University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB-RELATED FOREIGN TRAVEL POLICY
February 3, 2010
(Replaces policy entitled "Employee UAB-related Foreign Travel" dated October 15, 1998)
See also the following related items:
For purposes of this policy, foreign travel is defined as any UAB-related travel outside of the United States, United States territories and possessions (also known as "United States Insular Areas"), and Canada (See attachment). This definition is consistent with the definition used in federal regulations governing federal grants and contracts.
UAB requires prior written presidential approval of all UAB-related foreign travel.
This policy applies to all UAB faculty, staff, and students and includes the following types of foreign travel:
Foreign travel not covered by this policy and not requiring prior approval as foreign travel includes the following:
UAB faculty, staff, or students engaging in UAB-related foreign travel must check the travel warnings provided by the U.S. State Department for the countries to be visited, and the potential traveler must assure UAB that there are no hazardous conditions posted for those countries. This assurance must be provided on the online UAB-related Foreign Travel Request at the time the request is submitted for approval.
For assistance with obtaining the travel warnings or with interpreting them, the potential traveler may contact the UAB Office of Risk Management at 205-934-5382 or access the information directly over the Internet at http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html
Steps for Obtaining Approval
Foreign Travel Reimbursement
The Office of the Provost is responsible for procedures to implement this policy.