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Training Seminars Conducted by a State Agency for Its Employees

To reduce travel expenditures, a state agency must use interactive television, video conference technology and telephone conferences to the greatest extent possible, per Texas Government Code, Section 660.147(a).

A state employee may not be reimbursed for a travel expense associated with a training seminar conducted by his or her agency for its employees, per Texas Government Code, Sections 660.147(b)(1-3), unless the agency’s chief administrator or the administrator's designee certifies that the agency:

  • Does not possess interactive television or video conference facilities at the designated headquarters of the employees attending the seminar.
  • cannot purchase or lease those facilities at a cost less than the total travel expenses associated with the seminar.
  • Does not have access to another agency’s facilities at the same location.