CLARIFICATION OF THE USE OF TRAVEL OBJECT CODES
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CLARIFICATION OF THE USE OF TRAVEL OBJECT CODES

Points to Remember:

How to Determine Which Rules of Travel Apply:

How to Determine the Proper Object Code to Use for Expenses:

Use the following matrix to assist in determining the proper object code to use for expenses:

  1. Are all origins and destinations of a trip only University locations (this includes research centers, recruitment centers, etc.)?

  2. Are all origins and destinations of a trip restricted to locations wholly within the state of Pennsylvania?

  3. Are all origins and destinations of a trip restricted to locations wholly within the contiguous 48 United States?

  4. Did the traveler depart directly from an origin within the contiguous 48 states to a destination outside the contiguous 48 states?

  5. Was the traveler's origin within the contiguous 48 states and did the traveler conduct business and incur expenses prior to departing to a destination outside the contiguous 48 states?

  6. Are all origins and destinations of a trip restricted to locations wholly outside the contiguous 48 United States?

  7. Was the traveler' origin outside the contiguous 48 states and did they travel directly from that origin to a destination within the contiguous 48 states?

  8. Was the traveler' origin outside the contiguous 48 states and did they conduct business and incur expenses outside the contiguous 48 states prior to departing to a destination within the contiguous 48 states?

More complicated trips that contain multiple CONUS and OCONUS origins and destinations are certainly possible, but the general logic as evidenced above still applies.