Question

I am traveling to a foreign location for vacation. In what scenarios do I need to submit a foreign pre-trip request in Concur?

Question details

I am traveling to a foreign location for vacation. While abroad, I am planning on performing some SLAC duties, such as checking my work emails, calling in to SLAC for a short phone conference, or working on some work notes. Do I need to submit a foreign pre-trip request in Concur?

Answer

If you are traveling on vacation, but you happen to do some unrelated and incidental SLAC work while abroad (i.e. checking work email, calling into SLAC for a short phone conference or working on some work notes), that doesn't qualify as official SLAC travel. In this case, you do not need to report your foreign vacation. However, if you are combining your vacation with attending a conference or meeting with a collaborator to talk about SLAC business, then you will need to submit a foreign trip request in Concur.