All travelers should familiarize themselves with the UMN Traveling on University Business Policy - lack of knowledge is not an excuse. Travelers (employees and non-employees) are responsible for ensuring that travel expenses are for valid University business-related purposes; are in accordance with University policies and procedures; and are a prudent use of public and University funds. Employees (faculty and staff) traveling on University business are expected to choose the least costly method of transportation that meets the traveler's scheduling and business needs. It is always prudent to ask questions BEFORE travel begins instead of risking lack of reimbursement for unallowable expenses after the trip ends.
Travelers are expected to choose the least costly method of transportation and lodging that also meets their scheduling needs. Use of the University's preferred travel agencies and vendors is recommended as cost-effective and convenient. Employee reimbursements must be University business-related and clearly, indicate the prudent use of public funds.