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Travel Online Accounting System is Updated

The online Travel Accounting system has been updated with two enhancements: Foreign Wire Prepayment form is now available for use for foreign conference and lodging payments. Each form is updated with new chart field validation tool to help departments choose correct … Continue reading

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Travel Policy Changes Regarding Canada

We have made minor, yet important changes to Travel Policy 3-030.  The content of several sections of the Travel Policy have been out of sync with both the Travel and Auto Rental industries which no longer consider Canada a domestic destination.  Canada … Continue reading

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Travel Planners: Save Time with New Step 2 Enhancements

Attention Travel Planners: Save time by using the newest AirSelect Enhancement.  (see below) After Travel Planners submit a “Step 1: AirSelect Request” form, they will receive an AirSelect email with up to 30 itinerary options to choose from.  When the traveler makes their flight selection, this AirSelect email … Continue reading

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Travel Training Available Online

Travel Services is excited to announce the release of 8 new training modules for review in preparation of system improvements to be implemented October 26, 2009. We recommend review of these modules prior to implementation, but these modules are available … Continue reading

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Authorizing Employee Travel and Expense Reimbursement Payments Through Direct Deposit

The Direct Deposit (ACH) payment option has been available to University employees since 2005. We recently simplified the rules for authorizing this electronic payment method and revised the form for employee sign up. Employees interested in accelerating their travel and … Continue reading

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Mileage Rate Decreases for 2009: 55 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2009, the mileage rate decreased to 55 cents per mile for business related private automobile expenses. Please refer to the Schedule of Allowable Rates. Ask Us if you have any questions concerning this post.

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Baggage Fees and Other Airline Fees

Please be aware that the Travel Department has updated the Schedule of Allowable Rates to include new and changing fees airline companies, such as Delta, American and United, are charging our travelers at check-in or at the time of exchanges. … Continue reading

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Mileage Rate Increase: 58.5 cents per mile

Due to rising fuel costs, the IRS has increased the mileage rate to 58.5 cents per mile for business related private automobile expenses incurred after July 1, 2008. Please refer to the Schedule of Allowable Rates.

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Airfare Exchange & Unused Ticket Procedures

During the normal course of business, airfare tickets are exchanged for a different flight time or date, or may even go unused if the trip is cancelled. Airfare changes or cancellations often result in an airline credit that must be … Continue reading

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New 2008 Mileage Rate – 50.5 Cents per Mile

The IRS has announced a new standard mileage rate effective January 1, 2008. You may reimburse your travelers 50.5 cents per mile for business miles driven using a private auto. This rate was increased from the 2007 rate of 48.5 … Continue reading

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