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In February, we announced that campus go-live for the Concur Travel and Expense project was being delayed in order to assess several implementation choices based on feedback obtained through our project pilot. The following represent the key course corrections that the project is taking. The pre-travel approval workflow is being retained to help the community satisfy requirements associated with pending travel policy updates, but it is being simplified. The project will minimize the number of required elements to only those necessary to establish broad details of the trip for supervisor review. (more…)


Governor Lamont sent executive branch agency heads a directive designed to help prevent and delay COVID-19 in Connecticut, including freezing employee travel on state business.

University-Sponsored Travel Outside of Connecticut is Suspended: Though not an executive branch agency, UConn wishes to act in keeping with the governor’s goals. Effective immediately, all domestic and international, university-sponsored travel outside of the state by faculty and staff is suspended until further notice. Any exception needs to be approved by university leadership. (more…)


As you may be aware, there is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness commonly named the coronavirus – COVID-19.  This development is rapidly evolving. As such, travelers are urged to closely monitor Travel.state.gov and CDC.gov for important information.

Travelers are reminded to complete the travel waiver for travel to countries/regions which have been listed as level 3 or 4 by the U. S. Department of State.


Governor Malloy issued Executive Orders which remain in effect and ban travel to North Carolina and Mississippi using state funds except in limited circumstances.  To travel to these states, pre-approval is still required. Travel without pre-approval may result in the traveler being denied reimbursement.

At Storrs, the regional campuses and the law school, requests for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi, no matter the source of funds, should be submitted to the Director of Procurement Services (John Clifford) via email at john.clifford@uconn.edu  for review.

At UConn Health, pre-approval requests for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi, regardless of funding source, should be submitted to the Controller, Chad Bianchi, at bianchi@uchc.edu.  To avoid unnecessary rework, requests should be submitted before beginning the pre-approval process.

Requests for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi should be submitted via email.  For your request to be considered, you must also provide the purpose of the trip, the names of facilities at which you plan to stay, and all proposed funding sources for the travel (FOAPALs).

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