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Travel 1: Travel Authorization. Welcome to Training! Why PeopleSoft? – PeopleSoft will help UTEP to grow. What’s Your Part? – We need your skills and.

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1 Travel 1: Travel Authorization

2 Welcome to Training! Why PeopleSoft? – PeopleSoft will help UTEP to grow. What’s Your Part? – We need your skills and expertise in order to utilize PeopleSoft. It’s a vehicle and you’re the driver! – Over time you will build your own history with PeopleSoft. What to Know About Training? – Training is an investment in your professional growth. – Be open to change 2

3 Setting Expectations Only core functionality will be available at go-live. We’re starting with limited workflow—we’ll be using processes outside of PeopleSoft for certain HR & Financial transactions. We’ll have to work through the kinks—some functionality may not work smoothly right at implementation. We’ll have to be patient—we’ll need additional time to process and enter transactions in the beginning. We will be using a PeopleSoft simulation environment during training. 3

4 What Can You Do? Feel free to ask questions and take notes. Contact the Help Desk if you encounter a glitch or forget how to complete a transaction. Revisit the training webpage to review training materials and videos. Become your office’s “Go-To” person. Be willing to offer your help. Attend our Go-Live Work Sessions—open lab time you can use to process live documents/transactions. 4

5 Define-PeopleSoft Account Conversion Found at: peoplesoft.utep.edu 5

6 Terminology Travel Authorization (VE5) – The initial travel request created by the processor or admin before the travel. Expense Report (VP2/VP5) – Expense reimbursement process initiated by the processor only after the travel authorization has been approved and the travel has been completed. Workflow- approval routing process. 6

7 What is NOT changing? Travel Authorization will still be required. An Expense Report will also be required for all Travel and Non-Travel employee reimbursements. Expenses must be itemized by each travel day. All Travel and Non-Travel policies will remain the same. A travel authorization can be directly linked to an Expense Report. 7

8 What is changing? All employee travel and non-travel reimbursements will be processed on one screen. No more separate VP2 and VP5s. Meal per diems will automatically populate in the expense report fields. A copy feature may be used for multiple expense lines. Temporarily, an interim approval process must be completed prior to inputting documents in PeopleSoft. Expense reclassification (VE6) can not be processed in PeopleSoft at Go Live. An alternative process is currently being developed. Process will be posted on the web site under FAQ’s. 8

9 Additional Terminology Interim Approval Process (IAP)- Temporary document approval process created to approve documents prior to entering in PeopleSoft. Initiator- Responsible for creating and submitting the IAP document for approval. Approver- Responsible for approving the IAP document. Processor- Responsible for creating and processing the electronic travel document in PeopleSoft. 9

10 Travel Process 10 Initiator: Submit Travel Authorization Form for department approval Processor: Enter Travel Authorization into PeopleSoft Initiator: Submits Travel Reimbursement Form for department approval Processor: Enter travel reimbursement information into PeopleSoft Initiator: Select Cash Advance box (Optional) Green: PeopleSoft Process Yellow : Interim Approval Process

11 Interim Approval Process Initiator downloads from peoplesoft.utep.edu 1. Enter Traveler UserID. 2. Click enter to automatically populate the traveler’s information. 3. Travel Processor can be changed. (optional) 4. Click Cash Advance Box. (optional) 5. Click No Cost to University. (if applicable) 6. Enter the Cost Center/ Project IDs, for funding sources. 3

12 Interim Approval Process Enter the appropriate information for all the fields highlighted in red. 2. Click OK to submit.

13 Interim Approval Process 13

14 Creating a Travel Authorization Main Menu > Travel and Expense > Travel and Expense Center 14

15 Creating a Travel Authorization Click Create under Travel Authorization. 15

16 1. Click on the Add a New Value tab. 2. Enter the Empl ID or click on the magnifying glass to look for the employee to create Travel Authorization. 3. Search by using either Empl ID or Name to look up the employee and select the employee. 4. Click on Add Creating a Travel Authorization 16 3

17 Creating a Travel Authorization Click “Create” Section A: General Information – Enter the details about your Travel. Section B: Details – Enter the information for the Expense Type. Section C: Totals – Indicates the amount authorized for travel. 17

18 Creating a Travel Authorization 1.Click the User Defaults hyperlink to verify detailed information about the traveler. 2.Under General Information, fill in the information for the highlighted fields. 3.If travelling to Washington DC, complete the Washington DC Purpose field. 2 3 Justification 18 Section A 1

19 Creating a Travel Authorization 1. Select Expense Type “TA-Travel-Auth-Encumbrance- Amt”. Populate line 1 only. 2. Fill out the following fields in line 1 a. a. Date b. b. Amount c. c. Payment Type (use “Paid by Empl” only) d. d. Billing Type (use “Expense” only) 3. Click on the Detail link to enter additional information for the line Section B 19

20 Creating a Travel Authorization 20

21 1.The Accounting Summary section fields are prepopulated using the travelers default funding source in HR. 2.Click OK button Creating a Travel Authorization

22 1 2 Note: You are returned to the details screen. 1. Click Check Expense For Errors button to identify any errors in the line. 2. Click on Return to Travel Authorization Entry link. 22 Creating a Travel Authorization

23 1. Click on Update Totals. 2. Click on Save for Later to complete at a later time. 3. Note the Authorization ID is auto populated. 4. Click Submit to process Justification 23 Creating a Travel Authorization

24 Click the OK button to confirm. 24 Creating a Travel Authorization

25 1. The Status field changes to Approved. 2. Action History section shows Submitted under the Action field. 1 2 Justification 25 Creating a Travel Authorization

26 Let us take a break 26

27 Travel Authorization Examples Interim Approval Process Travel authorization a)Initiator: Create travel authorization b)Approver: Approve travel authorization c)Traveler: Authorize to Deduct Travel authorization in PeopleSoft. a)Multiple day travel 27

28 Supported Browsers 28

29 References 29 Additional information and resources can be found on the PeopleSoft website.  Job Aids  Power Point slides  Key Terms/Glossary  Quick Guides  Crosswalk  Links to UPK

30 Classroom Summary Topic summary. Web page location. (Peoplesoft.utep.edu) Training materials and UPK’s available. Help Desk support available. Drop in sessions available May 5 th. FAQ’s will be posted on the web site. 30

31 Questions 31

32 Thank You! 32


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