American Express Government Travel Card Program
The American Express Government Travel Card is offered to all permanent employees for use while traveling on State business and provides travelers the convenience of not using their personal credit cards for business related expenses. It identifies the bearer as a government employee, invites discounts from airlines, car rental companies, and hotels while traveling for the State. State travelers apply for the card and issuance is based on personal credit history.
American Express is used only for Cal Poly travel expenses. Whenever possible it is used to charge for hotels, meals, car rentals and other university travel related expenses.
2. Applying for the card
The University in not liable for charges made on the individual American Express card. The cardholder is soley responsible for payment of all charges. Statements will be sent directly to the cardholers home address.
4. Payment Terms
Charges are due and payable immediately upon receipt of bill. All accounts which are 60 days past due will be subject to review by American Express for possible termination of charge privileges and permanent revocation. Late charges will be payable by the employee and will not be reimbursed by Cal Poly.
5. Lost or Stolen Cards
Employees should immediately notify American Express if their card is lost or stolen by calling 800-528-2122. A replacement card will be mailed within three to five business days. Employees will not be liable for charges arising from any unauthorized use of the card if the employee notifies American Express immediately.
The American Express Government Card issued through Cal Poly will be reviewed for inappropriate purchases and for past due balances.