The University of Tennessee System Administration Office of Finance and Administration has announced significant modifications to the systemwide travel policy that will greatly benefit the faculty and staff who utilize it, providing a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. Please take a moment to view the revisions on the travel page of the website. The revised policies and procedures, as well as information located on Concur, will be updated and live starting June 1.
Some of the beneficial updates include:
- Lodging: Allow employees to book up to 150% of CONUS (General Services Administration government rates for the continental U.S.) or OCONUS (outside the continental U.S.).
- Per Diem: University will no longer require travel requests for domestic travel.
- Rental Car Refueling: UT will allow the rental car company refueling option.
The UT System’s updates to this policy are a vital component of UT’s continuous improvement efforts under the DASH (Dynamic Administrative Systems for Higher Ed) project. As part of this initiative, the UT System is committed to optimizing administrative processes, leveraging technology and promoting efficiency across its campuses and institutes.