Travel & Entertainment (T&E) Reimbursements
Remember, the Direct Enter process introduced by the Controller’s Office, must be used on/after July 2, 2018 to directly enter all travel reimbursement requests (at: https://reimburse.berkeley.edu) versus filling out CSS travel forms.
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 (in some cases, five (5) business days or less for processing) and you’ll have online visibility into the status of your reimbursement.
Campus Shared Services (CSS) will begin returning travel reimbursement requests dated July 2, 2018 and after, asking travelers to self process via Direct Enter as CSS no longer processes these types of requests. 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 travel reimbursements for students and visitors.
CSS B&FS will continue to process non-travel related expense reimbursements and they will:
- Process in T&E system
- Review for campus policy and compliance, and approve
- Submit to Disbursements for payment
- As needed, follow up with customers
Need to know more general travel information?
Check out the Berkeley Travel website for various travel-related tools and information as well as the campus’ Travel & Entertainment (T&E) reimbursement policies.
Just looking for some basics? Check out the Travel Policy in a Nutshell.
Help with submitting travel & entertainment expenses are shown below.
For travel-related expenses, use the Direct Enter – Reimbursement website (https://reimburse.berkeley.edu). visitors. For complex travel reimbursement or non-travel related Entertainment expenses, download the applicable form: Then, in BearBuy, go to: Additional References:
For travel-related expenses, use the Direct Enter – Reimbursement website (https://reimburse.berkeley.edu). visitors.
For complex travel reimbursement or non-travel related Entertainment expenses, download the applicable form:
Then, in BearBuy, go to: