TRAVEL SERVICES

STATUS, OFFICIAL WORK STATION

Examples of Travel Status and Non-Travel Status

Example 1:
A Buffalo State employee attends a conference in Niagara Falls, NY. The employee resides in Fredonia, NY, and needs to be at the conference at 7:00 a.m. The employee books and pays for a room in the hotel where the conference is taking place. 

Unfortunately, this employee cannot be reimbursed for lodging because the hotel is not more than 35 miles from the work station. The employee is in non-travel status.

Example 2:
A Buffalo State employee resides in Batavia and attends a three-day conference at SUNY Geneseo. The employee books and pays for a hotel within walking distance of the conference.

Unfortunately, once again, this employee cannot be reimbursed for lodging because the conference is not more than 35 miles from the employee's residence. This employee is in non-travel status. Travel status is granted only when the traveler is outside of the 35 miles minimum from both the work station and residence.

Example 3:
A Buffalo State employee resides in Buffalo and attends a three-day conference in Syracuse, NY.

Since the travel destination is more than 35 miles from both the residence and the work station, this employee is considered to be in travel status.