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4.11 OFFICIAL TRAVEL GENERAL POLICY

It is the policy of Jackson State University that all reasonable and necessary expenses for official travel incurred by its employees are reimbursed according to the laws of the State of Mississippi.  A state employee must obtain prior authorization for travel in order to be eligible for a reimbursement.
All official travel should be prudently planned so that the best interests of the University are served at the most reasonable cost.  Anyone traveling on University business is expected to exercise the same economy that a practical person would exercise when traveling on personal business.  Excessive costs or unjustifiable costs are not acceptable and will not be reimbursed.
The official duty station for Jackson State University employees shall be the main campus.  Actual mileage to and from the official duty station while on official business will be reimbursed at the rate approved by the state.  After normal working hours, the employee's residence will be the official duty station.
Section 25-3-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, established guidelines for travel reimbursement of officers and employees of the State of Mississippi, or any department, agency, institution, board, or commission thereof.