The business office is located in room 114 on Central Campus. We are responsibe for the reimbursement of travel, petty cash, and cash advances. We also take care of inventory for all of DACC.
Dona Ana Community College faculty, staff, and students routinely travel out of town on behalf of the University or in support of sponsored research activities. The University reimburses these travelers for necessary and reasonable business expenses incurred while traveling. Reimbursable expenses must conform to federal and state law and the restrictions placed upon sponsored projects. In order to provide this reimbursement, the University requires travelers to complete and submit an approved *Travel Reimbursement form which documents the business purpose of the trip and the types of expenses incurred.
- Travel forms can be found on the bottom of this page, under Forms.
Business Procedures Manual
Travel related information is located under Chapter 5C page 89.
Summary of Transportation
The mode of transportation must be clearly indicated. Reimbursement for mileage is allowed only when employees are traveling from their primary official place of work on approved University business. Employees traveling from this place of work to an approved site related to their official duties, such as teaching an off-campus class in addition to regular duties, may receive reimbursement only if their regular or primary place of work is the originating point. If using a privately owned vehicle to conduct business away from your primary location a reading from the odometer or MapQuest is requested for reimbursement.
Employees traveling on official business shall receive $.555 (effective July 1, 2011) per mile for each mile traveled in a privately owned vehicle. These rates are intended to cover all expenses related to use of the vehicle, such as gasoline, repairs, etc. University gasoline credit cards may not be used for personal vehicles.
Receipted Travel Expenses
Receipts are required when claiming reimbursement for actual lodging expenses or for other non-per diem expenses.
All receipts must be identifiable as to payee, and nature and amount of expenditure. Any information not given by the receipt must be added by the department; all such additions must be attested to by the employee's signature on the receipt. Expenses resulting from an employee's non-official or personal activities, and expenses related to guests of the employee, cannot be reimbursed.
- Personal Expenses
- Personal expenses such as laundry, dry cleaning, movie rentals, and personal calls are not allowable. Employees traveling for a minimum of ten consecutive days and a maximum of one month will be allowed reimbursement for laundry and dry cleaning expenses. All laundry and dry cleaning expenses must be supported by original externally produced receipts and attested to by the traveler and approved by the Department Head, Dean, or Director.
Registration fees may be paid by DACC/NMSU in advance of a trip by submitting a Direct Pay Request form along with the original and one copy of the registration document or charged on an University Procurement Card. Employees who pay a registration fee from personal funds will be reimbursed upon presentation of the registration document and proof of payment, such as receipt, credit card slip or canceled check
Employee cash advances are available by submitting a completed Travel Advance Request form two weeks in advance to the DACC Business Office. The form payee should be the traveler and the amount of the advance should not exceed 90% of the estimated meals and lodging. The advance amount should be deducted from the employee‘s reimbursement voucher submitted upon completion of the trip. Lost or stolen advances are considered a personal loss and must be repaid by the employee to whom it was distributed. Only one cash advance can be issued and outstanding per employee during any period of time.
- Form is available under forms section.
All per diem, mileage and meal reimbursement rates contained in Chapter 5C, of the Travel of the Business Procedures Manual, are established by the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University. Departments may elect to reimburse at an amount less than any of the provided rates, with the approval of the Department Head, Dean, or Director.
"Per diem" is a fixed daily allowance for meals and/or lodging. Lodging and meal receipts are not required when claiming per diem. In order to be eligible to claim per diem, employees must travel at least 15 miles from their primary official place of work, excluding El Paso.
- Local Travel:
Travel within 15 miles of the employee's primary official place of work.
- In-State Travel:
Travel within the official state boundaries.
- Out-of-State Travel:
Travel beyond the official state boundaries.
- Out-of-Country Travel:
Travel outside the continental United States (includes Hawaii and Alaska).
- International/Foreign Travel:
All travel outside of United States and any U.S. Possessions
Joy M. Pugh