The Delaware State Treasury Releases Travel Documents

The Delaware State Treasury has released the complete travel records for Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers, Jr. over the past three years.  The verified information released shows that no personal charges were made by Treasurer Flowers on his state credit card and that all charges were for official business.  Almost all travel by Treasurer Flowers has been related to protecting and managing the state’s $2 billion investment portfolio, which was collateralized and has returned over $35 million since Treasurer Flowers assumed office. The travel budget provided to the Delaware State Treasury by the General Assembly is $10,000 (excluding reimbursements from other organizations).    Additionally, for conferences, the conference organizers, not the Treasury, select accommodations.  Under Treasury policy, hotel allowances are at federal General Services Administration rates (1.5 times GSA rates during peak travel periods) and per diem food allowances are applied daily, not by meal.   Below is a complete list of official trips taken by Treasurer Flowers in his public service (Bold indicates conferences that were reimbursed (either in whole or in part) or registration and\or lodging was paid or waived by the conference organizer):

2011

  • National Association of State Treasurers Legislative Conference – March 2011 (DC)*
  • Speech to Minority Supplier Development Council – March 2011 (MA)
  • Speech to SEO and Meeting with New York Stock Exchange and investment banks -May 2011 (NY)
  • Speech to Consortium Conference – June 2011 (NY)
  • Meeting with White House, U.S. Treasury and Bloomberg Government Representatives – June 2011 (DC)
  • National Association of State Treasurers Annual Conference (NOT ATTENDED DUE TO HURRICANE) – Aug. 2011 (PA) (Due to delayed flight)
  • Meeting with investment bank – Aug. 2011 (MA)
  • National Association of State Comptrollers, Auditors and State Treasurers Annual Conference — Aug. 2011 (VT – Departed and returned to MA)*
  • Meeting with White House and U.S. Treasury officials – Oct. 2011 (DC)
  • Speech to Bloomberg State and Local Gov. Conference and  meetings with Federal Reserve and investment banks – Nov. 2011 (NY)
  • Speech to Inner City Capital Connections – Nov. 2011 (NY)
  • National Association of State Treasurers Issues Conference and Investment Bank Conference for State Treasurers – Dec. 2011 (NY)*
  • White House briefing, meeting with White House officials and presidential reception – Dec. 2011 (DC)

2012

  • CFO Roundtable Wall Street Economic Summit and meeting with Federal Reserve – Jan. 2012 (NY)
  • National Association of State Treasurers Legislative Conference – March 2012 (DC)
  • Council of State Governments Eastern Conference – July 2012 (NJ)

  • National Association of State Comptrollers, Auditors and Treasurers Annual Conference and meetings with investment banks – Aug. 2012 (WA)
  • National Association of State Treasurers Annual Conference and meetings with investment banks Sept. 2012 (AK)
  • Speech to Bloomberg Conference on State and Local Governments – Oct. 2012 (NY)
  • Congressional and lobbying trip to Washington DC re: Transaction Account Guarantee Program (“TAG”) – Dec. 2012 (DC)

2013

  • National Association of State Treasurers Legislative Conference – March 2013 (DC)
  • National Association of State Treasurers Management Conference – May 2013 (PA)
  • Bloomberg Conference – April 2013 (DC)
  • RFK Center Compass Investor Conference – June 2013 (MA)
  • National Association of State Comptrollers, Auditors and Treasurers Annual Conference– Aug. 2013 (MA)

 

* Denotes reimbursement subject to appeal.

 

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