While Business Units should encourage employees to apply for the State Travel Card, the program is voluntary. For those employees that do not wish to participate in the Travel Card program, Business Units must provide alternate means of paying travel expenses. Alternatives exist for paying necessary lodging and transportation expenses, including but not limited to:
- Making arrangements with specific lodging or transportation vendors to provide the needed services. The State pays the vendor directly through the SFS AP module.
- Using OGS travel agents and transportation contract service providers. The State pays the vendor directly through the SFS AP module.
- Issuing a travel advance as outlined previously in Section 4 – Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement of this Chapter.
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