The Travel Office has arranged for several classroom offerings of the Travel Workshop (Introductory and Advanced) sessions that will run through June 2020.
Travel Workshop (Introductory) - This two-and-a-half hour travel workshop explains the fundamentals of business travel for Ohio State; covering the Travel Policy and specific travel resources for developing a travel budget and initiating the Travel Request for Authorization. In addition, the session includes a demonstration of travel booking through the university's Travel Agency for Individual Business Travel and their online booking tool for air, hotel and rental car. The introductory workshop is geared to the new traveler, arranger or those participants interested in a refresher in the basics of traveling on behalf of Ohio State.
See full article for details about the Advanced workshop as well as registration information for both sessions.
A university-wide review of the PCard clearing account (61206) in the General Ledger reveals that funds across many college/departments continue to show balances from FY19 activity. These balances represent unreconciled transactions on PCards assigned to the college/department units. It is critical that all charges in the PCard clearing account be reallocated to the appropriate expense account by fiscal year end.
The university launched a new travel initiative that went into effect on August 1, 2018. With this initiative, individuals traveling on university business must book their flights through Ohio State’s contracted travel agency – Corporate Travel Planners (CTP).
With an authorized T#, travelers/arrangers must book individual business airfare directly with a CTP full service agent or in the online booking tool ( Concur ). Airfare must not be purchased with university issued PCards (Department, Service Center, Individual, or GET Cards). PCard transactions will be reviewed for compliance.