Email: Travel Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Jamie Dennis Tompkins 315- 464-4978
Julie Emerson 315-464-4982
IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION
Beginning on October 1, 2020, the Federal Real ID Act will be enforced and travelers who choose to use a state-issued driver’s license as a source of identification for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints will need to ensure they are compliant with Real ID. To better prepare your travelers for the Real ID Act and help them fully understand its requirements, please review the Federal Real ID Requirements.
State employees and employees traveling with state funds cannot add personal time to a work trip. You will be considered in travel status no more than 1 day prior to the start of your meeting/conference and no more than 1 day following your meeting/conference.
Official travel status is 35 miles from your official workstation.
For the latest information regarding air travel security:
This site is designed to help answer your questions about traveling on state funds and about reimbursement procedures with links related to:
- NYS contracted Travel Agency - Direct Travel
- Research Foundation Travel Handbook
- Frequently used forms
- Travel policy
- Per diem rates
Changes in State Travel Policy
The Office of The State Comptroller, in seeking to streamline the State's travel rules, has advised the State agencies of changes to their travel reimbursement policies. Effective immediately the following revisions are in effect.
Effective September 2nd 2021, all state employees must apply for a state travel card when they will be traveling for work related events. The state travel card must be used to pay for:
- Hotel Stays – room and tax only (tax exempt within NYS)- receipt required.
- Economy class airfare, must be booked through Direct Travel- receipt required
- Car Rentals – Enterprise Car Rental must be used, please ensure the SUNY Upstate discount codes are used- justification and receipt required
- Gas for the rental car- receipt required
- Train Tickets- receipt required
- Parking- receipt required.
- Registrations- any registrations up to $500 may be placed on the state travel card- receipt required.
You may not use your state travel card for the following:
- A colleague's travel expenses