Acceptance of gifts or other special benefits from vendors can give the appearance of impropriety, compromise the employee’s integrity or potentially place an employee in a conflict of interest situation. In certain circumstances, the employee also could be subject to criminal prosecution.
The University Travel and Expense Card (T&E card) provides a means for authorized individuals to make official purchases of goods and services and travel. This policy establishes the standards for the proper use of the University Travel and Expense Card to minimize unnecessary expenses and reduce misuse of the card.
The University is committed to maintaining a safe work and learning environment for its faculty, staff, and students. Despite significant recent progress in combating the threat from COVID-19 with a quickening pace of vaccinations among University personnel, both domestic and international travel, especially in confined communal spaces such as airplanes and trains, along with the prospect of the emergence of new vaccine-resistant COVID variations, warrant continued caution while undertaking travel on behalf of the University.