UT Travel is Going Green

The University of Tennessee has now begun accepting paperless travel claims. The plan is to move the travel claim process to a paperless basis by July 2011.

To encourage the transition, paperless travel claims are now being processed first. Instead of submitting receipts and other supporting documents with travel claims, these will be scanned and attached to travel transactions in IRIS. This will result in faster reimbursements since documents will not be routed through campus mail and will not have to be matched with the electronic transaction by the person reviewing the travel. It will also save thousands of pieces of paper, since copies are no longer required to be stored in the department.

The paper original will be stored in the department for one year and the scanned version will be available for all authorized users in IRIS for at least six years. The steps for attaching these documents and additional training material are provided on the university’s travel website at http://treasurer.tennessee.edu/travel/.

Please contact Accounts Payable at 974-3086 with any questions.

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