Thursday, March 31st, 2016

March 31 Automated-Individual Meal Calculation

You no longer need to manually calculate individual daily meal expenses to determine overages. Concur expense reports now automatically calculate the total individual meal expense based on the transaction date.  An alert will display with calculations whenever the total daily individual meal expenses exceed the travel and expense policy limit.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Jan 21 Extreme Weather & Airline Travel – Avoid Delays at the Airport

Extreme weather conditions, forecasted in advance, may result in airline waivers allowing travelers to change their flight plan without incurring additional fees. Airlines issue a travel alert on their website naming airports affected and the parameters qualifying travelers for fee-waived changes. If your travel allows for some flexibility and/or you want to avoid eventful experiences at the airport, I encourage you to check for alerts in advance of your travel. If you booked your ticket through Concur or Anthony Travel, Inc (ATI), we are watching your itinerary. Feel free to call Terri Barner, ATI’s on-site agent, at 570-577-1286 or me […]

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Dec 15 Quick Access to the Report Header in Concur

To view or edit information in the report header, open the report and click on the report name located in the top left corner. No Changes: then click the “x” in the top right to close the window. Making Changes: from the bottom right of the screen, click “save” to apply your changes or “cancel” to revert back to the previous information.

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Friday, November 20th, 2015

Nov 20 – Process Expense Reports by Dec 15

Thank you to the Bucknell staff who are using the Concur Travel & Expense tool.  The on-line system is a tool to manage travel and expenses, both out-of-pocket and credit card expenses. FRIENDLY REMINDER If you have any Concur expenses that you want to see posted to your budget before the end of 2015, please assure that the activity is submitted and approved by December 15. FUN FACTS FY16 – Over 1,701 reports have been processed in Concur from July 1 to date. FY15 – 3,855 reports were processed in Concur. I’m happy to help. Please contact me at x71241 […]

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Friday, October 30th, 2015

Oct30 Concur Open – Real-time Service Availability

Concur Service Alerts are more transparent than ever. For the most up-to-date information on service availability go to Concur Open. If you are having a real-time, operational issue with a Concur service that is not designated in the table, please call me at x71241 or email vcook@bucknell.edu.  I will communicate your concern to our Support Team directly. For more information about Concur Open and the service status dashboard please review the FAQ. Thank you for using Concur. -Val

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Expense Disbursement Supporting Documentation

The payment of business expenses is governed by IRS, accounting and Bucknell University policy guidelines. Accordingly, as a reminder, the supporting documentation requirements under Bucknell’s policy are listed below in this policy excerpt: “Supporting Documentation The IRS requires that detailed documentation accompany all reimbursement requests for travel and entertainment expenses. Bucknell requires receipts for airline tickets, lodging, rental vehicles, hostess gifts, conference registration fees, and meals and miscellaneous expenses greater than $25. Regardless of the amount, the business purpose of the expense must be provided for each transaction. The business purpose can be written on the Travel Expense Form or […]

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Expense Reports and Fiscal Year End/Thank you

During the past weeks and months, many of you have been involved with the completion and submission of expense reports, considering the university’s fiscal year end of June 30, 2015. Accordingly, on behalf of Valerie Cook, Assistant Director of Procurement Services and Lori Wilson, Director of Business Services, please accept our sincere appreciation for the cooperation and effort in completing the outstanding expense reports. This not only ensures prompt reimbursements, but also maintains accurate accounting and budget records. Best wishes for a great 2015-16.

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Breaking News – Computer glitch briefly gounded United flights this morning, delays likely to continue

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that a fault with United Airlines’ computer system caused the carrier to temporarily ground its flights nationwide this morning. Although the ground stop has been lifted, the brief stoppage could have a snowball effect triggering flight delays throughout the day. United is offering affected customers a waiver on its website for those who wish to reschedule their trip. If you are flying United, we recommend that you check the flight status before heading to the airport.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Expense Reimbursements and Fiscal Year End 2.0

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their expenses and reports as we approach the university’s fiscal year end of June 30, 2015. If all faculty and staff could please continue to submit any outstanding expense reports through the appropriate channels and systems, it would be greatly appreciated in order to maintain accurate accounting and budget reports. In addition, please keep in mind expenses that may fall into the next fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2015; more information for Concur system users can be found at http://travel.blogs.bucknell.edu/2015/04/13/fiscal-year-end-reporting-tips/ Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Accounts Payable Office, […]

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