Travel Update 22-02

TO: Agency Travel Coordinators

FROM: Anthony Pascente, Chairman

DATE: July 27, 2021

SUBJECT: Use of Personal Vehicles – Temporary Blanket Approval Ends July 31, 2021

The Governor's Travel Control Board is not issuing an extension to Travel Update 21-07, which provided a temporary blanket exception to Section 3000.300 of the Travel Regulation Council Rules. The Section states "All travel shall be by the most economical mode of transportation available considering travel time, costs and work requirements".

The Temporary Blanket Approval will only be in effect through July 31, 2021.

The temporary suspension of Travel Update 18-06, which allows employees to claim a flat rate of $32 per day when traveling on official State business and utilizing their personal vehicle for their own convenience, is rescinded and effective for travel occurring on or after August 1, 2021. The rules regarding mileage deductions still apply and are in full effect.

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.