Because each department manages its own travel program, policies may differ by department. Contact your Travel Program Coordinator for more information.
For lodging reimbursement rates, visit the CalHR website.
- Per Management Memo #14-03 (PDF), all state agencies are required to make all travel arrangements, including lodging, through the Department of General Services' Statewide Travel Program. (Refer to SAM 4117)
- Utilize Concur Travel for all of your travel needs. This online booking tool maintains a database of over 85,000 hotels that includes state rates when available.
- In addition, the DGS administers the Green Lodging Program. Currently, there are a variety of certified "green" hotels in California. For the listing, visit the Green Lodging Directory. Always verify the state rate with the selected hotel.
How to Pay
To hold a reservation, use your Citibank individual government card or your own personal credit card; then following your department policy, submit a travel expense claim for reimbursement. For information on the Citibank individual government card, contact your department Travel Program Coordinator.
For group reservations and for centrally-billed lodging, contact your department Travel Program Coordinator.