Travel Department Updates Its Form 17 - 01/27/11

The Travel Department plans to release an updated version of Travel Form 17, “Request Authority to Travel on University Business,” on Feb. 1.

The form’s revisions are located in its Line 12, where newly embedded links eliminate the need to search the Web for additional forms. The department believes the changes simplify the completion process for staff members.

“It’s all right there at your fingertips,” Mark Kebert, Purdue’s risk manager, said.

The links in Line 12 lead to the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) current travel warnings and Purdue’s International Travel Document Decision Matrix. The matrix covers the review process for the travel form and shows what actions must be completed. This area of the form also clarifies who must sign which release form for travel to countries on the DOS travel warning list. Links to the waiver forms are provided for the user’s convenience.

The Travel Form 17 can be accessed from the Forms and Publications page of the Travel website.

Revisions to the form were a collaborative effort by Risk Management, International Programs, and the Director of Business Managers Office.