Travel Information

Please review and follow these procedures and processes when traveling on behalf of the Auraria Higher Education Center.

Travel Rules

Travel Authorization

A travel authorization form is not required, but you will need email approval BEFORE you travel, or commit any funds related to the travel (See AHEC Fiscal rule Chapter 5 Section 4 TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION).

  • Note: If travel is not approved per rules, and you spend money on travel, you may not be eligible for reimbursement.

When requesting authorization for travel, please include enough information for your approving official (generally a Director level or above) and/or the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate, which is generally your area VP) to make an informed decision on whether or not to approve your travel. 

Suggested items to include in your request:

  • Destination
  • Dates and times of travel
  • Estimated cost for travel
  • Purpose of travel / people and organizations contacted
  • If a travel advance is needed

 View a sample email requesting travel to use as a template »

Travel Expense Reimbursement / Receipt Submission

If you received an advance and/or are seeking reimbursement for your expenses, please submit to accounting electronically within 60 days of travel.

Once travel is completed:

  • Fill out the travel expense reimbursement form and sign electronically
  • Scan receipts and any backup documentation your approving official will need to approve your request for reimbursement
  • Email the expense reimbursement form along with backup information to your approving official
  • Your approving official will submit this to accounts payable for payment

Note: Meals are not allowable on the P-card. Use per diem rates below.

Helpful Information and Travel Resources

Mileage Reimbursement

  • Please refer to AHEC fiscal rule “Mileage Reimbursement Policy”.
  • Note: Effective January 1, 2019, mileage is reimbursed at 52 cents per mile for regular 2WD vehicles (contact accounting if 4-wheel-drive is required for travel).

Per Diem for Meals and Incidentals

  • Per diem is determined by the destination location. If the city/county of your destination is not listed in the appendix, use the base amount.
  • Per Diem Rates »

Rental Cars

Other Resources

  • In general, AHEC very closely follows state guidelines and fiscal rules for travel. Additional information on travel, mileage, meal, and incidental per diem rates are provided by the State of Colorado's Travel Fiscal Rule.