The University is requiring pre approval for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi. Travel without pre approval may result in the traveler being denied reimbursement.
At Storrs, the regional campuses and the Law school, requests for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi should be submitted to the Controller (Charlie Eaton) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His office and General Counsel will collaborate to review individual requests for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi and determine whether they may be approved.
- Travel funded by non-state funds (e.g. federal grants or private industry contracts) will be approved. The ban applies to use of state funds.
- Travel in which North Carolina or Mississippi is only a layover for a change of planes is not travel “to” that state and does not come within the ban.
- If the Executive Order is expanded to apply to other states, the process described above will be applied to travel to those states as well.
Travelers, particularly for academic or research purposes, should not assume their request for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi on state funds will be denied, but should instead submit for review.