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Discounts and travel expenses at no cost
Expenses incurred while qualifying for discount airfare

A state employee may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while staying extra days at a duty point to qualify for discount airfare if:

  • the amount of the reimbursement plus the amount of the discount airfare is less than the contract airfare or average coach airfare that would be available had the employee not stayed extra days at the duty point; and
  • the expenses are the same type of expenses incurred during the other days at the duty point; and
  • the employing agency determines that the employee’s absence for the extra days is not detrimental.
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 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
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