Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Blueberry Commission

Rule Rule 670-020-0020
Reimbursement of Travel and Other Expenses


Subject to sections (2)–(6) of this rule, a member of the Oregon Blueberry Commission, including a member employed in full-time public service, may receive actual and necessary travel and other expenses actually incurred in the performance of the member’s official duties.


In order to receive reimbursement of actual and necessary travel and other expenses, a member must submit to the Oregon Blueberry Commission a written itemized claim for reimbursement supported by receipts, invoices or other appropriate documentation for travel and other expenses by June 30 of the current fiscal year in which the member incurred the expense. The claim for reimbursement must include the following information for each expense:


Date on which the member incurred the expense; and


Nature of the expense; and


Amount of the expense.


An expense that exceeds $2,000 must be authorized by the Oregon Blueberry Commission before a member incurs the expense.


For the purposes of this rule, “travel and other expenses” are limited to reasonable expenses. An expense is reasonable if:


It is an actual expense incurred by a member in carrying out official commission business, which is within the member’s scope of responsibilities; and


The expense is necessary to enable the member to carry out official commission business.


For the purposes of this rule, “travel and other expenses” includes:




Overnight lodging;






Cost of attending an event associated with promotion of a commodity, such as a festival, convention, trade show, etc.;


Long distance telephone charges when necessary;


Internet hookup;


Other expenses as requested or required by the Commission.


For the purposes of this rule, “travel and other expenses” does not include:


In-room movie rental;


Snacks and beverages offered for sale by a place of lodging;


Use of a gym or health club;


Cost of a gift for a host, business associate, commission member or employee, or family member;


Alcoholic beverages.

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Jun. 8, 2021