Travel

Travel Services Department processes travel documents, audits Business Procurement Cards and answers general questions about travel.

Travel & Expense General Information
  • Travel Handbook - The following handbook is presented to promote efficiency in processing business travel.
  • Travel Quick Reference Guide - Find answers to frequently asked questions, along with a brief list of reimbursable and non-reimbursable expenses.
  • Price Quote Comparison - The price quote comparison provides guidance regarding:  
    • Combining business travel with a personal vacation
    • Driving in lieu of flying
    • Discounted fare is obtained due to an additional overnight stay
    • Departing or arriving from a location other than Official Station
    • Using a train, bus or other conveyance
  • iTravel Business Procurement Card (BPC) is an individual credit card issued by WSU and billed directly to the university.  The card is to be used for business related travel expenses as outlined in the iTravel BPC manual. 
Meals and Incidental Expense & Lodging

Meals and Incidental Expense (M&IE) includes the cost of meals (including taxes and tips), along with all incidental fees (including tips) to hotel porters, bellhops, doormen, and maids.  Daily lodging rates will be determined solely by the use of CONUS.  The rate is for the room only; any additional taxes such as occupancy tax will be reimbursed at the full amount.  These instructions will help understand TEM's calculations and input a Single-Day Meal.

Mileage Rates

These reimbursement rates are considered to cover all costs associated with the use of the privately owned conveyance.  This includes, but is not limited to: gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, insurance (including uninsured losses, and insurance deductibles resulting from damage to the privately owned conveyance), license fees, depreciation costs and expenses of any type.

  • $0.545 per mile for privately owned automobile
  • $0.515 per mile for privately owned motorcycle
  • $0.18 per mile for moving mileage rate
  • $1.21 per mile for privately owned airplane (based on air miles rather than highway miles)

This mileage log is used for vicinity travel and should be turned in once a month for reimbursement.

Vehicle Rental Information
Travel & Expense Management (TEM)

Travel & Expense Management (TEM) is the software that stores the travel data; travel documents are entered by traveler, office assistant or Travel Services

Travel Shared Service

The Travel Services Team is here to assist you with processing travel in the Travel & Expense Management (TEM) system. Contact our department to see how you can: 

  • Decrease the amount of time staff spend on travel related data entry
  • Receive travel reimbursements faster
  • Reduce the number of travel documents that are returned for correction
  • Improve your travel experience with WSU

Travel Request Instructions - This guide will assist you in filling out the travel request form.

Travel Request Form - Use this form to capture travel details and communicate with the Travel Services Team.

Travel Resources

WSU Policies and Procedures - Table of Contents

  • 3.28 Out of State Travel
  • 13.02 Border City
  • 13.11 Private Vehicle Reimbursement

Travel Information for State Employees - State of Kansas Link

Mandatory Direct Deposit for Travel Reimbursements

The State of Kansas requires employee reimbursements to be made via direct deposit.  Travelers needing to set up direct deposit information should access the Direct Deposit Information link located in the Employee Self-Service section of myWSU.

The State of Kansas offers an alternative payment method listed below, you must enroll in U.S. Bank Focus Pay Card. Forms and additional program information is listed below:

U.S. Bank Focus Pay Card Enrollment Form
U.S. Bank Focus Pay Card Information
U.S. Bank Focus Pay Card Fee Schedule