News

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.  

June 29, 2017

Faculty and Staff,

Effective January 1, 2017, state law AB 1887 prohibited using state funds to pay for travel to a state that has passed a law discriminating based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

March 6, 2017

January 3, 2017

December 14, 2016

Direct Bill Southwest "Wanna Get Away" fares, Global Entry, flights from Oakland to London, STA travel to Cuba, Find It feature

Coming soon: Direct Bill Southwest “Wanna Get Away” fares with Southwest Airlines Direct Connect

March 22, 2016

Based on your feedback, we're clarifying the university's travel policies in order to standardize how we process travel reimbursements. Understanding what's expected will help ensure a quick and easy reimbursement experience.

December 10, 2015

November 4, 2015

October 5, 2015

Campus travelers took full advantage of the second on-campus opportunity to apply for TSA Pre-Check enrollment. More than 575 participants attended the September 14-18th sessions, making the total attendance for the two events just over 900. Comments about the event included, “Great idea and initiative!” “Wonderful service and communications. Love it!” 

The T&E Team thanks all who participated. We’d like to acknowledge the fantastic job done by AP/Travel Manager Dan Parnas and AP Analyst Donna Duncan, whose work made the event possible.