Approvals and Notifications
In the new travel transformation, processes were simplified including authorization/approvals. The integrated travel system has minimal pre-approvals with full notification. Go to the Travel Workflow for details.
Pre-Trip Approval is only required if it meets the following criteria:
- International and funded by ARO
- International and funded by EPA
- International and funded by a State Sponsored grant
- DOE Lab
- Sponsor required
- Departmental Mandate
- When a pre-trip cash advance is requested
- Students traveling internationally to countries with warnings
Pre-trip approval is obtained through the completion of a “Trip Request” in the Concur Travel and Expense System.
Any travel that is not blanket travel requires notification even if pre-trip approval is not required. Notifications are created through the completion of a “Trip Request” in the Concur Travel and Expense System. If travel services are booked with the online Concur System, a “Trip Request” will automatically be created and initiate notifications. If travel services are booked outside of the online system or is a $0 trip (all expenses paid by a third party), a manual “Trip Request” in Concur will be required to initiate notifications.
Notification reports will be sent overnight by email to:
- Traveler's Delegate/Arranger (if involved in the request)
- Traveler's Supervisor
- Fiscal Approver of all funding sources allocated