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Death of a State Employee

If a state employee dies while conducting state business at a duty point outside his or her designated headquarters, a state agency may pay the expense of preparing and transporting the employee’s remains and personal property to his or her designated headquarters or another location designated by the executor or administrator of the employee’s estate. If transport is to a location other than the designated headquarters, then the amount of the agency’s payment may not exceed the amount that would have been paid for transport to the headquarters, per Texas Government Code, Section 660.144.

The agency may reimburse the employee’s estate for appropriate lodging and transportation expenses incurred by the employee at the duty point.