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Travel Meeting Minutes - June 21, 2017


Meeting of the Board

June 21, 2017
9 a.m.

James R. Thompson Center
Room 4-404
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601


William G. Stratton Building
Room 715
Springfield, Illinois 62706




In Springfield
  • Chairman Michael Hoffman
  • Scott Harry, Member
  • Morgan Kreitner, Member


In Springfield
  • Kelley Wells, State Travel Coordinator
In Chicago
  • Rupal Mehta, Property Management Counsel
  1. Call to Order

    At approximately 9 am Chairman Michael Hoffman called to order a meeting of the Governor’s Travel Control Board.

  2. Consideration of Minutes

    March 16, 2017

    The minutes of the meeting of the March 16, 2017 meeting were approved with one update. Motion made by Scott Harry with a second by Morgan Kreitner to approve the minutes.

  3. Exceptions
    1. Exception Report
    2. Approved Travel Exceptions
      1. CMS – Hotel Early Departure Fee
      2. CMS – Hotel Cancellation Fee
      3. Illinois Tollway – Lodging over State Rate
      4. Financial & Professional Regulation – Hotel Cancellation Fees
      5. Revenue – Excess Baggage Fees
      6. Revenue – Excess Baggage Fees
      7. Commerce Commission – Amtrak Change Fee
      8. Dept. of Insurance – Hotel Early Departure Fee
      9. Illinois State Police – Blanket Lodging Exception for Executive Protection
      10. Dept. of Employment Security – Amtrak Fare over State Rate
      11. Governor’s Office of Management & Budget – Amtrak Fare over State Rate
      12. Office of the State Fire Marshal – Hotel Early Departure Fee
      13. Office of the State Fire Marshall – Lodging over the Maximum Rate
      14. DCEO – Excessive Parking Charges
      15. DCEO – Late Cancellation Fee
      16. DCEO – Early Departure Fee
      17. DCEO – Early Departure Fee
      18. DCEO – Late Cancellation Fee
      19. DoIT - Late Cancellation Fee
      20. DoIT- Early Departure Fee
    3. Travel Exceptions – More Information Requested
      1. CMS - Unused Airfare
    4. Travel Exceptions – Denied
      1. Council on Developmental Disabilities – Rental of SUV
      2. DCEO – Lodging over State Rate
      3. DCEO – Lodging over State Rate
      4. Racing Board – Rental of SUV
  4. New Business
    1. The Board discussed IDOT’s previous request for an exception to the way Employee Owned or Controlled Housing is paid or reimbursed.
    2. The Board discussed the progress on securing a Preferred Rate for rental car services to use in the interim until a new contract is in place.
    3. In order to ensure employees are accessing the most up to date information, it was decided that there would not be a downloadable document of the complete Travel Guide for State Employees available
  5. Adjournment

    A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 9:35am am by Morgan Kreitner. Chairman Hoffman seconded the motion.