-via Jesse Buxton, fiscal officer, Extension Operations
As Extension professionals register for upcoming conferences and meeting, please take note of the Ohio State travel policy related to conference registrations. In particular, section G2 (conference registration fee, page 8) states: “Activities such as golf outings, sightseeing tours, spa activities, and other entertainment costs not included as part of the general conference fee will not be paid by the university.”
If your conference offers additional activities that are not include in the base registration, you may need to pay for these personally if you wish to participate. If you registration is paid on the PCard, you cannot pay for these additional activities as part of that transaction. If the tour/activity can be justified with a business purpose related to your teaching or research, you may include the additional cost on your PCard purchase or personal reimbursement, with the additional business purpose clearly stated in the backup documentation.