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Travel Encumbrance/Authority

All employee travel outside of Georgia must be encumbered prior to the trip. The travel authority is required prior to the trip for insurance purposes. In the event that you do not submit a travel authority prior to the trip, and you submit the travel authority with your request for reimbursement, you will need to submit a letter of justification stating that you have not followed proper procedure and will adhere to the policy in the future. 

The preferred method for submission of travel authorities is via the e-Travel component of the electronic check request system located at https://echeck.uga.edu