Travel and Personal Business Expense Exclusions:

The University will not reimburse or pay for expenses that are personal in nature. The following are some examples of expenses excluded from reimbursement:

  • Fines for parking or traffic violations.
  • Repair or insurance of personal vehicles or equipment, except as approved by the Controller in advance of the expenditure.
  • Theft, loss or damage of personal luggage and effects. Individuals are encouraged to work with airline and credit card insurance carriers regarding damages.
  • Personal travel expense, e.g., personal entertainment/gifts, costs for business clothing, haircuts, reading material, movies, toiletries, or medicine. If the individual is away for more than five days, laundry may be reimbursed.
  • Passenger insurance, e.g., flight insurance. Holders of Temple University American Express cards automatically receive $350,000 of travel insurance, $1,250 carryon baggage and $500 checked baggage insurance if they pay for their airline tickets with their card.
  • Normal commuting cost

Business and Entertainment Expense Exclusions:

  • Membership dues in private or social clubs and organizations.
  • Meal and beverage expenses for university employees at a restaurant or eating establishment where only university employees are present unless approved by the cognizant vice president or dean
  • Entertainment expenses that include parties or meals for birthdays, weddings, births, administrative professional’s day, bosses day, etc.