Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum

 

May 9, 2002

TO: Manual Users
FROM: Ralph Jenks, Manager
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Two Hundred Eight

 

This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Telephone Dialing Procedures 80.44

This revision adds dialing procedures for contacting the WSU Vancouver Research and Extension Unit (REU). Links to Internet directory assistance web pages are provided.

Meals and Lodging 95.06

The Travel Office has added the following provisions from the State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM):

  • The state travel charge card is the preferred method for purchasing lodging.
  • Travelers are encouraged to request all available tax exemptions when obtaining lodging.
  • When exceptions to the Maximum Lodging Rate are requested, travelers are to select the most economical room available.
  • Lodging expenses in excess of 150 percent of the maximum per diem rate for the location may be approved on an exception basis.

Miscellaneous Travel Expenses 95.08

The Travel Office has added the following provisions from the State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM):
For travel outside the continental United States, the cost of laundry is included in the meals and incidentals rate. Inside the continental United States the cost of laundry may be itemized as a miscellaneous expense.

Mandatory fees charged by lodging facilities for items such as room safes are reimbursable.