State Council Expenses

Please carefully read the following information regarding expense reimbursement.

Representatives will initially be responsible for their own expenses (lodging, airfare, meals, parking, etc. ). Reimbursement will be made through submission of a Member Expense Statement with the appropriate receipts attached. Member Expense Statements will be available for pick up from the materials table located in the CTA registration area starting Friday evening; expense statements will also be available on the CTA Go! App.  Items related to extenuating circumstances must be approved in advance by the Secretary-Treasurer. These items will not be approved retroactively.

SUBMITTING YOUR EXPENSES

You may submit your completed expense form and receipts through one of the following ways:

  • Drop a paper copy off on Sunday at the registration desk
  • Complete and submit directly on the “Expense Report” app in the CTA Go! app
  • Scan and email to SCMES@cta.org
  • Mail paper copy to CTA Accounting, 1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA  94010

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEMBER EXPENSE STATEMENT

It is CTA’s policy to reimburse expenses AFTER the actual expense has been incurred. Other reimbursement guidelines are listed on the back of the Member Expense Statement.

PARTIAL PAYMENT

For those requesting partial payment check, please complete the form and return it to CTA Governance department.  Follow the instructions on the form for remittance as forms MUST be faxed to the number on the form. (The partial payment form is a worksheet to estimate your total expenses for each State Council.  The partial payment distributed at the end of each State Council is equal to approximately 2/3 of your estimated expenses.)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PARTIAL PAYMENT FORM

 

TRAVEL – READ CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

PLANE

Actual, most economical coach fare (with receipt), up to two checked bags (with receipt). Prior approval must be obtained from the CTA Secretary-Treasurer for reimbursement for more than two checked bags or oversized overweight bags, while traveling by air.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS FARE
CTA Standing Rule 1-7(A) states that airfare will be reimbursed at the most economical coach fare (with receipt).  Southwest Airlines offers a Wanna Get Away fare that is comparable to the economy class fares offered by other airlines.  Southwest does not have change fees and only charges the difference in cost of flight if changed, and passengers are allowed to check two bags for free.

CTA DISCOUNT FOR UNITED AIRLINES
Receive a discount of up to 10% off internet faces with no service fee with the 2019 CTA discount code ZFQS863579 in the offer code box at www.united.com when booking directly.  Provide the same code when calling the UAL Meetings Desk at (800) 426-1122.

 

AUTO

The standard business mile rate (58 cents, effective January 1, 2019) as set by the Internal Revenue Service for transportation expenses. Mileage reimbursement cannot exceed the cost of coach plane fare.

CTA will not reimburse the cost of renting a car unless the rental of a car has been approved in advance by the Secretary- Treasurer.

 

PARKING

CTA will reimburse the actual costs of 3 days (2 nights) parking.  Parking (valet only) is available at the Bonaventure Hotel at a discounted rate of $16.00 per night, which includes in and out privileges and is available on a first-come basis. Overflow parking will be at the Union Bank Garage across the hotel on Figueroa Street at the following rates which do not include in and out privileges:

    • Entering Friday AFTER 4PM and Exiting Sunday by 11:59 p.m. – $30 maximum
    • Entering Saturday and Exiting Sunday by 11:59 p.m. – $20 maximum

If you arrive before 4:00pm on Friday and park at the Union Bank garage, you will be charged $38 for Friday.  Parking should be available at the Westin before 4:00pm and there is no additional charge for early arrival

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OVERFLOW PARKING FLYER

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

CTA will reimburse the cost of airport shuttles to and from the meeting site. Taxi fare shall be reimbursed only when no other form of transportation is available.

SuperShuttle provides transportation from LAX and Burbank airports to the Bonaventure Hotel.  CTA will provide shuttles from the Bonaventure Hotel to LAX and Burbank airports on Sunday from 1:45 pm to 4:30 pm.  Shuttles are scheduled to depart on the hour and half hour.  Shuttles are available on a first-come basis and will depart when full.  Transportation to the airport from the Bonaventure will be provided.  You do not need to make a return reservation. 

CLICK HERE to download the Super Shuttle ONLINE ONLY Discount Flyer for transportation to Bonaventure.

 

HOUSING

CTA will pay one half the cost of a double occupancy hotel room (approximately $82.15 per night for the 2019 State Councils). Those wishing a single room must pay the difference (approximately $82.15 per night for the 2019 State Councils, except for extenuating circumstances approved in advance by the Secretary-Treasurer.  You may request a roommate during the online registration process.

MASTER BILL REQUEST

At the November 2015 meeting, the CTA Board of Directors approved NBI 10/15-21, which states that “CTA will publicize, on the registration form, the procedures for State Council delegates to request that CTA master charge the delegate’s room.”  Information about having your room charged to the master account and ability to make the request will be in the online registration form. For questions, email CTAStateCouncil@cta.org

 

MEALS

CTA will reimburse the actual amount paid for meals including tax and tip, not to exceed $85.00 for any one day, except for days when meals are provided by CTA. Itemized receipts are required for all meals. A Report of Missing Receipt must accompany the Member Expense Statement when an itemized receipt is not available, which may delay the processing and reimbursement of expenses. There will be no reimbursement for meals provided by CTA. Extra meals required by auto travel are not reimbursable.