Council Operations: Travel and Reimbursement
- Who Does the Council Reimburse?
- Travel Rules and Per Diem Rates
- PFMC Travel Expense Claim Forms
- Nearby Lodging (Where to Stay When Visiting the PFMC Office)
- Who to Contact
Who Does the Council Reimburse?
All nonfederal members of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee, advisory subpanels, technical teams, work groups, ad hoc committees, staff, consultants, and specially invited individuals are eligible to receive reimbursement for limited per diem travel expenses when asked to travel for Council-related purposes.
Reimbursement is only allowed for expenses essential to transacting official Council business.
Unless approved by authorized Council staff, the claimant must have a current photo identification (ID) card issued and signed by the Executive Director in order to claim travel expenses. Photo ID cards are issued to each nonfederal individual in the Council membership at time of appointment or interim benchmark. The claimant must also have a meeting invitation, which lists them as an attendee of the meeting and has been signed by the Executive Director or a designee. Such an invitation is usually sent about three weeks before every Council-funded meeting, typically in memorandum form, and includes the dates, times, and locations of the meeting along with the allowable per diem rates for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses.
Travel Rules and Per Diem Rates
- PFMC Travel Rules (Effective January 1, 2014)
- GSA Maximum Per Diem Reimbursement Rate Limits
- Download the GSA Per Diem Mobile App (GSA Website, Free Download available for the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android systems)
PFMC Travel Expense Claim Forms
- 2014 Travel Expense Claim Form – Adobe PDF Format (download and fill in with a pen)
- 2014 Travel Expense Claim Form – Microsoft Excel Format (editable; download and fill in electronically)
- 2013 Travel Expense Claim Form (2013 Claims Due no later than February 14, 2014)
Who to Contact For Expense Claim Assistance and Further Information
Don’t See What You Are Looking For? Have a Travel-Related Question? Please contact Ms. Patricia Crouse for travel expense claim and per diem rate assistance!
- Ms. Patricia Crouse at (503) 820-2280 ext. 408 or toll free (866) 806-7204; Fax (503) 820-2299