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Agency Responsibilities

Agencies must properly train employees on travel regulations and keep them informed of any changes in travel rules. Agencies must ensure that all travel reimbursements are examined before payment to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and limitations.

A state agency must reimburse an employee for travel expenses no later than 45 days after the employee submits a correct and complete travel voucher, per Texas Government Code, Section 660.019.

Employee Responsibilities

Employees must ensure that their travel complies with applicable laws and rules and must not seek reimbursement for travel expenses that the employee should reasonably know are not reimbursable.

A state employee must immediately reimburse the state for an overpayment of a travel expense reimbursement that exceeds the amount the employee may receive under applicable laws and rules, per Texas Government Code, Section 660.017.