The County of Cook (“County”) has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure County resources are used responsibly and that individuals do not incur inappropriate or excessive expenses, or gain financially from the County. As such, all persons who travel on behalf of the County are fiscally responsible and accountable for all County expenditures.

The purpose of the County’s travel and business expense policy and procedures is to provide guidelines for payment of authorized travel expenses in an efficient, cost effective manner, and to enable County travelers to successfully execute their local and non-local travel requirements at the lowest reasonable costs, resulting in the best value for the County.