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Winter Session Travel Policy

The strict limitations on University-sponsored travel during the Fall semester were an important component of the package of measures and protocols designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Limiting this travel to “essential travel,” even with some approved exceptions, constrained some important work, especially research. The restrictions will be lifted for the period between the close of the Fall semester on November 20, 2020, and the start of the Spring semester on February 3, 2021 (“Winter session”), subject to the following: Winter Session Travel Details

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ATTENTION: Concur/TravelND Mobile App Users

Concur is implementing a new policy to improve security for the Concur mobile app.  This policy is planned to go into effect with the late April / early May 2020 SAP Concur mobile app release. 

Concur will be communicating to users about updating the Concur mobile app within the Concur mobile app. Depending on the user’s personal settings, there are a variety of communications that will be directed to users who need to update the app such as the mobile message center, push notifications, and pop-ups. More information on this policy, Concur Mobile App

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Unused Airline Ticket Alerts in travelND

If an individual paid for a flight personally that was subsequently canceled due to COVID-19, reimbursement can be requested even though the flight was not taken. This policy departure is allowed for COVID-19 related cancellations with the understanding that the airline ticket will be reused for University purposes in the future. The employee and/or their department will be responsible for keeping track of the unused flight ticket

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Travel Cancellations due to COVID-19

The University’s existing policy on payments/reimbursements for travel cancellations remains in effect, with one policy exception noted below due to the unusual circumstances of COVID-19.

Per existing policy, travelers who have purchased tickets or incurred expenses for travel events which are subsequently canceled are encouraged to rebook unused airfare and cancel lodging reservations and conference bookings, whenever possible. Credits from canceled flights booked through TravelND (Anthony Travel or the Concur Booking Tool) will be tracked by the University. 

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CQ Hotels offers Winter Group Promotion

WONDERFUL WINTER GROUPS AT CLUB QUARTERS

Upgrades, complimentary rooms, and up to 20% savings off your already low member rates for new
groups at participating locations January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020 (when booked by January 15,
2020).

• Room upgrades and welcome amenities for up to five VIP’s
• One complimentary room per every 25 rooms consumed…

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SpotHero Introduces “Navigate with Waze” Feature

SpotHero is an online parking reservation service that provides simplified parking for traveling employees. Similar to booking a flight or hotel room, employees can use SpotHero to find and reserve parking online in advance and at a discounted rate! The SpotHero app connects seamlessly to Concur so you don't have to worry about paper receipts or time-consuming reimbursements.  Details on registering can be found here

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