You must first request and attain permission to travel by completing a Travel Authorization via CUNYfirst. Authorization for both out-of-town travel and local travel must be completed and submitted, via CUNYfirst, for approval to the individual’s chairperson/designee and thereafter to the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at least six (6) weeks prior to the date of departure.
Travel Expense Reports must be submitted within 30 days after the date of completion of travel. Failure to comply will be subject to denial of funding. If travel has taken place in the month of June, the Travel Expense Report must be submitted immediately upon return from the trip, so that it can be charged against the correct fiscal year.
After submitting your Travel Authorization for approval, check the status after a few days. If no action has been taken, contact your chairperson/designee and remind them to review your report for approval. No one has access to view and monitor the approval progress of your reports, except for you.
If you have questions regarding the Travel Policy or the City of New York Directive 6, please contact Ms. Ena Jordan in the Office of Academic Affairs as soon as possible. Please don’t wait until after you have traveled to seek answers to your questions and concerns about the Travel Policy.
If you have questions regarding how to navigate the CUNYFirst Travel and Expense Center, please contact your Administrative Specialist to inquire about training opportunities.