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Office of the Comptroller

Deans, Directors and Administrators of the University of Chicago

FROM: John Kroll, Comptroller

Travel Direct Bill Program Closure

DATE: December 11, 2008

The University currently offers travel related services through two travel agencies, American Express Business Travel and Tower Travel Management. A component part of the services currently offered by these two travel agencies allows faculty and staff the opportunity to charge air and rail fares directly to the University through the “Travel Direct Bill” program.

During the past year, the University has implemented a corporate credit card program which allows faculty and staff to charge business related expenses directly to a University corporate credit card, including the advance purchase of travel related expenses such as air and rail fares, hotel deposits, and conference registration fees. As a result, the “Travel Direct Bill” program with American Express Business Travel and Tower Travel Management will be eliminated effective January 1, 2009.  Those individuals currently using either agency are encouraged to change the form of payment on their traveler profile form with their GEMS or personal credit card number to facilitate the reservation process.

Please contact Diane Stanek, Associate Director Procurement Services, with any questions you have regarding this announcement at or 773.702.3323.