The State Corporate Travel card provides employees with a mechanism to pay for travel expenses. The travel card is generally available to employees who are expected to travel at least a few times a year as part of their job. With approval from the department head, applications can be requested by emailing the Travel Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The travel card is a great convenience, helps save money with early bookings, and has added benefits of insurance coverage. It is exclusively for travel related expenses such as transportation, lodging, and registrations within the guidelines of the SUNY travel policy.
Only appropriate travel expenses may be charged to the travel card, with prior approval from the authorized account holder. Employees are not permitted to incur personal charges on the card. Improper or unauthorized charges will require mandated reimbursement to SUNY by the employee, and may result in suspension or loss of card privileges, and disciplinary action.
Expense reports must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the travel event in order to reimburse the traveler for out-of-pocket expenses, and in order to reconcile the associated agency travel card bill. This allows the agency time to prevent unnecessary interest charges to acrue and to reconcile unreported charges, or any unauthorized use that would need to be disputed. If there are no credit card charges in a month, no documentation is required.
Paid, itemized receipts are required for all travel card purchases and must be submitted with the Travel Expense Report.
The State Corporate NET card is used for Non-Employee Travel expenses within state travel guidelines. The card is held by an employee for use of travel expenses like hotels or registrations for groups of students or guests lodging. This card may not be used for car or bus rentals for a non-employee.