Travel and Expense Management System - TEMS
The “Travel and Expense Management System” (TEMS) supports and manages requests for reimbursements to state employees and other individuals for personal expenses incurred while conducting state business. TEMS supports the complete business process from preauthorization to reimbursement. Individuals, including those with disabilities, have access to the system; and administrators have the tools to support agency operations. TEMS contains a repository of data on the daily travel and expense activities for each customer, allowing management, activity, and budgetary reporting. TEMS reduces redundancy and errors, streamlines processes, and saves time.
Per Diem Rates
Travel rates set by the Office of Financial Management (OFM) establish reimbursement rates for state business travel within Washington State, the continental USA, the non-continental USA and foreign locations. OFM travel rates are derived from federal government rates.
Rate information can be obtained from the following state or federal web sites:
- Washington State Per Diem Rate Map
Links to a rate map provided through the "Inside Washington" web site.
- City/County Locator
Links to the National Association of Counties (NACo) search engine. Identifies the county a city is located in.
- OFM Travel Rates
Link to the OFM State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM) providing In-State and Out-of-State Per Diem Rates.
The addresses to access the TEMS web sites are:
Resources / FAQ / Other Help
- TEMS – Reference Guide
- TEMS - Requesting Reimbursement Quick Tips - all you need to know to request reimbursement in one condensed page
- TEMS - Approver Quick Tips - all you need to know review and approve reimbursement requests
- TEMS - Query Help
- TEMS - Training Video
- TEMS - Frequently Asked Questions