Travel expenses incurred for official business travel on behalf of the Board of Directors shall be limited to those expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred by the employee in the performance of a public purpose authorized, in advance, in accordance with administrative guidelines.  When possible, anticipated incurred expenses should be requested 30 days in advance.  Reimbursement should be requested within 30 days of completion of travel unless approval from the superintendent is granted.
Payment and reimbursement rates for per diem meals, lodging, and mileage shall be approved by the Board annually. The Board shall utilize the Federal IRS prescribed mileage rate.
Employees are expected to exercise the same care incurring travel expenses that a prudent person would exercise if traveling on personal business and expending personal funds. Unauthorized costs and additional expenses incurred for personal preference or convenience will not be reimbursed.
Unauthorized expenses include but are not limited to alcohol, movies, fines for traffic violations, and the entertainment/meals/lodging of spouses or guests.
Travel payment and reimbursement provided from Federal funds must be authorized in advance by the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity and must be reasonable and consistent with the Academy’s travel policy and administrative guidelines.