The Accounts Payable & Travel Office is dedicated to supporting the educational goals of the University through business travel and providing efficient, knowledgeable, accurate and timely service.
The SAP Travel Funds Commitment process is available for use March 24, 2014. The paper Travel Appliaction Process will no longer be available after March 31, 2014. The new process for non-employee travel will use the SAP Travel Funds Commitment functionality to enter the travel information and then route electronically for approval. The creation of the Travel Funds Commitment in SAP is quite simple and detailed instructions are located at: http://www.txstate.edu/gao/ap/travel/procedures/sap-travel-funds- commitment.html
The File below is a comprehensive overview of the University’s general travel policies and procedures.
Texas State’s maximum mileage reimbursement rate for travel occurring on or after January 1, 2014, will be 56 cents per mile. Please use the correct Mileage Rate that applies to the dates of travel.
Travelers who wish to have an individual liability travel charge card can apply for a card online. See our updated State Charge Card website for updates and application details.
Effective immediately, travel assistants may “save and send” travel requests on behalf of the travelers. This process change does not modify the traveler’s signature requirements for the expense reports and the Foreign Travel/Release of Liability Form. Be sure to attach the signed release of liability form to the travel request before submitting to workflow.
Effective immediately, travel assistants may “save and send” travel expense reports on behalf of the travelers when a zero dollar reimbursement to the traveler is submitted This process change does not modify the traveler’s signature requirements for the expense reports with a reimbursement to the traveler.
Who needs to approve your travel request/application? Electronic Signatures are accepted.
Out-of State Travel
Foreign Travel (includes Canada and Mexico)
Grant funded travel requires additional approval from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
What is the relationship between pre-approved travel and the travel reimbursement?
If there is no change of the Account Assignment(s) on the approved travel request/application, then no additional approval is needed on the expense reimbursement.
If the travel reimbursement does not exceed the approved Funding within the tolerance of the encumbrance of the travel request/application, then no additional approval is needed.
Tolerance is defined as:
If the travel reimbursement does not add the need for Excess Lodging approval that was not on the travel request/application, then no additional approval is needed.