E-reimbursement

E-reimbursement is the web-based system used to reimburse University of Wisconsin - Parkside employees and non-employees for expenses incurred while traveling or conducting business for the University. The e-reimbursement module is also used to reimburse employees for non-travel items purchased with personal funds.

REIMBURSEMENT GUIDES

There are many guides on the UWTravelWise website that will assist with your expense report completion.

There is a video that will walk you through creating an expense report.

RECEIPTS

Generally, you will need receipts for everything you submit through the e-reimbursement module.  UWTravel Wise has resources to assist with receipt requirements.

REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINES

All expense reimbursements must be submitted within 90 days of:

  • the end of the trip for travel -related expense reimbursements.
  • the date of the purchase for non-travel-related expense reimbursements.

Cash Advance expense reimbursement reports must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the trip.

Please note that failure to submit your expense report within the timeframe requires an exception request form.

Expense reimbursements not in compliance with the above timelines

  • may not be reimbursed or
  • will be reported as taxable income for the individual reimbursed.

 

ACCESSING E-REIMBURSEMENT

From the University of Wisconsin - Parkside login page, you may access the module through the E-Reimbursement link. You may also access the module through  UW Travel Wise's Reimbursement page. Use your UW- Parkside credentials to sign in.

ASSIGNING AN ALTERNATE

In some circumstances, you may assign someone else as an Alternate to create an expense report on your behalf.

Please note: Alternates can enter expense transactions on your behalf but cannot submit your e-reimbursement. If there are issues with your report, you will be notified and required to resolve any issues before re-susbmission.

CREATING AN EXPENSE REPORT

E-Reimbursements are tied to expense reports created in the module. when you sign in, you will see some tiles on your homepage. Choose the Expense tile to start your expense report.

Expense Tile

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

TRAVEL AUTHORIZATIONS
 

In some circumstances, you may be required to submit a travel authorization PRIOR to a reimburseable event. This is also done in the e-reimbursement module. At your homepage, choose the Travel Authorizations tile. Work with Travel Authorizations in the expense Module.

 

travel authorizations

CASH ADVANCES
 

Cash advances are available in limited circumstances.

  • A cash advance may only be used to pay expenses incurred while performing services as an employee of the University of Wisconsin.
  • Cash advances must be reconciled within 30 days of trip completion.
  • If a portion of the cash advance was unused, it must be returned within 30 days of the completion of the trip.
  • If the related trip is cancelled, the cash advance must be returned immediately.
  • If the cash advance is not reconciled or repaid within 30 days, the University of Wisconsin reserves the right to decuct the amount from your next paycheck.
  • An additional advance will not be granted to an employee who has an overdue advance.
  • Please refer to the Cash Advance Request Agreement with questions.
  • Contact Jane Nikolai to request a Cash Advance form.
  • After approval for a cash advance, use the expense module to submit the request.

CORPORATE TRAVEL CARD
 

The corporate card is an individual liabilty credit card issued to an authorized University employee from US Bank. The card and statements will be mailed directly to the university employee's home mailing address.

PCARD VS TRAVEL CARD

The Purchasing Card and the Travel Card are both issued by U.S. Bank. You may use the PCard for travel expenses. Travel card expenses are processed through e-reimbursement and the PCard expenses through the PCard submission process.

GHOST CARD

The third type of "card" is the Ghost Card. When you book airfare through the UWTravel system, the Ghost Card is used to pay for airfare. As we transition to new travel agencies, the method for re-allocating airfare expenses may change. Currently, please note that Business Services staff may contact you regarding your funding string for airfare.

 

MYWALLET

Using the MyWallet function in the e-reimbursement module is the most effective way to manage your corporate card expenses.

Note: this only applies to the Corporate Travel card, not the Purchasing Card.

Timing is imperative in using MyWallet. U.S. Bank statement will send you a statement. The statement is due 30 days.If you submit your TER through e-reimbursment in a timely manner, your travel card expenses can be paid directly to the credit card company.

Although the transaction must be processed and visible in MyWallet, you do not need to wait until you receive your credit card statement to submit throguh e-reimbursment. You can access your statements through the U.S. Bank Access online.

The MyWallet transactions are no longer eligible for inclusion in an expense report after 90 days.

If you miss the credit card due date, you may be required to pay the U.S.Bank directly and use the e-reimbursement module to be reimbursed. Please note that late fees or charges are not reimbursable.

You will also be required to submit an exception request to capture those expenses submitted outside of the submission dates.

SUBMITTING A TRAVEL EXPENSE REPORT (TER)

When you submit a TER, you will need a number of elements:

  • Agenda - whether you traveled to a meeting or a conference, you must provide an agenda for the event.
  • Funding String - ensure you know the correct funding string for your expense reports. The default funding is your budget funding string.  Different items may need different or split funding.
  • Justification - discuss with your supervisor what you need to submit. In most cases, it is a brief summary of why you traveled.
  • Receipts - check out the UW TravelWise list for receipt requirements. NOTE: Receipts are not required for Meals as they are included in the per diem. 

 

COMMON SENDBACK REASONS

  • Report submitted after 90 days
    • (or 30 days for Cash Advance reconciliations)
  • Agenda Copy missing
  • Receipt Copy missing
  • Incorrect Expense Type
  • Mileage requested for employee with no Driver Authorization

PER DIEM

Your per diem amounts depend on your destination and how long you will be there. The first and last day of travel are always discounted. Ensure you use the per diem amounts for UW system. Meals are included in the per diem.

NON EMPLOYEE TRAVEL AND REIMBURSEMENT

TRAVEL
 

UW TravelWise Guest Travel pages can assist you in booking and paying for travel for a non-employee guest.

Your Guest Traveler should fill out the Guest Traveler Information Request Form to provide you with the information you need to complete the appropriate bookings. Ensure you give your guest your email address for the University Host Email at the bottom of the page.

REIMBURSEMENT
 

Reimbursing a non-employee, rather than booking travel for a non-employee, requires a non-employee reimbursement setup form. Business Services then sets up a user id for the non-employee and you as an alternate to create the report in the E-reimbursement. As the alternate, you will complete and submit the e-reimbursement on behalf of your non-employee guest.

 

NON TRAVEL EXPENSE REPORT


If other payment options are not available, it may be appropriate for an employee to be reimbursed for non-travel-related out-of-pocket expenses.  A receipt is always required for non-travel reimbursements. The same deadline and receipt requirements apply to non-travel reimbursements. The P-Card may be a more appropriate method if you often purchase items for business use. Contact Purchasing with questions about the P Card.

 

SUBMITTING A NON TRAVEL EXPENSE REPORT
 

When you submit an Expense Reimbursement, you will need a number of elements:

  • Business Purpose- choose the correct Business Purpose.
  • Funding String - ensure you know the correct funding string for your expense reports. The default funding is your budget funding string.  Different items may need different or split funding.
  • Justification - discuss with your supervisor what you need to submit. In most cases, it is a brief summary.
  • Receipts - check out the UW TravelWise list for receipt requirements.

 

COMMON SENDBACK REASONS
 

  • Report submitted after 90 days (or 30 days for cash advances)
  • Receipt Copy missing
  • Incorrect Expense Type

Business Services

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businessservices@uwp.edu

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During the campus closure, our staff will be working remotely from 7:45 am to  4:30 pm. Please reach out to staff by phone, email, Skype, or Jabber.

Please note that documents you would send via intercampus mail can be  scanned and emailed to businessservices@uwp.edu

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