Presentation on theme: "University Travel Card Annual Training Program"— Presentation transcript:
1University Travel Card Annual Training Program Click here for a Tutorial on using PowerPointUniversity Travel Card Annual Training ProgramTravel Card CoordinatorLaverne BeasleyPhone: (434)Note: All hyperlinks to cardholder resources will be provided at the end of this Training Program. If a hyperlink is used, you will need to use your BACK button to return to this presentation.
2General Information The Travel Card is … A program administered by the State Department of Accounts (DOA)A convenient means for charging travel-related expenses while conducting official University business OR reimbursable business and recruitment meals when the card holder is not in travel statusA means for requesting Traveler Checks for business purposes prior to travel
3Cardholder Benefits GE MasterCard Travel Card benefits include: Travel accident insuranceBaggage insuranceRental car insuranceRoadside assistanceLegal referral serviceMedical assistanceA 24-hour hotline for travel assistanceNote: These benefits are automatically available on all purchases made by using the Travel Card. More detailed benefits information is provided on the Revenue & Collections website under the Travel Card section.
4Who is Eligible? Who is Eligible for this Program? All University (Academic and Research Division) full-time faculty and classified staff who travel two or more times per year on University businessSouthwest Virginia Higher Education Center full-time faculty and classified staff who travel two or more times per year on University businessOther University employees, such as part-time faculty and staff, teaching and research assistants and graduate students, require written approvalWho is Not Eligible for this Program?Foundation employeesUVA Wise and Medical Center employees may be eligible for their own program
5Which purchases are allowed? University Travel Card Training4/1/2017Which purchases are allowed?Travel Cards may only be used to pay for official University expenses relating to…reimbursable travel incurred while an employee is in travel statusSuch as:- Car Rental/Gas - Restaurant Meals Hotel Stays Parking and Tolls- Airline Tickets Conference Registration Fees Copying Servicesreimbursable business and recruitment meals regardless of whether you are or are not in travel status
6Which purchases are NOT allowed? University Travel Card Training4/1/2017Which purchases are NOT allowed?Purchases that are NOT allowed on the Travel Card include…Personal chargesSuch as:- ABC store purchases - Family Groceries - Other non-University expensesNon-meal business expenses while the cardholder is not in travel status- Copying Services - Express Mail - Books/SubscriptionsReminder: All purchases must comply with current State and University travel guidelines. These types of expenditures are cause for a Travel Card to be cancelled.
7Cardholder Responsibilities The Travel Card holder is PERSONALLY LIABLE for any charges made with their card, and will be billed directly by the credit card issuer for payment.The Travel Card is not a revolving credit card, so the cardholder must pay the bill in full within 30 days of the billing statement cutoff date, regardless of any disputed charges or whether reimbursement has been received. Travel Cards not paid within 60 days will be automatically suspended by the credit card issuer.The Travel Card must not be used to circumvent Procurement guidelines or when the Purchasing Card is the proper method of purchase.Travel purchases must comply with the State regulations in effect at the time of travel. Visit the Travel section of the Procurement Services website for up-to-date information.Whenever possible, travel reimbursement requests must be submitted with original receipts within one week of incurring the charge.
8Travel Card Termination A Travel Card will be cancelled if…The Travel Card has not been issued to the Cardholder within 2 months from the original notification of availability for pick up.It has been inactive for 12+ months.There has been improper use, such as:Personal useBusiness usewhen a purchase was not allowed (Reference Slide 6)when a Purchasing Card was the proper purchasing methodThe account has not been paid within 90 days of the due date.There is a consistent history of:Delinquent paymentsReturned Checks (Such as Non-Sufficient Funds)The Travel Card holder:Files for bankruptcyExceeds the maximum charge limitsRequests cancellation
9Important NotesEmployees who have had their card cancelled due to improper use or late payment will NOT be eligible for any travel advance funds from the University.Whenever possible, Airline Tickets and Conference Registration Fees should be paid for using a Purchasing Card as expenses will not be reimbursed until completion of the travel. When purchasing Airline Tickets within 7 days of travel, the traveler must use a card in his/her name. Airlines may require the physical card at the time of check in.Statements will be mailed to the address listed on the cardholder application.Card purchases will be audited by the Travel Card Coordinator monthly to ensure compliance. All purchases will also be continuously audited by the Department of Accounts (DOA) and possibly the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA).The monthly limit is automatically set at $3,000 unless another limit is requested with justification.Travel Cards must be returned to the Travel Card Coordinator upon request or termination of employment.
10Traveler’s ChecksTravel Card holders who are conducting overnight travel may request Traveler’s Checks for business use.Traveler’s Checks are available in the following package amounts:- $ $ $ $500Traveler Check purchases in excess of $50 per day require additional justification, approved by your department head Note: This does not apply for athletic team travel.Traveler’s Checks may be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Carruthers Hall during normal work hours.A Traveler’s Check request form must be completed and signed by the cardholder and Department Head prior to purchase.Employees taking day trips or who are not members of the Travel Card program are not eligible for Traveler’s Check purchases.
11Card Issuance A Travel Card will not be issued to a cardholder until: An original application has been received and approved by the Travel Card Coordinator. (You may have already completed this step.)2. The cardholder has received credit for completing this training.To receive credit:Click hereLogin to NetBadge with your ID and passwordAgree that you have read and understand the training materialsClick Submit3. A cardholder agreement has been signed by the cardholder and received by the Travel Card Coordinator at the time of card issuance.
12Cardholder Resources UVA – Revenue & Collections our Travel Card Coordinator:Travel Card Policy:Traveler’s Checks:UVA – Procurement ServicesInformation on the Current Travel Regulations:Goods & Services Procurement Guide:Purchasing Card Information
13Cardholder Resources UVA – Other Departments UVA Wise Travel Card Program:the Travel Card Coordinator at the Medical Center:GE MasterCardCustomer Service:Online Account Access:
14If you haven’t already done so… Click here to receive training credit. Training CompletionThank you for completing the annualTravel Card Training Program!If you haven’t already done so…Click here to receive training credit.