News

May 29, 2020

Dear Campus Community, 

We understand that many faculty, staff, and students have questions regarding University-related travel, particularly in view of the COVID-19 situation during summer and fall 2020. We also acknowledge the desire to make international travel plans in the near future and the significant difficulty imposed by this uncertain period. This message includes the most updated information available pertaining to the campus’ travel protocol, travel insurance, travel reimbursement, and international agreements.  

April 14, 2020

Dear campus community,

We are writing with updated guidance and direction about university-related travel (see below) and strongly urge people to cancel any non-essential travel. Given orders from local, state and federal governments, people should exercise extreme caution in planning travel and making travel arrangements.

March 9, 2020

We are writing today to share with you the latest updates, policies and general guidance regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel. 

February 26, 2020

As you are aware, the University continues to monitor closely the continuing developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Warning – Level 3 Travel Notice for South Korea. In addition, the CDC has listed other countries in both Asia and Europe where sustained transmission of COVID-19 has transpired or where the virus has spread.

February 10, 2020

February 3, 2020

We have been informed that last evening UC President Janet Napolitano sent an internal memo that following both CDC and State Department guidance, directing the UC community to temporarily avoid all non-essential travel to China while it is designated with a Warning Level 3 Travel Notice.

January 24, 2020

TSA PreCheck is back, due to popular request. From March 2 - 6, 2020 the Accounts Payable & Travel Office is offering at your convenience a week of interview appointments to complete the TSA PreCheck enrollment process on campus. 

January 1, 2020

Colleagues,

The following new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2020:

November 5, 2019

October 23, 2019

Attend a travel open house on Tuesday, November 12 and learn more about the many benefits of the UC system’s travel program, Connexxus.

October 18, 2019

The California Attorney General has announced that Iowa has been added to the list of states to which travel expenses cannot be paid with California state funds. There are now 11 states with discriminatory laws that are the basis for this funding source restriction. The Frequently Asked Questions Regarding AB 1887 Requirements provides a full list of the states, background, a definition of state funds, and how to handle university paid travel to a funding-restricted state.

August 19, 2019

Colleagues,

Effective July 1, 2019, the Office of President issued new guidance in their systemwide travel policy, G-28. This new guidance focuses on the possible reimbursement of dependent and dependent care expenses for staff, faculty, and prospective employees while on travel status.

April 25, 2019

On April 15th, 2019, South Carolina was added to the list of states that are subject to California's ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel. Assembly Bill 1887 restricts the user of State General Funds to pay for travel costs to states that have laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender express, or to states that have passed a law repealing such protections.

The following states are currently subject to California's ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

April 22, 2019

Thank you to all who participated in the April 17th Travel (Connexxus/Direct Bill) and Procurement Credit Card Program information sessions. Over 60 participants (in-person and remotely) representing 17 different units attended.

February 13, 2019

December 3, 2018

UC and Airbnb - new partnership with Airbnb for Work

August 7, 2018

Direct Entry of reimbursement requests

The Direct Entry reimbursement process has been successfully implemented. All faculty and staff who travel in the course of their work are now able to request travel-related reimbursements by entering trip expenses into the Travel and Entertainment (T&E) Reimbursement System.

Benefits include:

June 26, 2018

January 23, 2018

The Controller’s Office has rolled out a simplified travel reimbursement process that eliminates duplicate data entry by CSS, shortens processing time to payment and puts more control of the process in the hands of employee-travelers.

September 20, 2017

Meal and lodging policy updates
The UC Office of the President recently announced new policy changes, which include the two travel-related policies listed below. These changes will take effect Saturday, October 15th. As you plan travel beyond October 15th, please keep these new limits in mind.