The State Accounting Office and the Office of Planning and Budget are responsible for establishing Statewide Travel Regulations. This responsibility was assigned to these organizations through House Bill 293, which was passed into law during the 2005 legislative session (codified as O.C.G.A. 50-5B-5).
These Regulations are designed to:
Promote economy and efficiency in State government, and
Treat employees fairly and equitably.
The Statewide Travel Regulations are intended to provide organizations with guidelines relating to acceptable limits for expenses incurred for in-state and out-of-state travel. All agencies are required to follow the minimum guidelines outlined in the Statewide Travel Regulations; however, agencies are also authorized to establish policies that provide for more definitive limitations/guidelines relating to travel if the agency determines that such policies are necessary.
Agencies are not authorized to set more lenient policies than those authorized by the Statewide Travel Regulations. The Statewide Travel Regulations published by the State Accounting Office and the Office of Planning and Budget are effective October 1, 2010.