New eTravel update effective July 2017!
eTravel approvers will receive reminder emails for documents in their approval queue. A reminder will be sent for documents that have not been approved or sent back within 48 hours of the original notification. Reminders will be sent for travel authorizations, cash advances, and expense reports.
After the first reminder, subsequent notifications will be sent every two business days until the document is either approved or sent back to the traveler.
Assembly Bill 1887 - Effective January 1, 2017
AB 1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The law also prohibits approval of state-funded or state-sponsored travel (including auxiliary organizations) to states on the list. The restrictions apply to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well as non-employee travelers, including students.
Travelers are required to check the California State Attorney General website for a list of affected states prior to initiating the travel approval process. Consult CSU travel policy 3601.1 for detailed information and FAQs.
Certain exceptions to the AB 1887 travel restrictions may be granted on a case-by-case basis using the Request for Approval of Travel to Prohibited States Under AB 1887 Form. A detailed description and justification for any requested exception must be provided. In addition, written documentation validating the exception must be attached to the travel authorization prior to booking travel.