In an effort to incorporate your feedback and provide an enhanced solution for Student Travel we are excited to announce the new Student Travel Card program and process that will replace the current Student Declining balance card program effective today January 18th, 2022. Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns and Post-Docs will continue to use the employee process and the employee Travel cards. Continue reading
The University backed Travel card and Pro-Card programs provide a payment avenue for UConn Employees and students and are both reconciled via Concur. For a detailed document of the differences between the two cards, view this Travel Card vs. Pro Card training document.
We have seen an increase in the number of travelers attempting to claim Per Diem reimbursement in combination with Individual Actual Meals on the same expense report. Travelers must choose to use either the Per Diem or Actuals method for meal expenses on a single trip.
What are the Actuals and Per Diem methods?
- Actuals – The maximum reimbursement for actual meal costs, including tax and tips.
- Each meal expense is added to a Concur expense report under the expense type of Individual actual Meals.
- Receipts are required for expenses over $25.00 out of pocket or over $50.00 if purchased using the UConn travel card.
- The allowable amount is calculated on a daily basis and is not aggregated over the entire period of the trip.
- Per Diem – Daily allowances paid to employees to cover meal costs incurred while on a UConn business trip. The Daily allowance or Meal Per diem is added to the Concur expense report via creation of a
Travel Allowance Itinerary. Travelers using this method would NOT be eligible to use their travel card for individual meal purchases on the same trip.
We are excited to announce the official University go-live of the Concur Travel and Expense system.
As of April 22, 2020, all employees (including graduate assistants, graduate interns, and post-docs) should utilize Concur and Key Travel to book, request, and expense travel. There is a detailed overview of this transition (cutover plan), including how you should handle travel that began before 4/22, the requirements for pre-approval for travel booked prior to 4/22, and how to utilize your Unused Ticket Credits with Sanditz.
If you have not yet applied for a University Travel Card, it is recommended that you do so as it will contribute to a more seamless travel experience. To obtain a Travel Card you must complete the required training and then submit an application for approval. Once the application is approved, it will take 7 – 10 business days for you to receive the card. Because faculty and staff are working remotely due to COVID-19, Travel Cards will be mailed to the home address you provide on your application. Continue reading
We are excited to be getting close to the launch of our Concur Travel and Expense system. As part of this system implementation, the University has decided to offer Travel Cards to employees (Faculty, Staff, Grad Assistants, Grad Interns, and Post-Docs). These Travel Cards are backed by the University and do not impact your credit.