The University of Colorado is closely monitoring the situation in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank as it affects University travel. Many airlines have already cancelled or suspended flights, and traveler advisories are changing regularly. For the most up-to-date information on worldwide travel advisories and how those impact any University business travel planning, please refer to the US Department of State Travel Advisories page.
CU travelers are also encouraged to utilize ISOS Membership Services (enter CU’s Membership No. 11BCAS000006 to log in) as an additional resource. To receive updated notifications dependent on your travel destination, download the ISOS mobile app. Note: All travel booked through Concur/CBT is automatically registered with ISOS.
The Travel & Travel Card online course explains the policies and procedures related to university travel. This course is required if you want to obtain a Travel Card.
Who should take it
You should take this course if your job requires you to do one or more of the following:
- Approve travel
- Arrange travel for others (Travel Arranger)
Take the course
The Travel and Travel Card course is delivered online in SkillSoft. Log in to your campus portal and on the CU Resources Home tab, click the Skillsoft tile.
Getting the Travel Card
Travel Card applications are now being processed electronically via Request in the Concur Travel and Expense Management System. You can access Concur from the associated tile found in the employee portal. Applications submitted in Concur Request will route electronically for approvals in the system. Success completion of the online Travel and Travel Card course (including passing the quiz) is required in order to obtain the card.
The PSC website contains information on travel policies, procedures, and instructions, including:
- PSC Procedural Statement Travel
- Finance Procedural Statement: Business Expense Reimbursement
- PSC Procedural Statement Cash Advances
- Travel Card Handbook
- Cash Advance Setup form
- Cardholder Application –Travel Card
Airfare should be booked through Concur or Christopherson Business Travel. If you are considering purchasing airfare through the internet you must follow detailed requirements.
Prior to booking a trip abroad, employees must submit a request for pre-approval of international travel using Concur Request. Concur routes the Request for approval from the department and from the designated International Travel Approver (officer) for the traveler’s organizational unit; if high-risk destinations are involved, Concur also routes the Request to the appropriate chancellor/president or their delegate. All approvals must be obtained prior to booking the trip.
Concur Travel & Expense Learning Resources
How-to videos and instructions are available online.