Travel Update 21-01

TO: Agency Travel Coordinators

FROM: Anthony Pascente, Chairman

DATE: June 30, 2020

SUBJECT: FY21 Travel Guide for State of Illinois Employees

The Fiscal Year 2021 Travel Guide for State Employees will be available July 1, 2020 at https://www.illinois.gov/cms/Employees/travel/Pages/default.aspx.

The Travel Guide contains information about State employee travel including the Fiscal Year 2021 Preferred Hotel Listing, a comprehensive guide to hotels that offer State employees quality accommodations at a discounted rate. The Preferred Hotel Listing is designed to assist travelers in locating hotels and identifying services to fit their specific needs. Employees are required to contact preferred hotels first when seeking overnight accommodations.

The rates listed in the Preferred Hotel Listing are valid for travel on or after July 1, 2020 and will remain in effect through June 30, 2021, although rates may be based on availability. Direct billing is not a requirement for a hotel to be listed as a Preferred Hotel.

The online Travel Guide contains the most up to date information available. For this reason, we will no longer provide a printable PDF version of the complete Travel Guide.

As the appointed Travel Coordinator for your Agency, it is your responsibility to disseminate this information to all appropriate personnel within your Agency. If you have questions, please contact Kelley Wells, State Travel Coordinator, at Kelley.wells@illinois.gov.