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September 20, 2022

Colleagues.

The maximum per person amounts for the reimbursement of travel and entertainment meal expenses have been revised for fiscal year 2022-2023. Business and Finance Bulletin G-28, Travel Regulations (Travel Policy) defines the Meal and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) Reimbursement Cap as the maximum amount authorized for the daily meal and incidental expenses established by the university.

July 7, 2022

Summer travel tips

The UCOP Central Travel Office has communicated that there has been a rise in travel over recent months. Industry experts and travel suppliers across airlines, car rental companies, hotels, and travel agencies note that while travel is high, the staffing shortages are real and have led to widespread issues, such as:

July 1, 2022

The Attorney General announced that the following additional states will be added to the list on the following dates (based on the effective dates of the underlying laws that prompted the addition of each state to the list):

  • Utah (added to California’s travel restrictions list on July 1, 2022)
  • Indiana (added to California’s travel restrictions list on July 1, 2022)
  • Louisiana (will be added to California’s travel restrictions list on August 1, 2022)
  • Arizona (will be added to California’s travel restrictions list on September 28, 2022)

May 5, 2022

Colleagues,

In November of 2021, we requested feedback on the process to book business travel. We appreciate your patience while we reviewed your feedback and assessed potential improvements. We received great feedback, most of which came from our faculty, although some came from staff.

September 30, 2021

Ohio has been added to the Attorney General’s AB 1887 travel ban using state funds effective September 30, 2021.

September 9, 2021

UC Berkeley is updating their policy on booking business-related travel. Beginning on November 1, employees booking flights for business travel will be required to book through the UC travel system ConnexUC. This means employee travelers will also need to use the Direct Bill system to generate the identification number that will be used to pay for flights within ConnexUC.

September 8, 2021

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. Recently, five more states were added to the Attorney General’s AB 1887 travel ban using state funds effective on the following dates:

June 1, 2021

We’re excited to announce that we’ve updated the system that allows you to charge airfare directly to the university for business travel - Direct Bill. Using the Direct Bill system, you can quickly generate a number called the Direct Bill ID which is then used in place of a payment method when booking air travel through the UC systemwide travel program, ConnexUC. It keeps employees from needing to pay airfare out of pocket and then waiting until after the completion of travel for reimbursement.

May 21, 2021

UC Berkeley updated its travel policies on May 18, 2021. Please review the updated guidance before you travel.

August 7, 2020

Travel Directive Letter regarding Travel Restrictions:

August 3, 2020

July 9, 2020

Please see Frequently Asked Questions Regarding AB 1887 Requirements to read more:

(Revised July 9, 2020)

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. 
What is TSA PreCheck?

November 5, 2019

Colleagues,
Iowa has been added to the list of states to which travel on state funds is prohibited