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NPR 9730.1
Effective Date: March 29, 2019
Expiration Date: March 24, 2024
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Subject: Travel Cards

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

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Chapter 3. Cardholder Responsibilities

3.1 Responsibility to Pay

3.1.1 Travel cardholders shall remit payment for their travel card bill, in full, no later than 25 calendar days from the closing date on the statement in which the charge(s) appeared.

3.1.2 Travel cardholders shall read and adhere to the policies and procedures specified in their cardholder agreement. Under the cardholder agreement, the travel card bill is due and payable in full upon delivery to the cardholder's billing address. The travel cardholder is liable to the travel card provider for full reimbursement of all undisputed charges authorized by the cardholder.

3.1.3 Cardholders shall pay the amount owed to the travel card provider in accordance with the cardholder agreement, even if NASA has not yet reimbursed the cardholder for those expenses appearing on the billing statement.

3.1.4 If an unauthorized or other disputed charge appears on the employee's travel card billing statement, the cardholder shall follow the disputed charge procedures included in the cardholder agreement. NSSC shall report all disputes to the travel card provider no later than 90 days from the date the transaction is charged. If NSSC does not report the disputed charge within 90 days, the employee shall be liable for payment of the charge. Once NSSC properly submits the dispute, as directed in the cardholder agreement, the travel card provider will issue a temporary credit to the employee's account. While the dispute is being investigated, the cardholder does not need to pay the amount of the disputed charges, and it will not be considered past due.

3.2 Responsibility to Engage in Prudent Security Practices

3.2.1 Upon receipt of the travel card, cardholders shall exercise care and responsibility for the security of the travel card. Travel cardholders shall not provide the travel card account number and/or expiration date to anyone but a travel card vendor. Travel cardholders shall not allow others to store, keep, or use their travel card. Travel cardholders shall exercise the same care in incurring expenses that a prudent person would exercise if traveling on personal business.

3.3 Responsibility to Report Lost or Stolen Cards

3.3.1 Travel cardholders shall report a lost or stolen travel card to the travel card provider and his/her CAPC immediately upon discovery.

3.4 Responsibility to Return Cancelled Cards

3.4.1 A travel cardholder shall return the travel card to the CAPC and request account cancellation upon transferring to another Government agency, separating from NASA, or retiring.

3.4.2 A travel cardholder whose travel card account has been cancelled or revoked due to misuse or delinquency shall return the card to his/her supervisor or CAPC. If the card is returned to the supervisor, he/she will return the card to the CAPC.

3.5 Split Disbursement (Split Pay)

3.5.1 In accordance with OMB Circular A-123, Appendix B, NASA mandates the use of split disbursement for all Government travel charge cardholders. Split disbursement divides a travel voucher reimbursement between the NASA Government charge card vendor and the traveler. When used correctly for the direct payment of common carrier, lodging, rental car, and other authorized miscellaneous expense transactions charged directly to the card, split disbursement reduces the cardholder's burden in making personal payments and assists in reducing delinquencies.

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