HCPSS MPIA Request #2018-379

Requested Information
Travel costs, for professional development or otherwise, incurred by Baltimore City Public Schools for any and all employees. Within this request, we are asking for itemized receipts and expense reports related to any travel/meals/entertainment, etc. expenses paid by Baltimore City Public Schools over the last three years.
Response Notes

Per conversations to narrow to accessible data on travel costs, the responsive reports from our accounting system contain entries with a “travel” tag for FY17 and FY18 to date. Please note, this includes transaction tags for Travel-Mileage, Travel-Conference, and Travel-Recruitment along with the office/cost center or program/grant charged and/or credited, the type of entry, and the date processed in our accounting system. Dates of travel, reason for travel, total costs to HCPSS, and related employee is not available in any existing comprehensive reports. Further details, itemized receipts, etc. related to each of the 10,000+ transactions with a travel tag would take significant additional staff time to research and review for release. HCPSS has made substantial efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, data collection and reporting is consistently subject to change. Please be mindful when comparing data as many variances can occur between reports based on date pulled, parameters used, categories included, etc.

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