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Travel to U.S. possessions, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada or Mexico

A state employee is entitled to be reimbursed for actual lodging and meal expenses incurred while conducting state business at a duty point in a U.S. possession, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada or Mexico. Prior approval by the agency’s chief administrator is not required.

Note: State agencies may reimburse passport or visa charges, airport boarding passes, departure taxes and inoculations.

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
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