The University's Travel Policy authorizes reimbursements for necessary and reasonable expenses incurred when traveling on official University business. Travelers are expected to operate in the best interests of the University at all times, and to use the most cost effective means of travel consistent with the work assignment.
A Travel Advance Request Form (xls) is required for all travel advances. It must accompany the Direct Pay, and be received in Purchasing Services between 7 and 14 days before travel. The traveler must be established as a vendor in Banner before submitting the Direct Pay.
Travelers must clear the travel advances by submitting a 2008 Travel Expense Report (xls) and original receipts within 30 days of their return to campus. All unused funds must be repaid with a personal check accompanying the report. Failure to clear travel advances promptly may result in a payroll deduction (Travel Advance Repayment Payroll Deduction Request Form (xls) ).
Advances must be charged and returned to account 733300. The amount of the advance and the repayment amount must be the same, and the account cannot be used for other expense transactions. See Advance and Advance Repayment Instructions for details.
Receipts are required! The traveler must also complete a Travel Expense Report (xls) to accompany the receipts.
If original receipts are not available, government supplied per diem rates may be used for meals and incidentals. A combination of per diem rates and receipts cannot be used in the same day.