Department of Fish & Game
Travel approval is in accordance with
Division Directors need approval for in-state travel from DFG
Approval Policy for Changes to Purchased
Purchased itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the
traveler as long as the travel meets business needs and is in
Exceptions to Approval Policy
Travelers Pre-Approved to Book Their Own
All profiled travelers may save research in E-Travel Online for
non-emergency travel. The travel desk handles all changes to
Emergency After-Hours and Weekend Approvals
Employee has received verbal approval for type of travel and will
follow-up with written approval upon return.
All department employees who have a traveler profile may call the
travel management contractor to book emergency travel including
emergency travel during normal business hours. Out-of-state and
out-of-country travel cannot be booked.
Unique or Unusual Types of Travel
For divisional meetings, Board meetings, advisory panel meetings:
blocks of rooms are obtained at a reduced cost when arranging
meeting room space and catering services.
Field travel to remote locations requiring field camp and
Field travel: employee does not know return date or needs to
change date while in field.
Travel by department boats, snowmobiles, and personal cars to
Travel by State or personal vehicle and return by plane. May not
know until out in field that return needs to be done by plane.
Travel by State or personal vehicle and does not know where they
will be spending the night.
Types of Tickets Authorized to Purchase
Refundable - Yes
Non-Refundable - Yes
Net Specials (use or lose type tickets) - No, but allow Web
Specials to be purchased if employee has authorized it.
Travel Advance Policy
Employees with One Card cash advance capabilities are responsible
for monitoring their own need for advances. For those travelers
who do not have a One Card, they can request a travel advance in
In-State Hotel Policy
Hotel reservations are made based on traveler preference as long
as accommodations are reasonable. Lodging is procured in