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Documentation Requirements
Traveling to a duty point while on personal or compensatory leave

The supporting documentation must:

  • state that a state agency required the travel to the duty point; and
  • show that the claimed travel expense reimbursement does not exceed the lesser of:
    • the amount of travel expenses actually incurred while traveling to the duty point; and
    • the amount of travel expenses that would have been incurred had the employee traveled from the employee's designated headquarters directly to the duty point.
Designated Headquarters
The area within the boundaries of the city in which a state employee's place of employment is located. If an employee's place of employment is located within an unincorporated area, then the area within a five-mile radius of the place of employment is the employee's designated headquarters. If an incorporated municipality or an unincorporated area is completely surrounded by the incorporated municipality in which an employee's place of employment is located, then the employee's designated headquarters includes the surrounded municipality or area. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(7)
Duty Point
The destination, other than a place of employment, to which a state employee travels to conduct official state business. If the destination is outside the employee's designated headquarters, then the duty point is either the incorporated municipality in which the destination is located or the unincorporated area within a five-mile radius of the destination. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(9)
State Agency
A unit of state government that uses appropriated funds to pay or reimburse a travel expense of a state employee. This includes the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(19)
Travel Expense
A meal, lodging, transportation or incidental expense. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(21)
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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