OFFICE OF STATE TRAVEL AND TRAVEL CARD
The Office of State Procurement, Travel Section, is responsible for setting state general travel regulations, known to all as Policy and Procedure Memorandum 49 (PPM49). These regulations provide for more efficient administration of travel policies. The office sets maximum standards along with clarifying, guiding, reviewing and approvals for all waivers to PPM49.
The Travel Section is also the state program administrators for both the State of Louisiana's LaCarte Purchasing Card Program and the State's Corporate Travel Card Program. Our responsibility is to educate agency program administrators and manage both programs to ensure success with each program.
The Travel Section is involved in the approval and paperwork process for the Louisiana Equipment Acquisition Fund, known as LEAF. Our duties again are to guide the agencies, through the procedures and paperwork, if a request is made and approved, to utilize these funds.
This Travel Guide is to provide guidelines and establishes procedures for individuals incurring business travel expenses on the State’s behalf.
Ensure all travelers have a clear and consistent understanding of policies and procedures for business travel. Provide State Travelers with a reasonable level of service, comfort, and safety at the lowest possible cost. Maximize the organization’s ability to negotiate discounted rates with preferred suppliers and reduce travel expenses.
Special emphasis will be given on travel training for our agencies to ensure compliance with the travel policy.