Updated Business Policies and Procedures
With the implementation of Concur, changes to the travel and procurement card business polices and procedures have been put into effect for the University. The table below summarizes the main travel policy changes. Click here for the table that summarizes the procurement card policy changes.
|Topic||Policy with TRIP||Policy with Concur|
|Per diem (meals vs. meals and incidentals)||Breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on per diem and incidentals based on actual||Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and incidentals* based on per diem|
|Per diem amount on departure and return date of travel||Time of day of departure and return determines amount reimbursed||75% of per diem|
|Per diem provided with no overnight stay||Currently not allowed sdfasdfadsdfsdgagadfgdfgdfgg||Allow 75% of per diem amount for travel destination provided it is 50 miles one way from the employee's workstation or traveler's residence, whichever is greater|
|International Lodging||Limited to federal allowable per diem||Traveler must use lodging accommodations that are necessary and reasonable**|
|Procurement Card||Encourage use||Procurement card must be used to pay for all University business travel expenses, when possible|
|Documentation required for travel related expenses paid with University procurement card||Receipt required for all expenses||
Receipts required when travel expense amount is over $75
Note: Business meals always require an itemized receipt regardless of dollar amount
|Documentation required for travel related expenses paid for by the employee out-of-pocket||Receipt required for expenses over $10.00||Receipts required for all travel expenses paid for by the employee out-of-pocket|
|Unallowable/personal charges placed on travel procurement card||Required to be repaid by employee to UK via check or cash||Any unallowable or personal charge placed on the procurement card will be withheld from the employee's paycheck|
*Incidentals are defined as fees and tips given to porters, baggage carriers, hotel staff, and staff on ships.
**Some limitations may still apply if travel is on sponsored project. Determination of necessary and reasonable expenses will reside with College/Unit.
For the full travel policy, E-5-1, click here.
For more information related to cost comparisons click here.
For the full procurement card policy, E-7-16, click here.
For more information on what can be purchased using a procurement card, please see the AP Purchasing Quick Reference Guide.
Other polices that have been updated due to the Concur implementation include:
E-5-2 Travel Advances and Repayments
E-7-11 Establishment of Student Recognition Awards and Prizes
For more information on the changes to these policies, click here.