Beginning January 1, 2022, all in-state lodging providers must complete the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Human Trafficking Prevention Training Certification to receive public funds for state employee lodging, conferences, meetings, banquets, or any state-funded event.
This change will affect extension travel for ISU paid and county staff. If your lodging provider is not certified, you will not be reimbursed for your expenses from that provider. In anticipation of this change, extension professionals should please check with https://stophtiowa.org/certified-locations before booking travel arrangements. If your desired location is not listed on the website, please contact the location and request that they complete the training before your scheduled stay. You may share the information in this document directly with the location.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
John D. Lawrence
Vice President for Extension and Outreach