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Travel Authorizations

State Contract Travel Agency

A number of travel agents are on state contract that may be used to for travel arrangements.  All official state travel arrangements which will be reimbursed by the State of Mississippi should be made through a contract travel agency when such arrangements involve public carrier transportation. (i.e. air travel).  All airfare paid by the state is considered official state travel, including consultants and recruits.

State Contract Travel Agents:


Personal Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Effective January 1, 2017 – $0.535 per mile

Rental Car

Corporate Discount number (CD#) XZ55804

Enterprise Car Rental – (662) 843-9649 Local  /   1-800-261-7331 Toll Free

The rental car contracts include unlimited mileage and free collision insurance. The option to purchase insurance should always be declined and will not be reimbursed. All rentals require either a corporate or personal card. Be prepared to show proper identification when picking up rental vehicle.


 Trips Cancelled

When a travel authorization is approved and encumbered, your available budget is reduced by the amount indicated.

If you have a trip that has been cancelled, please forward the travel request to Kent Wyatt Hall 221 with request to cancel the encumbrance.


Meal Reimbursement

There is a maximum daily rate for meal reimbursement for employess of the State of Mississippi and local government while on official travel.  The meal rate floats with the Federal Register.  The rate is effective October 1, 2012, and applies to all travel on or after October 1, 2012, as follows:

All areas except high cost areas……………………………….$41.00 per day

*High Cost areas…………………………………………………varies as shown on the federal register

The Federal Register may be viewed online.  Visit the State Travel website at


Effective February 17, 2009, Delta State University requires the submission of receipts for all meals that are to be reimbursed while in travel status.

If you have any questions concerning the completion of a travel authorization form, please contact our department at 846-4045. Below is a link to download a travel authorization form.

Travel Decision Matrix-July-2017

DSU Travel Authorization Form

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