(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute,
these rules apply to all persons employed by the State and to all other persons
representing the state on official business.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by statute,
these rules apply to all travel expenses regardless of the source of funding,
unless a non-state entity pays for the entire cost of travel (including per
diem and all incidental costs) and makes all travel arrangements.
(c) Wherever there is a conflict between
these rules and the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement that is in
effect, the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement take precedence;
excluded employees under chapter
89, HRS, shall receive the same
application of such provisions as employees included in the related bargaining
(d) These rules take
precedence over conflicting travel policies, written or unwritten, of any
department or agency of the state. Written travel policies for internal
administration within departments and agencies are encouraged, but are
subordinate to these rules. The head of each department is responsible for
compliance with the requirements of the rules.