Travel and Business Hosting Policy Revised

A revised version of U-M's Travel and Hosting Policy went into effect on December 11, 2015. The revisions, which are relatively minor, include increased hosting limits for recruitment, guidance on protected health information (PHI), and details about required documentation for electronic forms of payment such as PayPal. Read the revised policy (507.10-1).

Protected Health Information must be excluded from expense reports

To comply with the federal government’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Protected Health Information (PHI) cannot be included when reconciling your PCard transactions.  PHI is generally defined as any information—spoken, written, or recorded—that concerns the health of an individual or identifies that person in some way (e.g., name, Social Security Number, etc.,). 

New resources available in Concur!

Based on feedback from the university community, Procurement Services has introduced a number of resources to make our employees’ travel experience easier, faster, and more flexible when using Concur.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about these enhancements and their benefits, which are described below:

New Procurement SPG offers more flexibility and protection

A new Standard Practice Guide covering various aspects of U-M's procurement process includes an increased bid limit, a defined signature authority system, and measures to manage institutional risk.

The new SPG took effect Jan. 1 and was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting, replacing a policy originally issued in 2004.

Read the entire article.