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Additional Training Sessions – Concur Navigation and Profile Setup

Concur Navigation and Profile setup (1 Hr): This session is recommended for University Staff and Students to provide an overview of the Concur website and required/recommended Profile setup information for users.

This is a hands on session, where you will be simultaneously setting up your profile during class.

Click one or more of the links below to register for the upcoming training sessions:

Concur Navigation and Profile Setup – Monday, October 4, 2021 1:30 pm

Concur Navigation and Profile Setup – Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:30 pm

Concur Navigation and Profile Setup – Monday, April 4, 2022 1:30 pm

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Travel Update: Increased Travel Cancellations Due to Covid19

We have recently seen an uptick in the number of people cancelling travel plans because conferences and meetings originally scheduled to be in-person events are being converted to online formats due to the increased concerns and risks related to the delta variant of Covid-19.

Travelers should consider these risks prior to making travel arrangements to prevent booking a non-refundable flight or hotel room that you may need to cancel.

We strongly recommend reaching out to the conference or meeting organizers prior to booking travel arrangements to inquire about the possibility of the conference being changed to a virtual event. Continue reading

Travel to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is now categorized as domestic travel in Concur in accordance with US customs and immigration practices. Going forward select trip type ‘Out-of-State’ in Concur for travel to Puerto Rico.

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.

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. Continue reading

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 ResourcesContinue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading