State of Kansas Travel Card Program
The State of Kansas Travel Card Program provides Travel Cards (carded VISA accounts), which are personal credit cards issued to employees who travel frequently on state business.
In addition, the State of Kansas Procurement Card (P-Card) Program provides Travel Accounts, (cardless VISA accounts) for the payment of conference registration fees, direct bill lodging, airfare, rail travel and vehicle rentals for official State business. Travel Accounts were formerly referred to as Business Travel Accounts (BTAs) and were converted to the P-Card series of VISA accounts in December 2009. Use of Travel Accounts is mandatory for purchases of air and rail tickets made through the State’s contractor for Travel Agency Management Services.
Travel Accounts (cardless)
An agency may directly purchase tickets for employee travel by airplane or train with a Travel Account (Cardless P-Card). The Travel Account is a cardless VISA account issued by UMB Bank to an agency. The use of a Travel Account is mandatory for the purchase of air and rail tickets through the State's contractor for Travel Agency Management Services. Use of the Travel Account is optional for purchases of air and rail tickets, not made through the State's contractor for Travel Agency Management Services.
Travel Cards are personal VISA credit cards issued by UMB Bank to employees of the state of Kansas. Use of Travel Cards allows employees to avoid undue hardship when traveling on state business. Employees charge expenses incurred during travel to Travel Cards, submit travel claim forms at the end of travel periods and receive reimbursement from the state prior to the credit card billing becoming due.
With the implementation of SMART, the Department of Administration has reviewed its statutory directives, along with statewide programs centrally administered, in order to re-organize these functions into the best support organization possible. Two of these areas are the P-Card and Travel Card programs. Effective June 14, 2010, the management of the State Procurement Card (P-Card) and Travel Card programs was transferred from the Division of Accounts and Reports (A&R) to the Division of Purchases.
Tim Hund's contact information will remain unchanged:
In addition, beginning June 14, the Division of Purchases mailing address and FAX are to be used for any P-Card and Travel Card program written correspondence:
Division of Purchases