PROCEDURE FOR REIMBURSING VISITOR EXPENSES
It is the responsibility of the Dean or Director to ensure that these procedures are observed and that strict economy is exercised. This responsibility may be delegated to the Department Head.
There are two options available whereby a visitor can be compensated for his or her travel costs in addition to acknowledging their assistance to the University via a stipend:
Option 1: Non-Accountable Expenses
In cases where the visitor is not required to account to the University for his or her expenses, completion of sections A and B of the Visitor Approval Form is sufficient to generate payment to the visitor. All visitors should be made aware of the fact that a T4A will be issued for the total payment.
Option 2: Accountable Expenses
a. If the visitor is required to account for his/her expenditures to the University, the Visitor Approval Form (Section B) will only be used to generate payment for any stipends owed to the visitor by the University.
b. In addition, the visitor must supply the Department of Financial and Administrative Services with the appropriate original vouchers on a properly completed Travel Claim form in order to be reimbursed.
c. It is the responsibility of the host faculty to ensure the visitor is made fully aware of the allowable expenses and necessary procedures for completion of the travel claim.
d. Section C of the Visitor Approval Form is provided for information purposes only concerning other costs associated with the visit. In addition, it will inform the Department of Financial and Administrative Services of other costs to be reimbursed to individuals other than the visitor. Reimbursement of such costs should be made on the standard cheque requisition or Travel Claim forms with a reference only to the Visitor Approval Form.
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