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Travel Meeting Minutes - September 22, 2020


Meeting of the Board

September 22, 2020
10 a.m.

James R. Thompson Center
Room 4-400
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601


William G. Stratton Building
Room 715
Springfield, Illinois 62706




In Chicago
  • Anthony Pascente, Chairman
  • Jasmine Hooks, Member
In Springfield
  • Jim Foys, Member


In Springfield
  • Kelley Wells, State Travel Coordinator
  • Sean Coombe, Attorney
  1. Call to Order

    At approximately 10:00am Chairman Anthony Pascente called to order a meeting of the Governor’s Travel Control Board.

  2. Consideration of Minutes

    June 23, 2020

    The minutes of the meeting of the June 23, 2020 meeting were approved. Motion made by Chairman Pascente with a second by Jim Foys to approve the minutes.

  3. Exceptions
    1. Approved Travel Exceptions
      1. ISP – Blanket Exception for Honor Guard
      2. Military Affairs – Lunch Reimbursement for Active Duty
      3. DCEO – Late Cancellation Fee
      4. Illinois Gaming Board – Resort Fees
      5. CMS – In Headquarters Expenses
    2. Travel Exceptions – Denied
      1. Corrections – In Headquarters Parking Expenses
  4. New Business

    The board discussed blanket approval for the use of personal vehicles with regard to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was decided that a blanket exception that was put into place until September 30, 2020 allowing employees to claim mileage reimbursement in lieu of being instructed to utilize state cars, rental cars, Amtrak, etc. is to be extended to the end of the calendar year.

  5. Adjournment

    A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am by Chairman Pascente and Jim Foys seconded the motion.