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Administrative Procedures

Direct Billing or Procurement Card Purchase of Accomodations or Meal

Policy Number: 5.1.16-P

Current Effective Date: 10/01/2018

Original Effective Date: 04/01/2009

Revision Dates: 04/01/2009, 07/01/2013, 09/25/2018

Revision Number: 3

Revision Summary:

Responsible Official: Director of Procurement to Payment

References:

1. Purpose

To address the processes of paying for accommodations and meals in advance for KCTCS employees.

2. Scope

This procedure applies to all KCTCS employees.

3. General

3.1

It is the practice of KCTCS not to pay in advance for any goods and services.

3.2

It is also the practice of KCTCS not to pay in advance for accommodations or meals for employees on travel status.

  1. However, in situations of special circumstance, the KCTCS System Director of Business Services can approve exceptions to this practice.

4. Accommodations for the Board of Regents

4.1

A representative of the KCTCS President’s office may either direct bill or prepay the accommodation charge for members of the board and official guests.

4.2

Only the payment of accommodations is approved.

  1. Payment for meals or other incidentals is not included within this approval.

5. Accommodations for College Guests

5.1

A college may either direct bill or prepay the accommodation charge using a level III procurement card for a college guest who is not receiving any additional compensation from KCTCS.

  1. Additional compensation is defined as someone who is charging KCTCS a fee, or is receiving an honorarium.
  2. Refer to business procedure 5.4.22-P for additional information.
  3. This does not include payment for meals or other incidentals.

5.2

The accommodations for Accreditation Teams can be prepaid via the procurement card or direct billed by the college.

  1. Only accommodations are approved for direct billing or prepayment.
  2. This does not include payment for meals or other incidentals.
  3. Refer to Business Procedures 5.1.14-P and 5.8.1-P for additional information.

6. Accommodations for Events

6.1

The event coordinator may request the KCTCS System Director of Business Services to approve direct billing or procurement card advance payment for employees’ accommodations.

6.2

The KCTCS System Director of Business Services may grant approval subject to the following conditions:

  1. The lodging must be charged to one chartstring.
  2. The event coordinator must provide the list of attendees to the reimbursement auditor for the chartstring being expensed to ensure that accommodations are not included on their expense reports.
  3. Account 50110 for in-state events should be used and 50120 for out of state events must be used.

7. Meals for KCTCS Events

7.1

The event coordinator may request the KCTCS System Director of Business Services to approve direct billing or procurement card advance payment.

  1. The event must comply with the requirements of business procedures 5.1.13-P.

7.2

The KCTCS System Director of Business Services may grant approval subject to the following conditions:

  1. The meal must be charged to one chartstring.
  2. A completed and signed working meal for employees Report (BA50) must be attached to either the check request or procurement card receipt.
  3. The event organizer must attach a list of attending employees who are on travel status to the Working Meal for Employees Report (BA50).
    1. This list must include at a minimum the employee’s name and work location.

7.3

The amount paid per meal cannot exceed the meal allowances specified in Business Procedure 5.1.13-P without written approval of the KCTCS System Director of Business Services.

  1. Meals for these events must be charged to account 50260.