Travel on University Business
Amended date: 12/01/2018
The University has established a policy for reimbursement of necessary and reasonable expenses as outlined below.
Employees who travel for the University on authorized business will be reimbursed for all necessary and reasonable expenses incurred while traveling, subject to department or project budget limitations or may use a University Travel Card.
All necessary travel approvals must be obtained from the traveler's supervisor, Chairperson, or Dean prior to the business trip.
Employees may not charge personal expenses to a Tufts University P-card. P-cards are for the exclusive use of business expenses. Any employee who misuses a P-card may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Employees are covered by travel accident insurance while away on approved University business trips.
Travel from an employee’s home to Tufts and back is not reimbursable. Additional information can be found on the Finance Division’s website.
Staff: any benefits-eligible employee who has standard hours of 17.5 hours/week or more and is not otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Postdoctoral scholars’ hiring practices are outlined in the postdoc handbook. Faculty should refer to the by-laws of their primary school affiliation for guidance.
Related Links and Resources:
Finance Webpage: https://finance.tufts.edu/
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
This Travel on University Business policy is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found at here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.