The new Travel Rule became effective October 1, 2009. To support the changes made to the
rule, the State is leveraging processes that have been used successfully at the federal level and
deployed in other states.
Highlights of the OBM Travel Rule include:
- An approved travel authorization is needed prior to all travel
- The State will reimburse based on rates for lodging within the Continental United States(CONUS) set by the federal General Service Administration (GSA)
- Maximum rates for lodging are set by location
- Per diems for meals & incidentals are set by location
- International travel will be reimbursed on actual expenses within reason
- Employees are expected to submit travel and expense reimbursement requests within 60 days of travel. In no case shall an employee be able to submit a request for reimbursement after 90 days
- OBM Director retains discretion to establish mileage reimbursement rate and review on a quarterly basis. For the current mileage reimbursement rate, click here.
- The State of Ohio Travel Card program has been discontinued and no new cards will be issued. Current cardholders may retain their cards.
- All travel reimbursement will be made via EFT to the same bank account that an employee has established for his/her state pay