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Transportation
Travel by private aircraft

A state employee is entitled to be reimbursed for the employee’s use of an aircraft owned or leased by the employee. Texas Government Code Section 660.071 The reimbursement may not exceed the product of the highway mileage between the designated headquarters and the duty point and the maximum aircraft mileage reimbursement rate. Texas Government Code Section 660.072(1) The mileage reimbursement rate is inclusive of all expenses associated with the employee’s use of his or her vehicle.

Designated Headquarters
The area within the boundaries of the city in which a state employee's place of employment is located. If an employee's place of employment is located within an unincorporated area, then the area within a five-mile radius of the place of employment is the employee's designated headquarters. If an incorporated municipality or an unincorporated area is completely surrounded by the incorporated municipality in which an employee's place of employment is located, then the employee's designated headquarters includes the surrounded municipality or area. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(7)
Duty Point
The destination, other than a place of employment, to which a state employee travels to conduct official state business. If the destination is outside the employee's designated headquarters, then the duty point is either the incorporated municipality in which the destination is located or the unincorporated area within a five-mile radius of the destination. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(9)
Lease
A contract with a term of at least one month that gives the lessee possession and use of property or equipment while the lessor retains ownership of it. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(14)
May Not
A prohibition against a specified action. The term does not mean "might not" or its equivalents. Texas Government Code Section 311.016(5)
State Employee
An individual employed by a state agency, including a key official. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(20) The term includes prospective state employees and aircraft pilots.
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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