mileage rates)

2521 Hire or Charter of Special Conveyances (Passenger Cars, Airplanes and Buses) for In-State Travel

2531 State Car Expense for In-State Travel (turnpike and other tolls, parking fees, etc.)

2571 Railroad, Airplane and Bus Fares for In-State Travel

2581 Subsistence (Meals and lodging) for In-State Travel (includes subsistence paid for students, inmates, prisoners, and patients)

2591 Non-subsistence Expenses for In-State Travel (includes all miscellaneous expenses such as registration fees, telephone calls, taxi fares, city bus fares, shuttle fares, privately owned vehicle parking fees, etc.)

2502 Out-of-state Travel and Subsistence. Allowable expenses incurred by a state employee or officer while away from the employee's official station or domicile outside the borders of the State of Kansas. Please note that border city travel is considered out-of-state travel if lodging expenses or registration fees are incurred. Travel occurring within the State of Kansas but associated with an out-of-state trip is coded in this series. Travel occurring out-of-state but associated with an international trip is coded in the 2503 series. All fees associated with travel arrangements should be coded to the same expenditure subobject code as the service being acquired (i.e., the fee for booking an airline ticket should be coded 257X).

2512 Private Vehicle Mileage for Out-of-state Travel (also used in lieu of other transportation codes when reimbursement is made at prescribed mileage rates)

2522 Hire or Charter of Special Conveyances (Passenger Cars, Airplanes and Buses) for Out-of-state Travel

2532 State Car Expense for Out-of-state Travel (turnpike and other tolls, parking fees, etc.)

2572 Railroad, Airplane and Bus Fares for Out-of-state Travel

2582 Subsistence (Meals and Lodging) for Out-of-state Travel (includes subsistence paid for students, inmates, prisoners, and patients)

2592 Non-subsistence Expenses for Out-of-state Travel (includes all miscellaneous expenses such as registration fees, telephone calls, taxi fares, city bus fares, shuttle fares, privately owned vehicle parking fees, etc.)

2503 International Travel and Subsistence. Allowable expenses incurred by a state employee or officer while away from the employee's official station or domicile outside the United States. This includes fares for riding public conveyances, private car mileage, expenses of operating state owned vehicles, subsistence (meals and lodging), tips, telephone calls and nominal amounts for postage and urgently needed supplies or services. Items not appropriately classified as travel or subsistence, but included on travel vouchers, should be assigned proper expenditure sub-object codes. Travel occurring within the State of Kansas but associated with an international trip is coded in this series. All fees associated with travel arrangements should be coded to the same expenditure subobject code as the service being acquired (i.e., the fee for booking an airline ticket should be coded 257X).

2513 Private Vehicle Mileage for International Travel

2523 Hire of Passenger Cars, Airplanes and Buses for International Travel

2533 State Car Expense for International Travel

2573 Railroad, Airplane and Bus Fares for International Travel

2583 Subsistence (Meals and Lodging) for International Travel

2593 Non-subsistence Items for International Travel

35XX State Motor Vehicle Parts, Supplies and Accessories. Items used or consumed in the operation and maintenance of state motor vehicles, including fuel, oil, grease, batteries, tires, tubes, chains, and parts for repair.

3510 Gasoline

3520 Diesel Fuel

3530 Gasohol

3540 Liquefied Petroleum, Butane, Natural Gas

3550 Aircraft Fuel

3560 Motor Oil

3590 Other Parts, Supplies, and Accessories

XXXX Other Travel Related Object Codes.

2010 Postage

2410 Repair and Servicing State Passenger Cars

2990 Other Fees (includes most authorized services obtained during travel on official state business)

3710 Stationery and Office Supplies

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