Travel Cash advances are only allowed for:
A travel cash advance may not be requested by anyone who already has an open cash advance.
Fill out a Travel Authorization at least 3 weeks in advance of trip.
Fill out a Check Request in the traveler’s name referencing your TA number for the amount you are requesting to cover meals, lodging, and general travel.
Get the appropriate signatures needed.
Forward to the Travel Department in the Office of the Controller.
Allow 5 days for processing.
All Cash Advances must be closed out within thirty (30) days after returning from the trip.
Be sure to save ALL of your receipts. When you return from your trip you will need to do the following:
Fill out a “dummy” Travel Reimbursement Request. (TRR)
Note: you will not need signatures for your TRR when closing out a cash advance, unless you are owed money. If the cash advance was more than the trip actually cost, then you will owe the University the remainder. This cash will need to be hand delivered to the Travel Account Specialist in the Office of the Controller. The reason for filling the TRR out is merely for breaking down your travel expenses for coding purposes.
Complete an IV (Intramural Voucher) and get appropriate signature(s).
Attach the TRR and the original receipts to the back of the IV.
If you are eligible for a reimbursement above the cash advance, then you will need to forward the original TRR with signatures and original receipts to the Office of the Controller separate from the IV. You will need to attach a photocopy of the TRR and photo copied receipts to the IV.
If you are not claiming a reimbursement or owe the University money, then all originals need to be attached to the original IV.
Forward all paperwork to the Travel Account Specialist in the Office of the Controller.