New international travel form aims to better serve NU travelers

News for Researchers

Posted January 8, 2020 by Heidi Uhing

Beginning this month, University of Nebraska faculty and staff will be required to complete a new electronic questionnaire prior to international travel to countries with embargoes, sanctions or risk alerts in order to ensure a consistent approval and reimbursement process across the NU system.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a travel questionnaire and established process already in place in NUgrant. On Jan. 27, the location of the questionnaire will move from NUgrant to NuRamp. NuRamp is the research administration platform that will eventually replace NUgrant and is being implemented across the University of Nebraska campuses to allow for greater collaboration and efficiency.

Faculty and staff planning to travel should continue to submit their requests through Concur, accessible through the Firefly portal. Beginning Jan. 27, when the intended destination is outside the United States, a questionnaire or information notice (depending on the country of destination) will be automatically generated through NuRamp.

The NuRamp platform will then send the employee an informational notice or a link to the questionnaire. The brief questionnaire – much of which will be automatically populated from Concur travel requests – will ask for information on the purpose of the travel, whether items are being shipped, and so on.

Once the employee completes the questionnaire, it will be routed to the export control office on the appropriate campus for approval.

The process aims to ensure that employees are advised on appropriate travel requirements, including any necessary documentation for shipped items; that they have access to university-provided resources like travel insurance, wiped laptops and travel alerts; and that they are reimbursed for their travel. A standard electronic format also will ensure efficiency and consistency across NU campuses.

For questions, contact UNL’s Export Control staff at 402-472-6965.

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