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Reimbursable expenses incurred for reasons unrelated to state business
Travel expenses of threatened state employees and their families

If a state employee who serves in a law enforcement, investigative or similar capacity is threatened as a result of his or her official duties, the employee and his or her family may be reimbursed for their related travel expenses. The expenses may be reimbursed even if they are incurred within the employee’s designated headquarters. Texas Government Code Sections 660.145(a-c), 660.012(b)

Example

Pam, a DPS undercover agent, is threatened due to the nature of the duties she performs. DPS determines that Pam and her family should travel to an adjacent city to ensure their safety. All related travel expenses including lodging, transportation and meals incurred by Pam and her family may be reimbursed by DPS.

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)
State Employee
An individual employed by a state agency, including a key official. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(20) The term includes prospective state employees and aircraft pilots.
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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