Updated per Department of Administration / Division of Accounts and Reports Informational Circular #14-A-002 dated June 26, 2014.
For additional information from Department of Administration - see the Travel Center for State Employees at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/employee/travel/
The below is section 4200 of the Handbook
A) Lodging Expense Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed for actual lodging expense incurred, including tips to hotel porters, bellhops, doormen, and maids. The total amount for lodging and tips may not exceed the established lodging expense limitations shown in the table below. Taxes associated with lodging are not considered when applying the maximum lodging limit to the traveler's lodging rate. Therefore, the amount reimbursed or paid for lodging expense may exceed the established limitation by as much as the amount of associated taxes.
Area Amount In-state/border city $ 83.00 Out-of-state $ 83.00 Out-of-state high-cost $159.00 Out-of-state special designated high-cost area $178.00
A complete listing of Border Cities is provided in Appendix A of the Handbook and a complete listing of high-cost and special designated high-cost geographic areas is provided in Appendix B of the Handbook.
See paragraph 4300 of the Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement Handbook for information that may affect the meal allowance paid for travel to high-cost geographic areas.
Exceptions to the lodging expense limitations. The daily lodging expense limitations established in the above table may be exceeded by the lesser of either: An additional 50% of the applicable lodging expense limitation; or the actual lodging expense incurred; as follows:
Actual Conference Lodging Reimbursement policies may be found in paragraph 4202 of the handbook.
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