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Travel and Expense Management System - TEMS

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Understand 

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.

System Login 

The addresses to access the TEMS web sites are:

https://tems.ofm.wa.gov  (Intranet)

https://fortress.wa.gov/ofm/tems (Internet)

Resources / FAQ / Other Help

Contact Information

System Troubleshooting
WaTech/OFM IT
(360) 586-1000
855-Watech1
support@watech.wa.gov
Travel/Admin/Profile Help
DES SAFS AP
(360) 407-8183
travel.safs@des.wa.gov