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April 12

Travel Card Training

Statewide Accounting and

Reporting Services

April 12, 2007

April 12


  • Agency Responsibilities

  • Upcoming Travel Card Policy Change

  • Azumano Travel – CTS Accounts

  • Travel Card Program Statistics

  • Performance Rebate

  • Forms of Payment

  • Travel Card Insurance

  • Access Online Demonstration



  • Christina Maples,

    Statewide Travel Card Coordinator

    • Program monitoring and support

    • Reinstatement of accounts

    • Primary contact for Agency Travel Card Coordinators (liaison)

    • Policy maintenance and interpretation

    • Training and communication

Introductions cont

Introductions (cont.)

  • Kevin Noren, US Bank

    • Provide strategic level account support

    • Establish new agency accounts

    • Manage rebate analysis

    • Not a contact for day-to-day questions

Introductions cont1

Introductions (cont.)

  • Tony Fuerte, Azumano Travel

    • CTS Account discrepancy first contact

    • Frontline policy adherence

    • I-Bank setup

    • General help

Travel card program

Travel Card Program

  • Sponsored by the State, but not a State liability card

  • Personal liability card

  • Program managed by State Controller’s Division, SARS

  • Corporate card provider is US Bank

  • Available to state employees who travel, subject to US Bank credit standards

Corporate travel card program

Corporate Travel Card Program

  • Program includes:

    • Individual personal liability travel cards

    • CTS accounts (ghost accounts) paid by state agencies

Use of personal credit card

Use of Personal Credit Card

  • OAM Policy 40.20.00

    GSPC Advisory Opinion 01A-1006

    • Provision regarding travel awards earned from the use of a personal credit card while on official state business travel

Agency management responsibilities

Agency Management Responsibilities

OAM 40.20.00

  • Assign an Agency Travel Card Coordinator

  • Evaluate need for travel cards

  • Approve travel card applications

  • Take corrective action for delinquency, misuse, or abuse of the travel card

Cardholder responsibilities

Cardholder Responsibilities

OAM 40.20.00

  • Use travel card only for official state business travel

  • Pay account balance each month

  • Report lost or stolen cards to US Bank

  • Adhere to provisions of Corporate Travel Card Agreement

Agency coordinator responsibilities

Agency Coordinator Responsibilities

OAM 40.20.00

  • Review and process applications; lower credit limit, if needed

  • Communicate with cardholders-A/P Staff

  • Cancel cards not needed

  • Destroy cancelled cards

  • Review reports through Access Online

Access online reports

Access Online Reports

  • Account List Report

    • Review for accuracy

    • Monitor for cardholders who have retired, transferred or terminated

    • Review for no activity in past six months; request voluntary (V9) cancellation

    • Cancel and destroy cards not needed

Access online reports1

Access Online Reports

  • Transaction Detail Report

    • Review for purchases that do not appear to be travel related

    • Review for unusually large dollar amounts

    • Review for frequent ATM activity

    • Bring concerns to the attention of either the cardholder or agency management

Access online reports2

Access Online Reports

  • Account Suspension Report

    • Review for delinquent balances and notify cardholder of past due status

    • Report balances older than 60 days to cardholder’s supervisor

    • If account has been suspended or cancelled, the cardholder’s supervisor is required to take appropriate action

Sample e mail

Sample E-Mail

It has come to my attention that your

corporate travel card account with

US Bank is currently past due. In order

to adhere to State policy (OAM 40.20.00.PO)

it is important that you pay the past due

balance on your account as soon as

possible. I would appreciate your prompt

attention to this matter.

Important reminder

Important Reminder

  • Account information in Access Online is considered confidential and should be handled accordingly

    • Limit access to employees charged with the responsibility to monitor accounts

    • Revoke access timely when duties change

    • Properly secure printed reports

Number of active accounts

Numberof Active Accounts

Upcoming policy change

Upcoming Policy Change

  • OAM 40.20.00.PO

    • The60 day cancellation policy

      will be changed to 90 days

      effective May 1, 2007.

    • 60 days past due: suspended

    • 90 days past due: cancelled

Policy change timing

Policy Change Timing

  • Policy change is effective May 1, 2007 on a prospective basis

  • This will not be retroactive

    • Any travel card that was cancelled prior to May 1 under the previous policy (60 days past due) will remain cancelled



Azumano travel

Azumano Travel

  • Tony Fuerte

    • Short paying: Why or why not?

    • Paying on time: What could happen?

    • Disputing charges: When?

    • Form of payment changes

    • Future changes with online bookings and some of the problems this can cause on the payment side

    • I-bank report tool: Reconciliation

Us bank


  • Kevin Noren

    • Program statistics

    • Paying on time: Agency rebates

    • Forms of payment

    • Visa insurance

    • Access Online demonstration

Program statistics

Program Statistics

Billing cycle when is the balance due

Billing Cycle…When is the balance due?

  • Scheduled for the 8th of each month

    • Exception is weekends and holidays

  • This is a “charge card” not a

    “credit card” therefore…

  • FULL ACCOUNT BALANCE is due on the 8th of the following month.

Forms of payment

Forms of Payment

  • Cardholder accounts

    • Telepay – One-time set up over the phone. Cardholder calls US Bank customer service and authorizes balance to be debited from designated account.

    • Autopay – One-time set up over the phone. Cardholder authorizes designated account debit on a specific day(s) of each month.

    • Check – Remind cardholder to submit remittance stub and write full account number of face of check.


Forms of payment cont

Forms of Payment (cont.)

  • CTS Accounts

    • Telepay

    • Autopay

    • Check




  • To setup: Call USB Cust. Svc. (800) 344-5696

  • To use: Call USB Cust. Svc. (800) 344-5696

    • Specify Payment Amount

  • Flexibility and Control

  • Cut-off 6:00 p.m. cst M-F (4:00 p.m. pst)

  • If done before 4:00 p.m. – it will post on the next day

  • Closed 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. (4:00 - 4:30 p.m. pst)



  • To setup: Call 1-800-344-5696

  • Schedule for a specific day of month.

  • Automatic debit of your balance due.

  • Set it and forget it.

  • What about holidays? – Debited on the day before.



  • Account is due and payable by the 8th of each month

  • Reminder…This is a Personal Liability CHARGE CARD not a CREDIT CARD

    • Charge Card: Full balance is due and payable monthly

    • Credit Card: Usually revolving, partial payments are okay as long as minimum payment is made

Visa travel benefits www visa com benefits

VISA Travel

  • Travel accident insurance – $500,000

  • Primary auto rental insurance – business

  • Secondary lost baggage insurance – offered by US Bank

  • Lost luggage locator service

  • Medical and legal assistance

Visa travel benefits cont

VISA Travel Benefits (cont.)

  • Emergency ticket and cash disbursements

  • Pre-trip travel planning assistance

  • Roadside assistance – VisaTow

  • Emergency translation service

  • Emergency message relay service

  • Emergency card replacement and lost/stolen card assistance

Visa liability insurance

VISA Liability Insurance

  • Insures agency against eligible losses incurred through the Visa card through misuse by a terminated employee

  • Covers up to $100,000 per cardholder

Visa liability insurance cont

VISA Liability Insurance (cont.)

  • Agency must meet Visa requirements:

    • Proof of termination of cardholder

    • Complete Visa paperwork obtained through US Bank Account Coordinator

Visa liability insurance cont1

VISA Liability Insurance (cont.)

  • Valid on “waivable charges” incurred 75 days prior to termination and 14 days after termination

    • “Waivable charges” defined as charges the cardholder was reimbursed for by US Bank that did not benefit the agency

Access online reporting

Access Online Reporting

  • Account List (Program Management)

    • List of all accounts in your agency

    • Cardholder demographics

    • Credit limits

    • Last date of activity

Access online reporting1

Access Online Reporting

  • Past Due Report (Program Management)

    • Identifies past due cardholders

    • Amount past due

    • Number of days past due

  • Transaction Detail Spend Reports (Financial Management)

    • List of transactions



  • Cardholder demographics

  • Reporting

  • Obtain statements

  • View transaction detail

  • …What questions do you have and what would you like to see?

Us bank access online demo

US BANKAccess OnlineDemo



  • Karen Williams, Statewide Coordinator

    • (503) 373-7277 x227

    • (503) 378-3514 FAX


  • James Dulka - US Bank Account Coordinator

    • (612) 973-1256

    • (612) 973-3696 FAX


Contacts cont

Contacts (cont.)

  • Tony Fuerte - Azumano Travel

    • (503) 221-6339

    • (503) 294-6474 Fax


Us bank resources

US Bank Resources

  • US Bank Customer Service

    • (800) 344-5696

  • US Bank Fraud Support

    • e-mail -

  • Access Online


  • Technical Service (for Access Online)

    • (877) 452-8083

Travel card policy

Travel Card Policy

Oregon Accounting Manual

  • OAM Policy 40.20.00.PO

  • OAM Procedure 40.20.00.PR

  • Access policy and procedure on website:


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