Relaunch of Travel

Welcome back to Travel!

The University of Connecticut recently lifted the restriction in place for Domestic Travel.

In anticipation of the increase in travel activity, we have put together a Powerpoint Presentation with some useful information and helpful tips as you navigate the process and get back into the loop of all things travel.


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Enterprise/National Car Rental Shortage

We encourage travelers to reserve car rental bookings as early as possible due to the car rental inventory shortage which is currently affecting Travel industry.

As a result of Covid19 risk mitigating measures, travelers across the United States have recently been choosing the option of booking a car rental in lieu of flying. Additionally, a shortage of new vehicles due to semiconductor computer chips being unavailable to auto manufacturers have also played a factor in the car inventory issues that are being seen today. (more…)


Guest Module Implementation in Concur

UConn will be implementing the Guest Module in Concur on May 19, which will enable all employees who sponsor guest travel to utilize Concur and Anthony Travel, our new travel management company, to request, book and expense travel for UConn guests.  Guests can also arrange their own travel and seek reimbursement through HuskyBuy, however it must comply with the Travel Policy.  Training is available through refresher training sessions or training materials  Training and Resources(more…)


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New Workflow in the Reconciliation of CBS (Procard) Reports

After receiving feedback from various University stakeholders about increasing efficiencies, expediting administrative processes within Concur, and keeping in mind the mission of providing the best customer care services to the University community, we write to inform you of exciting changes coming to Company Bill Statement (CBS) Reports for ProCard reconciliation (which includes grant funded expenses) submitted through Concur, the University’s Travel & Expense management system. (more…)


Concur Refresher Training

We are excited to announce refresher trainings sessions are now available monthly for Concur Request, Travel booking, Expense and Approvals.

The University is still under a travel suspension at this time, however, we are offering these sessions in preparation for when the travel suspension is lifted in the future. (more…)


Face Masks Required for Travel

On Sunday, January 31st, the Transportation Security Administration issued this press release:

TSA to implement Executive Order regarding face masks at airport security checkpoints and throughout the transportation network.

The press release and other useful information is available at https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.

Travelers are reminded to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel guidance as well as local and state advisories regarding COVID-19. Starting February 2, 2021, all airline travelers must wear a face mask throughout the travel experience. You will be asked to adjust your mask for ID verification or if it alarms the security screening equipment. (more…)


Concur Training Sessions Available for CBS (Pro-Card) and Expense-Additional CBS Approver Sessions Now Available

In an effort to provide ongoing support to our Faculty, Staff and Students we have scheduled monthly Concur training sessions. We encourage you to take the opportunity to get a refresher or learn more about the system.

Based on your feedback we have additional sessions now available for CBS Approver training.

Click the links below to register for one or more training sessions based on your preference.

We have three types of trainings scheduled each month (each session is 1 hour long):

Company Billed Statements (CBS) APPROVER Information Session and Demo – This session is recommended for Fiscal Officers, PI’s and other Special approvers of Company Billed Statement (Pro-Card) Reports and will go over how to approve Company Billed Statement Reports in Concur.

CBS Approver –  Thursday, February 18th at 1:00 pm

CBS Approver – Wednesday, March 24th at 10:00 am

CBS Approver – Tuesday, April 6th at 1:00 pm

CBS Approver – Monday, May 10th at 10:00 am

CBS Approver – Wednesday, June 9th at 10:00 am

Company Billed Statements (CBS) Information Session and Demo – This session is recommended for UConn Pro-Card holders and their Preparer delegates and will go over the Pro-Card reconciliation process in Concur. 

CBS – Tuesday, January 19th at 11:00 am

CBS – Monday, February 8th at 1:00 pm

CBS – Thursday, March 18th at 11:00 am

CBS – Wednesday, April 14th at 1:00 pm

CBS – Tuesday, May 4th at 11:00 am

CBS – Monday, June 4th at 1:00 pm

Personal Car Mileage and Non-Travel Expense reports – This session is recommended for UConn Faculty, Staff and students seeking reimbursement for UConn Business related expenses such as Personal Car mileage, Non-Travel expenses (such as virtual Conference registration fees) and out of pocket reimbursements in Concur.

Expense – Thursday, January 21st at 1:00 pm

Expense – Wednesday, February 10th at 11:00 am

Expense – Tuesday, March 16th at 1:00 pm

Expense – Monday, April 12th at 1:00 pm

Expense – Thursday, May 6th at 1:00 pm

Expense – Wednesday, June 16th at 11:00 am

As always, training documentation, videos, recordings of previous live training sessions, FAQs and other resources are available at https://travel.uconn.edu/training-and-resources/. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please contact the UConn Travel Team at travel@uconn.edu


Updates to the SAP Concur Mobile App

As a part of our organization’s effort to continue to improve user experience and security, and in alignment with SAP Concur solutions, there are some recent changes to the sign-in experience for the SAP Concur mobile app. You might use the app to submit expenses, capture receipts, book travel, and perform other tasks at home or on the go.

 

The next time you update the SAP Concur mobile app you will see:

  • An improved sign-in experience, guiding you through your options in two steps
  • No more option to sign in using your mobile PIN, if you have set one up
  • Biometric sign-in options (like fingerprint or face recognition) for Android devices as well as iOS devices, where supported.

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Last Updated 4/9/2021