To better align with the support they provide to the Berkeley campus, CSS Business and Financial Services (B&FS) has been re-branded and now known as Purchasing and Reimbursements.
The Direct Enter process introduced by the Controller’s Office in 2018 must be used by staff, student employees, and faculty to directly enter all non-complex travel reimbursement requests (at: https://reimburse.berkeley.edu) versus filling out T&E forms and submitting in BearBuy. Visitors and students who are not employees should follow the instructions on the Reimbursements page.
CSS will be available to assist with processing more complex reimbursements, if necessary that involve extensive foreign currency transactions and multiple destinations as well as those for visitors and non-employee students.
If your department would like to discuss using the new process, Divisional Finance Leaders (DFLs) can offer additional support and guidance regarding Direct Enter for campus departments. The list of DFLs are listed here: https://cfo.berkeley.edu/divisional-finance-leaders#dfl. The improved process provides a much faster turnaround time and provides online visibility into the status of your reimbursement.
Just need some quick links? Some common options are referenced below:
- I need my domestic or international travel reimbursed: Use Direct Enter.
- I need my entertainment expense reimbursed: Use this Entertainment Form.
- I need more help with a Purchasing (Procurement) transaction: Go to the Purchasing page.
- I need more help with a complex Travel & Entertainment transaction and for non-employee students and/or visitor reimbursements: Go to the Reimbursements page.
And, you can still find travel and entertainment reimbursement form(s) on the FORMS page-just click on the icon.